Job Overview

Summary

The U. S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides policy-neutral data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.  EIA provides a wide range of information and data products covering energy production, stocks, demand, imports, exports, and prices; and prepares analyses and special reports on topics of current interest. For more information please visit EIA's website at: http://www.eia.gov/

The Office of Energy Analysis analyzes energy supply, demand, and prices including the impact of financial markets on energy markets; prepares reports on current and future energy use; analyzes the impact of energy policies; and develops advanced techniques for conducting energy information analyses. This Office also oversees the planning and execution of EIA's analysis and forecasting programs to ensure that EIA models, analyses, and projections meet the highest standards of relevance, reliability, and timeliness.

A successful candidate in this position will lead major projects involving modeling development, refinement, updating and testing.  Directly manages project contracts involving significant financial and human resources in support of industrial energy consumption and efficiency modeling and analysis.  Works with management on planning of budgets and staffing to enable these efforts. Represents OECEA at OEA project management meetings where industrial team projects are on the agenda.

Duties

As a Operations Research Analyst, you will:

  • Conceives, plans, originates, initiates, develops, designs, performs and documents a broad range of continuing economic analyses and research assignments
  • Formulates mathematical models that represent how fuels and non-fuel energy sources are used by industry (e.g., bulk chemicals, food, iron and steel) and energy source (e.g., natural gas, electricity, natural gas liquids (NGL) or petrochemical feedstocks)
  • Researches and develops expertise in the economic and operational characteristics of manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries and their use of energy.
  • Serves as an expert analyst and technical authority on industrial energy use, presents on industrial energy use to audiences within and outside EIA, develops the IDM to prepare projections of industrial energy use, and analyzes the effects of proposed policies affecting the industrial sector.
  • Actively coaches, mentors and trains less senior staff on analytic and modeling systems, techniques, practices, and quality control methods.
  • Applies comprehensive knowledge of economic and research concepts and practices applicable to industrial sector.
  • Conceives, plans, originates, initiates, develops, designs, performs and documents a broad range of continuing economic analyses and research assignments involving current and projected energy consumption and related technologies in the industrial sector