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Senior Hydrogen Research Relationship Manager

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: August 7, 2022
Reference Code: 18210
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 (INL) is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as the Energy and Environment Science and Technology (EEST) Directorate transportation research senior relationship manager for the Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), other federal agencies, and associated industrial engagement! This team works a hybrid 9x80 schedule located at our Idaho Falls facility with every other Friday off. This position will require travel.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Lead EEST, and Laboratory wide, strategic activities related to the adoption and implementation of high temperature electrolysis hydrogen production and industrial applications of such.
  • Develop a rational plan that minimizes disturbance and provides opportunity for all types of industrial and individual users.
  • Integrate a plan and provide vision to a diverse array of interdisciplinary researchers.
  • Facilitate the development of cross-functional program development efforts that align with the capabilities and interests of the EEST Directorate. This includes the Materials and Manufacturing, Systems Science and Engineering, and Integrated Energy and Storage Systems.
  • Advance activities and relationships for hydrogen production, industrial utilization and integrated nuclear-hydrogen systems.
  • Lead hydrogen program strategy development and implementation.
  • Building relationships across government offices in the Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Depart of Defense, and with critical industry and local customers.
  • Engage with INL's NetZero and fleet teams in developing EEST energy and transportation research strategies.
  • Identify potential new clients and seek new business opportunities for EEST, and INL at large.
  • Represent INL in complex business relationships and discussions and make commitments to clients for research.
  • Interact with and manage multiple clients across multiple business and research sectors, focusing on industrial entities relevant to EEST hydrogen research technologies.
  • Lead, prepare, and complete proposals, funding agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and contracts to articulate the offering and close the deal.
  • Coordinate industry hydrogen research business development activities with government sponsored programs in collaboration with various project PIs, operations lead, other relationship managers, and line management.
  • Coordinate with managers and group supervisor to identify appropriate staff to work on projects.
  • Work directly with EES&T Program Office and Division Directors to coordinate cross-department and cross-directorate program coordination and collegial capability capitalization.
  • Develop and maintain annually a business strategy and hydrogen research strategic plan.
  • Responsible for regular communications with HFTO on business opportunities and research activities.
  • Engage appropriate technical leadership to solve complex business opportunity problems with little or no precedence, using specialized techniques.
  • Contribute to publications, patents, software, and technical products, and prepare and deliver presentations at national and international meetings.
  • Management of indirect budget allocations.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Advanced Degree and 13 years' experience.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Master of Science degree. Ph.D.
  • Demonstrable track record of creating and securing funding opportunities.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade: 250
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
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.
COVID Safety Protocols:
As a condition of employment, INL will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidate compliance with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.
INL has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID - 19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with INL's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.
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:
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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.