Energy Technology and Markets Advisor – Demand-Side Markets
In the race to combat climate change, time is of the essence. The Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) is investing billions of dollars in projects that will play an essential role in achieving the world’s net-zero goals, deploying next-generation energy technologies across America. OCED’s mission is to deliver clean energy demonstration projects at scale in partnership with the private sector to accelerate market adoption, deployment, and the equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system.
If you want to be a significant player in this space, we’re offering an opportunity you can’t afford to ignore.
Reporting to the Market & Energy Analysis Director, the Energy Technology and Markets Advisor will apply expert knowledge of commodity markets, private sector investment decision-making, and demand-side mechanisms to support markets for low-carbon products to aid OCED in building and managing a well-diversified ~$30 billion portfolio of demonstration projects that will unleash private sector capital and drive a just transition to a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.
Working with OCED, you will learn about cutting-edge clean energy and decarbonization technologies, work with a dynamic team, grow expertise in technology commercialization, and inform policies across the Federal Government.
- Conduct market and energy analysis to provide future insights into and to assess OCED’s current portfolio of investments in clean energy projects through interactions and synthesis of input from a variety of internal and external subject matter experts.
- Develop or leverage existing data, modeling, and analysis tools linked to crosscutting DOE strategy and policy decisions across multiple markets, energy, and industry sectors in collaboration with OCED and other DOE offices, and external partners.
- Engage with key private sector stakeholders including banks, private equity, infrastructure funds, sovereign wealth funds, etc. to catalyze commercial deployment in the wake of DOE-funded demonstration projects on clean energy solutions.
- Work to tailor OCED programs to resolve critical barriers to private sector capital formation for clean energy technologies.
- Develop detailed financial models to guide the discussion and structure of possible demand-side support measures like advance market commitments to ensure commercial lift-off.
- Conduct detailed financial modeling to understand the impact of program design on the economics of a given project and the impact of those concepts on private sector investment in the sector, with the goal of maximizing clean energy deployment per dollar spent.
- Provide detailed structuring expertise to facilitate the creation of secondary markets for key clean energy products.
- Support analysis on the impact of specific program design elements on OCED portfolio strategy and portfolio risk.
- Prepare strategic analysis and briefing materials for senior Department leadership to communicate findings on specific support mechanisms for maximizing clean energy deployment and capital formation for a given technology.
- Excellent quantitative analysis and financial modeling skills, especially in project finance.
- 2+ years of experience in investment banking or private equity preferred.
- Energy or natural resources sector experience strongly preferred.
- Strategic thinking skills with strong capacity to self-direct attention to highest priority dimensions of a multi-faceted problem.
- Collaborative mindset with cross-functional working capabilities.
- Ability to drive to discrete outputs from ambiguity.
- Strong commitment to fostering and supporting a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace.
The candidate profile is meant to inform prospective applicants about the type of background and experience that would be suitable for this position. However, prospective applicants who do not meet the listed requirements but still show considerable potential to fulfill the role are encouraged to apply.