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General Engineer/Physical Scientist

Company: Department of Energy
Location: Richland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Summary A successful candidate in this position will: Serve as the Senior Federal Project Director with the overall responsibility for the planning, designing, construction, and commissioning of the Energy Sciences Capability project and similarly large, complex projects. Responsibilities As a GS-14 Interdisciplinary General Engineer/Physical Scientist, you will: Provide overall technical management and coordination of design, construction, and operations activities and Operations Plan, and defines the program objectives, scope, cost and schedule. Serve as the single Federal point-of-contact between Department of Energy, Office of Science andPacific Northwest National Laboratory management and operating Contractor senior leadership, management, and staff, and responsible for integrating and implementing the project phases, upgrade and transition to operations, and achieve the project objectives Review and approve operations and project plans and ensure proper execution. Provide comments on designated technical and administration staff papers, DOE issuances, and reports. Conduct special studies, economic analyses, and preparation of reports requiring research, technical analysis, and integration of data from a variety of sources (e.g., engineering or scientific review and analysis of budget, economic design and construction data, compilation of technical background information on various types of energy management surveys and studies, and cost and capacity and energy savings analyses of existing and proposed projects). Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a United States Citizen. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements. Resume and application package must be submitted online. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Current Department of Energy, Department of Science employee in the competitive service on career/career-conditional appointment. This position may be included in the bargaining unit. In accordance with DOE Order, DOE O 326.1 a Confidential Financial Disclosure Statement is required for this position. This position requires a non-sensitive moderate risk Tier 2 investigation. Qualifications Basic Education Requirement General Engineer: A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelors degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2)include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science orphysics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f)nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and theirapplications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1 , or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by anyState, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration bymeans other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field oftheir registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions. 2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professionalregistration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. 3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included thecourses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program asdescribed in paragraph A. 4. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics,chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelors degree in engineering, provided the applicant hashad at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either anestablished plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g.,in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all inclusive.) Basic Education Requirement Physical Scientist: A. Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. OR B. Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSA qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Reviewing and approving operations and project plans and ensuring proper execution. Validating project budget requirements and budget documentation. Providing resource management of Federal or Federal/State co-funded project(s), including budget requests, scheduling, prioritizing, and monitoring of PNNL's performance in these areas. Leading direct and indirect resources on the integrated project team composed of all technical and business disciplines necessary to support execution of all aspects of the project. Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application! Knowledgeof advanced engineering concepts, principles, standards, practices of physical sciences or engineering disciplines such as mechanical and civil, sufficient to provide senior-level technical expertise and guidance to other practitioners, and/or relevant physical science fields (e.g., chemistry, physics, and health physics) to enable independent technical assessments of design, construction, and operation of facilities. Knowledge of construction engineering principles and practices, analytical ability to evaluate contractors plans, operations and change order proposals. Skill in formulating budgetary analysis, requirements, and proposals for the execution of the Energy Sciences Capability and similarly large, complex projects. Skill in written communication to present programs, plans, reports, and/or problems in suitable form for top-level policy decisions; develop, organize, and present ideas, technical information and data in written form; make oral presentations and negotiate a variety of issues, to management and group and individuals at all levels. Ability to evaluate and make authoritative technical and programmatic judgments on concepts, proposals, experiments, and alternative solutions to technical problems that would have the effect of determining major direction in program activities, whereby such judgments often concern untested, novel, and complex engineering/scientific ideas proposed to accomplish program objectives "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Education EDUCATION:Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. Additional Information The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website. If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section. More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement. Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year. Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation. All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government. EEO Policy:eoc.gov/federal/fed/_employees/index.cfm Reasonable Accommodation Policy:pm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/reasonable-accommodations/ Veterans Information: edshirevets.gov/job-seekers/veterans-preference/ Telework:Selective Service Registration: sajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/fair-and-transparent/selective-service/

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