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Cadeo is hiring an Engineer

Created 2/8/2018 by Kate Bushman
Updated 2/12/2018 by Kate Bushman
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About Cadeo

Cadeo works at the intersection of policy, markets, and technology. We support utilities, public agencies, and private industry in their efforts to advance energy efficiency and create a cleaner, more sustainable future. To this end, we characterize markets, analyze distribution channels, assess emerging technologies, and analyze policy impacts. Through these services, we provide our clients with actionable recommendations and the ongoing guidance to implement them. Our approach is simple. We listen first, ask next, and answer last.

Our Culture

Each of us at Cadeo helps shape the culture we want to share. As we continue to grow, our culture will no doubt evolve, but the following core principles will not: 

  • We start with the premise that we don’t know. That way, we listen better.
  • We value candor, curiosity, and clarity.
  • We seek feedback. Really.
  • We share knowledge. Relentlessly.
  • We guard against the creep of bureaucracy.

Job Description

Cadeo is seeking an Engineer to support energy efficiency research projects with utilities and government agencies. This is a full-time position perfect for experienced consultants who have a solid track record of successfully completing consulting projects on time and on budget. The ideal candidate will have an established track record in the energy-efficiency industry, experience meeting and exceeding client expectations, and strong technical experience.

We are looking for someone with experience in the energy efficiency and/or consulting industry and who possesses exceptional analytical skills and a strong willingness to learn. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter who performs at a high level (independently and as part of a team), has experience conducting research, collecting data in a laboratory/field environment, analyzing large sets of data, and has at least 3 years of experience in a related field (building science, scientific research, engineering, data analysis).


  • At least three years of experience in energy efficiency or consulting fields (preferably both).
  • Demonstrable experience with analytical problem solving (summary and synthesis of data) and documenting findings in memos, reports, and/or presentations.
  • Fluency in MS Office applications, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Expertise with quantitative analysis of experimental data and experimental design, including statistics and data quality management approaches.  Experience with large-scale data analysis and modeling required. 
  • Excellent understanding of energy and building systems, including HVAC, hot water, and building envelope components.  Experience in HVAC specification and/or design preferred.  Familiarity with the theoretical and real-world applications of thermodynamics.
  • Strong mathematics and engineering background (STEM degree required); mechanical engineering desired; chemical engineering, civil engineering, physics, statistics, applied math or other engineering discipline also acceptable.
  • Expert use of Microsoft Excel and/or more advanced data analysis tools, e.g., R, MATLAB, Python, Sequel. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication capabilities.


  • Developing and implementing research strategies to meet client needs
    • Leading analysis tasks by:
      • Designing experimental plans
        • defining research questions
        • defining and structuring data collection to answer research questions
      • Collecting and analyzing data, particularly field data, to provide
        • actionable insights
        • recommendations for next steps
      • Synthesizing findings and results
      • Overseeing development of reports and quantitative models, including implementing QA/QC processes
      • Presenting research findings in written reports and slide presentations using compelling narratives and graphics (please visit our website for examples)
      • Day-to-day management of projects with teams ranging between 2 and 20 people including subcontractors, entry-level and senior staff. Tasks will include: 
        • Acting as primary point of contact with clients, understanding and communicating client expectations
        • Holding internal and external check-in meetings
        • Budget monitoring
        • Handling questions and requests from clients and from project team
        • Escalating project issues appropriately to senior staff
        • Assisting in business development activities including:
          • reviewing RFPs
          • writing proposals
          • identifying opportunities for follow-on work
  • Mentoring entry-level staff in areas including:
    • research and analysis methods
    • client and internal communications
    • the effective use of software

This position is in our Seattle office.

Cadeo offers a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, participation in a company sponsored 401K, and paid time off.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

For additional information visit our website http://www.cadeogroup.com/careers/ 

To apply follow the link here: Cadeo Group Engineer

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