NREL is seeking a Manager for the Project Development and Finance (PF&D) Group, Integrated Applications Center (IAC), Deployment and Market Transformation(D&MT) organization. The mission of the Group is to partner with clients to get energy efficiency and renewable energy projects developed, financed, and executed. The Group aids its clients in making sound investment decisions in energy efficiency and renewable energy deployments through unbiased strategic advisory, business case assessment, transaction-level support and market intelligence. Group staff have backgrounds in engineering, business, project management and strategic assessment, and are experienced in Federal, state, local, tribal, corporate and international settings.
The Group Manager role is a second line management function. The Manager will have both direct reports and over see at least one Section Manager. The management function represents about a 50% time commitment with the balance of time spent on senior-level, complex task work with high impact and visibility. The incumbent will manage staff, resources and projects in accordance with the goals and objectives of the IAC and D&MT. Managing in the range of 8-12 directly reporting staff, plus one section supervisor, the Manager will attend to strategic forecasting, resource and budget planning, staff reviews/mentoring, and business development. Job Duties The primary job responsibility is leading the continued evolution of a strong trust-based collaborative Group to carry out the project development, finance and evaluation mission.
The incumbent will be responsible for resource planning; strategic planning; annual reviews; hiring/firing; aiding staff in efficiently accessing other resources throughout the lab; interpreting and administering policies, procedures, processes and systems affecting the work of the section; and general support and encouragement of staff to help them grow in their jobs.
Example tasks include:
1) Mentoring new staff in NREL's processes, procedures and culture of outstanding work.
2) Mentoring new first line Supervisor(s) in how to perform the line management portion of their job in accordance with NREL policy/procedures .
3) Conducting one-on-one annual and mid-year reviews for direct reports and reviewing the one-on-ones conducted by the first line Supervisors.
4) Working with multiple people and systems to do resource planning, staff assignments, and projections of funding and skill set requirements.
5) Identifying, developing and continuous tasking of a core group of project development and finance experts (direct reports) to meet the dynamic needs of our clients.
6) Working with Lab Program Managers, Key Account Managers and business development leads to strategically position the group to grow in terms of funding and PD&F expertise
7) Lead or contribute to a complex task or project. Required Education and Experience Previous management, budget development and/or significant leadership in an individual contributor role required. Degree in appropriate field may be required. Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes Demonstrated skill in dealing with legal and ethical management issues and practices. Broad and in-depth knowledge of the issues and best practices in the applicable field of expertise.
Excellent organization, project management, budgeting, interpersonal and communication skills. Proven problem-solving and negotiation skills. Ability to collaborate with individuals at all levels of the organization. Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and direct personnel with diverse skills, work styles and values, both directly and through subordinate management. Additional Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes In-depth knowledge of best practices and challenges within the discipline of project development and finance, especially as it applies to energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, with expertise in some specific aspect of this discipline. Demonstrated knowledge of management practices, including legal and ethical issues. Preferred Qualifications 1) Background knowledge, interest and expertise in project development and finance, preferably related to renewable and energy efficiency projects. This expertise may include expertise in assessing and prioritizing energy related investments based on technical and economic factors and\or expertise in finance related to energy issues.
2) An ability to manage people including an ability to mentor and aid staff in developing their potential.
3) An ability to lead and support staff to sustain and grow business related with the DOE, other Federal agencies and clients interested in our energy project development and finance services. EEO Policy NREL is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. NREL promotes a work environment that does not discriminate against workers or job applicants and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or veteran status, including special disabled veterans.
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory - 19 months ago