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The Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment (ENRE) is organized to:
  • promote the development and application of operations research / management science methods, techniques, and tools to the solution of problems relating to energy, natural resources and/or the environment,
  • encourage the exchange of information among practitioners and users in energy, natural resources, and environmental applications areas, and
  • promote the maintenance of high professional standards in the application of operations research/management science to problem areas in energy, natural resources, and/or the environment.

INFORMS 2020 Annual Meeting @ National Harbor, MD, November 8-11

Cluster Sessions
At every INFORMS Annual Meeting, ENRE organizes and sponsors a number of streams, listed below. Please get in touch with the chairs if you want to contribute a session or talk on a relevant subject at the next INFORMS meeting in 2020!

Environment & Sustainability
Zana  Cranmer, (acranmer@bentley.edu
Destenie Nock,  (dnock@andrew.cmu.edu)

Natural Resources
Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (j.garcia@ctfc.es)

Energy I – Electricity

Energy II – Energy
 Jalal Kazempoor (seykaz@elektro.dtu.dk)

Energy III - Climate
Benjamin D. Leibowicz (bleibowicz@utexas.edu)

Oil/Gas/Mining
Dimitri Papageorgiou (dimitri.j.papageorgiou@exxonmobil.com
Talayeh Razzaghi (
talayeh.razzaghi@ou.edu)

We would like to express our gratitude towards these dedicated researchers & professionals for providing this important service to our community!


Best Paper Awards
Every year, ENRE awards a number of prizes to recognise outstanding academic contributions in the field of Operations Research & Management Science with applications in energy, natural resources and the environment. Nomination procedures and further details will be announced via the ENRE newsletter and mailing list.

ENRE Student Best Paper 
Committee Chair: Krystel Castillo (Krystel.Castillo@utsa.edu

ENRE Early-Career Best Paper 
Committee Chair: Luce Brotcorne  (Luce.Brotcorne@inria.fr)

ENRE Best Publication – Energy
Committee Co-Chairs:  Golbon Zakeri (g.zakeri@auckland.ac.nz) and Javad Lavaei (lavaei@berkeley.edu)

ENRE Best Publication – Natural Resources
Committee Co-Chairs: Tingju Zhu (tingjuzhu@intl.zju.edu.cn) and Amir Mousavian (smousavi@clarkson.edu)

ENRE Best Publication – Environment and Sustainability
Committee Chair:  Gokce Palak (gpalak@su.edu)


More information and past winners
We would like to congratulate the winners of the Awards in previous years! Read more...

"Society Spotlight" featuring ENRE in OR/MS Tomorrow, the INFORMS Student Magazine
OR-MS-Tomorrow-logo_cardlarge.pngOR/MS Tomorrow, the INFORMS Student Magazine, just published an issue on "Operation Research & Management in Energy and Environment". They feature a "Society Spotlight" article on ENRE laying on the mission and history of our section - and emphasising our commitment to provide an open and welcoming platform for students at the intersection of OR/MS, energy, and the environment!

Our Community

Leadership & Officers

Hayri Önal

President

Miguel F. Anjos

President-elect

Sandra Ekşioğlu

Secretary-Treasurer

Diwas Paudel

Communications & Outreach


Antonio Conejo

Past-President

Sauleh Siddiqui

Past Secretary-Treasurer

Daniel Huppmann

Vignesh Subramanian

Kevin Melendez

Past Communications & Outreach


Read here for more info and contact details...

