Senior Engineer Electric Infrastructure Cyber Security Project Manager
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Richland, WA

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Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 302176

Energy & Environment
Division: Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings
Group: Advanced Power and Energy Systems
Job Description
The Advanced Power and Energy Systems Group within the Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are currently seeking Senior Engineer-Electricity Infrastructure Cyber Security Project Manager. This position provides technical thought leadership and project management for the Laboratory's research portfolio in cyber security for electricity infrastructure technology. This research portfolio is a combination of projects funded by the Department of Energy, other Federal Agencies and the industry. This position serves a technical role in setting technical directions, connecting research to industry needs, and solving highly challenging technical problems with a forward-looking strategy.
This position will also be responsible for expanding research programs including writing proposals, building working relationships with existing clients, and publishing and presenting the results of scientific and engineering activities.

In addition to the roles and responsibilities listed above, this position is also accountable for the following:
Provide senior subject matter expertise in multi-disciplinary teams.
Develop new funding opportunities working with sector and subsector leads resulting in an expanded research program.
Manage individual projects, including directing other staff, ensuring milestones are met, and communicating with clients.
Manage moderate to large complex projects working with the task leads and program manager to align the activities to overall program and laboratory objectives.

This includes developing and maintaining relationships with outside clients funding the portfolio of work.
Participate in directorate and sector strategy business development activities.
Publish results of the research.
Ensure safe operating practices are followed on the projects.
This position will also involve mentoring junior and senior staff in these key technical areas and developing teams to expand the research.

This position will also be responsible for collaboration with senior level staff from other organizations within and outside of PNNL.
Minimum Requirements
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or a closely related discipline and experience) and 9+ years relevant experience, M.S.

in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or a closely related discipline and experience) and 7+ years relevant experience, or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or a closely related discipline and experience) and 5+ years relevant experience.

Experience working directly for or with utilities is strongly preferred.

Technical Expertise:
In-depth understanding of power grid operations and planning and software development techniques including abstract modeling and mature methods for software development.

The candidate must have experience in software development of real-time power systems software, such as in the development of an Energy Management System.
Nationally recognized leader with experience with smart grid system architectures, interoperability and applications and active participation in related national and international forums for power systems and cyber security.
Knowledge of utility industry economics and business processes.
Level of Responsibility: Demonstrated success in working in a multidisciplinary and integrated work environment is required along with the ability to participate in developing and communicating a vision and strategy with the research team. Must have experience in managing moderate to large, complex projects.

Business Development:
Must have experience developing large-scale research proposals and an extensive professional network within the power systems engineering / cyber security technology community.

Must have excellent communications skills in framing and delivering key messages internally and externally.

Breadth of Technical Knowledge:
Recognized for ability to broadly apply principles, theories and concepts of systems engineering to the development and implementation of new tools for cyber security including applications, algorithms, models, and visualization techniques.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.

All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
Other Information
This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance in a timely manner.

Which requires:
  • US Citizenship
  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.
  • Drug Testing:
All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing.

In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).
Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated

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