Energy Efficiency & Distributed Energy Resources Planning Senior Associate (2021-2061) Posted Sep 03
Cadmus , Portland, OR ( MA-Boston; CA-Oakland)

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.


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

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, Other Cadmus Offices or remote.
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, 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.

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