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Pamela Simamora


Research Fellow


Renewable Energy & Emission Reduction (REER)



Pamela Simamora is a research fellow at Resilience Development Initiative (RDI).

Research Interest

Energy sustainable development.

Year Experience

Master of Engineering in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia.

Working Experiences
    • 2017 Missouri Energy Initiative, Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
      • Public Policy Associate
      • Performing research on State Energy Plans (SEPs); gathering data and measuring regulatory performance in terms of GDP, electricity prices, natural gas prices, employment & business establishments in states that have and do not have an SEP (quantitative metrics)
      • Evaluating the implementation of SEPs; analyzing the quantitative metrics and interpreting outliers
      • Conducting research on Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) and utility infrastructure
      • Assisting in the preparation of materials to communicate policy issues to organizational partners, energy stakeholders, decision makers, elected officials, educators, and general public

    • 2016 Enerproco, Houston, Texas, USA
      • Engineer
      • Performing research on State Energy Plans (SEPs); gathering data and measuring regulatory performance in terms of GDP, electricity prices, Reviewed and commented on project documents
      • Produced technical bid evaluation
      • Supported equipment cost analysis

    • 2013 – 2015 Saipem, Jakarta, Indonesia
      • Instrumentation Engineer
      • Collaborated with global teams from Italy, France, Japan, Korea, and Indonesia to design, procure, construct, and commission Floating Production Unit (FPU) and Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG)
      • Produced technical specifications, instrument indexes, and datasheets. Ensured their compliance with project requirements, company standards, and international standards (NFPA, DNV, IEC, API, ASME, ISO)
      • Managed material requisition and purchase request with total expenditure more than USD 1.1 million
      • Optimized and redesigned instrument interconnection system on the FPU to reduce system cost by 10%
      • Directed technical bid evaluation; appraised vendor quotations; conducted meetings with vendors; led clients, vendors, and subcontractors communications
      • Reviewed and commented on general architecture drawings to ensure the delivery of high-quality installation drawings used by the construction team
      • Guided designers in the development of junction box drawing, loop diagram, and hook-up drawings
      • Analyzed and commented on interdepartmental design documents. Discovered an unsafe design, advocated safer design, and prevented catastrophic failure in the process plant

    • People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, Social Justice Symposium, St. Louis – Attendee
    • Project Downtown, Volunteer, St. Louis – Prepared food for the homeless in St. Louis
    • Garuda Bisa, Student Ambassador, St. Louis – Connected Indonesian students in the U.S.
    • Sahabat Anak, Teacher/Volunteer, Jakarta, Indonesia - Provided teaching and capacity building to street
    • children coming from underprivileged families