Clean Energy Associate
FAS is seeking to hire an associate to support our dynamic and growing clean energy portfolio. Since 2020, FAS has supported the advancement of climate and clean energy policy, working hand in hand with policymakers from across the federal government to develop and support policies and programs aimed at accelerating a just clean energy transition across the United States. In this historic moment of investment, FAS is well positioned to continue to evolve and design innovative programming and policies to support the transition to a clean energy future. We seek an entrepreneurial, resourceful, clean energy and climate enthusiast to join our ranks as an associate.
What you’ll do (Core responsibilities)
- Provide support for FAS’s growing clean energy and climate portfolio and existing projects supporting federal clean energy implementation with the Department of Energy and other federal partners.
- Engage in policy research and provide subject matter expertise on topics related to climate and clean energy, including but not limited to, clean energy demonstrations, grid infrastructure, industrial decarbonization, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, geothermal, manufacturing and energy supply chain, and equitable and just clean energy development and deployment.
- Liaise and coordinate between existing federal partners and external organizations to support ideation and engagement within existing FAS clean energy projects.
- Develop reports, briefs, and memos guiding FAS and other federal agencies to cultivate a whole-of-government approach in coordination with non-governmental partners to generate enduring climate and energy policy to spur beneficial impact on the nation’s health and environment.
- Support and lead the day-to-day work and coordinating activities across the FAS teams to support the advancement of existing and new projects and strategic areas of focus for our growing climate and clean energy portfolio.
Skills and Experience (Requirements)
- 1 to 5 years of professional experience working in private sector, government, research organizations, or related areas.
- A working understanding of the U.S. federal energy ecosystem and experience in some of the following: past and existing policies and core federal energy programs, critical agencies and offices and their functions and strategic priorities, energy justice, the clean energy innovation pipeline and its component parts across federal R&D, commercialization, and deployment, and other related programs or policies within clean energy.
- An understanding of clean energy innovation and technology across the United States and the challenges and opportunities to advance and accelerate deployment.
- Experience in project management and overseeing specific project activities through to implementation.
- Ability to organize and coordinate policy development related to climate and energy policy priorities.
- Exceptional face-to-face, phone, and written communication skills, including the ability to compellingly articulate FAS’s mission to a variety of different audiences.
- Motivated self-starter who values learning; contributes as part of a team and thrives in a collaborative environment.
- Ability to work independently, set priorities and handle multiple issues at the same time.
- Strong organizational and problem solving skills
- Ability to manage relationships with a range of stakeholders inside and outside of government.
- Excellent writing skills.
Nice to haves
- Prior experience in data analysis for clean energy policy
- Prior experience in renewable project financing, or an understanding of clean energy finance
- Experience in analytical methods (e.g., qualitative or quantitative research, analytics and data modeling).
- Demonstrated knowledge and direct experience working in different sectors (e.g. government, private sector, nonprofits, etc.)