Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

Power Sector Junior Analyst

Job Locations CN-Beijing
Posted Date 10 months ago(12/20/2019 12:52 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
International [404000]


The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is seeking a full-time junior analyst (consultant) to support research focusing on the reduction of excess coal-fired power capacity, to be based in NRDC’s Beijing office with an initial contract period of 12 months.


The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online supporters. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC works in countries and regions including the United States, China, India, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, and the European Union.


For two decades, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has been a thought leader and trusted adviser to our partners in China. With a highly effective team of more than 40 based in our Beijing office, we have worked hard at both the national and local levels to recommend, develop, and help implement innovative laws, policies, technologies, and market tools that curb pollution and accelerate China’s transition to a clean, low-carbon economy. NRDC's Beijing Representative Office is registered under the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and supervised by the State Forestry and Grassland Administration of China.


Position Summary:


The Junior Analyst will be responsible for supporting an NRDC project focused on reducing outdated and excess coal-fired power capacity in China in order to meet environmental protection and climate change targets. The research will focus on bottom-up analysis of coal fired capacity in order to develop policy pathways and mechanisms for the efficient, safe, green and lower carbon development of China’s coal-fired power sector. The junior analyst will support the project analyst in research, project management and implementation, and coordination with Chinese partners.


  • Support the project analyst and Chinese partners at the national and provincial level to research short, medium, and long term targets, pathways, market mechanisms and policy measures for reducing the capacity of China’s coal-fired power plants.
  • Conduct research on environmental, energy, ecology and other standards for decommissioning backward capacity, as well as capacity reduction pathways appropriate for each region.
  • Undertake research trips, organize meetings and workshops, and do other related administrative work as required by the project.
  • Assist with project administration and reporting.
  • Work with colleagues to advance project research and communications.


  • Master’s degree or above, with 2 or more years relevant work experience in energy and/or environmental fields.
  • Strong research, writing, and speaking skills in both Chinese and English.
  • Some knowledge of China’s clean energy development, electricity market, and climate change policies, as well as the ability to conduct in-depth data and policy analyses.
  • Strong interpersonal and cooperative skills, as well as the ability to work well with government representatives, research institutions, universities, companies, and other NGO partners.
  • Ability to efficiently and independently perform various tasks in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Must be responsible, pay close attention to detail, and work with efficiency and accuracy.


NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.


To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting.


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Applications will be accepted until filled. For further information about NRDC, please visit and


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