The Reducing Embodied-energy And Decreasing Emissions (“REMADE”) Institute is one of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-led institutes in the multiagency network known as Manufacturing USA. Since it was established five years ago, Manufacturing USA has grown from a single institute to a network of 14 institutes. Led by manufacturing experts renowned in their field, the Manufacturing USA Institutes have attracted over $2B in public/private investments, 1,300 companies, universities and industry associations. Each institute is charged with improving domestic manufacturing competitiveness through innovative new manufacturing techniques, technologies and offer new training and jobs for American workers. The Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance (SMIA) was selected by the DOE to lead the REMADE Institute in Rochester, NY.
The mission of the REMADE Institute is to enable the early stage applied research and development of key industrial platform technologies that could dramatically reduce the embodied energy and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing. By focusing its efforts on the technologies that will eliminate and/or mitigate the technical and economic barriers that prevent greater material recycling, recovery, remanufacturing, and reuse, the REMADE Institute seeks to motivate the subsequent industry investments that will be required to complete technology development and deploy these technologies across the U.S. manufacturing eco-system.
The Project Manager ensures REMADE projects are completed on time, within budget, and meet stated goals. This position directly supports both technical projects, as well as institute operations. This position requires a positive attitude and entrepreneurial spirit; along with the drive to evolve the REMADE Institute to its highest levels of performance.
- Collaborate with project team members from industry, academia, and national labs to deliver Institute awarded projects on time and budget.
- Maintain regular communication with project team members and REMADE operations and technical staff
- Identify intellectual property with commercialization potential both within and across projects
- Support the development of Institute project calls, and work with awarded teams to finalize statements of work and budgets
- Work with Contract management to execute project contract modifications as needed
- Ensure reporting is completed as required
- Assist in other Institute deliverables as needed
- The position will require some domestic travel
Required Skills and Experience
- Experience managing technical projects in a research environment
- Experience with federally funded projects preferred
- Experience with one or more of the following: Design for Reuse, Manufacturing Materials Optimization, Remanufacturing and End of Life/Reuse, Recycling and Recovery
- Understanding of intellectual property and commercialization with the ability to identify intellectual property with commercialization potential
- Strong technical aptitude
- Strong verbal and written skills, and ability to convey complex information in a way that others can readily understand
- Strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to systematically analyze complex problems, draw relevant conclusions and implement appropriate solutions
- Bachelor’s Degree required in engineering, business, or related field
- MBA or equivalent experience preferred
The REMADE Institute does not discriminate in the screening or submission of candidates on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, disability, or other protected status.
All applicants must be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents