Sustainability - Energy Analyst

  • Savannah GA
  • Savannah, GA, USA
  • Feb 25, 2021
Full time Climate Change/ Resiliency Communication - Public Outreach Energy Energy Efficiency Green Building - Sustainable Development Renewable Energy Sustainability

Job Description


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As our new Energy Analyst you will support development and implementation of an equitable and regenerative 100% Savannah energy transition plan that is directly informed by community feedback and science.  

This work will involve significant interaction and engagement with internal departments and divisions, public sector and industry stakeholders, consultant teams, educational institutions, non-governmental organizations, and the community-at-large.  This interaction and engagement will include oral and written presentations and reports for idea generation and feedback on possible measures, technical and cost-benefit analyses, and ultimate recommendation of the final 100% Savannah energy transition plan to City administration and Council, and the implementation of actions identified in the plan.

Essential Job Functions

  • Serve as a technical advisor to the Sustainability Director on energy projects and energy policy
  • Coordinate and guide development of a socially just and regenerative 100% Savannah energy transition plan to meet the energy goals specified by City Council.
  • Assist in planning, coordination and implementation of the actions identified in the City’s 100% energy transition plan. 
  • Research, gather, analyze, and synthesize complex information, develop and present recommendations and prepare concise written reports, correspondence and recommendations. 
  • Communicate policies, practices, procedures, and technical information in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing to diverse audiences with varying degrees of background knowledge and experience.
  • Prepare reports and messaging for the Mayor’s Office, City Administration, City Council, and the public on program status and accomplishments. 
  • Conduct regular public outreach and prepare promotional materials and messaging regarding renewable energy and energy efficiency for broad audiences
  • Respond to citizen, employee, and City Council inquiries, complaints and requests regarding renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • Track, analyze and draft reports on citywide usage of energy, and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Assess energy efficiency and renewable energy impacts by sector, i.e. residential, commercial, industrial, transportation. 
  • Design policies and programs to drive a clean, just and regenerative energy transition for our community 
  • Apply for and administer grants, rebates, and alternative funding sources (on-bill finance, performance contracts, etc.)
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in economics, engineering, science, sustainability or other technical or related field from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum of three years professional experience in relevant field
  • Strong interest and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: energy efficiency, renewable energy, residential and commercial building energy use, distributed generation, electric vehicles, utility resource planning, clean transportation
  • Experience using analytical models and simulations
  • Exceptional quantitative analysis
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Excel functions, databases, word processing, slide presentation software, and data visualization tools 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed organization and time management skills
  • Experience working in local, state or federal government and/or public sector

Additional Information

  • Concepts, methods and practices of sustainability, resilience, climate change, energy efficiency, and renewable energy 
  • Racial and social equity topics and their relationship to sustainability, resilience, climate change, and energy
  • Triple Bottom Line principles, life-cycle analysis, circular economy, and regenerative design
  • Clean energy issues, including technology, policy, and finance
  • Greenhouse gas emissions and GHG inventories
  • Green building principles and energy efficient design and operations
  • Energy markets, especially electricity policy and regulatory issues
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, building codes, regulations and policies
  • Utility rate structures and how they are applied to calculate utility bills
  • Energy and utility analysis, including fiscal analysis and forecasting

Skilled in:

  • Benchmarking building energy performance, energy efficiency, and building systems
  • Developing short-term and long-term planning
  • Public and interpersonal relation techniques
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Modern office procedures and methods including common office software, but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated skill in making effective public presentations
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills, resourceful and skillful in conducting secondary research, information discovery, and data aggregation  

Ability to: 

  • Work well both independently and in a team
  • Effectively research, analyze, and synthesize information
  • Prepare clear and concise written reports
  • Make effective presentations
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with both internal and external partners
  • Work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Analyze and solve problems, exhibit flexibility, and keep an eye on the critical path
  • Manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously while also addressing immediate needs from both internal and external customers. 

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