Critical Materials Technical Consultant
Looking for an opportunity to apply your passion for energy and sustainability? A place where you can make an important contribution in a collaborative, flexible work atmosphere?
Energetics is seeking a Critical Materials Technical Consultant to work with our team in supporting the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office’s (AMO), Critical Minerals & Materials (CMM) Team. Upcoming CMM activities will include strategic planning, analysis, technical advising, and research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) program and Consortia support. As part of your work, you’ll gain cutting-edge knowledge and contribute towards technologies, policies, and trends in industrial energy. Join our team at Energetics and help turn ideas into real impacts. Energetics is a subsidiary of VSE Corporation.
The Critical Materials Technical Consultant will work in a highly collaborative atmosphere, interacting directly with government program managers. This position can be based in one of our existing offices, or working remotely in the U.S.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Review and edit reports, talking points, articles, briefings, and presentations on subjects related to CMM.
- Participate, network, and help coordinate stakeholder engagements, workshops and roundtables, and discussion with other experts in CMM-related fields such as permanent magnets, wide-bandgap semiconductors, and/or energy storage.
- Conduct technical merit review for RD&D and Consortia concept papers and proposals.
- Provide technical support and documentation for RD&D and Consortia program management activities.
- Work closely with AMO program managers and staff in a fast-paced team environment.
- Provide connectivity to other technical areas and cross-cutting programs through activities such as tracking of activities, identifying synergies, and organizing meetings.
- Support analysis related to CMM supply chains, related technical areas and markets.
- Developing and contributing to technical communications (reports, white papers, fact sheets, research summaries, briefings).
- Scientist or engineer with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience (3 years with Masters or Ph.D degree)
- Industrial CMM experience (experience in a research or industrial/manufacturing setting required, varied experience welcome)
- Interest in manufacturing energy efficiency, decarbonization, and/or clean energy technologies.
- Excellent communication skills, including strong technical writing skills and an ability to tailor written and verbal communications for technical and non-technical audiences.
- In compliance with Executive Order 14042, any successful applicant for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain an accommodation from the vaccination requirement based on disability or sincerely held religious belief, on or before the start date.
- 10+ years of CMM experience, or Master’s/ Ph.D. degree with 5+ years CMM experience.
The selected applicant will be subject to a background check and drug testing. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States with no restrictions, U.S. Citizen or Permanent US Resident.
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