With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, DOE launched the Clean Energy Corps to hire people eager to deliver equitable clean energy solutions to all Americans. If you enjoy working in a collaborative environment and are ready to help transform the national energy landscape at an unprecedented pace, join the Clean Energy Corps!

Whether you're new to the clean energy workforce, mid-career, or a senior leader, there is a role for you at EERE. Below are the job description and application instructions for the Fuel Cell Technology Manager position in the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO).

About the Position

Position Title: Fuel Cell Technology Manager

Position / Grade: General Engineer / GS-0801-12/13; or Physical Scientist / GS-1301-12/13

Open Period: Currently open. Open until filled.

Location: Washington, DC or Golden, CO

Position type: Permanent

Number of openings: 2

Salary: $91,753–$145,617, depending on grade and location

Telework eligible: Yes


This position is for an early-career technology manager to serve on the Fuel Cell Technologies team within HFTO. The incumbent will manage projects focused on research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of advanced technologies and processes for the manufacturing of hydrogen and fuel cell systems and the recycling of materials and components from those systems. These RD&D efforts will aim to strengthen the domestic supply chain, lower costs, and improve the efficiency of making clean hydrogen technology systems. This position will involve working with research teams from industry, academia, and national laboratories. Responsibilities will include:

  • Leading award negotiations; following project progress; and evaluating against milestones and technical performance goals
  • Participating in development of program strategy and relevant funding opportunity announcement topics
  • Contributing to preparation of program technical documents
  • Representing HFTO and presenting at relevant technical conferences.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required to Perform the Work/Specialized Experience:

  • Knowledge of manufacturing and recycling technologies and processes as they relate to fuel cell technologies, as well as technologies for clean hydrogen production, processing, delivery, and storage
  • Knowledge of theories and principles of electrochemistry, materials science, and techniques of interdisciplinary physical, chemical, and engineering practices as they relate to hydrogen and fuel cell materials, components, and systems
  • Knowledge of the state of the art of fuel cell and clean hydrogen technologies
  • Skill in oral and written communication to communicate across a variety of audiences, including technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Additional Details:

Occasional multi-day travel will be required, including periodic travel between DOE headquarters and the Golden Field Office (in Golden, Colorado). Financial disclosure is required, and incumbent may be required to pass a background investigation.

How To Apply

Step 1: Visit the Clean Energy Jobs Corps page and click "Apply Now."

Step 2:  Select your areas of interest. The relevant areas of interest for this position are:

  • Hydrogen
  • Manufacturing.

Step 3: During the "Disclosures" step, under "Applicant Source," select "Other," and provide the referral code: #EERE. This code will direct your resume to the appropriate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office hiring managers.

Step 4: Complete all other steps of the application and hit "Submit."

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.