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Research Analyst, Clean Energy Program Design

Created 7/16/2021 by Lindia Roberts
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Overview

Cadmus seeks a Research Analyst to join its Energy Sector. This work would contribute to the design, development, and implementation of programs that encourage adoption of energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy and other distributed energy resources. Research Analysts are expected to conduct primary and secondary research on behalf of Cadmus’ energy clients (primarily utilities and administrators of energy efficiency programs) and are responsible for executing research tasks, studying the results of the research, and creating written reports on the results.

Research Analysts should have professional or academic experience in the field of energy efficiency or sustainability, data analysis or social science research methods, and/or program evaluation. They should also be highly motivated to perform and learn, be able to work collaboratively and independently, manage assigned tasks and projects from start to finish with minimal input from supervisors, and have exceptional written, verbal, and research skills.

 Responsibilities

  • Work independently to participate in research projects and manage research tasks.
  • Calculate energy impacts (energy savings and demand reduction) and non-energy impacts (economic, health and safety, environmental, etc.) of energy programs
  • Design high-quality data collection tools including interview guides and survey instruments.
  • Conduct telephone interviews and surveys with energy efficiency program staff, utility customers, and other market actors.
  • Review survey, interview, and utility program data to identify trends, summarize key findings, and describe the relationship of program activities to program results.
  • Document results for clients through PowerPoint presentations, memos, and reports.
  • Provide administrative assistance to project managers through budget tracking and project planning.
  • Communicate professionally through telephone and email with out-of-state colleagues and clients, in varying time zones.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in business, the social sciences, environmental studies, or a related field
  • Exceptional critical thinking and research/data examination skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience conducting social science research, including interviews, surveys, focus groups, and/or literature reviews
  • Demonstrated analytical skills using statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS, R, Excel, etc.)
  • Proven organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Some domestic travel may be required (under 10% annually)
Preferred

  • Familiarity with energy sector or utility industry.
  • Experience with energy efficiency program evaluation, design, and/or implementation, a plus.
  • Experience using Qualtrics, Survey Reporter, and/or DeDoose.
  • Experience conducting social science research, including interviews, surveys, focus groups, and/or literature reviews
  • Advanced MS Excel skills

 Additional Information

  • This position can be in any of the following Cadmus office locations: Boston, Massachusetts; Madison, Wisconsin; Oakland, California; Portland, Oregon; New York, New York; Waltham, Massachusetts. Candidates who prefer remote work opportunities will also be considered.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States as a U.S Perm Resident or U.S. Citizen

Based on eligibility and job status, Cadmus offers an excellent benefits package to include: medical, dental, vision, company paid disability and life insurance, 401(k) program, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, voluntary time off (VTO), tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance program, other optional benefits and various bonus programs.

Cadmus is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination. Cadmus is committed to providing a respectful workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, military and veteran status, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Learn more about Cadmus by visiting our website at:  http://www.cadmusgroup.com 

 

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