Pre-Commercial Energy Technology Consultant

Key Role:
Understand the technical and commercial hurdles of bringing an early-stage energy technology to market and apply that knowledge to advise on the feasibility of proposed projects. Advise client program managers in negotiations with project principal investigators (PI) on the development of project objectives, schedules, and key technical, financial, and market project milestones. Assess the critical path of project milestones to enable active management. Engage with principal investigators (PI’s) to monitor progress of projects against the negotiated milestones, highlight project roadblocks to client program manager, and, in conjunction with technical subject matter experts, proactively define possible solutions that will help resolve the challenges inherent to achieving commercial scale innovations, including integrating new components into broader systems, establishing cost-effective supply chains and manufacturing approaches, attaining and then demonstrating commercial-grade reliability, and validating technical and economic performance at scale. Organize and drive the agenda for monthly and quarterly project meetings with client leadership, key project stakeholders, and project leadership, focusing on risk management and mitigation. Communicate progress to a federal program manager in a concise manner, distilling the critical information on the factors driving the overall success of the project. This position will require travel within the US, when necessary to accommodate client needs, and is located in Washington, DC.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with oversight, evaluation, and integrated planning of projects in energy or energy adjacent industries, including chemicals or manufacturing

  • Experience bringing a high tech product from the bench scale or prototype phase to the marketplace

  • Experience in hardware or software product launch

  • Experience with project management

  • Experience with creating verbal and written communication products for clients, including presentations and project reports

  • Knowledge of investment, business, market, and policy landscapes related to energy production and use

  • Ability to work in both independent and collaborative settings

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Master's degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of multiple energy technical areas, including energy storage, grid services, transportation, energy efficiency, and chemicals or fuels

  • Master's degree in Engineering or Science


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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