Policy Analyst

  • Arcadia
  • Washington, D.C.
  • May 15, 2021

Job Description

Arcadia is a technology company revolutionizing the energy industry. We make choosing clean energy easy for everyone, no matter where you live or who your utility provider is. Founded in 2015, Arcadia set out with one purpose that continues to drive us today: a 100% clean energy future.

Tackling one of the world’s biggest challenges – climate change – requires out-of-the-box thinking and diverse perspectives, so we’re building a team of individuals from all different backgrounds, industries, and educational experiences. If you share our passion for building a future powered by 100% renewable energy, we look forward to receiving your application and learning what you would uniquely bring to our organization!

What we’re looking for:

We are seeking a top-performing, detail-oriented Policy Analyst to join the Policy and Regulatory team. This individual will lead market research and analysis. The ideal candidate has working knowledge of renewable energy policy, experience with state legislative and regulatory processes, and the quantitative skills to translate policy into business impacts.

This role is based in Washington, DC, and will report to the Vice President of Policy and Market Development. Additionally, the Policy Analyst will collaborate frequently with colleagues on the Policy and Regulatory team and Corporate Development team, among others.

What you'll do:

  • Lead research into market size
  • Build and update trackers for total addressable market and total serviceable market for all Arcadia products
  • Understand and communicate market rules
  • Advise our Corporate Development team on best practices and market regulations
  • Coordinate closely with policy managers and deputy general counsel on product compliance by market
  • Research new market opportunities and make initial recommendations on product-market fit
  • Build and maintain trackers on market-by-market differences for all of our products
  • Be the point person for rapid research
  • Support the policy team with research on market structures
  • Work closely with cross-functional internal teams, including marketing, business development, and product operations

What will help you succeed:


  • BA/BS degree or similar college-level education; in lieu of degree, relevant skills, or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years relevant work experience or Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Ability to use quantitative analysis - we’re not doing complex calculus on the policy team, but ask for basic math consistency and accuracy
  • Comfortable with understanding and interpreting regulations and legislation
  • Experience navigating utility, regulatory commission, and legislative websites to find and present accurate information
  • Intellectual curiosity and willingness to take initiative
  • Prioritization, time management, and knowing how to ask for help
  • Concise communication, both verbal and written
  • Organizational skills
  • Passion for our mission, sustainability, and helping drive a clean-energy future


  • Working knowledge of third-party community solar programs
  • Experience working in clean tech, utilities, or energy
  • Experience in a fast-moving, high growth technology startups
  • Experience in government, or working closely with government officials


  • Market-based compensation (salary + equity)
  • Healthcare, dental, vision, 401(k), and commuter benefits
  • Paid Time Off (holidays, vacation, professional development, volunteer, parental leave)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • All-company lunches
  • Free clean energy
  • A chance to decarbonize and disrupt the energy sector
Eliminating carbon footprints, eliminating carbon copies.   Here at Arcadia, we cultivate diversity, celebrate individuality, and believe unique perspectives are key to our collective success in creating a clean energy future. Arcadia is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. While we are currently unable to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates eligible to work in the United States.

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Concentrated Solar Power, Distributed Solar Photovoltaics, Offshore Wind Turbines, Onshore Wind Turbines

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