Solar Research and Development Engineer with Security Clearance

ManTech International
Washington, Washington DC
Jun 21, 2024
Jun 28, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Scientist, Research
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future Become an integral part of a diverse team while working at an Industry Leading Organization, where our employees come first. At ManTech International Corporation, you'll help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement. ManTech is seeking an engineer or scientist with expertise in one or a combination of the following areas to serve as a technical advisor for the Solar Energy Technology Office's (SETO) Concentrating Solar-thermal Power (CSP) program. The selected candidate will interface with SETO staff and R&D organizations,
including government labs, industry, and academia, to identify transformation scientific concepts and unproven technologies that are high-risk, high payoff investments to radically advance the nation's CSP capabilities. The CSP program oversees approximately $60,000,000 in annual R&D funds appropriated by
congress with the overarching mission of supporting the development concentrating solar-thermal technologies which could decarbonize the US energy sector. The team develops high impact funding programs and provides active project management to selected projects ranging from early stage R&D to first of a kind demonstration pilot plant demonstrations. This position offers a hybrid schedule with 4 on-site days a month in Washington, DC. Further flexibility can be arranged for highly qualified candidates. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Interface with government staff and research and development organizations to include government labs, industry, and academia. Identify transformation scientific concepts and unproven technologies that high-risk/high payoff investments to advance concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP). Assess current and emerging CSP technologies for both electricity generation and process heat applications and identify benefits/challenges of applying them to integrated commercial energy systems. Serve as a technical advisor in the development of user requirements, evaluation of proposed technical designs/applications, technical progress evaluations, and risk assessments/mitigation planning. Prepare scientific/technical material for and participate in stakeholder engagement forums such as conferences, symposiums, and technical interchange meetings that may include government representatives, academia, and industry partners. Assist in reviews of application materials and concept papers and complete pre-screening of related documents on behalf of the government customer to support current and future competitive solicitations. Assist the government team with the synthesis of information flow from Federal Contract Managers and Industry Partnerships, support decision-making, and ensure execution of directives at Federal offices, National Laboratories, and industry partnership organizations. Conduct research and prepare technical briefings, white papers, or related deliverables as assigned. Provide oversight and management to a portfolio of R&D projects Required Qualifications: Experience with high temperature materials science and high temperature particle handling. Knowledge of advance power cycles, commercial CSP or rolar process heat development, commercial thermal energy storage development, and non-imaging optical systems. Comprehensive and advanced knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures, and practices on thermal system development, renewable energy analysis, and/or, storage distributions.
Ability to develop new concepts, techniques, and technology scale up as a subject matter expert for hybrid energy systems and thermal energy storage. Advanced Manufacturing and/or Controls (including wireless) A Bachelor's in engineering or physical sciences and 7 years' experience, a Master's in engineering or physical sciences and three years' experience, or a PHD engineering or physical sciences is required. Preferred Qualifications: Research focused on CSP or solar process heat development technologies in the areas of solar thermal energy, commercial thermal energy storage development, non-imaging optical systems, mechatronics, and robotics. Prior experience working with the Department of energy is desired. 4 or more years of direct relevant research/work experience is preferred. Clearance requirements: A current DOE public trust is required to start. Physical Requirements: Must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 50% Additional Requirements: Must be a US Citizen
Must successfully pass a drug screening The projected compensation range for this position is $110,800-$185,500. There are differentiating factors that can impact a final salary/hourly rate, including, but not limited to, Contract Wage Determination, relevant work experience, skills and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location (For Remote Opportunities), education and certifications as well as Federal Government Contract Labor categories. In addition, ManTech invests in it's employees beyond just compensation. ManTech's benefits offerings include, dependent upon position, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Retirement and Savings, Learning and Development opportunities, wellness programs as well as other optional benefit elections. For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license.The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ManTech may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone. ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with ManTech through its online applicant system, please contact ManTechs Corporate EEO Department at . ManTech is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer - minorities, females, disabled and protected veterans are urged to apply. ManTechs utilization of any external recruitment or job placement agency is predicated upon its full compliance with our equal opportunity/affirmative action policies. ManTech does not accept resumes from unsolicited recruiting firms. We pay no fees for unsolicited services. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation please click and provide your name and contact information.