Hydropower Valuation Economist Fellow
Application Deadline: April 30, 2021 5:00:00 PM EST
The Hydropower Valuation Economist Fellow opportunity with the Water Power Technologies Office is now accepting applications through April 30, 2021 5:00:00 PM EST.
What will I be doing? As a member of the team, you will both learn and contribute across the range of activities associated with managing applied research. The office is also highly receptive to new ideas that fellows may have regarding research topics and strategies.
Why should I apply? You will collaborate on the office's HydroWIRES Initiative, whose mission is to understand and support hydropower's role in a 100% clean energy future. The HydroWIRES Initiative, as the office's $15M grid integration program, includes research in understanding value drivers for hydropower under evolving system and market conditions. HydroWIRES efforts include power/water system modeling, valuation and technoeconomic analysis, innovative technology R&D, convening stakeholders, and international collaboration.
Where will I be located? Washington, DC
You will receive a competitive stipend, an allowance to offset the costs of health insurance, research travel and materials up to $10,000, and relocation expenses reimbursement up to $5,000.
You must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident and completed or be in the process of completing a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree.
Questions? Email DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code [DOE-EERE-STP-WPTO-2021-1501] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.
Program eligibility requirements can be found at: visit https://www.energy.gov/eere/education/energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-science-technology-and-policy-program
Economics experience, with advanced degree in economics or closely related field preferred.
• Experience in areas such as technoeconomic analysis; cost-benefit analysis; energy generation and storage asset valuation and finance; evaluation of quantified and non-quantified project alternatives, including environmental and social/economic impacts of energy project development; power market operation and design; compensation mechanisms for flexible generation, storage, and other grid services; valuation of water for multiple purposes; energy policy design; development of power and non-power metrics, including metrics for environmental justice and energy equity.
• Experience engaging with a utility, power producer, system/market operator, investor, or other industry entity on practical applications, either in a research or industry context, is a plus.
• Capability to apply economics experience to support rigorous valuation of various power and non-power benefits and costs associated with hydropower and pumped storage as part of the broader power system.
• Capability to analyze and evaluate markets, policies, planning, project finance, and other decision-making processes in the power sector.
• Ability to learn new things and welcome intellectual challenges.
• Ability to collaborate on a dynamic, supportive team.
• Ability to clearly communicate complex, technical ideas to colleagues and management.
How to Apply:
A complete application consists of:
- An applicationTranscript(s) - For this opportunity, an unofficial transcript or copy of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems may be submitted. Selected candidate may be required to provide proof of completion of the degree before the appointment can start.
- A current resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
- 2 Letters of Recommendations
The resume/CV must include the following:
- Basic applicant Information: Name, address, phone, email, and other contact information.
- Work & Research Experience: List all work and research experiences beginning with current or most recent. Include the name of the employer, location, position held, and time period involved.
- Leadership Experience: List experiences (e.g., work, civic, volunteer, research) that demonstrate your leadership skills. Detail your role, type of experience, organization, location, and duration.
- Educational History: List all institutions from which you received or expect to receive a degree, beginning with current or most recent institution. Include the name of the academic institution, degree awarded or expected, date of awarded or expected degree, and academic discipline.
- Honors & Awards: List in chronological order (most recent first) any awards or public recognitions. Include the name of awarding institution, title of the award or honor, and date of award or honor.