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Engineering, Senior Scientist in Washington, DC at ManTech

Date Posted: 9/21/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Group:



MSS

Clearance Level Needed:



None

Shift:



Other/Unknown

Category:



Engineering & Support Services





General Responsibilities:
• Seeking a highly motivated Senior Electrical Engineer to support federal research and development (R&D) programs in solar grid integration under the Department of Energy&s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). The Systems Integration subprogram funds research and development of affordable, reliable, resilient, and secure technologies and solutions to enable the solar integration to nation&s electricity grid at scale. See more details at the SETO website her e.
• The successful candidate shall possess in-depth knowledge and real world experience in integrating solar PV and/or other distributed energy resources (DERs) into electric power grid. Specific areas of expertise include power electronics, transmission and distribution power system planning and operation, energy storage, communication and controls, energy management software, and modeling and analysis.
• Working in an integrated team environment and supporting federal client, the position will be responsible for active program management of the R&D portfolio through all project phases. The position also involves brainstorming innovative ideas and creating new research initiatives to advance the state-of-the-arts.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Serve as the technology expert to evaluate technology area portfolios, conduct gap analysis, and support the development of strategic roadmaps.
• Initiate and support the planning of new programs including concepts, requirement documents, workshops, merit reviews, briefings, and award negotiations.
• Perform active project management to ensure that projects make progress toward stated objectives and meet milestones and deliverables. Conduct quarterly, phase, and final project reviews and site visits. Provide clear guidance to awardees in regard to expectation and progress assessment. Resolve conflict and develop corrective actions when situations arise.
• Stay abreast of technology developments and proactively engage stakeholders (federal agencies, national laboratories, industry, academia, non-profits and others). Plan, attend, and present at major conferences throughout the year as travel funds allow. Obtain input from outside sources through road mapping workshops and other meetings.

Mandatory Skills Requirements:
• A Masters Degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering or in relevant fields of study in engineering or physical sciences is required. A PhD and/or an additional business degree is a preferred.
• Demonstrated strong analytical skills to aggressively attack complex scientific and engineering problems and identify feasible/optimal system level solutions.
• Have 2-5 years direct relevant experience serving on a multi-disciplinary system design and development team in power electronics, renewable energy, energy storage, and/or smart grid.
• Have 2-5 years direct experience in program management, with excellent organization skills and critical decision making ability based on sound technical, scientific and business reasoning.
• Demonstrated critical and creative thinking skills, and prior applied research and development experience through patents and peer-reviewed scientific journal publications.
• Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to prepare presentations and briefing materials that clearly articulate findings and recommendations for achieving program objectives.
• Self-motivated, highly organized individual with ability to adapt and respond quickly in a fast-paced environment.
• Working experience with electric utilities will be a plus.
• Authorized to work in the United States with no restrictions/Permanent US Resident.

Miscellaneous:
• Full time position; must be willing to work in downtown Washington DC; must be willing to travel on an as-needed basis.

Other Skills Preferred:
• A PhD in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) and/or an additional business degree is a preferred.
• Working experience with electric utilities will be a plus.

Job Requirements

Requires Bachelor's degree or equivalent, and sixteen or more years of related experience or Master's degree and twelve plus years of related experience.