Recycling Technical Program Manager 5679BR Golisano Institute for Sustainability CIMS CSP & C3R
Detailed Job Description As a core member of the GIS dedicated research team, this position will lead and develop the recycling research program at GIS. The Recycling TPM will provide deep industry experience and technology know-how to conduct applied research and to develop new technologies to improve the economics and material recovery rates in recycling. The person selected for this position will leverage first-hand knowledge of recycling of polymers or electronics (e-waste), including technical and business processes. They will also lead outreach and project development activities with material recycling facilities, e-waste processors, recycling technology suppliers, and companies designing products. This position will actively lead technology development teams working on applied research projects in a wide array of recycling applications.
Major responsibilities include:
Develop, lead, and execute business plan for recycling research activities. This includes but is not limited to: developing business plan and projects for recycling testbed, conducting outreach/business development and collaborating with GIS' marketing team to attract companies to the program, leading assessment of companies' recycling processes.
Build relationships with industrial customers and funding agencies.
Lead technical teams of researchers and students in development of new recycling technologies and capabilities.
Lead the preparation of project proposals and project execution for recycling technology development.
Develop personal and organizational expertise in technical areas of recycling; present and publish technical results of research and coordinate development and delivery of short course training programs.
Department/College Description Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.
As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).
The Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is a leading sustainability research and education organization at Rochester Institute of Technology. GIS is made up of a diverse set of academic programs and applied research centers focused on the optimization of industrial systems to maximize material and energy efficiency while minimizing adverse environmental impacts. We work with partners in all areas of industry, government, and business to put technology and innovation to work for a sustainable future. The diverse perspectives we bring to a project or problem reflect our broad expertise across industries and the many partnerships weve formed with forward-thinking corporations, government agencies, and research organizations over the last 30 years.
Our six industry-facing applied research centers focus on sustainable manufacturing, energy, transportation, and buildings. They work to develop advanced technologies, sustainable industrial processes and practices, and data-informed policy recommendations. Each year, about 100+ companies, governments, and other organizations engage GISs research centers on a variety of projects to solve technical problems, innovate products or processes, research manufacturing technologies, reduce their environmental footprint, or commercialize a new technology. Research center projects are led by full-time professional staff with significant industry experience and access to nearly 90,000 square feet of infrastructure including state- of-the-art labs and testbeds.
Required Minimum Qualifications Education: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in mechanical, electrical, or industrial engineering.
Experience: A minimum of 10 years of related work experience is required, with at least 5 years working on recycling research, or recycling process or equipment development.
Skills required to perform the job:
Strong knowledge of recycling industry and material separation processes
Strong technical capability in degree area
Experience leading teams
Strong motivation to advance the state of the art in recycling
Experience in a research/development role in recycling area
Good understanding of recycling financial and business models
Evidence of leadership in project management. Skill in project scoping, managing project resources, and developing relationships with partners. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Experience interacting with customers
Strong communication and writing skills
Strong problem solving and strategic thinking skills
Self-starter with ideas to bring to the GIS team
Interest and ability in working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Comfortable soliciting input, valuing others ideas and expertise
Comfortable working both independently and cooperatively with other team members and project partners
Preferred: An additional advanced degree in engineering or business (MS, MBA, PhD) is strongly preferred.
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Required Application Documents
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .