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Company: Energy Futures Initiative
Location: Washington
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title: Analyst

Reports to: Director of Research and Analysis

Position Status: Fulltime, exempt

Salary: $60,000-$85,000, plus benefits

About Energy Futures Initiative

Energy Futures Initiative is a clean energy think tank dedicated to harnessing the power of innovation - both in technology and policy - to create clean energy jobs, grow economies, enhance national and global energy security and address the imperatives of climate change. To fulfill this mission EFI conducts research and analysis and preserves independent control of the methodology, content, and conclusions of all projects and publications. EFI was founded by Ernest J. Moniz, who served as the thirteenth United States Secretary of Energy (2013-2017) during the Obama Administration.

About EJM Associates

EJM Associates LLP is a Washington-based business consultancy under the direct management of Secretary Moniz. The Energy Futures Initiative and EJM Associates participate in a shared services agreement and, pursuant to the agreement, employees of the Energy Futures Initiative perform professional services for EJM Associates consistent with their job description.

Job Description

Analysts and Senior Analysts provide critical contributions to EFI and EJM projects, including but not limited to authoring high-profile reports and thought leadership, presenting our work to key stakeholders, conducting and overseeing quantitative analysis, and supporting the work of our communications staff. Research topics span a variety of clean energy technology, policy, and finance domains. Daily tasks can vary and are often project-specific. The position will report to the Director of Research.

The Employee, as Analyst, shall be responsible for:

  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative research in matrixed project teams.
  • Writing reports and developing presentations associated with analytical products.
  • Conducting various aspects of project development, execution, and completion for a subset of EFI and EJM Associates analytical projects.
  • Supporting the Director of Research and Analysis and senior EFI leadership team with ad hoc qualitative and quantitative data analysis, writing, presentations, website content, and general research needs.
  • Working with events/communications and scheduling staff to plan, organize, and host webinars, workshops, client project meetings, and other events.
  • Developing data visualization products including graphs, charts, maps, infographics, and slide presentations.
  • Pursuing independent research, conference participation, trainings, and/or coursework to stay current on key issues within their professional area of focus, in consultation with EFI/EJM leadership.
  • Preparing senior EFI leadership for business development efforts by developing issue briefs, policy summaries, and meeting notes.
  • Evaluating emerging energy and climate trends across the globe, and persuasively writing about relevant insights.
  • Attending meetings offsite and reporting relevant insights to staff.

    The approximate amount of time spent on various tasks is as follows:
    • Research, writing, data analysis, graphics development, etc.: 80%
    • Project coordination: 10%
    • Administrative: 10%

      This position is based at EFI headquarters in Washington, DC. As of the date of this posting, EFI is operating on a work-at-home basis. EFI employees will eventually return to a flexible, partial work-at-office schedule consistent with federal and local government public health guidelines.

      Desired Skills
      • Independent and collaborative research expertise
      • Public report writing and professional presentation development
      • Client engagement
      • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
      • Knowledge of and competence with spreadsheet modeling
      • Data visualization using tools such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Tableau
      • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

        Preferred Qualifications
        • Advanced knowledge of energy systems and policy, climate change, clean energy finance, ESG, climate financial risks, and related topics
        • Bachelor's or master's degree in environmental science, climate science, public policy, engineering, economics, finance, or other field
        • 2+ years of relevant work experience preferred

          Application Materials
          • Resume
          • Cover letter
          • Writing Sample (5-10 pages, ideally sole authorship)

            Statement on Diversity

            EFI is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans are encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

            If you need assistance or an accommodation for this job application due to a disability, you may contact us at .

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