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Transportation Electrification Policy Analyst

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: November 28, 2022
Reference Code: 18773
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Mobility Systems and Analytics group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Transportation Electrification Policy Analyst! Our team works a remote 9x80 schedule with every other Friday off.
As private industry accelerates electric vehicle (EV) adoption, INL plays a leading role for the U.S. Department of Energy in using data to understand EV technology, consumer behavior, charging infrastructure needs, and EV/grid integration opportunities. Through working with government, industry, and laboratory researchers, this person will have the opportunity to help plan a national EV charging network and directly impact our future of clean transportation.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Bring knowledge of transportation electrification technology, markets, and policy to a team that is using ground breaking data analytics techniques.
  • Recommend solutions and policies to federal government decision makers to accelerate EV adoption and charging infrastructure build-out.
  • Work on a cross-functional team to model EV and fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) operating profiles and technology adoption for a wide range of use cases and future mobility scenarios.
  • Simulate the impact of EV charging at scale on the electric grid, using advanced tools such as INL's Caldera simulation platform.
  • Work with automotive manufacturers, charging network operators, electric utilities, and other key partners in the private sector. This is to ensure INL research results directly benefit efforts to provide clean, affordable, reliable energy and mobility.
  • Use and grow expertise in EV consumer behavior, policy, and emerging market trends.
  • Work with data scientists and software developers to answer key questions to support nationwide deployment of EVs, FCVs, and charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure.
  • Conduct work, including jointly publishing results and developing proposals, with INL experts in EV charging, energy storage, power systems, clean hydrogen production, and other fields.
  • Collaborate with scientists and engineers at other national laboratories through joint research projects.
  • Interact with DOE program managers and industry and academic partners to develop and present research plans, receive feedback, and share results.
  • Define data-driven approaches to understand barriers to EV adoption by individuals and fleets, including issues related to charging/fueling infrastructure design, deployment, and economics
  • Characterize behavior of users of EVs, charging stations, and other vehicles and devices, including their response to incentives and market conditions
  • Based on data analysis and simulation results, recommend policy and technology solutions systems
  • Publish results that answer key research questions in scientific journals; present results to sponsors, industry partners, and the EV and mobility communities
  • Other duties as assigned by group lead or department manager
Minimum Requirements:
  • Level 2: Advanced degree and 1 year experience;
  • Level 3: Advanced degree and 3 years of experience
  • Degree must be in public policy or in an engineering or scientific field
  • Have research experience in consumer behavior, technology adoption, and/or transportation or energy policy
  • Have demonstrated success analyzing data and producing insights that guide policy or design decisions in the transportation or energy sectors
  • Have experience publishing analysis results and other research in technical reports or peer-reviewed, scholarly articles
Preferred Requirements:
  • Have experience researching behavior and preferences of users of EVs, EV charging stations or hydrogen fueling stations, or intelligent transportation systems technology
  • Competency using sophisticated modeling, simulation, or data analytics platforms to conduct transportation or energy research or product development
  • Experience working at or with auto manufacturers, charging network providers, or firms specializing in distributed device data acquisition and analysis
Job Information
Salary Grade 210 ($91,032 - $150,156) / Salary Grade 220 ($104,688 - $172,668)
Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.