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 info@energyandsecurity.com.

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

Chief of Party/Georgia Energy Activity (USAID)

Background

The purpose of this new energy activity 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.

Chief of Party

The Chief of Party (COP) will maintain overall authority to manage and implement all aspects of the requirements of this task order.  COP will be responsible for coordinating and otherwise communicating with USAID, for timely submission of all written reports and other deliverables, and for ensuring quality control and overall responsiveness of project team members to the accomplishment of the goals of this task order.  The COP must demonstrate a history of strong interpersonal skills in dealing with external audiences as well as project staff, advisors, consultants, subcontractors and grantees. 

Qualifications

  • At least 15 years of experience in design, implementation, or management of at least one of the technical areas and experience managing or implementing activities, preferably in Georgia or the Eurasian Region. 
  • At least 15 years of experience in international development, with at least 10 years serving as a project manager or chief of party, preferably for a multi-component project.
  • Experience and knowledge of the energy sector in transition countries, preferably in Georgia.
  • Experience in working collaboratively and effectively in a development context with governmental, regulatory, and private sector energy sector stakeholders. 
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare deliverables associated with this project, including Annual Work Plans, Annual Reports, Technical Reports, Budgets, and reports on USAID indicators. 
Candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English and have strong professional writing and public presentation skills.
 
Submit your cover letter, resume, and USAID Form 1420 to info@energyandsecurity.com