Columbia, MD, USA Req #790
Friday, July 2, 2021

Energetics is a leading U.S. energy and management consultancy, with over 40 years of experience working with government and commercial clients to solve complex energy and technology challenges from inception to deployment and beyond. Our services include strategic planning and technology roadmap development, energy analysis and modeling, strategic outreach and communication, metrics and program evaluation, market and technology impact assessment, and program management for technology deployment. We apply these services across multiple areas of clean energy, including energy efficiency and energy management, manufacturing technologies, renewable energy and hydrogen/fuel cells, advanced transportation, climate resilience and sustainability, critical infrastructure resilience, and grid modernization. Established in 1979, Energetics is headquartered in the Washington DC Metro area, with offices in Maryland, Washington DC, New York, California, Washington State, and Dubai (UAE).

We provide technical support to multiple offices at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), including the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Office of Fossil Energy, and the Energy Information Administration. Energetics also works with many other government and private sector clients in the U.S., including the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the California Energy Commission, major U.S. utilities, national laboratories, trade associations, universities, and commercial manufacturers.

SUMMARY: The Engineer/Scientist will be responsible for supporting government research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) programs in the areas of advanced manufacturing and buildings, as well as strategic energy management for our government and commercial sector clients.


  • Responsible for the execution of U.S. government clean energy RD&D programs, especially for building technologies and advanced manufacturing technologies
  • Providing recommendations and performing market and technology assessments; conducting technical, energy, environmental, and economic benefits analyses
  • Synthesizing and analyzing data and models related to energy technologies and trends
  • Synthesizing and analyzing technology R&D project and program information
  • Responsible for developing and contributing to technical communications (reports, white papers, fact sheets, research summaries, briefings)
  • Preparing, reviewing, and analyzing technical reports and assessments
  • Conducting internet and literature research
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, integrated science and technology, or a related field with a minimum of 5 years of experience or a Master’s degree in engineering, science, integrated science and technology, or a related field with a minimum of 3 years of experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; advanced analytical and Excel skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, interpersonal, and written)
  • High level of self-motivation.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to excel working on self-managed tasks
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
  • Multitasking on time-sensitive tasks without diminished quality of work
  • Strong interest and experience working in the clean energy field
  • Attention to detail and meeting responsibilities
  • Team player


  • Master’s or PhD degree in engineering, science, integrated science and technology, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in energy analysis or consulting
  • Familiarity and experience with advanced manufacturing technologies

The selected applicant will be subject to a background check and drug testing

VSE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Other details

  • Job Family Operations
  • Job Function Engineer
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Columbia, MD, USA