Clean Energy Analyst

  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Nov 12, 2016
Full time Administrative/Environmental Support Advocacy Climate Change/GHG Environmental Education/Communication Energy

Job Description

The Clean Energy program seeks a highly motivated analyst to work in our San Francisco office. The Clean Energy Analyst will work within the Clean Energy sub-program of the Climate & Energy program and report to the Clean Energy Senior Economist. The analyst will support teams in various EDF offices to analyze complex economic, business and environmental policy options, monitor and report clean energy trends, and conduct research and analysis on a breadth of energy and environmental topics.
Work collaboratively with EDF economists and analysts to conduct environmental and economic analysis of clean energy policy initiatives in key EDF Clean Energy states using modeling methods that include sensitivity analyses and Monte Carlo simulation techniques and that maintain EDF’s rigorous standards
Support the Senior Economist on collaborative efforts with academic institutions, national labs, and other analytical organizations
Serve as a key analytical resource to the EDF Clean Energy staff and contribute to overall EDF Clean Energy Program objectives, including the following:
Develop substantive knowledge of electricity system regulations, markets and clean energy technologies
Produce strong analytic and advocacy material, including quantitative analysis, reports and fact sheets designed to make the case for solutions
Apply excellent organizational, communication, and planning skills in preparing white papers and reports, responding to short turn-around requests for information, and helping to support activities led by other team members
Anticipate, evaluate and track emerging issues and key technology trends and developments in clean energy
Verify data and facts for use in communication materials
Contribute to communications efforts including collateral documents, presentations, Op-Eds, blog posts and other outreach materials
Participate in developing funding proposals and interim reports for donors, as directed by Clean Energy leadership
Bachelor’s degree in business, environmental studies, public administration or economics preferred
Excellent research and analytical skills and an interest in performing rigorous analysis in support of highly visible work
Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to communicate complex concepts concisely
Results-oriented, self-starter with the ability to think strategically and to carry out responsibilities in a timely and effective manner
The ability to work with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience; to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Exceptional personal organization and attention to detail
Commitment to producing rigorous high quality research

At least one year of related professional experience
Experience and comfort with statistical analysis software programs, like Stata or SAS
Knowledge of market-based environmental policy
Professional, educational or volunteer experience related to environmental advocacy or the essential qualifications listed above
Ability to travel occasionally
Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Job Level

Entry-level, Mid-level


Nonprofit- NGO