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Technical Leader - Critical Power

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Job Title: Technical Leader - Critical Power


Location: Knoxville, TN


Job Summary and Description:

Leads research efforts in particular scientific disciplines or technologies and participates the development and application of products and services in those areas through contractors and departmental or cross-functional teams.  Applies technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.  Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Organizes the external and interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget.  May conduct research directly in complex, high impact technical or scientific fields.

• Ability to apply technical knowledge to industry issues and gain input on needs from members/stakeholders and identify current and emerging technical issues.

• Develops research or services opportunities of value to EPRI members that fit EPRI’s mission and capabilities.  This will include solving customer problems, producing insights and information vital to the members, and delivering information in a manner that members and customers can and will apply.  

• May provide oversight of a project team to assure technical and financial milestones are met.

• Provides assistance to the EPRI sales staff in Member Services and EPRI International.

• Broaden technical expertise and interface with national and international technical networks with manufacturers, consultants, and academia and research organizations.

• Communicates strategies and results, written and verbal, to program members, potential members and external stakeholders through guidelines, reports, meetings, webcasts, workshops and conferences.

• Manages small or medium (less complex) projects including budgets and resources



Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field or equivalent experience required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• 5 -7 or more years of research and development project and promotional experience, including development of advanced concepts for internal research or equivalent experience.

• Shows technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives using creative imaginative solutions.

• Experience in performing and/or managing research activities.

• Incumbents must be able to exercise judgment, diligence, and attention to detail and demonstrate an aptitude for carrying out responsible technical assignments.

• Good verbal and written communication skills.

• Manages projects and may work in conjunction with a technical specialist.

• Developing technical depth in 1-2 areas

• Understand how work fits across EPRI programs

• Typically individual contributor, may begin handling supervisory activities for lower level positions.


Additional Job Information:

Candidates with an active national security clearance and a recently completed (24 months or less) background investigation are preferred.


US Citizenship required.


In this position, the Technical Leader will work closely with the Program Manager and other EPRI technical staff to:

  • Lead and manage projects that include: design, build, testing, commissioning, engineering / scientific analysis, and research studies.
  • Apply technical knowledge and experience to project types that often include one or more of the following aspects of electric power systems: power distribution, power protection, power conditioning, power quality, efficiency, design-build-test-train-deploy of unique power solutions, electrical training.
  • Assess customer needs, develop research and service opportunities, prepare R&D proposals and formulate innovative technical approaches and solutions.
  • Communicate analysis and results, written and verbal, to peers and customers through webcasts, project review meetings, writing technical reports / papers and making presentations.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Exceptional writing skills.
  • Experience and proficiency working hands-on with tools, instrumentation, and electrical equipment.
  • Experience and proficiency developing, interpreting, and constructing to electrical design standards and documentation.
  • Experience writing technical reports / papers and making presentations.
  • Ability to navigate and utilize industry codes and standards, such as the NFPA 70 and 70E.
  • Ability to develop technical solutions to problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity.
  • Ability to work independently but knows when to ask for assistance and further direction
  • Ability to prioritize, allocate, and manage time and budget for assigned tasks
  • Strong motivation to develop and apply new knowledge and skills
  • Good problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional verbal skills
  • Self-motivated, quick learner with an ability to adapt to changes in work scope.
  • Collaborator and team player
  • A strong work ethic
  • Passion to make a significant individual and team impact.


EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.


Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.


EPRI is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/Disabled


Together . . . Shaping the Future of Electricity.





  • Energy / Utilities / Oil & Gas
Posted: 2020-05-19 Expires: 2020-06-18


EPRI is at the center of a quickly evolving energy landscape. With significant challenges facing the electric industry and the world, we are always seeking top talent with hands-on experience to address issues as they relate to the generation, delivery, use, management and environmental responsibility of global electricity.

Industry expertise, thought leadership and innovative solutions guide the work of EPRI’s employees. Our commitment to fact-based, objective research allows individuals to harness the power of focused collaborations with the electric industry, academia and numerous stakeholders. As an employee of EPRI, you may grow professionally and build a rewarding career in a setting where people leverage their skills, talents, experiences and interests.

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