Geothermal Research Program Analyst

Sustainable Energy & Environmental Washington, DC Golden, CO


Allegheny Science & Technology (AST) is looking for a Geothermal Research Program Analyst to support a federal client in Washington, D.C. involving projects in scientific, engineering, and technical analyses. The position will primarily focus on research improving the technologies and overall efficiency of low-temperature (below 300°F) geothermal systems and expanding their utility through demonstration opportunities—facilitating near-term development of innovative geothermal technologies in geographically diverse areas of the country. The program aims to develop and deploy new low-temperature and coproduction technologies that will help the geothermal community achieve widespread adoption of under-utilized low-temperature resources.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide project management, performance monitoring, documentation, and progress assessment for the projects.
  • Support the development, coordination, and management of competitive solicitations and merit reviews.
  • Engage with stakeholders on an appropriate level to ensure needs and gaps are being addressed where possible at the Federal level.
  • Assist in the development of internal briefing materials for decision makers and contribute technical review of external communications.
  • Successfully represent the program status to senior government officials, congressional stakeholders, academia, and industry partners.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Required Experience:

  • A minimum 5 years’ experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant Engineering or Scientific discipline (Engineering, Renewable Energy, Energy Systems, etc.)
  • Must be a US citizen.
  • Must be eligible to obtain and or maintain a clearance.

Desired Experience:

  • Project management experience/PMP certification.
  • Ability to actively track and monitor government-funded energy research and development projects.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-starter and ability to work both independently and as part of a highly dynamic collaborative team.
  • Experience and/or expertise in the following:
  • Geothermal energy systems, hybrid energy systems, and/or energy storage projects.
  • Low Temperature applications for community or district scale heating and cooling.
  • Geothermal technologies including ground source heat pumps.
  • Geothermal reservoirs and borehole thermal energy storage.