Project Specialist - Stakeholder Relations

Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 12331 


Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national laboratory, with an extraordinary 80-year history of solving the nation’s biggest problems. We have a dedicated and creative staff of over 6,200 people! ORNL’s decadal vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) is to cultivate an environment and practices that foster diversity in ideas and in the people across the organization, as well as to ensure ORNL is recognized as a workplace of choice. These elements are critical for enabling the execution of ORNL’s broader mission to accelerate scientific discoveries and their translation into energy, environment, and security solutions for the nation. Come join us as we solve the nation's biggest challenges!



Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the largest science and energy laboratory under the US Department of Energy, is dedicated to conducting advanced research addressing critical challenges in energy and security. The Integrated Building Performance and Analysis (IBDA) group leads the development of innovative methods for residential and commercial whole-building energy performance and systems integration, deployment, and analysis in support of the DOE mission. Staff members lead and participate on teams focused on research, development, and deployment (RD&D) of low-carbon, energy-efficient, demand-flexible, and resilient buildings for the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Building Technologies Office (BTO), the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), and the State and Community Energy Program (SCEP). We are currently seeking a skilled Project Specialist. This role involves leading project management efforts and fostering strong relationships with stakeholders.


Main Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Oversee project management and milestone reporting for substantial projects with interdisciplinary research teams.
  • Develop and deliver various technical materials, such as reports, newsletters, articles, announcements, and visual content.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders, addressing issues and tracking resolutions.
  • Collaborate with research staff and partner organizations to establish programs that cultivate robust relationships with industry stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with diverse teams, monitoring progress towards specific goals and milestones.
  • Deliver ORNL’s mission by aligning behaviors, priorities, and interactions with our core values of Impact, Integrity, Teamwork, Safety, and Service. Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by fostering a respectful workplace – in how we treat one another, work together, and measure success.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Scientific, Engineering or Business-related field with a minimum of three years of industry/work experience.
  • Self-motivated individual capable of working independently, setting goals/deadlines, and contributing creatively to collaborative teams.
  • Highly organized with strong interpersonal skills (both oral and written) for regular interactions with Laboratory staff, sponsors, industry, and academia.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including prior experience in drafting professional reports and public-facing documents.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced research environment, setting priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to identify the underlying motivations/goals of diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Proven success in connecting divergent stakeholder groups to support common goals.
  • Master’s degree in a Scientific or Business-related field with a minimum of three years of industry/work experience.


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville