NREL International and Domestic Renewable Energy Policy Decision Support Analyst in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

International and Domestic Renewable Energy Policy Decision Support Analyst



CO - Golden


Position Type



Hours Per Week



Job Description

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals. NREL's Integrated Decision Support Department has an immediate opening for a researcher/analyst in International and Domestic Renewable Energy Policy.

The successful candidate will have strong research and communication skills and experience in clean energy related topics which may include distributed generation; international, federal, state, tribal or local energy policy; energy sector resilience; international energy transitions; and/or climate related energy projects. Also the ability to lead projects and engagements with stakeholders.

Job Duties

Perform research support duties for one or more projects within a program. Responsibilities will include conducting analysis and technical assistance in support of projects, working with cross-functional teams to deliver technical inputs, and conducting through, high-quality research and data analysis. The successful candidate will demonstrate desire to deepen knowledge in application of technical clean energy expertise or related field.

Graduate studies and/or work experience in one or more of the following topics is desired:

  • Distributed Energy Resources (Distributed PV, EVs, or storage)

  • Renewable energy project finance

  • Utility experience

  • Clean energy policy or regulatory experience

  • Resilient energy systems

The successful candidate will have the ability to translate technical materials to non-technical audiences and have excellent communication skills, including exceptional writing ability. The candidate will contribute to project design for technical solutions that meet stakeholder’s needs. The candidate will have exceptional teaming and collaboration skills as well as the ability to work independently and problem solve.


Basic Qualifications

Relevant Master's Degree . Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 2 or more years of experience . Working knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field. Skilled in problem solving, written and verbal communication. Ability to use various computer software programs.


Additional Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications


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