The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has just posted an exciting job opportunity for an Energy Facilities Analyst, in the DPU’s Siting Division. The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU), a state agency that regulates public utilities, together with the Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB), seeks an Energy Facilities Analyst to work on agency proceedings regarding siting of major energy facilities in the Commonwealth. Review of proposed major energy facilities includes electric generation facilities, electric transmission lines and substations, natural gas pipelines and related equipment, and large fuel storage facilities, to ensure a reliable supply of energy, with a minimum impact on the environment, at the lowest possible cost. The Energy Facilities Analyst will review proposed (and sometime controversial) major energy facilities as part of an interdisciplinary team with other attorneys as well as technical staff. Responsibilities of the Energy Facilities Analyst include reviewing and analyzing energy project proposals, attending public comment hearings and considering public input, developing written questions, questioning expert witnesses during evidentiary hearings, writing sections of agency decisions, and advising agency staff, DPU Commissioners, and EFSB members on pending cases and other matters. The position requires at least four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time technical or professional experience in urban or regional planning, environmental planning, transportation planning or land use planning, of which at least two years must have been in a professional capacity or any equivalent combination of the required experience and educational substitutions (listed in job posting).
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.