Energy Efficiency & Distributed Energy Resources Planning Senior Associate (2022-2186)

Job Location

Arlington, Virginia; Portland, OR; Boston, MA; Oakland, CA; Atlanta, GA; Madison, WI; Waltham, MA

On-Site

Type of Job

Full-Time

Salary

Commensurate on experience

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Published Date

Jan 28, 2022

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Overview

 

Who Are We

At Cadmus, we recognize that solving the world’s most challenging problems can’t be accomplished alone or with cookie-cutter solutions. That’s why we look for team players and problem solvers who are encouraged to use their unique perspectives and intellectual curiosity to help deliver breakthrough solutions that achieve transformative goals like accelerating decarbonization and clean energy adoption. At Cadmus, you’ll collaborate with leading energy experts to help our clients across the globe incorporate renewable energy, reduce electricity consumption, improve distributed energy systems, and attain energy equity.

Cadmus’ mission is to deploy industry-leading expertise to help our clients achieve extraordinary results that strengthen society and the natural world. We offer competitive compensation, outstanding health care and retirement benefits, a vibrant and collaborative work environment, and opportunities for professional growth. We are committed to advancing diversity and fostering a culture of equity in the workplace and across society, and we strive to maintain an inclusive environment where all employees feel connected, respected, and valued.

Join Cadmus. Let’s solve the world’s most challenging problems together.

 

Responsibilities

 

What You'll Be Doing

Cadmus seeks a Senior Associate to join our Planning and Assessment Team. We support advanced analytic and strategic consulting services to energy companies, utilities, governments, and non-profit organizations. We are looking for talented, bright, and driven people who have experience and interest in energy efficiency, demand response, solar PV, building electrification, electric vehicles, and combined-heat and power to provide strategic planning, potential assessments, market research, and data analytics services to support clients.

The successful candidate will develop analytically advanced methods for estimating demand-side management resource potential and produce detailed client deliverables used to inform technical decision making, short-term program, and long-term resource planning.

The Senior Associate will be responsible for leading projects from start to finish, drawing from the expertise of colleagues in addition to their own professional and industry experience. Senior Associates should be prepared to understand client needs, manage projects to exceed client expectations, lead project teams, and mentor junior staff.

Working as part of a highly collaborative and cross-functional team (Planning and Assessment Team), you will lead efforts to provide strategic planning, potential assessments, market research, and data analytics services to support clients meet their clean energy goals. As a leader in energy efficiency and distributed energy resource planning, you have:

  • Excellent project management skills including leading technical projects, interacting with clients and stakeholders, and enjoy mentoring staff.
  • Strong analytical experience that may involve strategic planning, policy analysis, market research, advanced analytics and modeling, engineering, stakeholder engagement, or evaluation.
  • Proven expertise in energy efficiency, demand response, solar PV, building electrification, electric vehicles, and combined-heat and power resources.
  • Strong understanding of potential assessments and integrated resource planning for electric and gas utilities. As well as have a strong network and passion for engaging leaders across utilities, local and state governments, and the clean energy industry.

In addition, you are a smart, creative, intellectually curious, and flexible individual, who thrives when working in a fast-paced environment. You are open to supporting colleagues who work across a wide range of projects including energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, electrification (built environment and transportation), decarbonization, energy equity, program planning, evaluation, and market research. You excel at presenting top notch research and findings in reports, client presentations, or analytical models and will help facilitate policy and technical exchanges among decision-makers.

 

The successful candidate will develop analytically advanced methods for estimating demand-side management resource potential and produce detailed client deliverables used to inform technical decision making, short-term programs, and long-term resource planning.

The Senior Associate will be responsible for leading projects from start to finish, drawing from the expertise of colleagues in addition to their own professional and industry experience. Senior Associates should be prepared to understand client needs, manage projects to exceed client expectations, lead project teams, and mentor junior staff.

 

Responsibilities

Project and Staff Management

  • Project leadership including ensuring all deliverables meet Cadmus standards and exceed client expectations
  • Essential project management activities including budget tracking, invoicing, project planning, staff balancing, and resource management
  • Active communication with and coordination of project teams, including constructive feedback and expectations
  • Continuous communication to Cadmus Energy Services leadership and support teams, including accounting, accounts payable, contracts, and operations regarding the health and status of all projects and tasks
  • Staff planning for projects and direct reports

Planning Assessment Research

  • Oversee or conduct research and analysis related to demand-side potential assessments across a range of technologies including energy efficiency (e.g., efficient HVAC, water heating, lighting, and plug load equipment), DR, EVs, solar, CHP, and emerging technologies
  • Provide technical leadership in supporting policy, economic, and technical exchanges with clients, project stakeholders, internal staff, and other decision-makers
  • Lead or provide subject matter expertise to inform data analytics and modeling

Client Delivery

  • Nurturing and building existing client relationships as a primary point of contact. Providing clear and consistent communications on projects and raising any concerns or issues
  • Developing detailed reports and presentations of results, findings, methodologies, and data sources, in addition to providing clear, actionable recommendations to clients

Business Development

  • Active participation in the development and execution of business development activities, including cultivating existing client relationships to expand existing work and supporting Cadmus in proposal development
  • Collaborate on business development in partnership with Principals
  • Build Cadmus reputation through conference presentations and papers
  • Occasional travel required

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of study such as mechanical or environmental engineering, economics, statistics, mathematics, environmental studies, or other quantitative social science.
  • Industry experience in utilities, market research, energy efficiency, energy efficiency program planning, and/or resource planning
  • At least 10 years of experience managing or leading research or planning projects that include both qualitative and quantitative techniques
  • Demonstrated ability and experience managing multiple projects and project teams
  • Demonstrated understanding of concepts related to energy efficiency, DR, solar, electrification, and distributed energy resource potential studies
  • Experience in data analysis and interpretation
  • Experience with project planning and budget management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrating the ability to communicate complicated issues to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience making independent decisions
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Arts or Science in a relevant area of study such as mechanical or environmental engineering, economics, statistics, mathematics, environmental studies, or other quantitative social science
  • Prior consulting experience working independently to make decisions
  • Staff management and development experience
  • Business development experience
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with R or Python

Additional Information

  • This is a full-time opportunity located in Cadmus’ Portland, OR location. Other Cadmus locations as well as remote are also an option.
  • To apply, submit resume along with a cover letter
  • 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, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, voluntary time off (VTO), tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance program, other optional benefits and various bonus programs.

 

Full vaccination against COVID-19, and compliance with Cadmus’ vaccination verification procedures, is a condition of employment with Cadmus, unless the individual is legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation. Prospective and/or new U.S. employees will be required to submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. “Full vaccination” means two weeks have passed since the individual received: 1) their second shot in a two-dose vaccine series (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) or 2) their shot in a single-dose vaccine series (such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Information regarding the process for requesting a reasonable accommodation will be included in the offer letter issued to any prospective employee.

 

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