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Energy Cybersecurity – Manager

BPTW 2

Silver Spring, MD

Nexight Group is seeking an intelligent, thoughtful and experienced manager (senior professional) with proven experience in quickly becoming conversant in new technical topic areas, particularly related to energy-sector cybersecurity. An ideal manager must apply his or her expertise to communicate effectively with different audiences; lead strategic planning, technology roadmapping, and R&D program management projects; foster client relationships; and drive improvements in our work for clients. If you are passionate about protecting U.S. energy infrastructure from cyber-attack, we want to hear from you.

Nexight Group is a small technical and management consulting firm that serves a variety of clients in many topic areas. Adaptability, critical thinking, genuine curiosity, and taking pride in hard work are all equally important to skills and subject matter expertise. To learn more about the company please visit our careers page.

Skills and Job Responsibilities

Applicants should have the necessary skills to perform the following job responsibilities:

  • Rapidly build subject matter expertise in new technical areas and use it to effectively research, analyze, synthesize, and communicate complex topics, data, and expert viewpoints to both technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Produce succinct, accurate, and reader-centered documentation that synthesizes complex information—understanding the difference between summarizing, paraphrasing, and synthesizing information—at a level appropriate to the target audience, from executives to employees, at all levels of an organization
  • Ensure technical accuracy of materials while ensuring precision in grammar, punctuation, readability, style, flow, and persuasiveness
  • Assist in engaging with subject matter experts from diverse backgrounds, including through interviews, meetings, and workshops, to gather informed and original opinions, clarify specific trends, reach consensus decisions, and creatively solve complex problems
  • Service clients through excellent verbal and written communications by scheduling, organizing, and managing teams engaged in complex, multi-faceted projects
  • Pragmatically interface with individuals from different technical, experiential, and political backgrounds within the public- and private-sectors
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment while successfully managing multiple, simultaneous workstreams

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Nexight’s offices are in Silver Spring, MD. The position is open to in-person, remote, or hybrid candidates. Candidates must be willing to travel to the Washington, D.C. area as well as other areas of the country to support clients. Applicants should also expect to travel to Nexight’s offices at least once per quarter.

This is a primarily sedentary position in an environmentally controlled office setting, although moving between work areas may be required. Manipulating a computer keyboard or mouse and operating standard office equipment is required for this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Summary of Qualifications

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s degree or comparative experience degree in science, engineering, business, management, communications, public policy, infrastructure security, or related discipline with demonstrated writing experience
  • At least 7 years of professional experience, including 3 years in technical or management roles working within the energy, cybersecurity, or infrastructure sectors
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, technology roadmapping, or similar planning activities
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, preferably managing complex projects or large, multi-stakeholder teams
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, that reflect strong critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to understand highly technical, complex information and translate it for technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing client needs, schedules, and priorities
  • Strict attention to detail with minimal oversight required
  • An entrepreneurial, “roll up your sleeves” spirit that realizes value in all tasks, large and small, likes to learn by doing, and desires continuous improvement and innovation
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to obtain a public trust clearance

Preferred

  • Master’s degree in science, engineering, business, management, public policy, communications, infrastructure security, or related discipline with demonstrated writing experience
  • At least 10 years of professional experience, including 5 years in technical or management roles working within the energy, cybersecurity, or infrastructure sectors
  • Previous professional experience in a consulting or other professional services environment
  • Previous experience supporting a federal government client or working for the federal government
  • Experience conducting stakeholder consultations via interviews, focus groups, or facilitated workshops
  • Experience in meeting/workshop facilitation and driving diverse groups of stakeholders towards consensus on complex topics
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $90,000 to $120,000.

All full-time employees of Nexight Group receive a competitive salary and attractive benefits, including medical, dental, and vison insurance; paid parental leave; company contributions to employee health savings accounts (HSAs); company 401(k) contributions; profit sharing; and an annual bonus program.

To Apply

Please email the following information to careers@nexightgroup.com:

  • Resume
  • A cover letter that articulates your qualifications, uses examples that demonstrate your relevant skills and background, and details your motivation for this position (optional)
  • May be required to provide a work sample

If you require reasonable accommodation to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact us at careers@nexightgroup.com.

How To Apply

To apply, please reference the job description for specific instructions.

Applicants may be asked to provide a resume, cover letter, writing samples, or a portfolio and perform a brief critical thinking exercise. Applications must contain all components requested in the job description to be considered. Send a complete application to careers@nexightgroup.com and reference the job title for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. 

If you require reasonable accommodations to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact careers@nexightgroup.com.

Nexight Group LLC provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This involves all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity, or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate.

All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. PRINCIPALS ONLY. VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Priority referrals of protected veterans desired. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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