Research Analyst

EMI Consulting is a boutique research and strategy consulting firm, located in vibrant downtown 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 and innovative researchers has recognized expertise in energy policy, economic analysis, qualitative and quantitative research, consumer decision-making, market analytics, technology assessment, and data analysis. EMI Consulting actively strives for an inclusive and diverse workplace, because our team’s combination of unique insights is what provides our competitive advantage.

 

YOUR DAY-TO-DAY

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 two projects are the same, and you will gain exposure to a variety of different types of work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Your typical day may include:

  • Clean, analyze, and interpret quantitative data (descriptive, bivariate, multi-variate analysis)
  • Code, analyze, and interpret qualitative data (content analysis, thematic analysis)
  • Design and conduct in-depth interviews
  • Design and implement surveys
  • Manage field data collection
  • Research policy and program designs
  • Complete literature reviews
  • Communicate research results via written reports and graphically communicative images
  • Synthesize information across multiple data sources
  • Translate results into actionable recommendations
  • Design cost-benefit frameworks

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.

 

ABOUT YOU

You have 1-2 years of experience conducting applied quantitative and/or qualitative research and a solid academic background, preferably an M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. with a focus on Economics, Evaluation, Environmental Analysis, Sociology, Public Policy, Statistics, or Environmental Engineering.
You have a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of research methods and design. Relevant tools include: in-depth interviews, surveys, focus groups, observational research, descriptive and inferential statistics, content analysis, and other structured research methods. Alternatively, you have a more quantitative or engineering background including regression modeling, forecasting, and impact evaluation experience. You should have experience presenting research findings to clients and helping contribute to an exceptional client experience.
Tangible experience in consulting, program evaluation, and/or energy efficiency is preferred. Experience with utilities and/or the clean energy sector, especially demand-side management program evaluation, is a plus.
What is required 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, as is the ability to tell a good story!

 

THE CORE OF WHO WE ARE

We have been pioneers in the clean energy space and are known for the high quality of our work, and the passion for innovation that we bring to each project. Our offices are on the top floor of an historic Pioneer Square loft warehouse, along the waterfront in Seattle, Washington. We offer a very competitive benefits package, are cubicle-free, and have created a great place to work. Think lots of white boards, Ping-Pong, sophisticated analytics, Macs, the occasional office dog, work-hard/play-hard. We prioritize collaboration, encourage different perspectives, expect optimism, and insist upon mutual respect.

 

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 careers@emiconsulting.com with the following materials:

  • Resume
  • 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