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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Environmental Economist in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311689

Directorate: Energy and Environment Directorate

Division: Earth Systems Science Division

Group:Earth Systems Science Division

Job Description

The Earth Systems Science Division at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is currently seeking an Environmental Economist to join its Risk and Environmental Assessment (REA) Group. The individual will contribute to and potentially lead a multidisciplinary team of subject matter experts to analyze environmental impacts from various actions to satisfy regulatory requirements.

This position requires knowledge and experience related to the socioeconomic analysis and communication of market demographics, measures of social equity, and policy analysis, including the following:

  • Environmental and Risk Assessment

  • Natural resource economics, including tourism, water, agriculture, forestry, and fisheries.

  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) planning and economic impact modeling.

  • National and regional economic input-output modeling and analysis.

  • Geospatial analysis.

  • Environmental justice and other socioeconomic analyses.

  • Stakeholder engagement.

  • Contribute to and lead the development of proposals, technical reports, white papers, and technical presentations.

  • Define and lead project work for small tasks/projects.

  • Publish research in leading peer-reviewed journals.

  • Present research efforts and technical work products at national forums.

  • Contribute to business development opportunities.

  • Develop and maintain an internal and external professional network.

  • Mentor and train junior staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/BA with 2 years of experience, MS/MA with 0 – 2 years of experience, and PhD with 0 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS/BA with 5 years of experience, MS/MA with 3 years of experience and PhD with 1 year of experience

  • Master’s or PhD in economics or related field.

  • Demonstrated expertise with NEPA reviews and other related policies and regulations.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated record of publications in peer review journals and/or customer interactions and stakeholder engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Other Information

  • May include limited travel to complete assessments of environmental impacts.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support

Group: Risk & Environ Assessment

Opening Date: 2021-02-19

Closing Date: 2021-03-12