BTO is Hiring a New Director – Apply Now

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January 31, 2022

Buildings are America’s single-largest energy-consuming sector. Come help us change that. We’re hiring.

The U.S. Department of Energy is searching for a new Director for the Building Technologies Office (BTO) in its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). This Senior Executive will lead a diverse portfolio of activities to improve the energy performance of America’s nearly 129 million buildings with an annual budget of $300 Million and over $800 Million in programs under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The application is open on USAJOBS and closes on February 15, 2022. Please share with anyone you think would be a compelling candidate.

Job Summary

The Building Technologies Office (BTO) develops, demonstrates, and accelerates the adoption of cost-effective technologies, techniques, tools, and services that enable high-performing, energy-efficient and demand-flexible residential and commercial buildings in both the new and existing buildings markets, in support of an equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system by 2050, starting with a decarbonized power sector by 2035. BTO provides the overall policy, management, and direction necessary for a balanced program of technology planning, research, development, deployment, test, analysis, evaluation, communication, and practices that will make both residential and commercial buildings more efficient, affordable and communities more livable. BTO represents and provides the national leadership in building technologies for the formulation and execution of national energy policies and programs and is responsible for the establishment of priorities and maintaining program balance among sub-programs within the Office.

The Director Oversees:

  • the research and development of building technologies via its public-private partnerships with DOE’s National Laboratories and building industry innovators;
  • the validation and national deployment of energy-saving measures in residential and commercial buildings
  • the advancement of building energy codes; and
  • the development of national minimum energy efficiency standards for appliances and building equipment
  • deep local, state, national, and international engagement efforts to address building energy issues

Join us if you care about:

  • Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB) and Next-generation Connected Communities
  • Advanced Building Construction (ABC)
  • Grid, community, and building scale resilience
  • Workforce development in the buildings sector, with an emphasis on increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice at DOE and in the buildings industry
  • Market Transformation
  • RDD&D in support of building decarbonization goals, including:
    • Modeling and decision-support tools
    • Building performance data and analyses
    • Advanced building component technologies (mechanical systems, sensors and diagnostics, & smart building controls, etc.)
    • Advanced building envelope technologies (windows, insulation, dynamic materials, etc.)
    • Advanced Building Construction (ABC) technologies (prefab assemblies and processes)
    • Industry technical standards (ASHRAE, ASTM, etc.)

The application is open on USAJOBS and closes on February 15, 2022. Apply today.

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