Analyst - Environmental Consulting Posted Nov 11
WattTime , Oakland, CA
WattTime, a nonprofit startup and subsidiary of the Rocky Mountain Institute, has an immediate opening for an Analyst with prior consulting experience and passion for environmental protection.

Who we are:

When you use electricity, what actual power plant created that energy? A coal plant? A solar farm? Normally, there’s no way to know. But WattTime's novel software stack can detect and even change which power plants the grid dispatches to power any device. We can add this feature to anything that consumes or stores energy and has an Internet connection (which is now billions of devices). This enables many environmental benefits, from instantly cutting carbon emissions to accelerating the growth of renewable energy.

We’re a tech startup and an environmental nonprofit, catalyzing a movement to make technology like this the new normal for Internet-connected devices worldwide. Our team is small (7 employees) yet surprisingly mighty (e.g. Google and Microsoft leverage our technology). We recently became a subsidiary of the Rocky Mountain Institute.

The opportunity:

WattTime is looking for someone with prior consulting experience to help large, influential institutions and companies with ambitious sustainability goals understand how the development of a groundbreaking new environmental technology affects their strategies. As WattTime’s first Analyst, you’ll work with Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, government, researchers, and utilities to identify, analyze, and execute on innovative new ways to use WattTime technology to reduce carbon emissions. You’ll apply software and rich data sets to challenges such as the siting and operation of wind farms, solar, and other power plants, the design of utility demand response programs, and architectural choices in green building. You’ll rapidly become a leading expert in this emerging field. We'll help you develop area knowledge in these topics. We are seeking someone with talent for working with clients, experience with data analysis and modeling, and an eagerness to dive into new fields.

What you'll do:

Conduct analyses of the implications of new data generated by WattTime for large institutions’ sustainability strategies, including both their emissions and bottom lines
Prepare reports, presentations, and other deliverables that synthesize results clearly and simply
Work with sustainability and energy teams at client organizations to understand their needs
Work with clients to understand organizational needs and identify opportunities for greater environmental impact

About you:

2+ years prior consulting experience
Excellent spreadsheet modeling skills – ideally in a consumer-facing business
Bachelor’s degree or higher in economics, sustainability, energy, public policy, or similar
Willingness to plunge into unfamiliar disciplines
Excellent writing skills and presentation preparation capability
Strong verbal communication skills
Highly collaborative, strong team player
Desire to influence decision makers on important issues
Commitment to the environmental and social goals of WattTime

Bonus points:

Work experience or graduate degree in relevant content area (carbon accounting, environmental economics, corporate sustainability, power systems, or mechanical engineering)
Proficiency working with SQL (Postgres, MySQL) or Python
Experience in business development

What we offer:

A chance to move the needle on climate change by changing the behavior of some of the world’s largest and most influential institutions
A rare opportunity to become an influential expert in a popular field
Strong opportunities for advancement within WattTime, and exposure to the RMI network
Competitive compensation in the non-profit sector
Exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision, HSA, Flex accounts, disability, and more
Flexible work policies and unlimited vacation

Our Culture:

We are practical idealists who believe nothing has more potential for world-changing impact, fast, than software. We embrace change. We are lean and rapid prototypers who never confuse growth with impact. We are fiercely committed to our mission.We trust data, research, and science. We punch above our weight by working with allies, volunteers, and partners and maintaining a flat organization in which everyone’s voice is heard. We consider respect non-negotiable; there are no jerks here. We also are convinced that diversity is central to success, and strongly encourage applications from people with all backgrounds. WattTime is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, disability, or sexual orientation or classification.

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