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Biomass Feedstock National User Facility Director

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 11, 2022
Reference Code: 18828
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Materials and Manufacturing Science and Technology group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Biomass Feedstock National User Facility Director! This team works a hybrid 9x80 schedule located at our Energy System Laboratory with every other Friday off.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Lead all business development opportunities/efforts associated with BFNUF. Identify new clients and seek new business opportunities for the BFNUF.
  • Directly responsible for growing the bioenergy feedstock budget authority and business volume.
  • Recognized technical expert in the bioenergy feedstock technology area.
  • Lead all BFNUF investments within INL, and coordinate execution efforts to ensure operational safety and customer satisfaction. Inform Division Director of emerging issues.
  • Develop and lead Regional and Federated bioenergy feedstock partnerships.
  • Mentor junior engineers and scientists.
  • Support INL's Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) Lead Relationship Manager (LRM) and ensure BFUNF alignment with BETO goals and strategy.
  • Closely work with INL Agreements department to get various work agreements in place and notify Division Director with bottlenecks occur.
  • Represent INL in conferences, workshops, and other meetings as a key bioenergy spokesperson.
  • Get along with and manage multiple clients in multiple business and research sectors, focusing on industrial entities relevant to energy feedstocks and bioenergy in general.
  • Work with EES&T Program Director's office to coordinate activities and recommend PDF and capital investments.
  • Lead in the preparation of proposals to be submitted and help prepare proposals, user facility agreements and NDAs.
  • Provide input on resource and equipment requirements for the BFNUF to effectively respond to industry needs and DOE BETO.
  • Coordinate work scopes with BETO LRM and Operations Manager to ensure maximum engagement for the User facility within the INL's portfolio.
  • Assist in key recruitment needs.
  • Co-lead efforts to update the EES&T's bioenergy strategic plan.
  • Review and approve assigned technical papers for outside publication.
  • Act as B600 Division Director, when requested.
  • Assigned Funds Manager for bioenergy projects.


Minimum Requirements:
  • PhD in bioenergy science field
  • At least 10 years of direct bioenergy professional experience
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 240 ($135,816 - $230,904) / Salary Grade 250 ($156,216 - $265,548)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: Testing designated position; It will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting, and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL Overview:
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 more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities, and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959, must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.