Hiring for this position is governed by federal export control regulations. Selected candidate must meet the criteria for working on projects subject to export control, including country of citizenship. Proof of degree required for selected candidate.
To manage the tactical, technical and operational components of the multimillion dollar annual Advanced Energy Consortium (AEC) at the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin.
Manage and help to develop and evolve the technical and operational aspects of the consortium, bridging between the necessary internal university operations with the external research projects and member expectations. Interact with consortium members through a technical advisory council (TAC), set strategic technical direction, and tactically monitor research projects, renewals, and research priorities. Oversee and administer the external grant award process. Supervise three to four technical project managers who coordinate a portfolio of 30-40 research projects at universities and research institutions around the world, and a program coordinator who manages contracts and consortium logistics. Develop and maintain multi-year operational, financial and staffing plans for the AEC. Organize and summarize the administrative, financial and technical information presented to the Board of Management on a quarterly basis. Maintain contact with AEC member companies to ensure they are individually satisfied with the consortium and continue their investment. Help recruit new members into the consortium. Write and publish articles for internal and external publication that promote and define consortium research. Drive or travel to make presentations at universities, technical forums and conferences to promote the AEC and generate industry interest.
Other related functions as assigned.
Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or a related scientific or technical field. Ten years of program management experience. Proven organizational and operational skills. Proven technical experience and background.
MBA in Administration and/or Master's degree or PhD in a related scientific field. Technical background in subsurface geosciences and oil and gas industry. Nanotechnology experience. More than the required management experience. Industrial consortium experience. Professional demeanor. Advanced computer skills.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Occasional weekend, overtime and evening work to meet deadlines. Occasional interstate, intrastate and international travel. Field work as necessary.