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Managing Consultant – Impact Evaluation/Engineering

EMI Consulting is a research and strategy consulting firm, headquartered in Seattle, Washington. We have been pioneers in the clean energy space for more than twenty years. We work across the country with electric and gas utilities that are faced with considerable uncertainty in the changing energy landscape. We are purpose-driven, helping our clients successfully navigate the transition to a clean energy economy, advising them on business strategies related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, new and emerging market opportunities, and successful customer engagement. We help them carve out a path toward the utility of the future. Our team of smart and innovative researchers carry this same passion for the environment, and come to work, ready to have an impact in the energy space. We value and embrace a safe, welcoming, and diverse environment, where ideas from many aspects are encouraged and explored. If you enjoy opportunities to learn, grow and contribute to a small, multidisciplinary company, and are comfortable taking on new and varied roles, then this is the place for you!


Position Overview:

When you join our team as a Managing Consultant, you’ll both lead projects and contribute to business development to help expand EMI’s impact-based and technical work. Aligned with EMI’s overall goal, your success will consist of leading efforts to assess emerging clean energy technologies and providing clients with methods to claim savings for current and new clean energy technologies and programs. You will use your experience in evaluation of, or implementing, programs to train and mentor junior staff in impact evaluation methodologies and technical aspects of clean energy programs. You will work closely with our entire team to connect the technical basis of clean energy programs with our work in helping clients design, plan, and deliver exceptional clean energy offerings.



At EMI, we work hard to bring cutting edge, green energy solutions to our clients, and understand this requires a lot from our employees, which is why we give back. In addition to your competitive salary and medical/dental/vision plans, we are committed to your health and wellness, and your dependents. We strive to support a work environment that emphasizes healthy lifestyles, and provide the following perks:

  • Self care: 4 weeks of paid personal time off (vacation and sick time)
  • Wellness: quarterly reimbursement for wellness-related expenses up to $75
  • Health: filtered water service, and organic fruit and healthful snack delivery
  • Family: supplemental Parental Benefits
  • Your Future: we provide a simple IRA retirement plan, and we will provide a matching contribution dollar for dollar, up to 3% of your salary
  • Other Benefits: endless supply of coffee


Must Haves:

To be seriously considered for this role, please have the following:

  • Education: Advanced degree (Masters or PhD), with at least one degree in Engineering (Environmental, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, or Civil).
    • Bachelors may be okay only if there is 5+ years of experience in our specific industry.
    • Degree(s) in Business, Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, Environment, or other related fields may be okay with proven understanding of engineering principles.
  • Experience: At least 5 years in utility energy efficiency or clean energy program evaluation or implementation. At least 2 years experience calculating energy savings from clean energy technologies and programs.
  • Skills: You must be able to lead a research project, including managing scope, schedule and budget. You must also understand engineering principles of how building systems and appliances use energy.
  • Attributes: This role will require constant interactions with clients, so you must be comfortable advising them on how to calculate energy savings.


Nice to haves:

  • Education or experience in statistics, econometrics, or data science is a plus.
  • Should have experience helping maintain or improve accuracy databases.
  • Familiar with emerging technology research or assessment highly preferred.
  • Exceptional business acumen.
  • Solid communication skills and ability to interact with clients.


Your responsibilities:

  • Design and manage impact evaluations for utility energy efficiency and demand response programs.
  • Oversee field work completed by partner engineering firms.
  • Advise clients on how to claim savings for current and new clean energy technologies and programs, bringing best practices from across the industry.
  • Lead efforts to assess emerging clean energy technologies.
  • Guide junior staff in ensuring that client databases accurately track energy savings information.
  • Train and mentor junior staff in impact evaluation methodologies and technical aspects of clean energy programs.
  • Contribute to business development efforts to help expand EMI’s impact-based and technical work.
  • We can’t wait to add you to our team! Apply now, and don’t miss this amazing opportunity!


* This role will be remote during the COVID-19 pandemic. All locations will be considered, but preferred locations are in Seattle, WA or Portland, OR. Relocation assistance will not be provided.



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  • Resume
  • Writing sample
  • Cover letter; be bold, tell us something real about yourself
  • Salary expectations