Posting Title Workforce Development Lead : Building Science. Location
CO : Golden.
Hours Per Week
Working at NREL
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nations primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
From day one at NREL, you'll connect with coworkers driven by the same mission to save the planet. By joining an organization that values a supportive, inclusive, and flexible work environment, you'll have the opportunity to engage though our eight employee resource groups, numerous employee:driven clubs,
and learning and professional development classes.
NREL supports inclusive, diverse, and unbiased hiring practices that promote creativity and innovation. By collaborating with organizations that focus on diverse talent pools, reaching out to underrepresented demographics, and providing an inclusive application and interview process, our Talent Acquisition team aims to hear all voices equally.We strive to attract a highly diverse workforce and create a culture where every employee feels welcomed and respected and they can be their authentic selves.
This position will be filled at the Project Manager Level II or III based on the basic and required qualifications of the selected candidate:
NREL conducts world:class research in energy efficiency, sustainable transportation, renewable energy technologies, and energy systems integration and optimization. Nestled in the foothills of Golden, Colorado, and convenient to Denver, Boulder, and several suburbs, the NREL campus is a living experiment filled with curious researchers and advanced energy technologies.
We seek an exceptionally curious mid:career technical manager with experience and background in energy efficiency, writing and publishing, and project management. The ideal candidate is adept at managing multiple priorities, interfacing with technical and non:technical audiences, and leading small teams to successful outcomes.
The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of experienced NREL researchers to lead and support projects in the areas of building energy industry advancement with a specific focus on the buildings industry workforce spanning construction, engineering, architecture, and facilities operations, with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE and I). Initial project and task assignments will focus on facilitating the transfer of building science knowledge to the market through publishing research papers, helping to facilitate the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and supporting the DOE Better Buildings Workforce Accelerator. Additional projects may include developing energy efficiency trainings for construction contractors receiving disaster recovery funding to rebuild homes after a natural disaster.
Organizationally, this position resides in the Residential Buildings Research Group within the Building Technologies and Science Center (BTSC). BTSC and NREL are committed to fostering a creative, curiosity:driven, inclusive workplace, and to supporting and mentoring research staff as they progress from task execution to principal investigator and beyond.
Job duties and responsibilities may include:
Assessing and responding to buildings energy efficiency workforce needs
Preparing and conducting workshops, webinars, and other information exchange forums
Tracking project performance
Managing small teams of researchers
Writing white papers and technical reports.
Preparing and delivering presentations at conferences.
Basic Qualifications for Project Manager II:
Masters Degree in architecture, engineering, business, or related field. Or, Bachelors Degree in architecture, engineering, business, or related field, and 2 or more years of relevant experience.
Basic Qualifications for Project Manager III: