Program Manager 2 - 74322
Organization: EE - Environmental Energy Tech
The China Energy Group in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an exciting opportunity for a Program Manager 2, who will primarily serve as an Operations Manager for the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center – Buildings Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE), a U.S. Department of Energy funded program (http://www.us-china-cerc.org/Building_Energy_Efficiency.html).
This position will provide program management support to the CERC-BEE Director and Deputy Director. The CERC-BEE Operations Manager will be responsible for or all operations-related activities, including management of the project budget, monitoring and tracking of project progress, preparing periodic progress reports to the U.S. Department of Energy and the project partners, ensuring smooth external communication with U.S. DOE and project partners, ensuring smooth internal communication among the project team, providing coordination and logistical support for meetings, and preparing presentation and other project-related materials.
The Operations Manager position requires depth skills, knowledge and interpretative abilities as well as some creativity are required to successfully perform duties. Work effort often addresses non-routine matters within established protocol, guidelines, and/or policies. Work effort has significant impact on client services and operations, producing moderate to major organizational, legal, and financial results and/or liabilities, and requires oversight of projects.
The China Energy Group works collaboratively with groups in China and elsewhere to understand the dynamics of energy use in China, to strengthen capabilities of Chinese institutions to promote energy efficiency, and to enhance relationships on energy efficiency among Chinese, U.S., and international institutions.
As an Operations Manager, you will:
• Manage and coordinate communication with U.S.DOE, industrial partners, and project participants to maximize productivity, efficiency, technical and scientific exchange, and to achieve program success
• Serve as liaison to U.S DOE CERC Director and EERE CERC coordinator
• Assist the CERC-BEE Director and Deputy Director in maintaining and enhancing relationships within and outside the project, including national labs, industry, domestic and Chinese universities and associated government organizations
• Assist the CERC-BEE Director and Deputy Director in communicating with U.S. DOE on technical as well as programmatic issues: prepare periodic project updates and reports, respond to U.S. DOE requests for information or identify staff members to respond to the requests, provide information on project progress proactively as needed
• Communicate with industrial partners: inform partners of meetings, provide them with information on project progress, answer their questions and requests
• Communicate with researchers: inform researchers of meetings, provide them with information on U.S. DOE requirements and requests, answer their questions regarding 10-Point Plans, proposals, and papers for publication
• Assist in the communication with Chinese collaborators as needed
• Prepare and review project documents and presentations about various facets of the program for both internal and external audiences
• Provide review and oversight of technical products to assess suitability for delivery to the U.S. DOE and project collaborators and to improve the technical quality of the product where necessary
• Oversee staff members who edit documents written in English by Chinese project members
• Monitor and ensure project progress
• Track all aspects of CERC-BEE activities and products; assure timely completion and/or follow-up (research outputs and reviews, progress reports, proposal evaluations, etc.)
• Monitor and track project milestones and progress, both overall and by project; report delays or other issues to the CERC-BEE Director and Deputy Director
• Report regularly to the CERC-BEE Director and Deputy Director on project progress, budget, issues, upcoming deadlines/meetings, U.S. DOE requests
• In collaboration with CERC-BEE Director and Deputy Director, adjust project to adapt to unanticipated changes to work scope, schedule and budget that arise as the project evolves
• Manage project budget
• Maintain knowledge of technology trends and research priorities within government agencies and industry focusing on buildings energy efficiency
• Develop proposed scope of work and budget, including resources and formation/expansion of team to ensure proposal success
• Interface with client/sponsor during proposal development through award
• Coordinate logistical needs
• Organize review of research progress for researchers in CERC and members of the Industrial Advisory Board (generally by telephone once per quarter)
• Oversee, organize, and execute planning and logistics for meetings, conferences, and workshops (at LBNL, at U.S. DOE, in China in collaboration with LBNL contractors and collaborators, and elsewhere as needed)
• Bachelor’s/advanced degree in an engineering, environmental science, or related field and/or equivalent training/ experience with preferably a minimum of 5 years work experience including program planning, proposal development, scheduling, budgeting and operations in a research or technical setting.
• Considerable experience working with both federal agencies (e.g., Department of Energy, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation) and industry in the area of buildings energy efficiency
• Working knowledge of federal contracting compliance, execution, and reporting.
• Working knowledge in the areas of research contracting and intellectual property
• Broad knowledge of LBNL’s scientific, operational, technical capabilities, and budget requirements.
• Demonstrated expertise in all aspects of project/initiative planning, budgeting and scheduling. Experience utilizing computerized databases and information systems, including scheduling and tracking software.
• Ability to organize a team of diverse colleagues to produce high quality research projects, and to collaborate with researchers, managers, funders, and external partners on multi-organization research projects.
• Excellent English language oral and written skills. Strong organizational, verbal, and written skills. Ability to set priorities, to interact effectively with a wide variety of people, and act effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
• Strong ability to multi-task multiple projects at the same time and to have flexibility to meet changing priorities.
• Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
• Ability to supervise program or support staff.
• Demonstrated familiarity with and broad knowledge of the field of energy and energy efficiency to help match the Laboratory's interdisciplinary capabilities to funding sponsor, industry and market needs.
• Ability to shape energy and environmental research objectives, to develop proposals, to design and implement plans, and contribute creatively to address new challenges.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently given knowledge of broad program goals and objectives; ability to recognize problems and identify appropriate actions for resolution.
• Demonstrated ability to review and proofread materials for accuracy, grammar and to evaluate materials against deliverables requirements.
• Excellent oral communication and written skills, including ability to compile information on complex subjects and issues in presentation form appropriate for clients/sponsors. Ability to organize and chair large meetings.
• Ability to speak or read Mandarin
• Supervisory experience
• Be available to travel as needed, internationally and/or domestically
Notes: This will be either a part-time or full-time (50-100%) one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal and/or conversion to career based on performance, funding, and continued operational needs.
How To Apply
Apply directly online at http://bit.ly/lbl74322ACEEE and follow the online instructions to complete the application process.
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