Industrial and Hydrogen Analyst

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Natural Resources Defense Council

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Washington, DC, United States

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30+ days ago

NRDC is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our people helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our team of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and the globe from our offices in Bozeman, Montana; Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Santa Monica; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

NRDC is seeking an Industrial and Hydrogen Analyst to work with the Science Office team in our Washington DC or New York offices.

Position Summary

The Policy Analysis group at NRDC is looking for an Industrial and Hydrogen Analyst to help support NRDC’s industrial decarbonization and clean hydrogen advocacy at the state, regional, and federal level.

The analyst will develop, conduct, and oversee detailed analyses of the impacts of environmental regulations, federal funding and tax credits, and other clean product policies on the industrial sector and broader U.S. economy. The analyst will work closely with the Industrial, Hydrogen, and Innovation team and other NRDC colleagues in various programs to provide impactful analytical and modeling support for NRDC’s industrial and clean hydrogen advocacy portfolio. The team is currently focused on the cement, concrete, steel, and aluminum sectors, and the analyst will help model and analyze a greater range of decarbonization solutions and scenarios for these sectors. This work will help advise policymakers, NRDC, and our partners on credible pathways to deep decarbonization in these specific sectors in support of the team’s state and federal advocacy agenda. At the same time, the analyst will be a critical part of the team’s effort to broaden NRDC’s work in heavy industry, exploring other potential subsectors of interest.

The analyst will also collaborate within the Policy Analysis group, help coordinate efforts with partners, and review work completed by external consultants. The Industrial and Hydrogen Analyst is expected to develop reports and blogs, manage projects and analysis done internally or by consultants, serve as a technical resource for internal and external partners, and present work to external audiences.
  • Perform analysis of the impact of existing and emerging regulations and policy proposals on the industrial sector and on hydrogen production.
  • Collaborate with and manage work done by consultants performing economic, energy, and health modeling of federal, regional, state, and local impacts of regulations and policy proposals. This could include work with the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) and EnergyPathways+RIO, as examples.
  • Draft and oversee the development of materials pertaining to industrial and hydrogen advocacy priorities, including fact sheets, blogs, policy briefs, and primers.
  • Serve as a NRDC representative in meetings with partners; present to policymakers and other external parties, and to members of the media, as warranted and required.
  • Conduct economic and financial analysis on matters of interest to the Industrial, Hydrogen, and Innovation team and other NRDC advocates.
  • Support the Industrial, Hydrogen, and Innovation team and other NRDC advocates as needs arise for tasks related to state and federal advocacy efforts.
  • Commitment to NRDC’s mission and values.
  • A bachelor’s in economics, engineering, or in another relevant field.
  • Have 4-7 years of relevant work experience in industry, energy, or environmental policy.
  • Familiarity with publicly available data sources and databases.
  • Ability to advocate for public policies.

  • A master’s in economics, engineering, or in another relevant field or other relevant graduate degree.
  • Experience working on clean energy, industrial, or climate-related policies, particularly pertaining to policy implementation.
  • Knowledge of project economics and finance related to industrial decarbonization technologies, hydrogen production, and carbon capture technologies.
  • Knowledge of economic modeling of the electric power sector, industrial sector, as well as economy-wide modeling.
  • Understanding of federal and state policies related to the industrial and/or hydrogen sectors.

NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming diverse voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and is commensurate with skills and experience. For this position, the salary is $104,000 to $130,000. Internal equity considerations will be reviewed before making a final offer.

Our offices are open and we are operating in a hybrid model. We offer NRDCers flexibility, we ask them to come into the office and spend meaningful time there in collaboration with their colleagues. We call this purposeful presence.

As a science-based organization, NRDC aims to do our part to help contain the COVID-19 public health crisis. For the sake of health, safety, and equity, we ask that people be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation or other exemption in accordance with state and local law. We consider a person to be vaccinated two weeks after receiving one full course of a CDC-approved vaccine. In accordance with state or local law, new hires will be asked to attest to vaccination, those wishing to do so may request medical or religious accommodations or other exemptions via NRDC Employee Relations. NRDC treats all vaccine-related data confidentially, in keeping with local, state, and federal laws.

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