Energy Research Project Manager (Part-Time) - 13029BR
Energy Research Project Manager (Part-Time)
SALARY, EMPLOYMENT STATUS, AND FRINGE BENEFITS: Position is contingent on funding. Salary commensurate with experience. Position is .75FTE, regular unclassified professional staff position, FLSA exempt, subject to annual review. Benefits include university staff privileges; 22 days of vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave, and 9 holidays annually; group medical, life insurance, and retirement program options.
- Manage several aspects of the project to include taking the lead on some of the environmental aspects of the study.
- Provide guidance/direction to the different parties and entities involved in the project.
- Manage the budget and track project progress.
- Develop reports and publications, assemble data and references, and schedule tasks to meet publication deadlines on a large complex research study.
- Contact participants and assemble information to aid contract reporting and procurement of state and federal authorizations and permits.
- Direct interface with professionals, regulatory partners, and external organizations to develop and maintain effective project relationships and opportunities.
- Manage schedule and submit documents to contract agency under regulatory guidelines.
- Coordinate data processing efforts, evaluate meaningfulness of methods and planning techniques to optimize team performance to meet project objectives.
- Review and select vendors to generate effective delivery of services within budget.
- Extract key information from reports to highlight on website or other types of public dissemination.
- Generate tailored bibliographies and summaries on selected topics to assist research and manuscript preparation.
(25%) Technical Projects
- Assist collection of data in core facility, lab, and field.
- Aid in organizing field expeditions, operating relevant data gathering tools to facilitate field investigations, and electronic retrieval and integration of information.
- Manage activities using lab equipment such as mass spectrometer for isotopic analysis, X-ray diffraction, or scanning electron microscope.
- Train and/or supervise students and research personnel as needed.
- Electronically catalog results of lab and field work; integrate with other applications.
(15%) Coordinate Research Collaborations, Proposal Development
- Lead and/or coauthor one or more environmental policy papers on the topic of carbon management with the subawardee on the project, Great Plains Institute.
- Explore and facilitate development of ideas for new initiatives and expanding research.
- Investigate background on initiative(s), aid discussion, and seek consensus to move forward.
- Network with stakeholders and set meetings/conference calls to evaluate and refine initiative.
- Develop position papers, presentations, and a website to convey information and share data.
- Monitor successful deployment of the new initiative through its lifecycle, attaining goals and objectives.
- Organize and interact with collaborating scientists to respond to funding opportunities.
- Facilitate deployment of successful projects including contract and budget negotiations.
(10%) Data Management
- Assemble and organize datasets.
- Provide access of datasets to public and collaborators as required using web services.
- Retrieve and prepare data from collaborators for central storage and access.
- Manage data handling protocols such as upload of digital (LAS) well logs.
- Assist with data integration and analysis using standard software, e.g., GIS, Petrel, Excel, KGS Java web tools.
- Assemble information for interactive web-based mapping system, including logs, maps, cross sections, and models.
- Contribute to GIS-related tasks and create graphics or maps to facilitate geospatial analysis and efficient data access for collaborative research.
- Assist in integration of 3D surface and subsurface data to perform environmental assessment and resource evaluation via external and collaborative sources.
(10%) Professional Development
- Workshops and courses in grants and contracts administration, project management, software utilization, etc.
- M.S. degree in an earth science related field.
- Minimum one year of experience as project coordinator in a science related field (by time of appointment).
- Three years training and/or experience using ArcGIS or related software and mapping project data.
- Proficiency in office programs including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.
- Demonstrated experience with archiving data and managing confidential information.
- Demonstrated development and maintenance of electronic databases.
- Demonstrated ability to write technical reports.
- Demonstrated project management experience to include: ability to follow direction, work independently in a multi-disciplinary team; ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision; strong organizational and multitasking skills; and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Familiarity and working knowledge of the petroleum and environmental industries.
- Demonstrated experience in collaboration with external organizations.
- Ability to obtain a State of Kansas driver’s license by onset of appointment.
- Ability and willingness to travel up to three weeks per year to participate in meetings and other project-related events.
- Ability to participate effectively in and influence project decision making and negotiating.
- Demonstrated ability to learn and ability to work in a proactive and professional demeanor.
- Ability to communicate effectively to lead teams and motivate staff.
- Participation experience in negotiations with clients and the supply chain.
Additional Candidate Instructions
- Cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications;
- Contact information for three professional references.