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Job #: R-00083994
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Mathematician
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos leading the way in helping the Federal Government account for their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.  We are currently seeking a Lead Economist to help a large client develop and apply a methodology for evaluating the social costs of GHG, and analyzing various technologies for GHG mitigation.

Must possess, or be able to obtain, a DoD Secret clearance; U.S. Citizenship is required.

Scope 3 GHG emissions are emissions that are the result of activities not directly owned or controlled by an organization, but which that organization indirectly impacts. This type of emission can account for a significant majority an organization’s GHG emissions footprint.  Emerging best practices within the private sector strongly encourage GHG emissions disclosure to increase supply chain transparency.  Such transparency is increasingly tied to financial reporting, credit risk assessments, and accessibility to low-cost capital in addition to traditional environment, social, and governance reporting. This position will be responsible for providing key economic insight into analysis, methodologies, and collection schemes to create an accountability ecosystem to ensure our client’s major suppliers remain economically, and structurally resilient while being motivated to transition to clean practices and reduce their GHG emissions.

The Lead Economist will:

  • Conduct climate change related economic modeling
  • Analyze climate, infrastructure, supply chain, electricity and energy system development and energy investment planning
  • Conduct scenario analyses of impacts of GHG abatement policy and regulation, impacts of acquisition policy, tax subsidies and penalties, and new energy technology development, on the energy-economy
  • Evaluate and quantify the costs, benefits, and economic impacts of various GHG abatement initiatives
  • Conduct research regarding labor economics, econometric research to explain economic trends in the energy industry, or the environmental impact of the economy or energy industry
  • Prepare reports, papers, and presentations to communicate analysis results to clients and other key stakeholders
  • Studies and analyzes the production, distribution and consumption of supply commodities and services, and looks at the organization, capitalization, markets, and other economic conditions affecting the industries which produce these commodities or services.  May also study the interrelationships between the forces of the economy as a whole and the economics of a particular industry.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics or related field with at least 10 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree and at least 8 years of relevant experience. A PhD with relevant graduate research will count as experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience providing economic modeling related to Climate, Energy, Environmental, and/or Supply Chain
  • At least 3 years evaluating social costs of Greenhouse Gas, including equity and justice concerns
  • Strong quantitative skills including an understanding of data and empirical analysis techniques
  • An understanding of micro and macro-economic theory models as they relate to energy market analysis
  • Experience performing economic analyses of any of the following sectors: Defense Industrial Base Sector, Critical Manufacturing Sector, Government Facilities Sector, Transportation Systems Sector, Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Information Technology Sector, Food and Agriculture Sector, Water and Wastewater Systems Sector, Communications Sector, Healthcare and Public Health Sector, Dams Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Financial Services Sector, Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector, Energy Sector.
  • Documented publication record
  • Strong organizational and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Ability to respond to rapidly changing client needs.
  • Advanced in software applications such as MS Excel and Powerpoint. Experience leading virtual meetings through platforms such as MS Teams or Skype.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD in energy economics, environmental economics, applied economics, or related discipline
  • 0-2 years of experience in economic modeling and analysis particularly with knowledge and experience in energy, environmental, resource, or labor economics
  • 3+ years working with the Department of Defense in some capacity
  • Active Secret Clearance

Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $182,000.00 - $245,700.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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