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

Delavane Diaz delavane at stanford.edu
Fri Jul 8 10:49:16 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
• 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
• 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

Job location: Palo Alto, CA or Washington, DC


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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