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Government Grants and Compliance Manager

Sila Nanotechnologies, Inc.
$135,000- $171,000
Posted May 10
Full Time
Alameda, California

About Us

We are Sila, a next-generation battery materials company. Our mission is to power the world's transition to clean energy. To create this future, our team is building a better lithium-ion battery from the inside out today. We engineer and manufacture ground-breaking battery materials that significantly increase the energy density of batteries, while reducing their size and weight. The result? Smaller more powerful batteries that can unlock innovation in consumer devices and accelerate the mass adoption of electric cars to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels. We're tackling one of the biggest challenges of our time every day, and together we're redefining what's possible. Are you ready to be a part of a team committed to changing the world?

Who You Are

As the Government Grants and Compliance Manager, you will oversee Sila's operational compliance with government grant requirements and support the administration of financial assistance awards. You will collaborate across the company to ensure appropriate documentation and compliance, as well as develop company policies and procedures to ensure grant compliance.

This role will report to the Deputy General Counsel on the Legal team, and will work closely with the Finance, Operations, Supply Chain and other cross-functional teams.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work closely with principal investigators, accounting, and other company staff to advise on and help administer complex financial assistance awards (federal grants and cooperative agreements) during the pre-award, post-award, closeout, and auditing stages, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Lead meetings with the US Department of Energy ("DOE") and internal, identify requirements and action items and drive results,
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to meet DOE deliverables, develop content, draft and promptly submit monthly/quarterly compliance reports and submit various documentation via web-based tools, including technical reports and subject invention reports.
  • Manage compliance across all contracts related to construction, engineering, equipment development, supply chain management, and logistics..
  • Help create and implement company policies and procedures in accordance with various contract and award terms, cost-sharing provisions, and proprietary information provisions, including protecting company intellectual property rights by marking documents appropriately. Draft and deploy company-wide trainings of the same.
  • Discuss/train/guide sub-recipients on things they are required to do to meet requirements for government grants

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • 8+ years of relevant grant administration experience, preferably at a technology company (start-up or highly-technical environment a plus)
  • Experience in assisting with the preparation of documentation required for financial assistance awards (experience with awards from the US Department of Energy is a plus)
  • Experience in grant management required
  • Experience in creating and deploying company-wide compliance trainings
  • Understanding of insurance coverages and general company risk management in both private and public contexts
  • Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) certification through NCMA a plus
  • The ideal candidate should enjoy working cross-functionally with a variety of people and teams, be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, adapt well to changing priorities, employ critical thinking in daily tasks, exercise good business judgment and be a self-starter
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail; demonstrated proficiency in Google Suite, MS Office (Word & Excel), Adobe Acrobat, Asana and government web-based tools including iEdison

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Move long distances (such as from building to building) and be stationary for extended periods of time.

The starting base pay for this role is between $135,000 and $171,000 at the time of posting. The actual base pay depends on many factors, such as education, experience, and skills. Base pay is only one part of Sila's competitive Total Rewards package that can include benefits, perks, equity, and bonuses. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

Working at Sila

We believe that building a diverse team at Sila helps us amplify our individual talents. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment where good ideas are free to come from anyone. We are proud to celebrate diversity and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, national origin, or any other status protected by law.

Special Note: You are applying for a position that is funded under a grant by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Foreign nationals who are citizens of DOE's foreign countries of risk are not permitted to hold a position funded by this grant. The following countries have been designated by DOE as foreign countries of risk: Iran, North Korea, Russia, and China. This list is subject to change. In addition, any foreign nationals who are from countries other than the DOE-designated foreign countries of risk will be required to be pre-authorized by DOE to work in this position before an offer will be made by Sila. U.S. export control restrictions apply.