Navarro Research and Engineering is recruiting a Direct Air Capture (DAC) Subject Matter Expert (SME). This is a remote part-time (about 20 hours per week) position that may include some travel.
Navarro Research & Engineering is an award-winning federal contractor dedicated to partnering with our clients to overcome their most challenging environmental, technical, and infrastructure missions within the nuclear and environmental industries. Joining Navarro means being a part of an exceptional team committed to quality and safety while also looking for innovative strategies to create value for the client’s success. Headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Navarro has active programs in place across the nation for DOE/NNSA, NASA, and the Department of Defense.
This position will support the Department of Energy Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED). OCED is a multi-technology office responsible for overseeing more than $20B of investment in large scale demonstrations in emerging technologies such as clean hydrogen, carbon capture, advanced nuclear reactors, grid-scale energy storage, industrial emissions reductions as well as demonstrations in rural and socioeconomically disadvantaged regions.
In support of OCED’s mission, we are recruiting for a Direct Air Capture (DAC) Subject Matter Expert (SME). The Direct Air Capture Technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) should be knowledgeable and have medium to extensive understanding of Direct Air Capture (DAC) anchor and new emergent technologies that may/have been utilized for new and/or existing and operational DAC plants.
SME will need to quickly understand the OCED Direct Air Capture Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that was issued in December 2022 and become an Advisor on ambiguities associated with an array of DAC topical areas.
Utilize base SME knowledge and FOA information to advise the OCED DAC Hubs Program Manager and Team on technical uncertainties associated with potential selections and/or award negotiations strategies, parameters, or requirements to ensure adequate clauses and such are implemented.
Further areas of SME expertise include (but are not limited to):
Discussion/advisement on negotiation clauses/requirements
Participation in potential awardee discussions, recommendations of down-select criteria to implement, pilot scale or other tracking metrics to ensure continued/advancement of performance
Discussions with selected projects, potential site visits, coordination with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) counterparts on FOA parameters and fundamentals, and potential knowledge transfer (e.g., educational opportunities via direct application of on-going work; OJT-like technology understanding transfer) to OCED DAC Hubs Program Staff and others.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, or related field.
Graduate degree preferred
Have medium to extensive understanding of Direct Air Capture (DAC) anchor and new emergent technologies that may/have been utilized for new and/or existing and operational DAC plants.
Occasional travel to DOE OCED HQ (Washington, DC) and potential/new awardee site visits necessary to obtain negotiation parameters or requirements (if necessary).
Other travel may come up but should be discussed with CO/COR and DAC Hubs Program Manager.
Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearances requirements, US citizenship is required.
Navarro is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.
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