Technology Manager for Lightweight Metals and Joining, Materials Technology Program, Vehicle Technologies Office

Position Number: EE210583SS
Hiring Agency: Department of Energy
Position Title: Technology Manager, Vehicle Technologies Office
Open Period: 08/20/2021 to 09/10/2021
Service: GS
Series/Grade: 13
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year
Appointment Type: Permanent
Work Schedule: Full-time
Duty Location: Washington, DC

Job Description

The Technology Manager for Lightweight Metals and Joining will support the Materials Technology Program in the Vehicle Technologies Office. The Technology Manager will be responsible for interfacing with the automotive industry and supply chain to identify technology gaps preventing the widespread use of lightweight metals in multi-material structures, writing solicitations for research proposals to address those gaps, reviewing proposals and making funding recommendations, and providing oversight and technical guidance to awarded research projects.

The Technology Manager will represent the Vehicle Technologies Office as a subject matter expert at conferences and stakeholder meetings and will provide assessments on the state of the art to DOE leadership as requested. The Technology Manager will provide input on the Materials Program budget allocations and assist the Program Manager in out-year budget planning.


- Education: Bachelor’s degree in Materials, Mechanical or other relevant Engineering field

- Experience: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes conducting engineering research and studies to determine and recommend appropriate solutions to issues, interpret designs, and evaluate adequacy; conducting projects and/or studies within established financial and time constraints; developing and utilizing data collection techniques to assess project and program effectiveness; and interpreting and evaluating engineering drawings, specifications, and technical data packages.

- Expert knowledge of:

  • Structural materials including advanced high strength steel, aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys, and polymer composites and their manufacturing methods.
  • The state of the art in welding and joining processes and the constraints and considerations relevant to high volume manufacturing.
  • The interrelation of manufacturing processes on alloy microstructure and the resultant material properties.
  • The design of mechanical automotive structural components.
  • Materials testing and characterization relevant to automotive applications.
  • Project management and assessing technology readiness.

Conditions of Employment

Occasional travel required

How to Apply

Applicants should email their resumes and transcripts to indicating your interest in this position (EE210583SS) by September 10, 2021.