Job Description

The Project Leader III Communicator will be accountable for senior-level communications strategy and project management for the solar body of work in the Science and Technology Group in NREL’s Communications & Public Affairs Office. The position has a primary emphasis on client relations, strategic communications planning, and project management. Selected candidate will lead establishment of NREL’s solar communications strategy and will establish trust and influence with internal and external customers.


The selected candidate will also design and coordinate implementation of communications strategies and products working directly in partnership with NREL senior leadership, including laboratory program managers, as well as technical leads. The selected candidate will develop and direct projects and provide advice to the Communications Office, the National Center for Photovoltaics, and the DOE customer.


The candidate must demonstrate the ability to collaborate with cross-disciplinary project teams to create websites, web applications, print and multimedia products, as well as with NREL technical team members across multiple departments. The candidate will contribute to the development of new communication principles, concepts, practices, standards and disciplines. The candidate will work without appreciable direction in a fast-paced agency-like environment and manage multiple projects. Candidate will provide expert direction to customers and staff using ingenuity and creative thinking for complex and impactful communication projects and issues.


The candidate must have proven experience in leading a team of communicators. Candidate must create and implement methods for analyzing and collectively managing projects, establishing project budgets, managing funding sources, and building business.


In addition, the selected candidate must have:

  • Excellent leadership, project management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent customer relations and team mentoring skills.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
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