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Sustainability Technical Leader

Company: Electric Power Research Institute
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title:Sustainability Technical LeaderLocation:Palo Alto, CA, Washington, D.C.Job Summary and Description:Leads research efforts in particular scientific disciplines or technologies and participates the development and application of products and services in those areas through contractors and departmental or cross-functional teams. - Applies technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. - Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Organizes the external and interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget. - May conduct research directly in complex, high impact technical or scientific fields.--- Ability to apply technical knowledge to industry issues and gain input on needs from members/stakeholders and identify current and emerging technical issues.--- Develops research or services opportunities of value to EPRI members that fit EPRI's mission and capabilities. - This will include solving customer problems, producing insights and information vital to the members, and delivering information in a manner that members and customers can and will apply. - ---- May provide oversight of a project team to assure technical and financial milestones are met.--- Provides assistance to the EPRI sales staff in Member Services and EPRI International.--- Broaden technical expertise and interface with national and international technical networks with manufacturers, consultants, and academia and research organizations.--- Communicates strategies and results, written and verbal, to program members, potential members and external stakeholders through guidelines, reports, meetings, webcasts, workshops and conferences.--- Manages small or medium (less complex) projects including budgets and resources Education:Bachelor's Degree in a technical field or equivalent experience required. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:--- 5 -7 or more years of research and development project and promotional experience, including development of advanced concepts for internal research or equivalent experience.--- Shows technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives using creative imaginative solutions.--- Experience in performing and/or managing research activities.--- Incumbents must be able to exercise judgment, diligence, and attention to detail and demonstrate an aptitude for carrying out responsible technical assignments.--- Good verbal and written communication skills.--- Manages projects and may work in conjunction with a technical specialist.--- Developing technical depth in 1-2 areas--- Understand how work fits across EPRI programs--- Typically individual contributor, may begin handling supervisory activities for lower level positions.Additional Job Information:This Technical Leader will join EPRI's growing sustainability research team to contribute to the development of the Institute's new Sustainability Assessment line of work. This effort is designed to directly apply over a decade of EPRI research to help electric power companies document and benchmark potential sustainability risks and opportunities that can impact their long-term success. -This position will help lead:--- - - -The continued build out of EPRI's Sustainability Assessments suite of work to support individual company projects; ---- - - -Evaluation and technical analysis associated with electric power companies' sustainability programs and business processes, anticipating requirements, uncovering areas for improvement, and developing and implementing potential next steps;--- - - -Development of materials for and execution of meetings to update on project status, analysis, and findings; ---- - - -Project engagement activities including facilitation of workshops, education sessions, and stakeholder interviews; and--- - - -Gathering critical information from literature review activities, interviews, and various stakeholders to produce useful reports.The following is also preferred of interested candidates:--- - - -A strong understanding of sustainability and how electric power companies strategically address this topic;--- - - -Experience working in or with electric power or energy companies;--- - - -Experience in supporting research activities and/or relative work experience applicable to executing sustainability strategies and programming;--- - - -Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills (including strong Excel skills), creatively approaching problem solving grounded in expertise, experience, and EPRI research;--- - - -Ability to form and maintain productive working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, building coalitions of cross-EPRI experts to support project execution;--- - - -Familiarity with sustainability reporting organizations with a knowledge of sustainability metrics;--- - - -Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with EPRI membership at all levels (including executive leadership), as well as write clearly, succinctly, and in a manner that appeals to a wide audience; ---- - - -Ability to exercise judgment, diligence, and attention to detail and demonstrates an aptitude for carrying out technical assignments;--- - - -Curiosity and attention-to-detail balanced by focus on task-oriented goal completion; ---- - - -Experience working on multiple projects concurrently; and--- - - -A positive attitude, always committed to success and being a part of a collaborative team of business and technical professionals. COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Electric Power Research Institute is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace. As mandated by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, effective December 8, 2021, all newly hired employees, in the United States, must be fully vaccinated before their start date, unless they are legally entitled to an accommodation. EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.EPRI is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/DisabledTogether . . . Shaping the Future of

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