JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022

Idaho National Laboratory

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Nuclear Science and Technology
Integrated Energy & Market Analysis
Nuclear Energy Economist

JOE ID Number: 2022-01_111468850
Date Posted: 02/01/2022
Date Inactive: 07/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Nuclear Energy Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: A1 -- General Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

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) Integrated Energy & Market Analysis group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a technical career as a Nuclear Energy Economist.

This role will provide expertise to the Integrated Energy & Market Analysis program and support seismic safety of INL nuclear operations.

Responsibilities Include:

The Energy Economics Analyst will coordinate and manage energy market analyses, including the potential for and impact of changing technology mix for energy supply and the reliability, sustainability, and resiliency of energy systems.
Duties may also include conducting techno-economic analysis to assess both technical feasibility and economic feasibility of specific facilities supplying clean energy for electricity and/or industrial products, including risk and uncertainty, when operated within identified regions. In particular, the facilities and proposed energy system configurations must be assessed/optimized with respect to their financial performance when interacting with the electricity market and other commodity markets (e.g., hydrogen, biofuels).
Minimum Requirements:

M.S. or Ph.D. in Economics, Operations Research, Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, or a closely related field and a minimum of 2 to 6 years of relevant professional experience conducting quantitative analysis and leading interdisciplinary project teams or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment.
Preferred Requirements:

US citizen with the ability to obtain a clearance preferred.
Experience in managing small to medium teams
Experience in project/program management with geographically dispersed teams, across multiple organizations
Capable of interacting effectively with technical staff and senior managers
Capable of articulating and advocating business cases in support of technical projects
Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated ability to collaborate with other researchers, present results at industry and academic conferences, and writing research reports and conference papers
Demonstrated skill in performing advanced quantitative analysis on economic, market, or policy issues related to power and/or critical infrastructure systems
Experience with capacity expansion, unit commitment, and dispatch models
Energy system economics, including knowledge of structure and operation of electricity markets and broader energy markets
Quantitative methods including statistical analysis and numerical modeling
Knowledge of the financial management process, including decision making under uncertainty, business case analysis including project proforma
Familiarity with nuclear plant operations
Job Information

Salary Grade: 210/220
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 males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities 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.

COVID Safety Protocols:

As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.

Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID – 19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.

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:

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Benefits & Salary:

We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit:

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 07/01/2022