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Senior Energy Analyst

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

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSenior Energy AnalystClimate & EnergyUnion of Concerned ScientistsFully remote or based in either of UCSs Cambridge, Chicago, Washington, DC, or Oakland officesThe PositionThe 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 an 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.At this pivotal point in the climate crisis, its time for bold actionand a rapid and equitable transition to a clean-energy economy. The Union of Concerned Scientists is accepting applications for a Senior Energy Analyst who will help realize this vision, using data-driven approaches to inform and engage policymakers to modernize our electric grid, and create real change.At UCS and in our Climate & Energy Program, were excited about the unprecedented opportunities ahead: with dramatic progress in renewable energy and energy storage, the potential to expand and upgrade energy transmission and distribution systems, and the emergence of strong options for electrifying buildings and transportation. Were committed to enacting policies that create a just and equitable transition to a renewable energy future, and to broadening and diversifying the voices shaping energy decisions. As a Senior Energy Analyst, you would help drive this effort. You will help lead research and advocacy efforts to shape energy markets, policies, and regulations to modernize the US electric grid and facilitate the transition away from polluting fossil fuels that disproportionately affect the health and well-being of low-income communities and communities of color.Responsibilities

  • Advocating for policies and regulatory constructs that facilitate the widespread deployment and integration of renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage and demand response resources into a more flexible, modern electricity grid.
  • Conducting research and analysis, writing reports and other materials, and providing technical insights in support of UCS energy campaigns on legislative, regulatory, and market initiatives affecting the electric industry and a modernized power grid.
  • Helping to define and advance UCS policy positions, strategies, and analysis to successfully influence desired regulatory and legislative outcomes.
  • Developing and delivering comments and testimony before national and state regulatory commissions, legislative committees, other government agencies, and market operators.
  • Supporting UCS justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts by conducting analyses and recommending policy approaches to foster inclusiveness, deliver greater benefits to underserved communities, and reduce exposure to negative health and environmental impacts from a clean energy transition, and by providing a supportive and welcoming environment that addresses the needs of diverse sets of stakeholders.
  • Working with our campaign team to plan and implement strategies and tactics that persuade regulators and policymakers to make decisions in line with UCS goals and preferred solutions.
  • Maintaining alliances with advocates, environmental and energy justice organizations and community leaders, businesses, academics, and researchers at government agencies, to exchange information, advance shared objectives, and engage in collaborative projects.
  • Serving as a UCS spokesperson on energy and grid-related issues in hearings, conferences, workshops, stakeholder negotiations, and other public forums, and writing regular posts for the UCS blog to contribute to campaign goals and provide an expert viewpoint.
  • Working with our media team to develop messages for key aspects of our climate and energy work, giving media print, radio, and TV interviews, and writing LTEs and op-eds.
  • Supporting fundraising efforts by contributing to proposals and reports and meeting with potential donors.RequirementsQualifications and ExperienceThe position requires seven to ten years of comparable and relevant experience, including background in electricity markets, energy analysis and advocacy, and climate and energy policy developmentwith emphasis on renewable energy and power grids. Also required is knowledge of state and/or federal legislative and regulatory processes that affect the electricity sector. Other requirements are: Strong and demonstrated research, technical, and analytic skills.
    • Excellent writing and public speaking skills, specifically the ability to convey technical issues to policymakers, advocates, media, and the issue public.
    • Demonstrated ability to thoughtfully navigate issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a deep commitment to advancing these values. Strong skills in project management, public contact, and policy negotiation.Masters degree level knowledge of energy and/or environmental science field, with emphasis on a broad array of energy technologies, policies and markets is preferred. Experience in writing regulatory comments and testifying, and familiarity with specialized electricity sector modeling tools are a plus, but not required.May spend extended periods at computer. Moderate travel is necessary (when safe to do so), including up to 4 overnight trips per quarter.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.BenefitsDetails:This is a full-time remote-eligible position, also with the option for the successful candidate to be based in UCSs Cambridge, Chicago, Oakland or Washington, 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 $90,000 - $99,000. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.Information about the organization is available at training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.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.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. In the cover letter, please confirm that the listed salary meets your expectations. Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please.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.Deadline: May 20, 2022 or until filled.

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