Opinion Dynamics Job Opportunity: Director (CA Energy Consulting)Opinion Dynamics

Posted October 7, 2022

Opinion Dynamics, a market leader committed to providing cutting-edge strategic research, evaluation, and consulting services, seeks a Director to work with our energy research and consulting team. Our interdisciplinary team of consultants develops actionable and insightful research to support an array of clients helping to shape the clean energy future, including electric and gas utilities, regulators, and stakeholders. Our research supports the planning, evaluation, and optimization of energy efficiency, demand response, and distributed energy resource programs. Projects also include customer experience research, formative market research for new and existing programs, technology assessments, market characterization and potential studies, and advising on program design and implementation.

We’re looking for inquisitive and enthusiastic employees to join our team of energy industry aficionados – those who enjoy conducting research and analysis, but also care about the rationale behind the research and how results can be applied. Our ideal candidate is just as comfortable using the left-side of the brain as the right, enjoys a challenge, relishes learning new things, and is excited to work with an interdisciplinary team.


We are seeking an experienced Director to lead a team of consulting professionals, largely concentrated in San Diego, CA to manage success across an array of research and evaluation studies and proposals. The right person for this job has a mix of research and management skills, has experience leading research and evaluation studies in the CA energy industry including topics such as energy efficiency programs, renewable programs, demand-response programs, clean transportation and building electrification, and has the expertise to lead the execution of scopes of work and business development opportunities. The right person for this position is comfortable interacting internally with team members and externally with clients such as the CPUC, the CA utilities and the CEC. This position reports to the Sr Vice President leading West Coast operations.

Our ideal candidate for this role is a demonstrated leader in the energy industry who can thrive in the dynamic environment of a collaborative consulting firm and is excited to work with multidisciplinary peers. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing research and evaluation contracts for CA-based government organizations such as the CPUC and CEC, and utility companies.
  • Demonstrating industry thought leadership by attending and presenting at industry events throughout California presence.
  • Monitoring the CA energy industry landscape to identify new business opportunities.
  • Supervising staff.
  • Championing proposals for new project opportunities and designing evaluation and research plans.

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