Manager (Regulatory Policy & Analysis)

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Washington, DC, US


EDF’s Washington, DC office is seeking a Manager for Regulatory Policy and Analysis.  The Manager is a highly qualified and deeply motivated individual who will lead rigorous technical policy and regulatory analysis to inform EDF’s domestic climate change, clean air, and clean energy advocacy.  The Manager will also play a key role in developing and advocating for policy solutions, engaging key external stakeholders and public audiences, supporting litigation initiatives and advising EDF on strategic issues related to climate, clean air and clean energy.  These functions will be carried out in EDF’s Climate and Energy Program as a member of the Legal and Regulatory team, and in close coordination with economists, scientists and other professionals across EDF.


Based in our Washington, DC office, the Manager is a vital part of EDF’s Climate and Energy Legal and Regulatory team and reports to the team’s Director of Regulatory Policy.  The Manager is responsible for devising, leading and carrying out high-impact and technically complex regulatory policy analyses and multidisciplinary assessments that provide a rigorous technical basis for EDF’s litigation and regulatory advocacy for domestic climate change, clean air, and clean energy protections.  In carrying out this cross-disciplinary work, the Manager will coordinate regularly with the attorneys and policy experts on the Legal and Regulatory team as well as with other professionals across EDF.  Although the Manager’s focus will be to support EDF’s legal and regulatory advocacy, the Manager’s responsibilities also include leading qualitative and quantitative analysis to inform EDF’s strategic decision making; taking part in engagement with key external stakeholders including policymakers, companies, and other non-governmental organizations; and communicating analytical findings and policy recommendations to a variety of audiences, including the public and the media, through various channels including blogs, white papers, fact sheets.


The Manager will contribute deep expertise to the team’s regulatory policy and litigation work, and is an effective policy advocate and communicator.  The Manager should have a strong academic and professional background in energy and environmental policy; have a demonstrated understanding of technical policy and regulatory issues related to air pollution mitigation, clean technology deployment, and key energy and industrial sectors; have deep experience and familiarity with energy and economic modeling, with specific expertise on the power sector, understanding how to develop and execute projects across a range of analytical and modeling platforms to develop insights to inform policy advocacy;  have a demonstrated understanding of federal clean air laws and federal and state frameworks for administrative policymaking and regulatory development; have experience supporting litigation activities; communicate in a concise and engaging way on complex policy and technical issues; thrive in a dynamic and a fast-paced work environment; work well in teams; and exhibit a deep commitment to the protection of human health and the environment.

The most competitive candidates will have these characteristics:

  • Advanced degree in engineering, environmental policy, economics or environmental science;
  • At least 5 years of experience in conceiving, leading and/or executing economic, policy and regulatory analyses related to climate change, clean air policy, or energy policy;
  • Professional experience directing or managing technical analyses by outside consultants;
  • Familiarity with energy and economic analytical tools including power sector dispatch models, and major private and public databases of energy and environmental information;
  • Familiarity with major federal Clean Air Act programs as well as the federal and state administrative policy making process;
  • Proven ability to conduct economic analysis related to climate policy; evaluating and quantifying economic impacts; analyzing data, applying models, designing scenarios and producing research reports and briefings;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and initiate high-impact projects while forging strong collaborations with multidisciplinary teams;
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee complex projects and solve challenging problems;
  • Experience providing litigation support on complex, fast-paced technical questions;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate technical and policy findings to colleagues, policymakers, other stakeholders and allies, journalists and the general public.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, college and/or graduate school transcripts, references, and two samples of previous writings (preferably one sample consisting of a substantial analytic work product, and a second sample consisting of a short policy memo or brief). Due to the volume of applications received, EDF is not able to respond to each application individually.  EDF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.