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Project Controller

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, Colorado 80401
  • Payrate
    $65,000 To $85,000 Yearly
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift, 2nd Shift

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation's primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.


From day one at NREL, you’ll connect with coworkers driven by the same mission to save the planet. By joining an organization that values a supportive, inclusive, and flexible work environment, you’ll have the opportunity to engage through our eight employee resource groups, numerous employee-driven clubs, and learning and professional development classes.


NREL supports inclusive, diverse, and unbiased hiring practices that promote creativity and innovation. By collaborating with organizations that focus on diverse talent pools, reaching out to underrepresented demographics, and providing an inclusive application and interview process, our Talent Acquisition team aims to hear all voices equally. We strive to attract a highly diverse workforce and create a culture where every employee feels welcomed and respected and they can be their authentic selves.


Job Description

The Integrated Applications Center (IAC) helps clients including federal agencies, state and local governments, communities, and the private sector to develop energy strategies, analyze opportunities, and implement an integrated portfolio of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) technologies to meet energy goals.


The Modeling & Analysis Group in the IAC has an opening for a Project Controller. The primary responsibility of this role is to provide project management and financial support to research staff and project leaders in IAC. The Project Controller will work under the general supervision and guidance of project leaders and more senior-level staff to support planning, coordinating, implementing, and assessing project activities according to project objectives and deadlines, while assisting to keep project milestones/deliverables on time and within budget. Staff in IAC lead complex, cutting-edge clean energy initiatives and depend on Project Controllers to ensure that projects are effectively managed to maximize impact.


The successful candidate will support project budget review and tracking, financial review and analysis, project task planning and scheduling, documentation management, client reporting, and subcontract administration and management (e.g., statement of work development and deliverables tracking). Specific project requirements may vary depending on client type and agreement structure.


What We Can Offer:

  • A collaborative, fast-paced, flexible, and fun work environment
  • Endless opportunities to learn from experienced researchers and project managers
  • Contributing and supporting research projects in the clean, low-carbon energy future
  • Supporting a life-long desire to understand, analyze, and plan the future electric power system


Key Areas of Responsibility:

Project budget review and monitoring, subcontract management (SOW development, execution, accruals, approving invoices, tracking and meeting deliverables), task planning and scheduling, documentation management, client reporting, and documenting cost share requirements. Specific project requirements may vary depending on client type and agreement structure. 


Job Duties Might Include:

  • Supporting the project team with project management activities: create schedules, monitor progress against deliverables, track costs against plans and manage budgets
  • Completing regular assessments of project progress and finances and update plans when indicated
  • Researching, assembling and evaluating information/data and develop solutions to issues
  • Contributing to and preparing reports, presentations, and group communications to internal and external stakeholders
  • Planning, organizing, and executing project activities such as webinars, client meetings, workshops, and conferences
  • Preparing project documentation including budget tracking and reporting
  • Assisting in the preparation of project management documentation
  • Supporting the development of proposals by coordinating with PIs, developing draft materials, compiling, uploading materials, etc
  • Manage and coordinate subcontracting and procurement procedures and serving as technical monitor when needed


Please note: A cover letter is required when applying for this role.



Basic Qualifications

Relevant Bachelor's Degree and 2 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant Master's Degree or equivalent relevant education/experience.

Additional Required Qualifications

  • Proficiency and experience using Microsoft Excel and the Microsoft Office Suite and other computer software programs needed to effectively track and manage a project
  • Knowledge and application of project management principles and practices
  • Strong oral and written communications skills and interpersonal skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented

Salary Details

3 Weeks PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b), Pension, Continuing Education (includes certificates) reimbursement and more


Posted: 2021-11-23 Expires: 2022-01-07

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