Alaska Center for Energy and Power - Anchorage Project Manager

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Classification:Research Professional 3
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Part-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF VCR AK Center for Energy&Power
Location: Anchorage, Fairbanks
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Anchorage office of the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is recruiting for a Project Manager position to join our dynamic research-oriented team. ACEP offers a flexible and exciting work environment and focuses on innovative, practical, and cost-effective energy solutions for Alaska and Arctic communities. This position provides opportunities to help coordinate data, deliverables, outreach products, and stakeholder relationships for the Solar Technologies Program, the Data Collection & Analysis Program, and emerging electric vehicle research efforts. The successful candidate will work collaboratively, communicate effectively, demonstrate impeccable organizational and time management skills, and help to grow these and other ACEP programs. This position is 3/4 time, 60 hours a pay-period/30 hours per week and will be located in Anchorage, Alaska.

Duties:

10ACEP Coordination: Work with ACEP Director, Deputy Directors, Operations Director, Grant Manager, and other Program Leads to stay informed of, and coordinate ACEP-wide policies and procedures, as well as research developments. Disseminate information about policies and procedures clearly and efficiently to the Solar Technologies Program and Data Collection & Analysis Program, as well as the Electric Vehicle research team.Essential
10Student Involvement and Management: Coordinate the hiring of Anchorage-based student employees, including overseeing the recruitment process in coordination with the Deputy Director of Operations and the unit HR office. Provide hiring information for student positions. Supervise the Solar Technologies and Data Collection & Analysis program student assistants and temporary technical staff.Essential
20Stakeholder Engagement and Community Outreach: Provide insight and advice, and coordinate and manage meetings with constituents including funding agencies, community and university members, tribal leaders, government agencies, industry partners, and other key stakeholders as requested. Participate in general outreach activities including briefings for public distribution, lectures, and other public interface when appropriate. Follow up on leads and inquiries from community members and constituents. Respond to general inquiries in a timely, approachable and comprehensive manner. Estimate resources necessary to identify solutions for problems brought to our attention. Identify and access internal and external resources to resolve questions and find solutions. Work as a part of ACEP team to identify potential funding sources to create further or more detailed solutions. Communicate findings to program personnel and project leads.Essential
60Project Management: This position reports to the Solar Technologies Program and Data Collection & Analysis Program manager in Anchorage. Manage multidisciplinary energy projects based in the Anchorage office at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power. Projects may include those related to the following programs: *Solar Technologies Program; *Data Collection & Analysis Program; *Electric Vehicle research thrust; *National Science Foundation (connections between renewable energy and community security in the Arctic); *Department of Defense, related to the efficacy and development of solar photovoltaic technology in Alaska; *Interests from local governmental and nongovernmental partners across the aforementioned programs, and others in development. Monitor remote data streams from powerhouse data collection, outage monitoring, solar irradiance and meteorological monitoring, and other projects within these programs to ensure timeliness, completeness, and basic quality control. Ensure the project goals and technical deliverables are defined and executed in a timely, fiscally responsible, quality-controlled, and professional manner, and in alignment with larger program goals. Develop and monitor financial and technical progress metrics and tools for projects that can be easily accessed and referenced. Work with subcontractors and personnel to ensure timely delivery of technical and financial deliverables. Identify and submit purchase requests and requisitions for the necessary equipment and supplies based on program needs and after discussion with members of the Solar Technologies Program, Data Collection & Analysis Program, and Electric Vehicle research group. Ensure expenditures are within technical and budgetary specifications including such items as computer and data acquisition systems, field instrumentation and general hardware. Assist with other project development tasks as necessary, including taking, organizing, and disseminating notes at critical meetings. Provide assistance, as needed, to the Program Director for the Alaska Regional Collaboration for Innovation and Commercialization (ARCTIC) Program. Duties will include assisting with reporting and evaluation, publicity and communications, program administration, financial management, meetings and workshop coordination.Essential

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

Ability to manage a cohesive research team through technical tasks with minimal supervision. Knowledge of effective project management tools and methods.

Ability to pay strong attention to detail.

Strong research and analytical skills, knowledge of accurate data collection methods, and of standard reporting procedures.

Ability to understand and work within financial constraints of funding parameters.

The ability to understand practical applications of mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems.

The desire for a hands-on problem-solving work environment with a variety of different technologies.

Working knowledge of computer systems and common software such as Excel.

Ability to work autonomously within the context of broader ACEP programs.

Strong writing and communication skills.

Ability to successfully lead the work of others.

Experience handling purchase requests, outreach and coordinating and managing meetings.

Experience in monitoring remote data streams, outage monitoring, solar irradiance and/or meteorological monitoring. A background in science or engineering is preferred.  

Required Education and Experience: 

Master’s degree and two years research experience at the postgraduate level in a science or energy field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Experience working with computers and common programs such as Excel.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

This position is part-time, 60 hours a pay-period/30 hours per week.  The job location will be Anchorage, Alaska.

Application Process:

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application.  Please submit your application no later than 7/5/2020 at 11:55 PM Alaska Time.  The review of this posting will start on 7/6/2020. This posting will be closed once it is filled.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-6498. 

Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UA Human Resources office at 907-450-8200.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace. University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact GI HR at 907-474-6498.

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