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Energy Analyst

Company: Union of Concerned Scientists
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionEnergy AnalystClimate & Energy ProgramUnion of Concerned ScientistsRemote/Hybrid - Massachusetts or Washington, D.C. preferredAbout UCS:The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit that uses science to protect our health, safety, and environment. We are scientists, engineers, economists, activists, and everyday people who develop and advocate for innovative, practical solutions to some of our planets most pressing problemsfrom combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war.The Position:The transition to clean electricity isnt going to be easy, and UCS is seeking an analyst who can help guide the way. In collaboration with other energy team members in UCSs Climate & Energy program and partners and allies, you will work to ensure that the country and key states and regions establish ambitious clean energy goals and stay on track to achieve them. You will conduct innovative analysis and advocate for policies that advance a just and equitable clean energy transition. You will make a difference.Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to advance policy and market support for clean energy at the state, regional, or federal levels.
  • Design quantitative analyses that address critical regulatory and policy issues, such as increasing the deployment of renewable energy and energy storage on the power grid, reducing coal and natural gas use and emissions, and the intersectionality of energy, equity, and justice.
  • Prepare technical comments and testimony for regulatory proceedings and legislative hearings.
  • Write reports, fact sheets, blog posts, and other materials.
  • Represent UCS and serve as a spokesperson on technical and policy issues in public forums and in the media.RequirementsRequired qualifications and experience:
    • Three to five years of experience in energy analysis and advocacy
    • Knowledge of the energy field, with emphasis on renewable energy and other low-carbon technologies, policies, and markets, and familiarity with economic and environmental policies
    • Solid quantitative and analytical skills
    • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
    • Proficiency using spreadsheets and word processing
    • Masters degree in a field related to energy and/or environmental science, and with an emphasis on policies and markets (At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate)
    • Experience with energy models and basic programming
    • Knowledge of fossil fuel technologies, hydrogen, climate issues and policy, electric industry operations, markets, regulation, and energy efficiency
    • Project management skills and experience Preferred qualifications and experience:May spend extended periods at computer. Some travel is required, including up to 2 overnight trips per quarter.BenefitsDetails:This is a full-time remote-eligible position, with a preference for candidates near the Massachusetts and DC offices. Hybrid work with some time spent in one of UCSs offices is also possible. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary range is $59,000- $66,000 annually. UCS offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a rewarding work environment.Information about the organization is available at More about the team:Our team is made up of a dedicated group of researchers, scientists, communicators, campaigners, and advocates from wide-ranging backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and a collaborative and supportive work environment where all staff can thrive. We continually strive to create an environment which is a welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, parents, empty-nesters, and people with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds.Covid Mandate for New Hires:For in office roles, UCS employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees are considered fully vaccinated as defined by the CDC. All new hires who will be reporting to an office location must provide notice of their vaccination status and vaccination documentation, on or before their first day of work. For all others, UCS strongly encourages full vaccinations among its employees, up to and including booster shots, even if working remotely.All new employees must comply with the mandatory vaccination requirements outlined in UCS policies as soon as practicable. Union of Concerned Scientists will notify candidates for employment of the requirements of this policy before the start of employment.A note on the pandemic:During the coronavirus pandemic our staff are working from home. We will resume working from our offices, travel, and in-person meetings when it is safe to do so.To Apply:We know there are great candidates who wont check all of these boxes, and we also know you might bring important skills that we havent considered. If thats you, dont hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. Please upload a cover letter and resume. Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please. Deadline: May 22, 2022 or until filled. UCS is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, were dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. Were also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities.

Keywords: Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge , Energy Analyst, Professions , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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