EAEI Needs a Program Manager

Postdoctoral Fellow (International Energy Analysis) – 92045
Organization:  ED-Energy Storage & Distributed Resources

Berkeley Lab’s Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division (EAEI) is looking for a Program Manager to join their Electricity Markets and Policy Department (EMP)!

In this role, you will manage, lead, develop and conduct research and technical assistance activities in areas such as utility regulation and business models, performance-based regulation, evolving utility commercial opportunities, rate making, and rate design within the EMP Department.  Your work will require you to interact with research scientists, project team members, and external customers to achieve program success.

We are looking for an experienced Program Manager with broad knowledge of program management principles and skills, such as program planning, budgeting, scheduling, and computer-based spreadsheet and report generation tools to successfully perform in this role.

The Electricity Markets and Policy (EMP) Department conducts technical, economic, and policy analysis of energy topics centered on U.S. electricity markets. Our research seeks to inform public policy and regulatory initiatives as well as support private sector decision-making on public-interest issues related to energy efficiency and demand response, renewable energy, electricity system planning, retail energy markets, and electricity reliability and resilience.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead program management-related activities for moderate to large, complex EMP Projects.
  • Direct researchers, subcontractors, and collaborators at other labs to conduct complex technical, economic, and policy research and analysis.
  • Determine program requirements and manage complex work scopes and budgets.
  • Identify internal and external issues that affect the research projects.
  • Develop proposals and recommend strategic objectives.
  • Review and oversee work products to assess suitability for delivery to the client and to improve the technical quality of the product where necessary.
  • Manage internal and external communications for assigned projects to maximize productivity, efficiency, and technical and scientific exchange.
  • Meet and consult with DOE program managers and other potential sponsors to develop new research and technical assistance projects, secure funding, define and fulfill scopes of work, discuss progress on milestones and budgeting issues.
  • Manage projects and monitor performance to ensure completion on time and on budget.
  • Write technical reports and briefs in areas including utility regulation and business models, performance-based regulation, evolving utility commercial opportunities, rate making, and rate design.
  • Provide technical assistance to states and national organizations related to programs and activities in areas such as utility regulation and business models, performance-based regulation, evolving utility commercial opportunities, rate making, and rate design.
  • Make presentations about various facets of the program to both internal and external audiences.
  • Oversee project reporting to clients/sponsors.

What is Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Energy & Resources, Public Policy, Economics, Business Administration, City and Regional Planning, Environmental Studies, Engineering or a related field and a minimum of 8 years of related work experience including moderate to large, complex program planning, proposal development, scheduling, budgeting, and operations in a research or technical setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of utility regulation and business models, performance-based regulation, evolving utility commercial opportunities, rate making, and rate design issues and policies.
  • Experience developing collaborative relationships and networks for programs and/or research and experience managing day-to-day interactions with clients/funders.
  • Proficiency with MS suite of programs, project management software, and familiarity with interdisciplinary research methods and data analysis tools and techniques including strong quantitative skills to conduct technical analysis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including proven ability to identify and obtain information from diverse sources, conduct interviews, lead the production of high-quality, policy-relevant reports, and collaborate with other researchers.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality results with strong attention to detail, on time, and within budget.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and provide clear technical and policy guidance to a project team.

What We Prefer:

  • Master’s Degree in Energy & Resources, Public Policy, Economics, Business Administration, City and Regional Planning, Environmental Studies, Engineering or a related field.
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional or consulting experience, ideally working with utilities, states/territories, or local governments on utility regulation and business models, performance-based regulation, evolving utility commercial opportunities, rate making, and/or rate design.
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional or consulting experience working with island and/or remote communities.
  • Experience developing collaborative relationships and networks for programs and/or research and experience managing day-to-day interactions with clients/funders, government agencies, the energy efficiency industry, and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to work with Pro-forma financial models.

For full consideration, please apply by March 4, 2021, with the following application materials:

  • Cover Letter – Describe your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume.

Notes:

  • This is a full-time, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year, Term appointment with the possibility of renewal up to a maximum of 5 years total or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

Due to COVID-19, this position will be initially performed remotely but limited to individuals who reside in the United States. Once the Bay Area shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted, work may be performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

How To Apply

Apply directly online at http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=193655 and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

Learn About Us:

Berkeley Lab (LBNL, https://www.lbl.gov/) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

The EAEI Division (https://energyanalysis.lbl.gov/) focuses on three broad areas: Energy Markets, Policy, and Infrastructure; Energy and Environmental Systems Analysis; and Appliance and Equipment Standards.  We develop analytical and experimental methods and tools to assess the technical, economic, and market potential of energy technologies, as well as the associated social, economic, health, and environmental impacts.

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab – Click Here (https://hr.lbl.gov/).

Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA, https://diversity.lbl.gov/ideaberkeleylab/) and strives to hire individuals who share these same values and commitments.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Click here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) to view the poster and supplement: “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.”

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