Protected and Endangered Species Program Manager - Charlotte, NC, Palo Alto, CA or Knoxville, TN or Home-based

  • Electric Power Research Institute
  • Charlotte, NC, United States
  • May 05, 2017
Full time Biology/Ecology Natural Resources Research Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

The Senior Technical Leader hired for this position will represent EPRI in a highly visible and critical technical area – Endangered and Protected Species research. The successful candidate will lead the Endangered and Protected Species Program (EPRI Research Program 195) to conduct research applicable to both the U.S and international landscape for endangered and protected species.
Candidates should be recognized as a subject matter expert and perferably be involved in the work of other public and private organizations in this field. The position is responsible for envisioning and driving a research progran that develops forward-looking, in-depth studies of methodologies, ecological/spatial models, tracks regulatory developments, and assesses economic implications at the intersection of species, ecosystem protection and electric power generation and delivery. This applies to both existing facilities and operations as well as those being planned, including installation of renewable power systems.

The selected candidate will be responsible for design and oversight of research studies to be performed by EPRI that will advance the state-of-knowledge in the field, inform business opportunities and risks, and managing ecological outcomes. The candidate will consult with experts inside and outside of EPRI to develop and execute a research portfolio and will represent EPRI in publicly-facing meetings. This position will be supported a small team of capable technical staff members, but does not have direct people management responsibility.

Job Functions:

The candidate will be required to plan, design, and control the progress of complex project work within the technical department to meet member/client objectives, prepare and present research reports and results, and will be expected to:
• Manage medium level projects without direct people management responsibilities.
• Assume responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives or problems where the relationships between cause and effect are difficult to establish and little or no precedence exists, and the use of creative imaginative thinking is required.
• Influence project teams in the scientific aspects of the technical work.
• Provide input into configuration management and documentation for related technical projects.
• Maintain familiarity with the progress and problems in assigned technical areas.
• Prepare proposals, technical publications, and deliver presentations.
• Participate in national and international technical networks with manufacturers, consultants, academia, and research organizations.
• Work independently on technical activities without direct supervision

Education Level and Years of Experience:

• Master’s Degree at a minimum, or equivalent work experience in the technical field.
• Candidates should have 8-10 years of technical experience or comparable work/educational experience and be recognized as having expert knowledge in protected and endangered species work.
• Candidates should be independent and self-driven, requiring little day to day supervision.
• The successful candidate will receive direction and guidance to set high level priorities, but should be capable of capturing research needs, designing research programs to meet those needs, oversight of the research and transfer of the results to be applied by companies, agencies, and other stakeholders.

Additional capabilities desired:

• Ability to recognize strategic issues and build collaborative projects and financial support.
• Responsible for the success of individual projects.
• Works closely with members, contractors, and staff to manage projects.
• Experience in successful proposal preparation, and marketing activities.
• Manage multiple projects.
• Responsible for project budgets, schedules, deliverables, and technology transfer.
• Shows maturity of technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Individual contributor.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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EPRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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