Research Analyst, Energy Program

Data Analysis & Technical Research Beijing, China

On-line applications are required. 
In the event of technical difficulties, and please email with your resume and cover letter, Jie will help you to submit on-line.



The major responsibility of this position is to deliver projects in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency to reduce/cap consumption of fossil fuel, achieve large-scale emission reduction and environment quality improvement through policy research and advocacy, local pilot projects, and scaling-up efforts.




The Research Analyst will carry out activities as below:


  • Conduct research and analysis on energy policies and practices in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency;
  • Support pilot cities on promoting renewable energy and improving energy efficiency in the sectors specified by WRI and the respective cities;
  • Author and publish WRI knowledge products such as reports, issue brief, working paper, etc. in both English and Chinese, and coordinate publication process;
  • Present research findings on workshops as needed;
  • Organize internal/external meetings, workshops, conferences, and other project dissemination activities;
  • Assist in project management work as needed;
  • Support fundraisings of the program, both in Beijing and global offices;
  • Support other activities as needed.



  • Master’s degree in energy, electrical engineering, environmental science, or related fields, IT and modeling or PhD degree is a plus;
  • Three years’ work experience in energy planning, policy research on renewable energy and energy efficiency, low carbon and sustainable cities/industrial parks/communities, etc.;
  • Strong quantitative analytical skills, and modeling is a plus;
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills, preferably with publication experience;
  • Ability to work well in a team, manage multiple priorities, take initiative, and deliver under tight deadlines;
  • Ability to engage stakeholders, conduct interview and other research activities independently;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Mandarin and English;

Highly preferred

  • Experience in energy policy research, particularly the analysis of economic, social and environmental impacts of renewable energy and/or energy efficiency;
  • experience working with City governments, or experience working with industry;
  • Knowledge of renewable energy and grid system;
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency especially in building sector, green buildings;
  • International experience, including working or studying aboard, or with multinational corporations and international NGOs.



Position Reports to: Energy Program Lead


Location: Beijing, China