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Energy and Climate Systems Modeler

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Job Code: 1266


KeyLogic Systems has an exciting opportunity for an Energy and Climate Systems Modeler.  KeyLogic supports the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). This position will support the Energy Markets Analysis Team (EMAT) under the Systems Engineering Analysis Directorate (SEAD) of NETL.

Position Responsibilities:

The EMAT team applies a variety of tools including econometric analysis, partial equilibrium modeling, computable general equilibrium models, input-output models, and other analytical approaches to a broad range of local, state, and national energy problems. As part of the support to EMAT, the employee will be primarily responsible for conducting a variety of market and economic research in the energy sector with the following job functions:

  • Conduct National/Regional energy economy modeling
  • Analyze National/Regional electricity and energy system development and energy investment planning
  • Conduct  Regional/National scenario analyses of impacts of environmental and energy policy and regulation, impacts of tax subsidies and penalties, and new energy technology development, on the energy-economy
  • Evaluate and quantify the costs, benefits, and economic impacts of NETL Research programs
  • Conduct research regarding labor economics, econometric research to explain economic trends in the energy industry, or the environmental impact of the economy or energy industry
  • Serve as a liaison between the Energy Analysts, Engineers, and Economists
  • Prepare reports, papers, and presentations to communicate analysis results to clients and other key stakeholders

Position Requirements:

  • ‚ÄčMaster's or PhD degree in energy economics, environmental economics, applied economics, or related discipline
  • 0-2 years of experience in economic modeling and analysis particularly with knowledge and experience in energy, environmental, resource, or labor economics  (Candidates with a PhD may count relevant graduate research as experience)
  • Familiarity with energy balances; upstream and downstream energy markets; demand-side economics in the energy sector; fiscal policy
  • Strong quantitative skills including an understanding of data and empirical analysis techniques
  • An understanding of micro and macro-economic theory models as they relate to energy market analysis
  • Experience in on or more of the following areas: Input-Output Analysis; Econometric Analysis; Statistical techniques and data analytics (STATA, SPSS); National Energy Modeling System; Market Allocation (MARKAL); GCAM, WEPS/WEPS-Plus; formulating and solving mixed integer linear programs (MILP); application of advanced linear/non-linear optimization techniques; optimization environments such as GAMS
  • Demonstrated ability to lead or contribute to high-level analytical work; uses facts and data to support sound decisions regarding own and others' work
  • Strong publication record and solid presentation skills
  • Ability to deliver in a dynamic environment with multiple demands and quick turnaround
  • Strong interpersonal and team management skills, with demonstrated ability to build strong networks and teams to achieve results

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Track record in the area of energy systems analysis. Able to influence discussions related to energy policies and energy markets
  • Experience in methods of Operations Research; modeling tools for advanced optimization (BARON, CPLEX or IPOPT); proficiency in programming languages such as MATLAB, Stata, R, Fortran 90, Python or C++
  • Client Orientation - Takes personal ownership and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that impede execution or overall success
  • Drive for Results- Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results, and has the personal organization skills to do so
  • Knowledge, Learning and Communication - Actively seeks out knowledge needed to complete assignments; shares this knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner; leads in the sharing of best practice, trends, knowledge and lessons learned across units and with clients; skilled at articulating ideas verbally and in writing in a clear and compelling way across audiences of varied levels
  • Professionalism - Maintains strong client relationships in the face of conflicting  demands or directions and provides evidence-based advice and solutions based on sound diagnosis and knowledge


About KeyLogic:

At KeyLogic we recognize that our employees are our most valuable resources. We hire talented, qualified professionals and provide each of our employees with every resource and opportunity to excel in their day-to-day activities as well as advance their career.

KeyLogic is a highly successful provider of professional and engineering services. We specialize in solutions that enable our customers to make better decisions for their organization. KeyLogic’s  performance has earned the company a solid reputation for high standards, proactive solutions, and an outstanding commitment to the customer, best exemplified by the fact we have never had a one-time federal customer — all of our customers have provided repeat business. This has led us to achieve significant growth every year since our founding in 1999.

At KeyLogic, we're known for our extraordinary commitment to the success of the organizations we serve. Our client list includes the Department of Defense (DoD), where we provide services for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the U.S. Army and Navy, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Departments of Labor (DOL), Energy (DOE), Transportation (DOT) and Treasury (including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)), General Services Administration (GSA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at KeyLogic without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital; or any other status protected by law. KeyLogic is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

NOTE: KeyLogic is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Recruiting@KeyLogic.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.  Request for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

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