Funding opp: DE-FOA-0001679: Industrial Assessment Centers Technical Field Manager

Letters of intent due: 1/10/2017 5:00 PM ET.
Full applications due: 2/14/2017 5:00 PM ET
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The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and its Advanced Manufacturing Office, today announced up to $5 million in available funding to seek a Technical Field Manager for the Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) program.

The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program is a resource conservation and workforce development initiative of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) based in the engineering departments of colleges and universities nationwide. IACs conduct assessments and provide site-specific recommendations to small manufacturers on opportunities to improve productivity, reduce waste, and save energy. The program also provides engineering students with invaluable hands-on experience in energy engineering and energy management.

The IAC Technical Field Manager will serve as the liaison between the AMO Program Manager and the 28 individual IACs and will provide technical assistance and outreach to individual centers, and ensure their associated satellite centers perform at the highest possible level.

The IAC Technical Field Manager plays a critical role in the IAC program with core responsibilities to include the following:

  • Coordinating and monitoring center operations, assessments, and outreach activities;
  • Providing technical reviews and feedback on all IAC assessment reports;
  • Integrating DOE priorities around practices and technologies into IAC operations;
  • Providing training and technical assistance to the IAC staff and students and external stakeholders;
  • Maintaining and upgrading the IAC websites and databases;
  • Developing technical and informational resources for IAC clients and small and medium-sized manufacturers nationwide;
  • Advancing the deployment of an accredited energy engineering degree; and
  • Extending IAC program impacts beyond manufacturers and students immediately engaged by the Centers.

EERE is seeking detailed applications for a Technical Field Manager who will provide these core activities, as well as respond to new program innovations and priorities from DOE.

The Energy Department expects to make approximately $5,000,000 of Federal funding available for the new award under this FOA, subject to appropriations.

EERE anticipates making one award under this FOA. Individual awards may vary between $4,000,000 and $5,000,000. EERE will accept only new applications under this FOA and will not consider applications for renewals of existing EERE-funded awards through this FOA.



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