Director of Energy Systems Development

Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
$175,000 plus/year
Jun 16, 2019
Job Type
Full Time

Hiring DepartmentEnergy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification: $175,000+ depending upon experience and skill set, Full-Time, Benefited, Exempt
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave.  Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans. 
Work Schedule:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; occasional work outside of regular hours.
For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM (Central Time) on the closing date.
Internal applicants will receive first consideration.


Position Details:   Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

At the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), we know our people are our greatest asset. Our team of over 200 is sought after worldwide to solve energy and environmental challenges in innovative ways. Since 1951, we’ve worked with over 1,300 clients in 53 countries. We recognize that quality, market-driven science and engineering technologies come from engaged, motivated employees. We encourage lifelong learning through our Employee Development Program and offer many opportunities for both professional and personal growth. In addition to competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits package, the EERC provides opportunities for inventors of commercialized technologies to share in the profits. As the EERC is part of the University of North Dakota, employees are eligible for tuition waivers and reduced tuition for family members. Apply with us for a position that can turn into a lifelong passion and a work environment that’s more like a family.
For this position, the focus is on team building, leveraging team strengths, and building internal and external partnerships that provide a sound future for the EERC and ultimately lead to innovative energy technologies and practices that are clean, efficient, and built on sound fundamental scientific and engineering principles.

The successful candidate will lead a team focused on research, development, and commercialization related to efficient and clean fossil fuel utilization, carbon management, and alternative fuels and renewable energy. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and enhancing client relations, developing and managing personnel, proposals, project designs, budgets, and the preparation of technical reports, conference papers, peer-reviewed journal articles; and the delivery of technical presentations. Significant travel is required. For more information regarding the EERC, visit

Leadership Qualities:

  • Demonstrated enthusiastic, goal-oriented leadership at an executive level.
  • Demonstrated passion and experience in leading a team of engineers and/or scientists.
  • A commitment to solving energy and environmental challenges through innovative science-based approaches
  • A commitment to life-long learning and the development and refining the skills of EERC personnel.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in relevant area
  • Experience in a leadership role
  • Track record of growing multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience developing research proposals and projects related to energy and environmental topics.
  • Author or coauthor of peer-reviewed publications
  • A presentation to the interviewers during the interview process
  • A cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae
  • Successful completion of Criminal History Records Check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

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Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.
EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at  This information will remain confidential and separate from your application. 
ND Veteran’s Preference
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
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