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Senior Energy Analyst (full-time or part-time)

Company: Econometrica, Inc.
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title

Senior Energy Analyst (full-time or part-time)

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Bethesda Office - Bethesda, MD 20814 US (Primary)
Remote (Virtual) - US - US


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Job Description

About Econometrica, Inc.

Econometrica, Inc., is a research and management organization committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective economic and analytical services for clients in the private and public sectors. Since its founding in 1998, Econometrica has been involved in complex, high-profile contracts for numerous Federal departments and agencies in the healthcare, education, transportation, energy, housing, and finance sectors. Econometrica specializes in research, econometric, analytical, and technical support for our clients, with an emphasis on data science, data analytics, statistics, economic analyses, and program implementation and evaluation services.

The Opportunity

Econometrica is seeking a Senior Energy Analyst to support and help expand our Energy and Water Resources practice area. The position involves working with Federal clients to assess investment options, effectiveness of Federal programs, policy implications, and regulatory impacts of initiatives such as regulations governing offshore carbon storage and energy exploration and development activities.

As a lead researcher, you will be engaged on multiple projects simultaneously, conducting and/or overseeing different types of analyses, including benefit-cost analyses, cost-effectiveness analyses, break-even analyses, estimates of return on investment, financial analyses, regulatory impact analyses, statistical and econometric analyses, forecasting, development and application of economic and statistical models, regional economic impact assessments, valuation of non-market goods, et cetera.

The position requires collaborating with other researchers across multiple disciplines, including economists, engineers, lawyers, geologists, transportation planners, statisticians, political scientists, financial analysts, technical editors, et cetera. You will also be responsible for providing guidance, direction, and review to junior and mid-level staff to produce high-quality research deliverables.

Federal Government clients supported by Econometrica's Energy and Water Resources practice area have included the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD), and U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct economic and regulatory impact analyses of policy and rulemaking initiatives that address offshore oil and gas, renewable energy, and other mineral resource development activities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
  • Lead research, analysis, and writing of reports to support development of policies for offshore energy and use of the OCS, including mineral extraction, renewable energy such as wind, and carbon sequestration.
  • Apply subject matter expertise and thought leadership on the costs and benefits of policies and regulations affecting various sectors areas, including energy, the environment, natural resources, and transportation. Advise high-level managers on the positive and negative effects of the different policies and policy options.
  • Conceive and design innovative analyses for a broad range of research tasks. Develop work plans and staffing assignments for conducting the research. Provide guidance and review and monitor work assignments to ensure high-quality project deliverables.
  • Supervise and conduct statistical and econometric analyses.
  • Lead modeling efforts, including the development of new models as well as the modification and/or application of existing models.
  • Draft reports and deliver presentations to convey key findings to clients and external audiences.
  • Participate in business development activities such as proposal writing.
  • Mentor, coach, and supervise junior and mid-level staff.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in Economics, Public Policy, Engineering, or related fields; Ph.D. preferred.
    • 7+ years of applied research evaluating Federal or State government programs.
    • Economics or engineering related experience in the offshore energy sector (oil and gas and/or renewable energy).
    • Understanding of the Federal rulemaking process and experience conducting regulatory impact analyses, benefit-cost analyses, and/or program evaluations for public sector agencies.
    • Strong quantitative analysis skills and demonstrated experience in developing statistical/econometric models.
    • Proven track record in leading and managing research projects.
    • Excellent writing skills.
    • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communications skills.
    • Ability to think creatively and solve complex problems.

      Our Generous Benefits Package Includes:

      • Being a part of a dynamic research group that continues to grow.
      • Discount health club membership.
      • Company-sponsored healthcare plan and optional vision/dental coverage.
      • Excellent training and development opportunities.
      • Discount garage parking.
      • Referral bonuses.
      • 401(k) program.
      • Discount rental car service.
      • Organized social activities.
      • Metro SmartBenefits Program.

        Work Environment

        This position is remote, although local candidates may choose to work in Econometrica's Bethesda, MD office if desired and office space permits.

        The office is located in beautiful downtown Bethesda, MD. We are located at a Metro stop within walking distance of great restaurants and local fare. We have a typical office setting with a quiet-to-moderate noise level.

        Physical Requirements

        The physical requirements are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Other instructions and related duties may be assigned by the employee's supervisor.

        Econometrica, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), and we seek to create an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives.

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