Clean Energy Strategy Analyst

  • 8 Rivers Capital, LLC
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • May 31, 2022
Full time role Data Analyst Business Development Research Supply Chain Partnerships Sustainability

Job Description


8 Rivers is a Durham, NC firm focused on the invention, development, and commercialization of sustainable, infrastructure-scale solutions to global problems through impactful technologies. The company maintains the agility, creativity, and fast-paced environment of a start-up, while partnering with large, industry-leading companies to develop and deploy those technologies. Our process enables us to innovate in industrial fields that are lacking in creative disruption. 8 Rivers has demonstrated expertise in generating and commercializing large-scale, meaningful solutions to some of the most challenging problems facing the world today and across a variety of industries in the clean energy, carbon capture, and clean fuels sectors.

The company innovates widely in adjacent markets in the clean tech space and is best known for inventing a zero-emission power production system, NET Power and the Allam-Fetvedt Cycle, which enables low-cost power production with inherent carbon capture, and 8RH2, our innovative clean hydrogen technology utilizing autothermal reforming to achieve 99% carbon capture. 8 Rivers recently announced a $100M investment from SK Group which accelerates and expands our deployment plans.


THE OPPORTUNITY – Clean Energy Strategy Analyst

8 Rivers’ technology is accelerating the clean energy transition. We are seeking a talented strategy analyst with broad-ranging quantitative and qualitative skills to analyze our opportunities, projects, technologies, and the larger energy landscape to discern patterns, risks, and form actionable strategic insights.


More specifically, the focus of Strategy Analyst will include, but not be limited to:

  • Identify technology and deployment opportunities across clean heat and power, clean hydrogen, and direct air capture and help develop strategies to address them.
  • Conduct market or techno-economic analyses of internal and external clean energy technologies, commodities, and companies to guide 8 Rivers strategy and deployments.
  • Produce research insights and written products to support, advance, and challenge company strategy relating to power, hydrogen, CO2, natural gas, suppliers, and governments.
  • Researching, writing and organizing information in response to request for proposals or marketing packages.
  • Build and maintain the research function within 8 Rivers to keep us one-step ahead of the curve.
  • Conduct industry research tracking power, hydrogen, and CO2 projects and trends globally
  • Analyze financial data and create financial models for decision support for the rest of the business in relationship to developing projects, technologies and creating client deliverables.
  • Produce compelling written materials and slide decks for both internal and external audiences based off of strategy research, analysis, and insight.


Qualified applicants should possess the following capabilities or characteristics:

  • 3-6 years of relevant professional experience
  • You have the ability to proactively foresee challenges and risks across disciplines which could impact the 8 Rivers business, and develop strategies and action-steps to address those risks
  • You have both quantitative and qualitative research skills and a talent for synthesis.
  • You exhibit superb critical thinking and problem-solving skills: grasp “big picture” concepts as well as granular complexities.
  • You are voracious learner able to quickly gain expertise in previously unfamiliar topics
  • You thrive in areas of high uncertainty and change your mind when presented with better data
  • You have a proven track record of high-quality analysis and in-depth working experience in excel and add-on risk applications.
  • You have a history of working well across teams and with external partners.
  • You are a strong written and verbal communicator.
  • You are entrepreneurial and enjoy taking projects from conception to launch to execution.
  • You are collaborative and great at keeping different stakeholders aligned.
  • You have a passion for the 8 Rivers mission and helping the world achieve Net Zero.


8 Rivers values individuals with intrinsic curiosity and demonstrated ability to teach themselves new subject matter. Almost every 8 Rivers employee is highly accomplished outside of their original area of domain expertise.


Benefits include

  • Medical insurance
  • Family-friendly parental policies
  • Flexible time-off policy
  • Technology Package
  • Company sponsored events
  • Remote-work opportunities
  • Excellent location on the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham
  • Retirement 401(k) program

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