The Program Development Office (PDO) in the Energy Technologies Area (ETA) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is a complicated, multi-faceted, and high performing team. The PDO supports a $160M Area and works hand and glove with other teams in a $1B enterprise (Berkeley Lab), conducting some of the most relevant science and addressing many of the planet's most pressing issues. We are leaders in the development of clean energy solutions built on a foundation of energy efficiency, improving the electricity grid and diversifying its generation sources, driving battery storage research, advancing innovative transportation technologies, defining and supporting sustainability and decision science, designing and building better buildings, and much more.
In this exciting role, you will report to the Business Development Specialist in the Program Development Office (PDO) and support the Energy Technologies Area and its three Divisions across a broad and diverse portfolio of research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D) activities and initiatives. In consultation with the unit Leader and/or research staff, this position will synthesize technical content and translate ETA's research agenda into strategic program development initiatives and shepherd those initiatives to success.
What You Will Do:
Coordinate and facilitate a diverse set of activities required to support ETA researchers to pursue an array of funding opportunities and industry partnerships for proposal development.
Work with the Leader, Program and Business Development, and the Program Development Office's PM's to prepare recommendations and action plans to address program planning needs and issues of shared interest between Program Development, Research and Operations. Build teams and facilitate collaboration among research, technical, and administrative staff to design and build a strategic set of short-, mid-, and long-term initiatives.
Support ETA's internal processes and relationships to cultivating, capturing and maintaining various funding opportunities. These include but are not limited to California state funding, DOE Annual Operating Plans (AOPs); DOE Funding Opportunity Award (FOA)s; additional DOE Opportunities as become available; additional federal funding opportunities among different federal agencies, including: EPA, DHS, USAID and the Department of State.
Work closely with research and finance teams to develop, manage, update and support ETA's compliance programs for funded projects as well as any other compliance needs.
Work closely with other staff in the Program Development Office, the ETA Area Office and throughout Berkeley Lab to identify areas for process improvement and create business development best practices with strong performance and return-on-investment (ROI) metrics.
Develop easy-to-maintain and scalable processes and systems for tracking, reporting and analysis of ETA's fundraising performance across multiple funders and partners. Be responsible for training and mentoring team members for using these systems.
Research, assist in the design of and implement mechanisms to engage industry partners and cultivate those relationships. These include, but may not be limited to: Proposal Review and Development, Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), CRADAs and Work-for-Other (WFO) contracts and require coordination with a variety of internal Berkeley Lab offices like: Strategic Partnership Office (SPO), Berkeley Lab Directorate and others.
Research, socialize the content and prepare presentations, briefings and reports containing programmatic and technical data to various levels and diverse audiences and organizations.
Support the use of Program Development Office databases, contact-management-system (CMS) and/or customer-relationship-management (CRM) systems to facilitate coordination and business development.
Support ETA's Business Development efforts in cultivating, managing and maintaining industry partner relationships in our strategic initiatives including projects such as DOE Hubs, EarthShots, Energy Storage Manufacturing Facilities, the existing FLEXLABR ; and new research areas.
Serve as both an internal and external advocate of ETA's strategic priorities.
Coordinating, supporting and/or leading the planning and/or control for larger or more complex programs.
Proactively identifying issues that might affect the Area's programs and initiatives, and provide viable remedies.
Determine program requirements and develop budget estimates to support new efforts.
Assist in the implementation of Program Development initiatives.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
May supervise staff or serve as a work lead.
What is Required:
Bachelor's in business development, technology transfer, marketing, or applicable field and a minimum of eight (8) years experience in program development/management or consulting positions or equivalent experience in operations or management for R&D programs or energy sector.
Professional work experience and a track record in project/program management, contract management, proposal development, client relations, private-sector consulting and/or marketing.
Experience with the players and landscape of the California "energy ecosystem".
Experience in contract management and contract negotiations.
Management or supervisory experience.
Knowledge of technology transfer, industry partnerships and stakeholder relations.
The ability to contextualize information, summarize very technical program details and translate to lay-persons and policy-makers, and confidently communicate to external stakeholders.
Understanding of the operational and compliance needs of large research organizations and program management for such organizations.
Background and understanding of the management of complex or large programs/organizations, with a focus on operationalizing processes and relationships to maintain consistent and excellent performance.
Demonstrated ability to integrate technical/research marketing to achieve organizational goals.
Proficiency engaging and building relationships with internal and external collaborators as well as interfacing with a broad array of stakeholders from industry, government, academia, foundations, and NGOs.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies, to support research programs, and to help mentor staff in research, program and business development.
Advanced understanding of the drivers for public interest research, including Federal and State policy frameworks, and the capacity to rapidly develop in-depth knowledge of the Division's core competencies and funding landscape.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Intellectual curiosity, resourcefulness, adaptability, and ability to move projects forward.
Excellent analytical skills and written and verbal communication skills, including public presentation and negotiating experience.
Commitment to the mission and goals of ETA and Berkeley Lab.
Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to take initiative and obtain excellent results.
Masters in appropriate field - MBA, MPA, MPP, PhD or other.
This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
The full salary range for this position is $132,312.00 - $223,296.00. The budgeted salary range that the Lab reasonably expects to pay for this position is $157,126.20 -$173,665.80. Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate's qualification and experience, including skills, knowledge, relevant education, and certifications, and also aligned with the internal peer group.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
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