Grid Strategies is hiring

 Actively hiring: Chief Operating Officer/VP of Power Sector Analysis

All other roles are evaluated on a rolling basis.

About Grid Strategies:

Grid Strategies LLC is a power sector consulting firm helping clients understand the opportunities and barriers to integrating clean energy into the electric grid. Drawing on extensive experience in transmission and wholesale markets, Grid Strategies analyzes and helps advance grid integration solutions. Based in the Washington DC area, the firm is actively engaged with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Department of Energy, state Public Utility Commissions, Regional Transmission Organizations, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Congressional committees, the administration, and various stakeholders.

Grid Strategies was founded in 2017 to support low-cost decarbonization. Grid Strategies has been instrumental in starting and growing Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG), the Working for Advanced Transmission Technologies (WATT) Coalition, and the Future Power Markets Forum to develop and advance solutions and cooperation across the electricity sector. Grid Strategies clients include state agencies, consumer advocates, environmental groups, clean energy buyers, clean energy trade associations, renewable energy and electric transmission developers, and technology companies.

Grid Strategies is a remote and distributed team, with the option to make use of office space in Washington DC.

About research and policy analyst/manager positions:

Research and policy analysts/managers will support Grid Strategies’ clients with guidance from senior staff. Duties could include:

    • Reviewing published research and modeling and summarizing findings
    • Drafting memos, PowerPoint presentations, and other communication assets
    • Drafting comments in response to public agencies.
    • Creating and supporting policy analysis and advocacy strategies
    • Facilitating meetings with clients and/or external industry leaders and public events
    • Analyze data – sort, find trends, visualize, etc.
    • Read and interpret tariffs, market rules, regulations, and laws

The Analyst’s work would appear in Grid Strategies reports, communications and client products.

We have work for candidates relatively new to the electricity policy world who is very organized and intellectually ambitious, as well as for those who already have relevant experience and are ready to make a big impact.

This role can be remote, but candidates in (or willing to relocate to) the San Francisco or Washington DC region are preferred. 

Candidates hired at the manager level would have more independent responsibilities, including leadership and coordination for some of the tasks listed above.

Senior Staff

Grid Strategies’ is always open to inquiries from individuals with a significant amount of relevant experience and a vision for bringing that experience to our firm. In some cases, Grid Strategies may have project opportunities that are suitable for immediate assignment to senior staff, in other cases, new staff bring ideas and relationships to the firm.

Candidates with experience working for or with state regulators are especially encouraged to apply – Grid Strategies (and other similar firms) are currently turning away projects due to a lack of staff with experience in leading state regulatory engagements.

Should you work for Grid Strategies?

Grid Strategies is a small team doing big things. Our team combines dedicated and experienced experts with junior staff who are passionate about building a career in the electricity industry and bring creativity and a can-do attitude to their work.

Curiosity about electricity technology and regulation is the number one requirement. Candidates should be prepared to make decisions and move forward despite uncertainty. Candidates will work with diverse people and organizations and should bring a professional attitude to their work relationships. Strong reading comprehension and numerical, digital, and media literacy will all be necessary.

Successful candidates will have a front-row seat to how policy ideas are developed, tested, advocated for, and implemented. They will develop familiarity with the electricity policy ecosystem and build a network that extends far beyond the small consulting firm. They will contribute meaningfully to policy that makes headlines and changes the trajectory of the energy transition.

For analysts and managers, salaries typically begin at $65,000-$80,000 depending on experience. 

Other compensation and benefits:

(Benefits generally take effect after a three-month trial period.)

New employees can spend $1,000 on home-office expenses.

$2,000 per year for approved professional development activities and services.

Health insurance.

Employees have 15 days of paid vacation, plus all federal holidays, and the week between Christmas and New Years off. The sick time policy is flexible.

Potential for business travel.

Diversity and inclusion:

Candidates with various levels of education and experience can be expected to succeed in thse roles. Grid Strategies encourages people who are excited to work on decarbonization and love an intellectual challenge to apply, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds and identities. If you require accommodations during the application process due to a disability or any other reason, reach out to Julia Selker at

How to apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to Julia Selker, Chief Operating Officer at