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Project Management
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EA-Energy Analysis Env Impacts
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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL) Energy Analysis & Environmental Impacts Division has an opening for a Program Manager to join the team.

 

The Electricity Markets and Policy (EMP) Group conducts technical, economic, and policy analysis of energy topics centered on U.S. electricity markets. Our research seeks to inform public policy and regulatory initiatives as well as support private sector decision-making on public-interest issues related to utility regulation and business models, performance based regulation, cost of service ratemaking, retail rate design, time-based rates and demand response, retail and wholesale energy markets, and electricity reliability and resiliency.  

 

You will interact with researchers, project team members, and external customers to achieve program success. The position requires general knowledge of program management principles and skills, such as program planning, budgeting, and scheduling and computer-based spreadsheet and report generation tools to perform the work.

 

What You Will Do:

  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of utility regulation & business model research projects for different utility ownership models (i.e., investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities, cooperative utilities).
  • Develops task status reports of analytical tools and technical reports.
  • Provide technical, policy, and quality control guidance for core research activities (e.g., ad hoc analyses, research reports, presentations, briefings).
  • Provide technical assistance to state, local and community policymakers, state energy offices, and utility regulatory commissions on utility regulation and business model reforms.
  • Assist in development of short- and long-term utility regulation and business model research priorities and preparation of proposals and budgets to secure funding from Department of Energy (DOE) and other sponsors to perform the research.
  • Potentially manage support staff and one or more project subcontractors.
  • Write progress reports for funders on utility regulation and business model research and technical assistance activities.
  • Communicate with DOE, other funders and stakeholders, as needed, including sharing research results with community, local, state, and federal officials and key stakeholders through formal reports, in-person presentations, webinars, policy briefs, conference papers and peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • As part of a team, assists with determining program requirements, helps develop, assign, and manage work scopes and budgets—for in-house staff and subcontractors.
  • Provide review and oversight of work products to assess suitability for delivery to the client and to improve technical quality of the product where necessary.
  • Help manage internal and external communications to maximize productivity, efficiency, and technical and scientific exchange.
  • Participate in meetings with DOE program managers and other potential sponsors to assist with developing new research and technical assistance projects, secure funding, define and fulfill scopes of work, and discuss progress on milestones and budgeting issues.
  • Coordinates projects to ensure completion on time and on budget.
  • Present various facets of the program to both internal and external audiences.
  • Oversee project reporting to clients/sponsors.

 

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Be available to travel as needed, domestically.
  • Perform other energy analysis-related tasks as funding and workload dictate.
  • Recommend strategic focus, assist in development of short- and long-term utility regulation and business model research priorities, and prepare proposals and budgets to secure funding from DOE and other sponsors to perform the research.
  • Manage staff and multiple project subcontractors - Direct and lead research associates, other collaborators, and subcontractors to conduct complex technical, economic, and policy research and analysis and write technical reports and briefs in the field of utility regulation and business model, including traditional cost of service as well as performance-based ratemaking.
  • Determine, assign, and manage complex work scopes and budgets—for in-house staff and subcontractors and recommend strategic objectives.
  • Responsible for review and oversight of work products to assess suitability for delivery to the client and to improve technical quality of the product where necessary.
  • Manage internal and external communications for assigned projects to maximize productivity, efficiency, and technical and scientific exchange.
  • Meet and consult with DOE program managers and other potential sponsors to develop new research and technical assistance projects, secure funding, define and fulfill scopes of work, discuss progress on milestones and budgeting issues, and resolve complex technical and program issues.
  • Manage projects and monitor performance to ensure completion on time and on budget.

 

What is Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree/advanced degree in public utility policy & regulation, energy & resources, public policy, economics, business administration, city and regional planning, environmental studies, engineering or a related field and/or equivalent training experience.
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience with increasing responsibility involving regulatory affairs and/or scheduling, budgeting and conducting utility regulation & business model research and technical assistance activities.
  • Project management: knowledgeable and skilled in program/project planning, resource management (budget and staff) and scheduling.
  • Project planning: demonstrated abilities to determine program requirements, estimate budget requirements, arrange for subcontracts where necessary, develop organizational and program plans.
  • Advanced knowledge of utility regulation and business models, including current knowledge of performance incentive mechanisms, revenue-adjustment mechanisms, alternative business models and new commercial opportunities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including proven ability to identify and obtain information from diverse sources, conduct interviews, lead the production of high-quality, policy-relevant reports, and collaborate with other researchers.
  • Strong quantitative skills to conduct technical analysis of utility regulation and business model activities.
  • Proficiency with MS suite of programs and project management software; familiarity with interdisciplinary research methods and data analysis tools and techniques.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Previous experience managing day-to-day interactions with clients/funders, regulatory and/or government agencies, the utility business model reform industry and other stakeholders.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years professional or consulting experience, ideally working with utilities, state or local regulators, policymakers, governments and/or communities on utility regulation and business model activities.
  • Experience developing collaborative relationships and networks for programs and/or research and managing day-to-day interactions with clients/funders, regulatory and/or government agencies, the utility business model reform industry and other stakeholders.
  • Interest in energy and environmental issue.

 

Notes:

  • This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
  • This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
  • 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 can be performed remotely and/or at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

 

Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof that vaccination requirements have been met or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.

 

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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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.

Equal Opportunity and IDEA Information Links:
Know your rights, click here for the supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law." and the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.

 

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