The Energy and Security Group (ESG) is looking to hire a talented entry- to mid-level professional (0 – 4 years of experience) with strong quantitative skills to start work immediately in our Reston, VA office. This full-time position is with our Analysis & Modeling team which supports U.S. Government, international, commercial, non-governmental organization, and non-profit clients. Submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample by email to Katia Marchesini at

Job Description

Responsibilities will include Microsoft (MS) Access database and user interface development in VBA, database and spreadsheet modeling, data analysis, and preparation of reports and briefs. In particular, the incumbent will:

•  Develop custom solutions and update existing models in Access, Excel, and Tableau.
•  Program in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
•  Analyze large relational datasets with an emphasis on data visualization and interpretation. 
•  Maintain and update data from a variety of sources.
•  Draft presentations and write technical reports. 
•  Perform other duties as assigned in support of the modeling and analysis team.

Required Qualifications

•  Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Engineering, or Computer Science.
•  0-4 years of professional experience.
•  Proficient with MS Access and Excel.
•  Proficient in programming and modeling with VBA and SQL.
•  Ability to obtain DoD security clearance.

Desired Qualifications

•  Proficient with data visualization software (e.g., Tableau).
•  Experience with database management and design.
•  Experience with data scrubbing and manipulation.

Current Openings

Programmer Analyst

Senior Energy Policy Expert (Georgia)

The Energy and Security Group (ESG) is looking for a Senior Energy Policy Expert for the upcoming USAID/Georgia Energy Program Task Order.

 About ESG

Established in 2002, the Energy and Security Group is a small, professional services company serving U.S. government, industry, finance, and international development agency clients in the U.S. and overseas.  We assist clients to address critical energy and natural resource issues at the nexus of national and international security interests. ESG focuses on expanding the use of clean energy and environmental technologies and practices to enhance economic performance, promote energy security, improve quality of life, and advance resource sustainability. Website:


The purpose of this upcoming energy program is to support Georgia in meeting its United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commitments, while also increasing the country's energy security. It will support Georgia to implement policy reforms that help secure investment in Georgia’s clean and renewable energy; harmonize regulations with the European Union (EU) to facilitate clean and renewable energy trade with neighboring countries and Europe; improve transmission and distribution planning and operations; establish a competitive electricity market; promote clean, renewable and efficient energy technologies; increase the use of clean and efficient energy resources; improve the policy environment to support investments. All this will provide Georgia with critical building blocks and capacity that will help to plan and implement Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and assist Georgia to reduce greenhouse gases by at least 15% by 2030 in line with Georgia’s commitments under the Paris Agreement.

Senior Energy Policy Expert (Georgia)

Senior Energy Policy Expert is a full-time, three-year position, reporting to the Chief of Party. The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for managing and implementing energy related activities and technical assistance under an anticipated USAID task order. The candidate will have extensive knowledge of energy policies and energy operations within the Georgian power sector. The position requires demonstrate expertise in at least one of the following areas:  Georgian Energy Sector Policy and Georgian Energy Sector Operations, Energy Community Third Energy Package requirements, Power Market Operations, Renewable Energy Policies or Financing, Energy Planning or Integrated Resource Planning. The selected candidate will have strong interpersonal skills in dealing with external audiences as well as project staff, advisors, consultants, subcontractors and grantees.

 Required Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of experience in operations, implementation, or management of energy, regulatory or climate change activities in Georgia.
  • At least 3 years of experience in Georgian energy sector policy implementation or development or regional cross border energy trade experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of the energy sector in developing economies, especially in EC or EU countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English.
  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or Law.
  • Experience in working collaboratively and effectively in a development context with governmental, regulatory, and private sector energy sector stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to deliverables associated with this project, including Annual Work Plans, Annual Reports, Technical Reports, Budgets, and reports on USAID indicators.

Preferred Experience

  • Demonstrated familiarity with EU and Energy Community regulations preferred.
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, MARKAL-TIMES preferred.
  • Experience working on USAID projects preferred.
  • Application instructions

Please send your resume with at least 2 professional references and your hourly rate in US Dollars to