Senior Energy Analyst
October 9, 2007 4:45 PM

Senior Energy Analyst
Clean Energy Program, Berkeley Office
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is seeking a Senior Energy Analyst to focus on renewable energy and global warming issues in California. The Analyst will undertake research and advocacy in support of renewable energy and climate policies, including implementation of the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act. Candidates must have a strong background in the energy field.

UCS is a leading science-based nonprofit organization working for a healthy planet and a safer world. UCS was founded in 1969 and currently has a membership and activist base of over 100,000, a staff of 125, and offices in Cambridge (MA), Washington (DC), and Berkeley (CA). The Berkeley office focuses on clean vehicles, renewable energy, and climate change issues.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Clean Energy Program Director, and in coordination with the California Climate Program Manager, the Analyst will: Lead program of research, advocacy and outreach to advance development of clean energy in California and provide support for energy sector solutions to global warming in the region. Develop policy and legislative proposals, prepare regulatory and legislative comments and testimony, conduct and supervise analysis to support policy advocacy. Meet with policymakers, regulators, and stakeholders; represent UCS and its philosophy and positions to the media and at various public forums; play lead role working with regional coalitions. Coordinate and supervise work of Clean Energy staff allocated to the California clean energy project. Provide technical direction of multiple consultants and manage administration of consulting contracts and budgets.
Qualifications: Comprehensive knowledge of energy field, with emphasis on renewable energy, including technologies, policies, and markets. Applicants should possess an advanced degree in engineering, science, economics, public policy, or related field, or equivalent experience. Project
management skills and experience; excellent public contact, negotiation, and speaking abilities; and strong quantitative, analytical, and research skills are required. Proficiency with computer spreadsheet and word processing software is necessary.

Experience: Position requires at least five years of progressively responsible experience in energy analysis and advocacy. At least six months of on-the-job training are needed to become familiar with UCS organization, philosophy, sources of foundation support, programs, and constituencies. Preferred Skills and Experience: Familiarity with electricity transmission policy, global warming
issues and policy, and emission cap-and-trade policies is highly desirable. Experience in energy policymaking, advocacy, or regulation is also desirable. Managerial experience preferred. Knowledge of California energy and climate change issues strongly preferred.

Position Details: This position will be based at UCS’s Berkeley office. Salary commensurate with experience and training. Excellent benefits. UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff.

To Apply: Please submit letter, resume, and 1-3 page writing sample by October 22, 2007 via email
to with a subject line of “California Energy Analyst.” No calls please.

payscale: DOE
job type: full-time
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