Director, Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Resilience Center

Full Time
Golden, CO
Areas of Interest: Cyber Operations, Cyber Operations Planning, Information Systems Security Operations/Officer
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Overview
 
Director, Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Resilience Center
Job Req #R2561
 
Job Summary
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial leader to serve as the Director of NREL’s Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Resilience Center.  This position reports to NREL’s Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Systems Integration and leads security and resilience research and development activities in coordination with research centers and offices across NREL.
 
NREL’s Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Resilience Center is focused on meeting needs to improve security and resilience of the U.S. energy infrastructure.  This Center works directly with the electric utility sector, the renewable energy sector, energy and security technology vendors and integrators, the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies with missions critical to the nation’s energy security interests.
 
We support the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Grid Modernization Initiative which is a coordinated program to help set the Nation on a cost-effective path to an integrated, secure, and reliable grid system that is flexible enough to provide an array of emerging services while remaining affordable to consumers.  We also support the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to increase awareness and advance the state of security and resilience in emerging renewable energy technologies, distributed energy resources, and energy efficiency technologies.  
 
The Director of the Cyber Physical Systems Security and Resilience Center will provide technical vision, strategic leadership and guidance, capability and intellectual asset stewardship, and management and direction for cyber physical systems security and resilience R&D within NREL’s Energy Systems Integration (ESI) Directorate.  The Director will be responsible for development of new NREL capabilities, core competencies, and human resources that are relevant to meeting the nation’s energy security and resilience needs.   
 
Specific duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Develop and enhance technical capabilities relevant to advancing security and resilience for electric power technologies and systems while delivering world-class, high-quality research, development, validation, and testing results. Represent NREL's efforts in cyber physical system security R&D at technical, business, and stakeholder events.
  • Ensure effective utilization of NREL’s facilities for cyber physical systems security and resilience R&D in the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF). Develop new capabilities to meet emerging energy security and resilience needs for the nation.
  • Manage and maintain all aspects of NREL’s strategic relationship with DOE and its component offices on cyber physical security and resilience as one of their key Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs).  Provide thought leadership to DOE and other governement workshops and strategic meetings on future security and resilience needs for grid modernization and related efforts.
  • Oversee all aspects of NREL’s DOE program planning related to cyber physical systems security, including: development of project plans, new project proposal development, and establishment of a comprehensive Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and long-term multi-year plans. Manage NREL’s cyber physical system security and resilience program to operate within scope, schedule, and budget in the project plans.
  • Develop impactful partnerships with industry stakeholders, other National Laboratories and other Federal and State agencies that align with DOE security and resilience priorities and leverage DOE’s investments at NREL. Coordinate NREL’s response to relevant Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) and Lab Calls (Lab RFPs) for which NREL is eligible to submit proposals.  Plan, arrange, and host visits/meetings at NREL by DOE and other government agencies, industry and/or associations, and universities to strengthen relationships and enhance NREL’s cyber physical system security and resilience program.
  • Recruit and retain world-class human resources to support NREL’s expanded work in cyber physical systems security and resilience.  Manage staff including: recruiting, hiring, coaching, counseling, motivating, evaluating performance, and developing succession plans. Ensure staff members understand and are compliant with NREL policies and procedures. Manage the implementation of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and sexual harassment programs, policies and procedures.
 
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
Previous management and budget administration experience required. Program strategy, development and implementation experience required. Degree in appropriate field is required. Extensive knowledge of the renewable energy industry, as appropriate, as well as regulations, principles, procedures and practices of relevant discipline(s). Solves variety of multi-dimensional problems in absence of guidelines or precedents. Models and embeds NREL values. Keeps abreast of key issues affecting respective Center/Office industry discipline(s). Builds effective teams; creates strong morale and spirit; shares wins and successes. Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and direct personnel with diverse skills, work styles and values, both directly and through subordinate management.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability and proven track record of sponsor or customer satisfaction in managing one or more technical projects or programs with combined annual budget greater than $1 million.
  • At least one area of deep specialized knowledge and expertise related to cybersecurity, communications and control, power systems R&D, grid integration, transmission, or power systems modeling.
  • An established positive reputation with NREL’s DOE clients.
  • A relevant technical degree, PhD preferred, in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science or a related applied scientific discipline, for example: mechanical or other energy systems engineering, process dynamics/control, information technologies, communications, physics, or material science.
  • Experience at successfully developing, forming, and leading one or more interdisciplinary collaborative project team(s) that included national laboratories, industry, and universities.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully building and executing programs with the DOD, DHS, and the Intelligence Community.
 
Submit Your Resume
Please apply online at: www.nrel.gov/careers and search by Req #2561.
 

 
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in beautiful Golden, Colorado, is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically sustainable. 
 
