[ES_JOBS_NET] Energy & Environmental Economist and Modeler, EPRI, DC or Palo Alto

Diaz, Delavane ddiaz at epri.com
Fri Jul 8 08:38:49 MDT 2016

Energy & Environmental Economist and Modeler

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has embarked on a range of significant new economic model development and analysis efforts (see http://eea.epri.com/models) intended to advance the “state of the art” with respect to modeling of national and regional economic responses to energy and environmental policies.  The Energy and Environmental Analysis Group has an open position for an Energy and Environmental Economist & Modeler.

Key Responsibilities
• Apply economic principles, methods, and practices to develop energy-economic models for assessing the impacts of energy and environmental measures on the economy, in general, and the electric power sector, in particular.
• Provide expert analysis on policy, technological, economic, and other issues related to reducing greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions.
• Provide integration of EPRI’s research program with similar activities being developed by various offices and laboratories within the Federal agencies of the U.S. Government, State-funded research programs, and other energy research and non-governmental organizations.
• Contribute to the leadership of a national research program by defining issues and products, establishing teams of scientists and engineers in academia and industry to solve identified issues, and delivering results within allocated schedule and resources.
• Work independently on technical activities without direct supervision.

Preferred qualifications
• Experience with high-level modeling systems for mathematical programming, optimization, and economics (e.g., GAMS, AMPL, Matlab).
• Familiarity with international, Federal, and State energy and climate policy initiatives and experience analyzing electric sector issues.
• Quantitative understanding of mathematical economics, econometrics, and statistics;
• Demonstrated record of publishing high quality research.
• Responsible for project budgets, schedules, deliverables, and technology transfer.
• Increasing technical depth/breadth to become a subject matter expert.
Required qualifications
• 8-10 years of technical work experience or comparable educational experience in operations research, economic modeling, or energy and environmental policy analysis; or equivalent.
• Advanced degree in Operations Research, Economics or a related discipline, with significant exposure to environmental & energy economics, mathematical programming and public policy.
• Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with multidisciplinary staff, contracted resources, and the scientific and technical community at large to collect and assess information on new, innovative technical opportunities.
• Excellent oral, written communication, and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate research issues, approaches, and findings with non-specialists as well as with scientists, engineers, and utility executives.

Job location: Palo Alto, CA or Washington, DC

Apply: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=EPRI&cws=1&rid=2297

People are welcome to contact me directly.



Delavane Diaz, PhD
Sr Technical Leader, Energy & Environmental Analysis
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
1325 G St, NW Suite 1080, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 293-6340
ddiaz at epri.com
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