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Opinion Dynamics Job Opportunity: Associate Director, DecarbonizationOpinion Dynamics


Posted October 7, 2022

Opinion Dynamics, a market leader committed to providing cutting-edge strategic research, evaluation, and consulting services, seeks an Associate Director, Decarbonization, 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. The Associate Director, Decarbonization, 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contribute to decarbonization business development strategy and lead its execution
    • Expand business opportunities by identifying target clients and developing relationships with potential clients and partners
    • Develop the company’s decarbonization industry engagement strategy, and demonstrate industry thought leadership by attending and presenting at industry events as well as contributing to editorial content
    • Monitor decarbonization trends to identify business opportunities and inform company strategy
    • Lead decarbonization proposal strategy and execution, including championing proposals for new project opportunities
  • Provide decarbonization subject matter expertise related to policy, utility program design and implementation, and analysis (e.g., modeling, cost-benefit frameworks)
  • Collaborate with various internal teams to deliver value to existing clients
  • Mentor staff and scale internal staff capabilities

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and to apply.

 

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and to apply.

 

Opinion Dynamics Job Opportunity: Principal ConsultantOpinion Dynamics


Posted October 7, 2022

Opinion Dynamics, a market leader committed to providing cutting-edge strategic research, evaluation, and consulting services, seeks a Principal Consultant 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a Principal Consultant, you are the cornerstone of a project team, connecting our clients with the internal expertise needed to answer their key questions. In this role, you will be responsible for project and staff management. This includes leading the design and execution of research and evaluation projects, as well as working closely with our clients to make sure we’re being responsive to their current needs and helping them look ahead to the next set of questions, challenges and opportunities. In this role, you will be responsible for the following on a day-to-day basis:

  • Developing research and evaluation plans that adhere to industry best practices
  • Overseeing, and contributing to the execution of research plans, ensuring that objectives are achieved, results are accurate, and recommendations are actionable
  • Conducting quality control of work products including surveys, analysis, and reporting
  • Effectively managing project scopes, schedules, and budgets to meet client needs and contract specifications
  • Designing research strategies and methods in collaboration with other team members and functional teams (e.g., data analytics and management, market insights and engineering)
  • Authoring memos, reports and presentations for clients and other external audiences
  • Developing and presenting executive level results and recommendations
  • Providing training and mentorship to less experienced consulting staff
  • Writing proposals to win new projects

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and to apply.

 

Opinion Dynamics Job Opportunity: Principal Consultant (Quantitative Research 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 Principal Consultant 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.

Responsibilities

As a Principal Consultant, you are the cornerstone of a project team, connecting our clients with the internal expertise needed to answer their key questions. In this role, you will be primarily focused on managing the successful execution of technical projects and tasks involving advanced analytical and data science techniques, as well as large volumes of data. You will also be responsible for project and staff management. This includes leading the design and execution of analytic efforts, translating complex analyses into concepts understandable to clients, supervising consultants, and working closely with our clients to make sure we’re being responsive to their needs.

As a Principal Consultant, you will be responsible for the following on a day-to-day basis:

  • Developing research and evaluation plans that adhere to industry best practices, as well as leverage recent innovations in the field of statistics, data science, data visualization, and data management
  • Overseeing, and contributing to the execution of research plans for complex quantitative analyses, ensuring that objectives are achieved, results are accurate, and recommendations are actionable
  • Conducting quality control of work products including data frames and analytic outputs
  • Effectively managing project scopes, schedules, and budgets to meet client needs and contract specifications
  • Designing research strategies and methods in collaboration with senior statistical experts and other functional teams (e.g., data management, market insights and engineering)
  • Effectively communicating analytics and modeling results and turning data models into actionable insights
  • Authoring memos, reports and presentations for clients and other external audiences
  • Developing and presenting executive level results and recommendations  
  • Providing training and mentorship to less experienced consulting staff 
  • Writing proposals to win new projects

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and to apply.

 

Opinion Dynamics Job Opportunity: Principal, Data AnalyticsOpinion Dynamics


Posted October 7, 2022

Opinion Dynamics, a market leader committed to providing cutting-edge strategic research, evaluation, and consulting services, seeks a Principal, Data Analytics. We are looking for a smart, creative, experienced, technically savvy individual with a strong understanding of modeling. This role requires someone who is eager to think big picture yet able to roll up their sleeves when needed and dig into code, data, and analytics to support project needs. As a Principal on the Data Analytics team, you will be working in a matrixed consulting environment, contributing statistical, analytical, and data science expertise to multiple projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a dedicated member of the Data Analytics team, you will work closely with a diverse team of data scientists, statisticians, economists, and data engineers driving methodological, analytical, and computational innovation to support emerging questions in the clean energy space. Our ideal candidate for this role is a problem solver with attention to detail who can thrive in the dynamic environment of a collaborative consulting firm and is excited to work with multidisciplinary peers. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conceptualizing research and evaluation design within the framework of a consulting engagement
    • Researching new methodologies, software, and hardware to support business objectives
    • Collaborating across teams on developing inter-disciplinary analytic solutions and approaches
    • Overseeing evaluation and research study design to ensure adherence to industry best practices while leveraging recent analytic innovations
  • Leading development and execution of exploratory, analytical, and modeling efforts to support project needs and within specified project timeline and available budget
    • Guiding junior and mid-level Data Analytics staff in executing data exploration, modeling, and reporting of results
    • Presenting findings to internal and external stakeholders with focus on actionable insights and meaningful implications
    • Developing, executing, and QA/QCing analytic code for complex and novel analyses
  • Actively and collaboratively participating in the development, refinement, and automation of models, tools, and processes to deliver efficiencies and streamlined processes to the team
  • Understanding and applying internal and external client requirements and needs, to turn data and models into actionable insights
  • Developing and mentoring mid-level Data Analytics staff, focusing on creative thinking, thoughtful application of methods and analytic solutions, and error-free execution of analyses

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and to apply.

 
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