Chief Cybersecurity Engineer Jobs in Golden – Colorado – USA at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Title: Chief Cybersecurity Engineer

Company: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Location: Golden – Colorado – USA

Type: Full Time, Temporary

Category: Research/Development, Energy/Power Generation

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Chief Cybersecurity Engineer



CO – Golden


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Job Description

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 though our eight employee resource groups, numerous employee-driven clubs, learning and professional development classes.

The Chief Cybersecurity Engineer will provide vision, leadership, technical guidance, and stewardship of capabilities for the Energy Cybersecurity Program within the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Energy Security and Resilience Center. The position will report to the Director of the Energy Security and Resilience Center.

The Energy Cybersecurity Program focuses on research and applications to minimize the impact of cyberattacks on highly distributed energy systems. The research portfolio ranges from fundamentals of resilient energy system design to the comparative assessment of alternative new designs or mitigation measures for existing systems, considering emerging technologies, system configurations, operational strategies and business models. Outputs include principles, tools, techniques, and methodologies to assess and mitigate service disruptions from cyberattacks, alone or in combination with physical attacks, extreme weather and other natural disasters.

NREL works directly with the electric utility sector, the renewable energy sector, energy and security technology vendors and integrators, the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies with missions critical to the nation’s energy security interests.

Specific duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

Guide development of NREL’s 5-year cybersecurity strategic plan focusing on work in foundational and applied sciences supporting the security and resilience of complex cyber-energy networks. This work will span research across the laboratory and will involve advising all levels of laboratory leadership.

Inform the engineering design of cyber-resilient electric power grids and other energy systems, and approaches to the validation of their performance, utilizing a broad range of analysis, modeling and emulation capabilities.

Develop and enhance NREL’s technical capabilities relevant to advancing security and resilience for cyber-physical systems for the electric power grid, renewable energy generation systems, and grid edge devices such as building control systems, storage, and electric vehicles.

Anchor NREL’s energy system threat team.

Develop and enhance technical capabilities relevant to advancing cyber-defense of energy systems while delivering world-class research, development and evaluation results. Publish results in high-impact journals when possible.

Build research collaborations with other researchers at NREL, other national laboratories, academia, and industry.

Lead development of funding opportunity proposals.

Assist with staff planning, recruiting and mentoring .




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