JOBS OF INTEREST TO ENRE

  • Sunnyvale, California, Silicon Valley Clean Energy is seeking a Senior Data Engineer who works under the direction of the Director for Decarbonization & Grid Innovation to lead an organization-wide data strategy, and the design, implementation and management of an optimized and reliable overarching data architecture for SVCE’s business functions to support achieving our decarbonization mission.    The position will be responsible to:  Design, implement and manage an optimized and reliable overarching data architecture to support SVCE’s business and mission. Develop and maintain the infrastructure required for extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources (ETL). Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements, including automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, and re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability. Design and implement best practices for data storage, versioning, querying, as well as managing relevant Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency, and workload Collaborate across the organization and with external partners to aggregate additional relevant data sets to support business functions. Design and develop data analytics dashboards and visualization tools. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to understand business and policy challenges, goals and objectives and translate them into data analytics use Support data requests with key Silicon Valley stakeholders such as research institutions, start-ups, high-tech, students and the community Qualifications for Senior Data Engineer Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.   Education: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or a related, quantitative field. A Master’s Degree in the aforementioned fields can substitute for up to one year of the required experience. A Doctoral Degree in the aforementioned fields can substitute for up to three years of the required experience. Experience: Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience as a data engineer at an electric utility, cleantech company, software company, or similar organization Applicants must submit a cover letter outlining key qualifications and reasons for your interest, a current resume including education and 5 years of previous employment history, and a completed copy of the SVCE job application, available at http://www.svcleanenergy.org/jobs . Please email these documents and any questions to: hr@svcleanenergy.org by 5 PM on July 31, 2020 .   Competitive benefits
  • Kennesaw, Georgia, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking a Senior Transportation Drainage Engineer for our Atlanta Operations. This position is critical to our rapidly growing Transportation team in our Kennesaw, Georgia Office. Wood is a leader in Transportation with a focus on the highway mode, serving federal and state DOTs as well as local municipalities. Wood has key contracts in place and a strong project portfolio presenting opportunities for rapid expansion of this practice. The ideal candidate will be self - motivated and able to lead and support simultaneous projects involving multi - disciplinary teams. Depending on the needs of the project, this position will assume both leadership and supporting roles on various projects and tasks. Responsibilities and Duties: Leads, coordinates, and performs drainage design activities on projects to include technical planning, design and construction support Performs detailed drainage design for; highways, roadway, culverts, storm drain systems, retention / detention basins, erosion control measures, hydraulic structures including weirs, drop structures, and energy dissipaters Perform drainage modeling: hydrologic modeling, hydraulic modeling of channels and / or washes, scour analysis, sediment yield and transport analysis Assesses feasibility of design alternatives Develops technical memos, reports, permit applications, and specifications. This includes standard Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) reports, drainage, and Hydraulic Reports for bridges / culverts Supervises and mentors’ junior engineers in performing efforts above Performs quality assurance / quality control checks to confirm accuracy and appropriateness of designs, computations, drawings, and reports Prepares proposals and develops and maintains project and task schedules and budgets Fosters relationships with team members, clients, and prospective clients, as well as industry stakeholders and regulators Skills / Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Civil Engineering degree is required as a minimum; Master’s Degree (MS) is a plus 15+ years of bridge design and engineering experience since time of first degree Knowledge of transportation engineering principles and emerging practices required; firsthand Georgia Department of Transportation bridge design experience preferred Demonstrated technical ability in designing complex and / or signature bridges Experience designing a wide variety of bridge types Expert in use of AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications Committed to successfully mentoring bridge staff Proficient in using structural analysis software such as LARSA, SAP2000 and GDOT’s bridge design software Demonstrated professional judgment, consistency and attention to detail; proven track record leading and successfully completing small and large bridge engineering projects Excellent analytical, problem solving, and data management skills are essential Familiarity with Georgia's PDP process delivery protocols and procedures preferred Registration as a professional engineer (PE) licensed to practice in Georgia is required or ability to acquire in 6 months from date of employment. Structural Engineer (SE) registrations are preferred; Professional registration in other states will be considered an asset Competence in MicroStation, Inroads, and Open Roads Must be an excellent communicator with extensive experience to include technical writing, oral presentation, and facilitation of client meetings Must demonstrate ability to manage designs and provide excellent client service Must pass drug screen, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy Diversity Statement (EEO) We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non - exhaustive list): race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
