Engineer Scientist/ Chemist

Columbia, MD, USA Req #1028
Friday, October 15, 2021

Company Overview

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, and Washington State. 

We provide technical support to multiple offices at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), including the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), 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, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the California Energy Commission, major U.S. utilities, national laboratories, trade associations, universities, and commercial manufacturers. 


Looking for an opportunity to apply your passion for energy and sustainability? A place where you can make an important contribution in a collaborative, flexible work atmosphere? Energetics is seeking an Engineer/Scientist/Chemist to support the Department of Energy’s chemistry and chemical manufacturing R&D activities of the DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO). As part of your work, you’ll gain knowledge about cutting-edge technologies, policies, and trends in industrial energy. Join our team and help turn ideas into real impacts!

The Engineer/Scientist/Chemist will work in a highly collaborative atmosphere, interacting directly with government program managers. Currently this position can be based in our Washington, DC or Columbia, MD office, with remote telework options available.


  • Review and edit reports, talking points, articles, and presentations on subjects related to chemistry, chemical manufacturing, catalyst science, industrial energy efficiency, and decarbonization
  • Conduct technical merit review for R&D concept papers and proposals
  • Provide technical support and documentation for R&D program management activities
  • Work closely with EERE AMO program managers and staff in a fast-paced environment
  • Perform market and technology assessments; conduct technical, energy, environmental, and economic benefits analyses
  • Diligent and responsive
  • Developing and contributing to technical communications (reports, white papers, fact sheets, research summaries, briefings)
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Master’s degree with 5 years of experience or a bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of experience.
  • Technical expertise in chemistry, chemical manufacturing, decarbonization, catalyst science, sustainability, and industrial energy efficiency.
  • Effective analytical and written communication skills on highly technical subjects.
  • Strong interest in energy efficiency, carbon reduction and mitigation technologies, and clean energy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; advanced analytical and Excel skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, interpersonal, and written)
  • High level of self-motivation.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel working on self-managed tasks
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
  • Authorized to work in the United States with no restrictions, U.S. Citizen or Permanent US Resident.
  • In compliance with Executive Order 14042, any successful applicant for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain an accommodation from the vaccination requirement based on disability or sincerely held religious belief, on or before the start date.


  • Master’s or PhD degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, industrial engineering, integrated science and technology, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with AMO’s mission, technical goals and program activities
  • Familiarity and experience with advanced manufacturing technologies, particularly in the chemicals sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in energy analysis or consulting

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.

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  • Columbia, MD, USA