The Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT) Director oversees a broad array of federal funded, advanced transportation and alternative energy technology development programs, and is expected to exercise considerable independence and judgment in performing work, solving problems, formulating recommendations, and planning future programs and strategy.
The HCATT Director is a senior management position and is distinguished by its responsibility for coordinating the efforts of a multi-member coalition of private sector companies to accomplish the goals and objectives of each federal program. The incumbent will be required to coordinate with both the Executive and Legislative Branches of the federal government, which includes multiple agencies within the Executive Branch.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Monitor the performance of all members of the HCATT coalition and ensure that their activities are in compliance with the HCATT contract requirements.
• Exercise precise cost management procedures to ensure that funds provided by federal agencies are expended appropriately.
• Ensure that all activities required in the federal agreements are performed in accordance with the agreement schedule.
• Conduct meetings with the members of the coalition as needed to ensure that work is being accomplished and coordination of efforts is achieved.
• Evaluate and make recommendations to the funding agency on existing or new programs. Develop proposals for new funding.
• Assume direct budget and fiscal responsibility for HCATT. Supervise the HCATT staff and operation of the HCATT including management and operation of the National Demonstration Center for Alternative Fuel Vehicles at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
• Develop long rang strategy and formulate annual project plans.
• Coordinate programs with external organizations, including but not limited to the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, University of Hawaii, private businesses, federal, state and county government agencies and departments, and a broad range of community-based groups.
• Conduct and/or participate in public presentations including public informational meetings, public hearings, legislative hearings, community meetings, and other public affairs pertaining to HCATT.
QUALIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge of: electric drive vehicle technology, alternative energy, hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell powered vehicles; military operations and federal procurement systems; small business development; industrial economics as it relates to electric drive vehicles; competition in national and global industries; economic challenges and evolution imposed upon the Hawaii environment and the shifting role of the State's economy; the relationship between technological innovation and competitive advantage; theory and strategy of entrepreneurship; marketing and marketing communications; finance and capital formation techniques; project analysis.
Ability to: relate the above topics to both the "common person" and subject matter experts; evaluate coalition proposals and business plans and interpret profit and loss statements, balance sheets and cash flow forecasts in order to evaluate and assist business development; interact with a diverse spectrum of business, community, and board representatives; plan and organize assignments containing many problems for which data or precedents are not readily available; effectively supervise and direct the work of others; initiate and maintain effective relationships with others; formulate comprehensive programs and projects with other jurisdictions; perform internal budgetary, personnel, fiscal control, and other management functions.
Requirements: (1) oral communication skills suitable for public advocacy purposes; (2) written communication skills suitable for directing a coalition to achieve the objectives of the HCATT, business planning, marketing, and capital acquisition; (3) graduation from a four-year accredited college or university with a degree in management, electrical or mechanical engineering or other degree which qualifies as suitable education for the position; an MS degree is preferred, but not required; management information systems knowledge required through education or practical experience; (4) experience in conducting program management activities with special consideration given for experience with federal contracting; (5) business consulting (management, marketing, finance); (6) access to military installations (eligible for Uniformed Services ID Card or Common Access Card).
This position is assigned to the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT), a program of the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC). HTDC has the responsibility to encourage the growth and development of high technology industries in Hawaii. HTDC is attached to the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism for administrative purposes. HCATT is a 100% federally funded program, with the predominance of its efforts focused on Department of Defense requirements, reinforced by a Memorandum of Understanding between the Hawaii State Government and the U.S. Air Force, which serves as the umbrella document providing program guidance.
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