Power Systems Integration Project Manager - ACEP

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  • Job Number:521751
  • Classification:Research Professional 3
  • Grade:Grade 80
  • Work type:Hybrid, On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF AK Center for Energy & Power
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

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. In this position, you will have the opportunity to help coordinate data, deliverables, outreach products, and stakeholder relationships for the Power Systems Integration program. If you enjoy working collaboratively and have communication, organizational, and time management skills, we encourage you to apply!


10Report Writing: Draft and edit technical reports for international and domestic clients, as well as for ACEP publications, documenting the options evaluated and recommendations for project development. Help respond to and/or coordinate responses to various funding opportunities to support impactful projects and programs. Write reports documenting results of work including planning, testing, and commissioning. Contribute to journal and conference papers related to field and or laboratory work. Coordinate reporting deliverables for managed projects (e.g. quarterly, annual, and final reports).Essential
30Research and Analysis: Participate in multi-disciplinary teams to conduct research on Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) and other energy related projects. Focus may include data collection, problem solving, and analysis. Solve complex research questions/problems by using advanced analytical skills. Conduct literature reviews when appropriate. Assess performance of prototype or pre-commercial technology and systems. Use traditional collection methods including surveys, interviews, control systems, and automated and mechanical feedback mechanisms to collect, synthesize, and analyze research data. Develop models for use by other research professionals or faculty members. Ensure quality control of projects and resulting data. Troubleshoot issues and create solutions as necessary. Prepare reports of findings for internal, client, and public dissemination. With ACEP director, principal investigator, and/or program managers, identify, procure, and set up necessary equipment and supplies within technical and budgetary specifications. This may include computer and data acquisition systems, field instrumentation, general hardware, plumbing, and mechanical and electrical material.Essential
60Project Management: Manage multidisciplinary energy projects at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP). Perform work under general direction. Projects include Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DoD), and State funded projects related to the planning and operation of modern power systems. 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/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, supplies, and service contracts based on program needs and after discussion with task leads and/or leadership. Ensure expenditures are within technical and budgetary specifications. Assist with other project development tasks as necessary, including taking, organizing, and disseminating notes at critical meetings. Provide assistance, as needed, to the principal investigator and/or program director. Duties will include assisting with reporting and evaluation, publicity and communications, program administration, financial management, meetings, and workshop coordination. Document research results in technical reports, peer-reviewed publications, and presentations.Essential


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Advanced knowledge of research methods and analytical procedures.
  • Ability to lead a cohesive research team through technical work 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.
  • Ability to understand practical applications of mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems.
  • Ability to work in 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.
Typical Experience:
Master’s degree and two years of research experience at the postgraduate level in a science or energy field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Required Education or Training:

Master’s degree and two years of research experience at the postgraduate level in a science or energy field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Salary Information:

This position is full-time, Grade 80, term-funded, exempt, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

**This position is located at the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. The successful applicant will be expected to be able to report to duty at the UAF office as required. Partial remote work agreements will be considered for this position.

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application. 

Application review for this position will begin immediately.  To ensure consideration please apply by 1/23/2023, no later than 11:59pm. To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7357. 

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


Alaska Center for Energy and Power:

The Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) is a research-driven organization at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university offers an attractive work environment and strong benefits including retirement and health insurance, generous leave policies, and tuition waivers for UAF courses. ACEP is committed to equity, inclusion, and accountability and values the open sharing of different perspectives. We support a respectful and welcoming environment and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans with strong applied science. Career growth and professional development are expected and encouraged.

UAF COVID Requirements:

At this time, all university employees are strongly encouraged to vaccinate themselves against the COVID-19 virus. While the federal government is not actively enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including its mandate requiring vaccination of federal contractor employees, UAF remains contractually obligated as a federal contractor to comply with those requirements should federal enforcement efforts recommence. As a result, UAF may adjust its vaccination requirements for covered UAF employees (currently Troth Yeddha’ campus and employees working in connection with certain federal contracts) at any time in the future, as needed, in order to comply with its contractual obligations.

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

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

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

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

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

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Cassandra Ellis, HR Coordinator, UAF Geophysical Institute, at caellis5@alaska.edu or (907) 474-5880.


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