Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Nuclear Science & Technology (NS&T)
Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: January 14, 2021
Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Nuclear Science &
Technology (NS&T); position is located in Idaho Falls,
Laboratory Director, Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
INL, located in Idaho Falls, Idaho, is the nation's lead national
laboratory for nuclear energy research. As a Federally Funded
Research and Development Center, INL is managed and operated for
DOE by Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA). Today, over 5000 INL
staff apply their talents to a $1.5B a year research enterprise
dedicated to delivering multidisciplinary, multiprogram science and
technology solutions that address global energy and security
As the U.S. leader for advanced nuclear energy research,
development, and demonstration (RD&D), INL leverages an
unmatched combination of nuclear energy test bed facilities to
execute its mission to discover, demonstrate, and secure innovative
nuclear energy solutions, other low-carbon energy options, and
critical infrastructure. INL combines basic research, applied
science and engineering, and a problem-solving approach to pursue
its vision to change the world's energy future and secure our
nation's critical infrastructure. To achieve this vision, the
Nuclear Science & Technology (NS&T) directorate leads RD&D
for the advanced reactor technologies and improved fuel cycle
elements needed to sustain the existing fleet and expand deployment
of nuclear energy.
More than 450 researchers and staff in the NS&T directorate
deliver advancements that address international and national
challenges related to nuclear energy RD&D. NS&T also
provides unique talent and collaborative integrated science and
technology capabilities that support INL's energy and
environmental, national and homeland security, advanced test
reactor, and materials and fuel complex mission outcomes.
NS&T's annual budget authority for fiscal year 2020 was more
INL and the NS&T directorate have built a highly respected,
world-class nuclear RD&D program delivering on its role as the
U.S. leader in nuclear energy research. In the years to come, INL
will demonstrate advanced nuclear reactors for civilian and
government applications and will continue to lead the national
dialog and strategy to advance the use of nuclear energy and
associated fuel cycle technologies. INL aims to provide technology
solutions to complex problems using our unique and world-class
experimental capabilities, applied state-of-the-art modeling and
simulation tools, and integrated expertise in nuclear systems
design, analyses, and licensing. To further innovative nuclear
energy solutions, INL, within NS&T, leads the National Reactor
Innovation Center (NRIC). NRIC provides resources to test,
demonstrate, and assess performance of new nuclear technologies,
critical steps that must be completed before many are available
commercially. NS&T also leads the Gateway for Accelerated
Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) to enhance the collaborations among
the federally and privately funded efforts for advancing the use of
safe, secure and reliable nuclear energy within the national and
global energy portfolio. In addition, NS&T focuses on globally
maintaining and enhancing U.S. leadership in nuclear energy and
associated fuel cycle technologies.
The NS&T ALD will advance a unified science and technology
strategy for INL by collaborating with other INL research
directorates, namely Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC), Advanced
Test Reactor (ATR), National & Homeland Security (N&HS), and
Energy & Environment Science & Technology (EES&T). This
position will also seek to develop strategic partnerships with
partner national laboratories, universities, other national and
international RD&D organizations and private companies to
advance the goals of the U.S. nuclear energy strategy, and provide
leadership in developing and implementing integrated strategic
objectives and tactics to advance nuclear energy RD&D and INL's
BEA is seeking an accomplished leader to serve as the next ALD of
NS&T at INL who can articulate an inspiring vision and guide
the directorate toward an exciting future. The ALD will deliver new
nuclear science discoveries and nuclear energy technologies to
advance the mission of the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear
Energy (DOE-NE). Additionally, the ALD partners with the INL
Laboratory Director, the two Deputy Laboratory Directors, and the
other four technical Associate Laboratory Directors on strategy
development and implementation and overall laboratory leadership.
The next ALD will have the following attributes based on education
and experience: displays strategic leadership; demonstrates the
ability to lead a diverse, complex, technical organization;
demonstrates sound program development and management acumen with a
commitment to high standards, persistence, and practical leadership
and management skills; able to negotiate a complex political
landscape; and can work effectively with DOE-NE, other DOE offices
(including Naval Reactors), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC),
industry, and other stakeholders to represent INL's total
institutional capabilities for nuclear energy, clean energy, and
The ideal candidate will:
Build Collaboration and Partnerships
- Build and strengthen partnerships and connections with DOE,
particularly advancing and facilitating partnership with the
DOE-NE, national laboratories, technology end users, industry,
universities, and government collaborators and regulators.
- Provide visible community and regional leadership, paying
careful attention to local, State, and regional relationships and
- Work in collaboration and partnership with other
multifunctional scientific and mission areas across INL and with
the laboratory senior leadership team.
- Provide inspirational and strategic leadership for NS&T
programs' continued growth, impact, and maturity.
- Create and drive vision through leadership, exploration,
boldness, and resolve.
- Manage strategic and cultural change that aligns staff around
the Laboratory's vision, mission, and values.
- Be an authentic and credible communicator who can represent INL
on a national and international stage while influencing INL's
Set Strategy and Deliver Performance
- Lead in formulating and implementing Laboratory strategy that
continues to position INL as the nation's lead laboratory for
nuclear energy research and development.
- Drive NS&T leadership in advancing the use of nuclear
- Set high standards and clear expectations for institutional
priorities, performance, and outcomes.
- Manage the risks of leading a multidisciplinary, complex energy
research and engineering institution by balancing responsible, safe
operations and innovation.
- Deliver outstanding programmatic, financial, and operational
Develop People and Culture
- Attract and develop the highest quality, diverse scientific,
managerial, and leadership talents to lead and deliver impactful
science and engineering.
- Lead and enhance a management team that effectively leads
NS&T as a team, enhancing internal collaboration and engagement
within and across organizational lines.
- Maintain and advance a healthy, positive, and inclusive work
environment that promotes and enhances discovery and innovation and
reinforces INL's values.
- Be a credible and respected leader who can speak with
confidence and depth about NS&T's rich scientific and
engineering capabilities and contributions.
- Build INL reputation among sponsors, stakeholders, and staff as
a renowned applied science and engineering institution.
- Engender public trust and confidence.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
- Accomplished senior or executive leadership in a complex
technical organization, balancing mission, operational
requirements, and risk to deliver mission outcomes.
- Demonstrated experience working with or knowledge of nuclear
energy and associated fuel cycle technologies.
- Advanced degree: PhD in science or engineering
- Record of collaborations across the DOE system and with outside
- Record of successful interactions with DOE organizations and
programs; an ability to obtain funding from federal agencies is
- Record of developing industrial relationships for advanced
technology development and deployment; knowledge of industry and
commercial practices in advanced research and industrial partnering
- Outstanding, authentic presentation and communication skills
and the ability to be an outgoing and passionate spokesperson and
- Ability to obtain and maintain high levels of federal security
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO)
Idaho National Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment
opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic
information. Women and People of Color encouraged to apply.
INL embraces and values the diversity of every member of our
workplace community. Our community members bring together a vast
array of characteristics, experiences, and attributes that
cumulatively support creative and novel science and engineering
solutions. INL as a work-community, provide everyone equal access,
inclusion, and opportunity to bring their authentic selves to work.
While engaging in diversity of thought and in diversity of science
and engineering, we strive together to achieve our mission to
discover, demonstrate, and secure innovative nuclear energy
solutions, other low-carbon energy options, and critical
To inquire further, contact Trevor Budge, Senior Recruiter at
**This position will remain open until filled with the initial
review of applicants--starting after December 5th.**
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