Director, Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Resilience Center
Job Req #R2561
 
Job Summary
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial leader to serve as the Director of NREL’s Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Resilience Center.  This position reports to NREL’s Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Systems Integration and leads security and resilience research and development activities in coordination with research centers and offices across NREL.
 
NREL’s Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Resilience Center is focused on meeting needs to improve security and resilience of the U.S. energy infrastructure.  This Center works directly with the electric utility sector, the renewable energy sector, energy and security technology vendors and integrators, the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies with missions critical to the nation’s energy security interests.
 
We support the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Grid Modernization Initiative which is a coordinated program to help set the Nation on a cost-effective path to an integrated, secure, and reliable grid system that is flexible enough to provide an array of emerging services while remaining affordable to consumers.  We also support the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to increase awareness and advance the state of security and resilience in emerging renewable energy technologies, distributed energy resources, and energy efficiency technologies.  
 
The Director of the Cyber Physical Systems Security and Resilience Center will provide technical vision, strategic leadership and guidance, capability and intellectual asset stewardship, and management and direction for cyber physical systems security and resilience R&D within NREL’s Energy Systems Integration (ESI) Directorate.  The Director will be responsible for development of new NREL capabilities, core competencies, and human resources that are relevant to meeting the nation’s energy security and resilience needs.   
 
Specific duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop and enhance technical capabilities relevant to advancing security and resilience for electric power technologies and systems while delivering world-class, high-quality research, development, validation, and testing results. Represent NREL's efforts in cyber physical system security R&D at technical, business, and stakeholder events.
  • Ensure effective utilization of NREL’s facilities for cyber physical systems security and resilience R&D in the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF). Develop new capabilities to meet emerging energy security and resilience needs for the nation.
  • Manage and maintain all aspects of NREL’s strategic relationship with DOE and its component offices on cyber physical security and resilience as one of their key Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs).  Provide thought leadership to DOE and other governement workshops and strategic meetings on future security and resilience needs for grid modernization and related efforts.
  • Oversee all aspects of NREL’s DOE program planning related to cyber physical systems security, including: development of project plans, new project proposal development, and establishment of a comprehensive Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and long-term multi-year plans. Manage NREL’s cyber physical system security and resilience program to operate within scope, schedule, and budget in the project plans.
  • Develop impactful partnerships with industry stakeholders, other National Laboratories and other Federal and State agencies that align with DOE security and resilience priorities and leverage DOE’s investments at NREL. Coordinate NREL’s response to relevant Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) and Lab Calls (Lab RFPs) for which NREL is eligible to submit proposals.  Plan, arrange, and host visits/meetings at NREL by DOE and other government agencies, industry and/or associations, and universities to strengthen relationships and enhance NREL’s cyber physical system security and resilience program.
  • Recruit and retain world-class human resources to support NREL’s expanded work in cyber physical systems security and resilience.  Manage staff including: recruiting, hiring, coaching, counseling, motivating, evaluating performance, and developing succession plans. Ensure staff members understand and are compliant with NREL policies and procedures. Manage the implementation of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and sexual harassment programs, policies and procedures.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
Previous management and budget administration experience required. Program strategy, development and implementation experience required. Degree in appropriate field is required. Extensive knowledge of the renewable energy industry, as appropriate, as well as regulations, principles, procedures and practices of relevant discipline(s). Solves variety of multi-dimensional problems in absence of guidelines or precedents. Models and embeds NREL values. Keeps abreast of key issues affecting respective Center/Office industry discipline(s). Builds effective teams; creates strong morale and spirit; shares wins and successes. Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and direct personnel with diverse skills, work styles and values, both directly and through subordinate management.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability and proven track record of sponsor or customer satisfaction in managing one or more technical projects or programs with combined annual budget greater than $1 million.
  • At least one area of deep specialized knowledge and expertise related to cybersecurity, communications and control, power systems R&D, grid integration, transmission, or power systems modeling.
  • An established positive reputation with NREL’s DOE clients.
  • A relevant technical degree, PhD preferred, in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science or a related applied scientific discipline, for example: mechanical or other energy systems engineering, process dynamics/control, information technologies, communications, physics, or material science.
  • Experience at successfully developing, forming, and leading one or more interdisciplinary collaborative project team(s) that included national laboratories, industry, and universities.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully building and executing programs with the DOD, DHS, and the Intelligence Community.
 
EEO Policy / E-Verify        
NREL's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, age, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

NREL validates right to work using E-Verify. NREL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please click here https://www.nrel.gov/careers/employment-policies.html.
 
Pre-employment drug testing required.
 
Submit Your Resume
Please apply online at: www.nrel.gov/careers and search by Req #2561.
 
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
EEO Policy / E-Verify        
NREL's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, age, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

NREL validates right to work using E-Verify. NREL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please click here https://www.nrel.gov/careers/employment-policies.html.
 
Pre-employment drug testing required.
 
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
 



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