Program Manager (Energy Analysis & Environmental Impacts) - 82982

Program Manager (Energy Analysis & Environmental Impacts) - 82982 Organization: EA-Energy Analysis Env Impacts Berkeley Lab is Bringing Science Solutions to the World, and YOU can be a part of it! In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL, is synonymous with "excellence." That's why we hire the best - whether in research, finance or other operations. This is a great opportunity to bring your top-notch skills to bear in support of world-class scientific research that addresses national and global challenges! Position Summary: Berkeley Lab’s Energy Analysis Environmental Impacts Division ( has an immediate opening for a Program Manager to join the Mexico Energy Initiative ( You will work collaboratively with groups in Mexico and elsewhere to understand the dynamics of energy use in Mexico, to strengthen capabilities of Mexican institutions to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy standards, practices and policies, and to enhance relationships in Mexican, U.S., and international institutions supporting clean energy development. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Program Manager for the Mexico Energy Initiative, with an emphasis on coordinating the Initiative’s communications, outreach and institutional relationship development. What You Will Do: • Work within a close-knit management team to lead communications and develop institutional relationships to support research activities of LBNLs Mexico Energy Initiative, raising the profile and impact of the Initiative within the Mexican clean energy sector. - Lead communications and relationship management between LBNL and high-level Mexican government officials and leaders of research institutions. - Serve as a primary point of contact between LBNL and Mexican government agencies and research institutions. - Work closely with management team to facilitate development, fundraising and successful completion of collaborative research projects to support policy and technical solutions for Mexico to achieve its clean energy development goals. - Participate in the development and negotiation of joint research projects between LBNL, Mexican research institutions, and project sponsors in the U.S. and Mexico. - Develop strategic partnerships with stakeholders in the U.S. and Mexico in support of the Mexico Energy Initiative’s goals. - Brief U.S. DOE, other sponsors, collaborators and other stakeholders in Mexico and the U.S. on Mexico Energy Initiative activities and events and activities on both sides of the border affecting clean energy development opportunities in Mexico. - Assist to identify, track and cultivate Mexican Energy Initiative funding sources. • Provide management support for selected other projects and activities: - Contribute to project proposals, manage client interactions and report on research project for individual research project. - Support LBNLs participation in the University of California – Mexico Initiative Energy Working Group - Support LBNL participation in research projects in other Latin American countries on an as-needed basis. - Oversee, organize, and execute planning and logistics for meetings, conferences, and workshops (at LBNL, at U.S. DOE, in Mexico in collaboration with LBNL contractors and collaborators, and elsewhere as needed); and prepare presentations and other documents for a broad spectrum of internal and external audiences • Be available to travel as needed, internationally and/or domestically What You Will Have: • Bachelor’s degree in management, communications, energy science, or related field and/or equivalent training/experience with a minimum of 5 years program manager work experience including program planning, proposal development, scheduling, budgeting and operations in a research or technical setting or the equivalent combination of education and experience. • Demonstrated experience (at least 5 years) managing high level collaborations between Mexico and the U.S. on various international projects. • Experience in building and maintaining relationships between Mexican and U.S. government, academic and private sector institutions through high-level communications and negotiations. • Strong writing, public speaking, relationship-building skills in English and Spanish. • Fluent in both Spanish & English written and verbal skills, including ability to compile information on complex subjects and issues in presentation form appropriate for clients/sponsors. • Ability to handle multiple tasks, in complex environment and demanding deadlines. • Expertise in all aspects of project/initiative planning, budgeting and scheduling. Experience utilizing computerized databases and information systems, including scheduling and tracking software. • Background to set priorities, to interact effectively with a wide variety of people, and act effectively both independently and as a member of a team. • Demonstrated collaboration skills to respond to short-term client needs, work with members of project teams, work directly with funding agencies, and collaborate with industry and international experts. Additional Desired Qualifications: • Supervisory experience. • Valid drivers license. The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on October 27, 2016. Notes: • This is a 11 month, part-time term appointment with the possibility of moving to a full-time appointment and with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. • Salary is commensurate with experience. • This position is contingent on the successful completion of a background check. How To Apply Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process. Berkeley Lab addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4 ( Click here ( to view the poster: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law".