Energy Storage and Transportation Systems Department Manager
Idaho National Laboratory - Idaho Falls, ID

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The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking candidates for the Energy Storage and Transportation System Department Manager. This this position the candidate will provide leadership for the department, which includes the development and operation of performance testing and analysis programs that advance alternate transportation systems and related technologies deployment. The focus of these efforts are on advanced battery, electric drive and alternative fueled vehicle technology performance testing including interface and interactions with Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), smart grid, and grid-scale systems, and development of related technologies and techniques. In addition to operating one of the nation's most advanced battery and EVSE testing centers, the Department conducts applied research focused on understanding mechanisms affecting battery performance, development of monitoring and surveillance techniques, and development of improved materials and chemistries. The Department develops and applies advanced systems engineering techniques and analyses to define testing protocols, testing requirements and procedures, performance metrics, assessment methodologies for advanced automotive and electric grid scale systems, advanced performance and design modeling tools and advanced data analysis techniques.

The manager will be responsible for expanding the capability of science-based performance assessment and testing programs for energy storage systems, and will have an opportunity to define new avenues of research and collaboration that enhance the deployment of advanced transportation systems with customers in DOE, DOD, and the private sector.

The manager will have substantial responsibility for development and execution of business and technical strategy leading to program growth and impact, capability enhancement, and technical leadership; identification of related talent, equipment and facility requirements necessary to achieve goals; acquisition of investment funds; recruiting leadership class technical and business talent; enabling the professional growth of Department staff; and stewardship of university and industry partnerships that enable Division, Directorate, and Laboratory goals and objectives.

The manager will lead through active participation in the development and execution of related engineering research, and as such must have outstanding technical and/or programmatic credentials related to vehicle systems, energy storage systems, systems performance testing and analyses, or related fields of research and testing.


Baccalaureate in a relevant engineering or science discipline plus 13 years relevant experience or Advanced Degree plus 11 years relevant experience. (Advanced Degree is highly desired). The successful candidate must have a proven research track record in engineering, chemistry, or physics specialties of relevance to advanced battery technology or complex systems modeling, analyses, and data reduction. The candidate must also have a demonstrated track record in business development and scholarly publication, and a Ph.D. is preferred.

Special Requirements and/or Training:
Demonstrated success in program development, acquisition, and execution is required. Experience in the development and implementation of business area strategy, especially as it applies to advanced hybrid vehicle and energy storage technology is highly desirable. Must have excellent personal interaction and organizational skills. Must be able to develop and maintain productive personal interfaces with customers and sponsors. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required. Experience in personnel management is highly desires.
Must be a US Citizen. Must be able to obtain and maintain a US DOE Q-clearance.

Essential Functions

An Essential Function is a core duty required for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below will be used during the interview to help describe the job so the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations.
Visually demand work; Typing/keyboard; Working >

Environmental, Safety & Health

Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.

Other Information

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Please Apply Before:
11/30/2013 (Midnight)

INL Overview

The INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With 3,800 scientist, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.

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