NREL Cyber-Physical Security Technical Advisor in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Cyber-Physical Security Technical Advisor



CO - Golden


Position Type



Hours Per Week



Job Description

The Cyber-Physical Security Group within the Energy Security and Resilience Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking an experienced researcher to serve as Cyber-Physical Security Technical Advisor who will shape NREL’s research supporting energy security and resilience. The advisor will work directly with the electric utility sector, the renewable energy sector, energy and security technology vendors and integrators, the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies with missions critical to the nation’s energy security interests.

Specific duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Contribute to implementation of NREL’s Energy Security and Resilience strategic plan across all programs at the laboratory and advise all levels of laboratory leadership.

  • Build research collaborations with other researchers at NREL, other national laboratories, academia, and industry.

  • Develop and enhance NREL’s technical capabilities relevant to advancing security and resilience for cyber-physical systems and the electric power grid, renewable energy generation systems, and grid edge devices such as building control systems, storage, and electric vehicles.

  • Lead development of funding opportunity proposals.

  • Shape world-class high-quality research and development.

  • Assist with staff planning, recruiting and mentoring.


Basic Qualifications

Relevant PhD with 15 years of experience. Experience developing and applying highly advanced technologies and systems. Demonstrated leadership of complex, high-impact technical projects related to energy system security and resilience. Must be eligible for a DOE security clearance.


Additional Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications


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