Opinion Dynamics is seeking an engineer with experience in the building energy field to evaluate energy efficiency programs in our headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. The right person for this job has a mix of technical and interpersonal skills and an interest in evaluating efficiency programs throughout the United States.

Evaluation work requires a wide variety of skills, from the technical (energy calculations, monitoring and verification, energy modeling, and statistical analysis), to more communicative tasks (survey design, in-depth interviewing, research, reporting). The types of efficiency programs being evaluated also vary, and include commercial, industrial, and residential efficiency programs, demand side management programs and educational programs.


  • Evaluating and developing methodologies and algorithms to provide electric and gas savings for residential, commercial, and industrial energy efficient technologies and programs
  • Calculating energy and demand savings associated with energy efficient measures in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings
  • Conducting building energy simulation modeling using software (eQuest, Open Studio, etc.)
  • Creating data collection instruments for use across a population of buildings
  • Planning for and performing on-site measurement and verification
  • Producing high quality reports and/or presentations based on sound engineering methods and findings


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering or related field required
  • C.E.M. and/or E.I.T. desired, but not required
  • Two to eight years of experience related to engineering in the building energy sector and energy consulting
  • Understanding of the engineering principles underlying building energy use, including thermodynamics, heat transfer, and electricity transmission and distribution
  • Experience with energy modeling, bin data analysis, and data logging with various types of equipment
  • Experience with building energy simulation modeling applications (eQuest, Open Studio, etc.)
  • Familiarity with ASHRAE, ENERGY STAR, IPMVP, IECC, and other residential and commercial building codes, standards, and protocols
  • Detail oriented and strong attention to quality assurance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and technical research abilities
  • Ability to juggle multiple time-sensitive priorities without diminished effectiveness

Beyond these qualifications, we’re looking for someone with the ability and desire to continue learning about energy efficiency and to gain expertise in the evaluation field. Opinion Dynamics is a growing company, offering competitive salaries and benefits.

How to Apply

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

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

1000 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451

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.