NREL Chief Cybersecurity Engineer in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Chief Cybersecurity Engineer



CO - Golden


Position Type



Hours Per Week



Job Summary

The Cyber-Physical Security Group within the Energy Security and Resilience Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking an experienced researcher to serve as Chief Cybersecurity Engineer who will lead NREL’s research in vulnerability analysis and mitigation to secure energy, communication and control systems from cyberattacks. In the context of NREL’s Energy Security and Resilience program, the chief engineer will be the senior cybersecurity researcher for all research programs at the laboratory. 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 implementation of NREL’s cybersecurity strategic plan across all programs at the laboratory and advise all levels of laboratory leadership.

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

  • 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.

  • Lead development of funding opportunity proposals.

  • Conduct world-class high-quality research and development. Publish results in high-impact journals as appropriate.

  • Assist with staff planning, recruiting and mentoring.


Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Relevant PhD and 9 or more years of experience . Or, relevant Master's Degree and 12 or more years of experience . Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 14 or more years of experience . Applies advanced scientific technical principles, theories and concepts. Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts. Considered a national subject matter expert. Demonstrates leadership in a number of areas, including all team, task and/or project lead responsibilities. Demonstrated management of complex and/or impactful projects. Excellent technical writing, interpersonal and communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications


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