  • Suffern, New York, This individual will perform general accounting functions in our Corporate Accounting Department. You will experience learning in a practical work environment as an intern. The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work well with others. You will also work in a deadline-driven environment. This person could be a sophomore, junior or senior level student. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: Reconciling cash deposits in bank accounts to cash sales from the POS system daily Posting bank transactions daily Communicating cash discrepancies to operations and finance management Posting journal entries Performing basic account reconciliations Filing accounting documents and retrieving documentation as needed Assisting finance team members in daily operations and special projects as needed 1-2 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience Excellent mathematical, analytical and computational skills Experienced and skilled in reconciliations Ability to apply strong problem solving techniques Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills required
  • Beijing, China, POSITION S Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/ Full Professor in Management Science and Engineering   ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Tsinghua has the most selective undergraduate program in Mainland China and is among the top 50 universities in the world according to both Times of London and QS rankings. With its Beijing campus inside an expansive former Qing Dynasty garden, the school provides an excellent research environment and the possibility of teaching undergraduate, Master’s (research-oriented, MBA and EMBA) and Ph.D. students. More information about the school can be found at http://www.sem.tsinghua.edu.cn (English version: http://www.sem.tsinghua.edu.cn/portalweb/appmanager/portal/semEN).   POSITIONS SUMMARY The School of Economics and Management (SEM) at Tsinghua University invites applications for faculty positions (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Full Professor) in the Department of Management Science and Engineering. The School offers competitive salary, relocation fund, start-up research fund and other fringe benefits. Applicants should hold (or expect to hold before employment) a Ph.D. degree in the field of Information Systems, Operations Management, and related fields. Candidates with a strong methodological background in data analysis and machine learning, optimization, and stochastic methods are preferred. We stress high research potential or achievement. Candidates must be committed to effective teaching, scholarly and professional research, as well as university and community service. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. No knowledge of Chinese is required, and applicants of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.   APPLICATION To apply, please send an application cover letter, CV (including a list of publications and working papers), three letters of reference (apart from tenured positions), evidence of research and teaching excellence, selected articles or working papers to scholar@sem.tsinghua.edu.cn .   Screening of candidates will start immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.   Information Systems, Operations Management, and related fields. Candidates with a strong methodological background in data analysis and machine learning, optimization, and stochastic methods are preferred. We stress high research potential or achievement. Candidates must be committed to effective teaching, scholarly and professional research, as well as university and community service. 
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, Why join the DRG Team? Dynamic, energized and creative work environment.  Challenging projects that make a difference. ________________________________________________________________________________ Design Resource Group is a design driven multi-disciplinary firm with Civil Engineers, Landscape Architects, and Transportation Planners. We are an industry expert in high density urban projects and new-urban/suburban projects, including high density urban housing and mixed-use, innovative commercial and institutional typologies. Because our teams are horizontally integrated within these three disciplines, we are known for seamlessly integrating the technical and aesthetic aspects of design, and for being strong team players who get the job done. We are looking for talented and ambitious Civil Engineers to join our growing team. If you possess these job requirements and skills: Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering PE 5+ years professional engineering experience (will consider internships in total time) Strong attention to detail and excellent analytical skills Proficiency in AutoCAD/ Civil 3D Strong Management Skills  If you are someone who is ready to: Explore your talent and find out what you do best Make a real and lasting contribution as an integral part of a dedicated and growing team If you are a strong team player If you want to take your career to the next level and want to be a leader What you will do: You will work with your multidisciplinary team on a variety of projects from start to finish. You will have access to many mentors along the way, including the Senior Principals. You will hone your skills; learn all aspects of the business and grow in a supportive, highly experienced, team environment. You can make a meaningful contribution to the real world of land development and enjoy yourself along the way. Provide the design oversight, quality control, and budgetary management for the Project Team Working with the DRG Team on the initial planning to identify critical design issues and development solutions Directly responsible for the design and permitting of land development projects Development of Proposals and management of Project Budgets Management of design team to oversee scope of services and design quality Attend project meetings with the team, with clients, and local agencies to coordinate design decisions, ensure project goals, and to streamline the approval of projects So, Why DRG? On top of all the positives of being part of a strong dynamic midsize company with a supportive and energized culture, we also offer great benefits including a retirement plan with 3% salary matching, full medical insurance, dental insurance, short term disability, life insurance, education and professional development assistance. We strive to have a good work/life balance, we get out of office for various outings throughout the year. We also offer a clear leadership plan for advancement and twice yearly bonuses based on merit. If this sounds interesting to you, let’s talk. collaborative approach + informed design = inspired solutions Visit our website at  www.drgrp.com   Please no calls from applicants or Recruiting Agencies