DATA SCIENTIST

Opinion Dynamics advances knowledge to address emerging energy and social issues
through sound and insightful research. Our inter-disciplinary team of consultants provides actionable research to support the needs of our clients, which include electric and gas utilities, regulators, and stakeholders. Our research and consulting services inform program planning and design, performance assessment, and optimization of energy efficiency, demand response, and renewable energy programs. Our company fosters innovative thought, collegiality and growth opportunities for our employees.

Responsibilities


Opinion Dynamics is looking for inquisitive and enthusiastic individuals to join our team of energy industry researchers and consultants. The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys an analytical challenge, relishes learning new things, and is excited to work with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, statisticians, and social scientists. In this role, you will work with the Opinion Dynamics’ Data Science group and staff around the country to solve complex research and energy policy questions such as how to effectively measure the impact of energy efficiency or demand response programs on the electricity grid.

The Data Scientist will be a key member of our Data Science group and is responsible for:

  • Working in collaboration with Data Science group members to develop analytical methodologies that address client needs
  • Managing, aggregating and cleaning data sets including utility billing data and meter data
  • Conducting modeling to determine the energy and demand impacts of energy efficiency and demand response programs
  • Interpreting results and developing data visualizations to illustrate key findings
  • Contributing to key client deliverables such as presentations, reports and technical appendices

Qualifications


We are looking for candidates with demonstrated experience conducting statistical or econometric modeling, strong critical thinking skills, impeccable detail-orientation, and a commitment to conducting their work with the highest level of integrity. Applicants should also have the ability to work effectively independently, as well as in teams. Specific requirements for the position include:

  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in econometrics, statistics, political science, sociology or a related field
  • Strong statistical analysis and modeling skills preferably using Stata or R
  • Strong programming skills in one or more programming languages (R, SQL, Python, etc.)
  • Experience cleaning and managing data sets
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency and/or demand response

To be considered for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Careers: Data Scientist
1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1420, Oakland, CA 94612
careersCA@opiniondynamics.com


We want to know who you are and why you think you’re a good fit! To be considered for this position, please email your salary requirements, cover letter (required) and resume with “Data Scientist” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please. Only those resumes accompanied by a cover letter will be considered. Opinion Dynamics will not provide sponsorship for work authorization for this position. Opinion Dynamics is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.