The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is dedicated to helping electric power stakeholders address the most pressing issues they encounter as they pursue the transition to a clean and modern electric future and a carbon-free energy system by 2050. We are a trusted partner providing education, research, standards, and collaboration to help utilities, electric customers, and other industry players across three pathways: Electrification, Grid Integration, Regulatory, and Business Innovation. Through educational activities, working groups, peer-to-peer engagements, and advisory services, SEPA convenes interested parties to facilitate information exchange and knowledge transfer to offer the highest value for our members and partner organizations.
The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $75,000 with the target being around $62,400 based on location and experience.
The Analyst, Research & Industry Strategy is an integral member of the Electrification team, which ensures that SEPA members have access to the data, research, insight, and facilitation necessary to support the electric power industry’s smart integration of newly electrified transportation and building loads.
This position will provide the incumbent the opportunity to expand existing electrification subject matter expertise and grow into one of SEPA’s subject experts on electric vehicles, end-use electrification, and related utility programs and technologies.
Responsibilities and Key Impact Areas
- Ensures projects for the team are delivered within scope, on time and on budget
- Provides project management support for assigned content development as requested.
- Gathers research from primary and secondary sources (including phone interviews, internet searches, and in-depth reading), critically analyze the information, and write up key findings and best practices
- Assists with assigned tasks on projects
- Converts research content into various formats based on target audience and delivery channel. This may include: webinars, podcasts, SEPA conference sessions, blogs, infographics, slide decks, industry articles or other formats as requested
- Works with SEPA’s marketing and communications teams to publicize research externally through social media channels
- Responds to questions from utility members about transportation and building electrification technologies, trends, and programs
- Provides member support in the form of responding to requests for in-person presentations, workshops, facilitation services and member-sponsored research
- Provides support and staff leadership to working groups as assigned on topics relevant to expertise
- Other tasks as assigned
- B.S. in Economics, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or similar field of study; or MBA, MPA or similar with relevant experience.
- 1-2 years of industry experience and an intermediate understanding of electric vehicles and EV charging, utility end-use electrification programs, and managed EV charging.
- Experience in providing support to fleets on EV, EVSE and other EV related topics such as EVSE demand analysis and utility rate impacts.
- Demonstrated professional writing experience in both technical and general electric power sector industry topics.
- Skilled project manager. You show grace under pressure and excel at managing budgets and timelines. You juggle multiple projects and tasks with ease and composure. You are organized, demonstrate superb time management, know how to effectively prioritize work, and wisely allocate and optimize resources. You enjoy creating processes that uphold rigorous standards.
- Forward thinking. You have the technical aptitude and industry experience to notice changes in the external landscape, understand the relevance of emerging technologies, and help SEPA members to bridge the gap between current needs and future directions—creating value and minimizing risk. You are comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty, knowing when to gather more information and when to take committed action. You are strategically flexible, adapting quickly to changing priorities, and effective in a fast-paced environment.
- Skilled communicator. Your communication is clear and direct. You easily adjust your message to your audience and have exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills. You add value by making connections between people and ideas, understanding, documenting, distilling and synthesizing key points.
- Influential. You are viewed as credible by key leaders in the energy sector and you are willing to take the lead on emerging issues, shaping other’s thinking and helping to shape the national conversation on key issues.
- Exceptional Problem-Solving Skills. You are self-reliant and flexible in your thinking. You evaluate issues from many angles, and are creative at finding solutions to complex, multi-dimensional problems.
- Results driven. You see the big picture and take the action necessary to produce bottom line results. You understand success in this role requires taking full strategic advantage of every opportunity. You have a keen ability to determine what is working and what is not, taking committed action to lead projects in the right direction.
- Strong attention to detail. You take responsibility for every element of your work, honoring your deadlines, understand the vital importance of delivering high-quality work on time.
- Proactive and self-motivated. You think ahead and anticipate challenges, taking initiative to drive projects forward, and leading projects with minimal supervision. You work effectively on a team and independently and find the resources you need to get the job done.
- Deft political style. You are an adept consensus builder who excels at convening groups of people to reduce barriers. You work effectively with a multitude of stakeholders, volunteers, colleagues, and research partners and build relationships at all career levels. Your diplomacy enables you to de-escalate emotions while driving projects forward.
What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?
- Our organization thrives on innovation. Your work will help accelerate our nation’s transition to a clean and modern energy future.
- You will enjoy working in a collaborative and highly supportive work environment with a great team of colleagues. You will be part of a team with a culture driven by these organizational behaviors:
Attitude: exude responsiveness and friendliness
Excellence: deliver high-quality work that members rave about
Ownership: take personal responsibility for SEPA’s success
Growth: seek out and embrace opportunities to grow SEPA and yourself
Balance: always examine all sides of an issue
Comradery: work hard with the team and have fun with the team
Transparency: communicate honestly, frequently, and openly
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
SEPA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Employment is based on personal capabilities and qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected class as established by applicable law.
This position operates in a professional office environment. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing may be required.
- This role requires the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets, bend or stand as necessary.
- This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
- This role requires the ability to learn new software applications as necessary.
- Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.
- Must be able to travel.
This job description generally indicates the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.