If you are passionate about sustainability in manufacturing and providing technical advice to businesses and organizations, while creatively connecting Penn State resources (students, faculty, research, facilities) to your clients, then our PennTAP Technical Adviser for Energy and Environment, in Outreach may be the place for you. As a Technical Adviser, you will be part of a team responsible for developing relationships with organizations across the state to improve and implement unique solutions that reduce energy and waste consumption. You will also be responsible for working close with Penn State students to provide them with experiential learning activities outside the classroom, while connecting organizational needs to Penn State research, faculty, and facilities. You will be responsible for, but not limited to, relationship building, project identification, project implementation, reporting, student engagement with client projects, and PennTAP liaison to Penn State faculty. You will consult with client organizations of all sizes and types to understand organizational issues and needs and provide consultation and training services to include technical expertise such as: energy efficiency, pollution prevention, environmental management systems, and environmental compliance. You will work closely with Penn State faculty and students to provide students an opportunity to immerse their learning experience to go beyond the boundaries of the class room and into the manufacturing world. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Technology experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience in the areas of energy efficiency and pollution prevention is required. Consulting experience with energy efficiency and pollution prevention and environmental management systems is preferred. Competencies critical to success are: attention to detail; interpret and communicate information, ideas and instructions clearly and accurately both verbally and in written materials intended for distribution; ability to organize workload and effectively maintain relationships with peers and vendors; demonstrate strong negotiation and problem-solving skills. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This position is located at University Park. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. We seek candidates who demonstrate experience and ability to advance Outreach’s diversity initiative. Some overnight travel is required.

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