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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Group Manager III - Cybersecurity in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Group Manager III - Cybersecurity



CO - Golden


Position Type



Hours Per Week



Job Description

Our available Group Manager III opportunity will provide vision, leadership, technical guidance, and stewardship of people and capabilities for the Secure Cyber-Energy Systems Group in NREL’s Energy Security and Resilience Center, within NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Directorate.

The Group focuses on research and applications to minimize the impact of cyberattacks on highly distributed energy systems. The research portfolio ranges from fundamentals of resilient energy system design to the comparative assessment of alternative new designs or mitigation measures for existing systems, considering emerging technologies, system configurations, operational strategies and business models. Outputs include principles, tools, techniques, and methodologies to assess and mitigate service disruptions from cyber-attacks, alone or in combination with physical attacks, extreme weather and other natural disasters.

The incumbent will develop the strategic direction of the group in coordination with the ESR Center Director and Director of NREL’s Cybersecurity Program Office.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Guide research and development in foundational and applied sciences for advancing the security and resilience of complex cyber-energy networks.

  • Informs the engineering design of resilient electric power grids and other energy systems, and approaches to validation utilizing a broad range of analysis, modeling and emulation capabilities.

  • Develop and enhance technical capabilities relevant to advancing cyber-defense of energy systems while delivering world-class research, development and evaluation results.

  • Strategic partnering with industry, academia and other national labs is a high priority.

  • Understand cybersecurity needs of clients including key industry partners and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other federal agencies.

  • Identify and lead response to funding opportunities from DOE and other sources.

  • Manage the Secure Cyber-Energy Systems Group staff, including hiring, mentoring, motivating, and evaluating performance.

  • Ensure staff members understand and are compliant with NREL policies and procedures, creating a supportive work environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship, and that enables staff to reach their full potential.

  • Manage the implementation of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and sexual harassment programs, policies and procedures within the Group.

  • Represent NREL's efforts in science and engineering for cyber-defense of emerging energy networks at technical, business, and stakeholder events.


Basic Qualifications

Previous management, budget development and/or significant leadership in an individual contributor role required. Degree in appropriate field is required.

*Currently hold or able to obtain a U.S. security clearance

Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required

See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.


Additional Required Qualifications

Demonstrated skill in dealing with legal and ethical management issues and practices. Broad and in-depth knowledge of the issues and best practices in the applicable field of expertise. Excellent organization, project management, budgeting, interpersonal and communication skills. Proven problem-solving and negotiation skills. Ability to collaborate with individuals at all levels of the organization. Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and direct personnel with diverse skills, work styles and values, both directly and through subordinate management.

Preferred Qualifications


Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)

Annual Salary Range: $127,900 - $230,100

Offers will typically be made in the bottom half of the listed range. NREL takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position's work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

Benefits Summary

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short- and long-term disability insurance; pension benefits; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; personal time off (PTO) and sick leave; paid holidays; and tuition reimbursement. NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement. Limited-term positions are not eligible for long-term disability or tuition reimbursement.

* Based on eligibility rules

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. With locations in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, and a satellite office in Washington, D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States.

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