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Energy Threats Cyber Security Engineer

Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Job Description:


Job Title: Energy Threats Cyber Security Engineer
Grade: 240
Org: Cybercore Programs
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (9x80 schedule)


Securing the Nation Bit by Byte and Addressing the Threats of Tomorrow, Today

MISSION: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

VISION: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.


Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Cybercore Integration Center is seeking an experienced engineer to provide technical oversight of various critical infrastructure-related projects comprising Cybercore's expanding energy security portfolio. Cybercore's control systems experts, cyber researchers and threat analysts examine potential cyber threats to industrial control systems and develop mitigations and recommendations against those threats. The person chosen for this position will have oversight responsibility for multiple ongoing, rapidly expanding projects sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE). The person in this position is expected to A) ensure that these projects are managed properly in terms of technical excellence, cost, and schedule, B) assign project tasks and performance goals, and C) advise on and execute major project decisions on behalf of Cybercore leadership. The person in this position will provide onsite technical expertise in critical infrastructure security as well as coordinate interaction and information sharing with various stakeholders within the U.S. government, state and local governments, private/public industries, and academia.

This challenging position requires industry and technical experience in the fields of cyber and industrial control systems. In addition, competitive candidates will have business and management skills, to include planning, coordinating, and executing technical work for DOE, industry and other sponsors. This position requires a self-starter and effective communicator who excels at identifying work scope and translating that into technical task definitions for members of various project teams.

The person in this position will interface directly with various DOE offices -- most notably the offices of Cyber Security, Energy Security and Emergency Response (CESER), Electricity (DOE-OE) and Intelligence and Counterintelligence (DOE-IN) -- on existing and potentially new cyber security-related collaborations and advise INL on research opportunities in the area of cyber security against threats to the US electrical grid and other US critical infrastructures. The person in this position is expected to already have a deep understanding of the US electric industry's evolving control systems cyber security challenges and be able to use that understanding to develop and guide strategic direction for INL's future investments in cyber-related personnel and other resources.

The person in this position is expected to have exceptional communications skills and experience-based gravitas that allows them to speak authoritatively with world class cyber technical experts while also having the ability to explain highly technical subject manner to non-technical professionals in an easily understood manner.

The person chosen for this position will interface directly with Cybercore leadership, across divisions within INL's National & Homeland Security directorate, and with lab leadership, and also will be expected to maintain current relationships with DOE sponsors, particularly CESER, and to foster new relationships with DOE and industry.

Cybercore is all about harnessing disparate skill sets and using that to execute projects that are vital to US national security. Therefore, the person chosen for this position must enjoy and thrive in a team environment.


Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) "Q" security clearance

Bachelor's degree and at least 20 years of relevant experience or Master's degree and 12 years or PhD and 8 years

Preferred formal educational backgrounds include mechanical or electrical engineering, cyber security/computer sciences or business/financial management.

Relevant experiences include program/project management at INL (particularly in the cyber security realm) and familiarity with industrial control systems.

Applicants with in-depth knowledge of the US energy sector and experience working with DOE, DHS and private industry on grid security-related projects will be particularly competitive.



To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see



Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Work Conditions: typing/keyboard, 8 hrs./day, overtime/irregular hours, working alone
Certification Exams: testing designated position (tdp)


March 18, 2019 (Midnight, MST)



Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.


When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.


INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.


Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and


Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the

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