Environmental Justice Analyst
GTI Energy, the nation’s leading research, development, deployment, and training organization serving energy markets, has an opportunity for an experienced scientist/analyst in our Hydrogen Technology Center. The qualified candidate will support the External Engagements Team’s environmental justice (EJ) efforts in partnership with GTI Energy’s private sector partners, other stakeholders, and communities to accelerate deployment of hydrogen technologies.This unit performs cross-cutting research, product development, and demonstration projects, focused on clean hydrogen production, storage, delivery, and use – with a particular focus on technology-based solutions that increase optionality, affordability, and resiliency of integrated low carbon energy systems.
External Engagements is committed to the development of environmental justice (EJ), energy equity, and climate justice (CJ) programs for hydrogen initiatives including Justice 40 Initiative implementation and success metrics. The candidate will support External Engagements through crucial research and analysis on current / existing environmental justice data, maps, reports, and analyses and contribute toward the development of tools, resources, and success metrics for our environmental justice, Justice 40 Initiative, and equity plans.
- Performs scientific, data, and geospatial research and analysis to support the development and implementation of external engagement strategies.
- Facilitates on the development, implementation, measurement, and reporting of environmental justice (EJ)/Justice40 (J40) equity plans and success metrics.
- Performs cross cutting, analytical, and program evaluation for EJ, J40 and equity plans to support hydrogen proposals and initiatives.
- Surveys, evaluates, and compiles the evolving EJ landscape to identify metrics, methodologies, best practices, policies, partnerships, programs, and other relevant materials/ initiatives.
- Develops and manages tools and resources to inform equitable and just transitions planning and success metrics.
- Facilitates coordination across multi-cultural teams to deliver against targets, and collaborations with public/ non-profit organizations, academia, government, communities, and private sector.
- Ability to translate J40/EJ initiatives and program into actionable recommendations.
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Work on and/or personal experience with environmental or climate justice or related areas.
- Knowledge of or familiarity with GIS, Agent Based Modeling or other geospatial/analytic tools.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills including writing and delivering reports and presentations.
- Demonstrated ability for data acquisition and analysis.
- Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 7 years of experience, or M.S. or Ph.D. degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience (graduate-level research work may qualify as relevant work experience)
- Knowledge or experience with modeling/programming
- Prior work experience in energy related field is desired
- Familiarity with policies (federal, state, local) and funding agencies is a plus
- Ability to build consensus across diverse teams and clients
- Open to any discipline (i.e.: Planning, Policy, Information Sciences, Environmental Studies/ Sciences, Urban Studies, Public Health, Economics, Engineering, Business, etc.)
- Who should apply: Studies have shown that women, people of color, and other under-represented groups are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the position, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.