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NREL Communications Project Manager II - Transportation, Hydrogen and Fuels in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Communications Project Manager II - Transportation, Hydrogen and Fuels

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Location

CO - Golden

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Position Type

Limited Term (Fixed Term)

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Hours Per Week

40

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Job Description

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals. NREL innovations give industry and consumers a wide range of efficient, high-performance, affordable, and clean transportation and fuel options. The lab’s research has resulted in revolutionary breakthroughs in fuels, components, and infrastructure, including electric, hybrid, fuel cell, and combustion technologies.

The NREL Communications & Public Affairs (C&PA) Office has an opening for a Professional II Project Manager who will act as a point of contact on communications projects representing transportation, hydrogen and fuels research. This position requires story-telling skills to communicate the laboratory’s successes through a variety of communication channels, as well as the ability to manage multiple communications projects with limited supervision. Knowledge of technical communications best practices and strategy is required, as is as strong attention to detail, quality, and the ability to maintain good working relationships with clients and team members.

The selected candidate will work directly with researchers and C&PA team members including project managers, writers, editors, web developers, information architects, and designers to develop and execute a variety of digital and traditional communications tactics. Strong client relations, writing, editing, and communications project management skills will be vital to success in this position.

Are you a creative whiz who knows how to bring projects in on deadline and budget? Do you have PR agency experience? Do the following skills match your experience? Interested in working with a dynamic group of communication experts and scientists? If so, you might be a great addition to this dynamic team.

Successful candidates must possess:

  • Strong writing and editing skills

  • Keen interest in learning about transportation, hydrogen and fuels technology and research

  • Ability to distill complex technical information into understandable and engaging content

  • Solid communications project management capabilities

  • Experience in maintaining and building relationships with clients

  • Aptitude for creating a wide range of digital media content and managing it in a CMS

  • Strong attention to detail and quality

  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects and deadlines under limited supervision

  • Knowledge of traditional and digital communication standards and best practices

  • Familiarity with the publishing/print production process

  • Can-do attitude and collaborative workstyle.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, or marketing.

  • Experience with emerging digital communications, marketing concepts, public relations, or advertising agency setting, social media, technologies, and practices is preferred.

  • Familiarity with renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, and/or other technical subject matter.

  • General knowledge and application of communications principles, theories and techniques.

  • Skilled in problem solving, written and verbal communication. Ability to use various computer software programs.

  • Experience with existing NREL and DOE programs.

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Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in English, journalism, communications, marketing or a related field and 2 or more years of experience in communications, public affairs , marketing or related field

Or, Master's Degree in English, journalism, communications, marketing or a related field or equivalent relevant education/experience and experience in communications, public affairs , marketing or related field

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Additional Qualifications

  • General knowledge and application of technical standards, principles, theories and techniques.

  • Frequent application of industry concepts and principles.

  • General knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field.

  • Skilled in problem solving, written and verbal communication.

  • Ability to use various computer software programs.

Preferred Qualifications

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