Policy Analyst, Research & Modeling

Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology, LLC Published: January 16, 2024
Location
San Francisco (remote), CA
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Analyst / Research / Policy

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Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Policy Analyst will join the Modeling and Analysis team to conduct quantitative energy and climate policy analysis using our in-house model, the Energy Policy Simulator, in addition to other models. This role will collaborate with stakeholders to design and analyze modeling scenarios, interpret the results, and share findings with policymakers and other partners.

OUR COMMITMENT

Energy Innovation is committed to diversity, equity, & inclusion and to a transparent recruitment process that fosters belonging. Our goal is to hire and advance people regardless of race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, military service, medical condition, and any other protected characteristic under local, state, or federal law. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to an accessible application process and employee experience. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process, please email jobs@energyinnovation.org.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Research & Analysis:

  • Research legislation and regulation, and translate language into policy settings for use in models
  • Design and implement policy scenarios in energy and climate models, with a focus on our in-house climate and energy policy model, the Energy Policy Simulator (EPS)
  • Explore scenarios to assess and recommend climate policy solutions
  • Work with the team and external partners, such as government decisionmakers, to help answer key policy research questions
  • Work with external partners to translate activities, like climate grantmaking strategies, into policy settings for use in models
  • Synthesize model findings succinctly and clearly, and support the production of reports sharing findings
  • Identify and work with publicly available databases containing relevant economic, energy, and environmental data
  • Communicate findings in presentations, reports, memos, blogs, research papers, articles, etc.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the political implications of the topics researched and how research is presented

Model Development:

  • Assist in maintaining and contributing to the EPS, including reviewing bugs, learning Vensim, and potentially implementing new features
  • Work with other team members and external partners to create new EPS models, including finding, transforming, and inputting data; calibrating; and testing policy scenarios
  • Support the development of other models (e.g., spreadsheet, Vensim, XML, etc.) to support policy research

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

  • Background in energy and climate policy analysis, including an understanding of energy models and experience interpreting legislation and/or regulations
  • Strong understanding of the fundamentals of scientific and technical subject matter relating to clean energy technologies and policy design
  • Comfortable with mathematical concepts across different branches of mathematics, including but not limited to calculus, statistics, and geometry
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Excel (data sets, data analysis)
  • Knowledge of U.S. and international politics related to climate
  • Effective and flexible interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills
  • Deep interest, passion, and commitment to reducing climate change
  • Ability to prioritize and be flexible in a fast-paced, constantly evolving, and collaborative environment
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with Vensim or other programs, and interest in and ability in applying that knowledge towards improving data management for the EPS
  • Experience working with US policies related to climate
  • Experience working on Chinese or other international clean energy policy analysis

COMPENSATION

SALARY

Energy Innovation provides a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, with local adjustments made for folks outside of the San Francisco and D.C. area due to the cost of living. The target salary range is $90,000 to $100,000 for San Francisco or D.C.

BENEFITS

Energy Innovation provides a comprehensive benefits package. The benefits include:

  • Up to 100% of premium paid for medical, dental, and vision
  • Short term and long term disability insurance
  • Company sponsored life insurance and voluntary life
  • Carrot fertility and family planning benefits
  • Student loan repayment assistance
  • 401k retirement plan with a company match contribution
  • Annual professional development budget
  • Internet, cell phone, and health & wellness reimbursement
  • 14 paid holidays and four weeks of paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid parental leave, jury duty, and bereavement
  • Public transportation benefit options for office staff
  • Regular staff lunches and team building activities
  • SF and DC office stocked with healthy snacks and beverages
  • An innovative, collaborative, welcoming work culture

ABOUT US

Climate change is governed by physical facts—about carbon sources, accumulation, impacts, and timing. It’s also caused by economic and political systems that have led to a fossil fuel dependent energy system. These facts must inform strategy: they show that avoiding dangerous climate change is only possible through strong policy to cut carbon, promptly, in the biggest countries.

To address these issues, Energy Innovation was established in 2012 as a clean energy and environmental policy firm to provide timely research and analysis on low-carbon energy policy options to policy makers, thought leaders, and members of the media. The Energy Innovation team has expertise in clean energy, industry, transportation, buildings, technological innovation, and energy policy design. In addition to conducting policy research, Energy Innovation also works with clients to inform philanthropic investments into technology and advocacy that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy Innovation supports a hybrid work environment and requires all employees to come together in person two to three times per year. 

OUR COMMITMENT

Energy Innovation is committed to diversity, equity, & inclusion and to a transparent recruitment process that fosters belonging. Our goal is to hire and advance people regardless of race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, military service, medical condition, and any other protected characteristic under local, state, or federal law. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to an accessible application process and employee experience. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process, please email jobs@energyinnovation.org.

When you apply for this position, please say you saw this job on Green Dream Jobs!!

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