EMI Consulting is a boutique research and strategy consulting firm, located in the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood 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 advise them on business strategies related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, new and emerging market opportunities, and successful customer engagement, helping them to carve out a path toward the utility of the future. Our team of smart, experienced M.S. and Ph.D. researchers has recognized expertise in energy policy, economic analysis, qualitative and quantitative research, consumer decision-making, market analytics, technology assessment, and data analysis.
EMI is committed to promoting diversity and equity within clean energy sector. Different backgrounds and perspectives are essential to the utility of the future, and we are committed to actively developing opportunities for candidates of color and from under-represented groups in the field of energy research and evaluation. We strongly encourage that diverse candidates apply to this position.
As a Research Analyst, you will work side by side with more experienced consulting staff to learn about the energy efficiency industry, learn new analytic skills, engage in sophisticated research projects, and participate in the evolution of our business. No project is the same, and you’ll get exposure to lots of different types of work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Your typical day may include:
- Helping to plan innovative research and evaluation studies
- Helping to design sampling plans and quantitative analysis plans
- Managing complex datasets
- Conducting complex data analysis tasks
- Creating compelling data visualizations to communicate complex results
- Developing and implementing quantitative analysis QA/QC procedures
- Designing and implementing surveys
- Cleaning, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative survey data
- Interpreting key themes found in the research
- Integrating qualitative and quantitative research findings
No project is the same. Our work is fast-paced and varied, so you’ll help prioritize what we do to make sure clients get what they need, when they need it.
You have 1-2 years of experience conducting applied research and a strong academic background, preferably, an M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. with a focus on Evaluation, Environmental Analysis, Economics, Statistics, Data Science, Public Policy, Engineering, or other relevant degrees. Applicable clean energy and/or utility experience may substitute for applied research experience or an advanced degree.
You have a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of research methods and design. Relevant tools include: large dataset management, regression modeling, simulation modeling, forecasting, dashboard development, survey analysis, and other analytical techniques. You have strong attention to detail and are comfortable working through new analytic challenges independently. You have experience translating complex data and analyses into visually attractive insights that are easily understandable to a non-technical audience. You are proficient with R, andexperience with SQL, Python, and Tableau or similar analytics platforms is preferred. Although much of your work will be quantitative in nature, you may be asked to help support all aspects of mixed-methods studies.
Experience with utilities or the clean energy sector is preferred but not required – what is essential is that you have a passion for your work, seek out and look for fresh perspectives and insights, have a systems-thinking perspective, and want to make an impact. Excellent writing and presentation skills are also essential.
Preference is for candidates near our hubs in Seattle or Portland, or located near one of our distributed team members in Minneapolis, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Denver, or Chattanooga. However, we are open to candidates located nationwide. Regardless of location, the position will be remote until it is safe to travel and gather in offices.
How to Let Us Know About You
We want to hear from you. We also want to let you know that every resume is reviewed and you will hear from us—yes or no—regardless of our decision. That’s just who we are.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following materials:
- Cover letter; be bold, tell us something real about yourself
- Writing sample
- Three references who can speak to your character as well as your accomplishments