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Document Production Specialist

Opinion Dynamics, a market leader committed to providing cutting-edge strategic research and evaluation services for energy-related clients, has an immediate opening for an experienced Document Production Specialist to join our internal marketing department. This position, located in our corporate headquarters in Bay Colony office park in Waltham, MA offers a unique opportunity to provide document production design services for our internal teams throughout the firm as well as developing external-facing deliverables in a highly collaborative yet deadline-driven corporate environment.

In this position, we are looking to have the Document Production Specialist be fluent in Microsoft Office software for building visually captivating and cohesive documents and presentations. Someone who can go beyond formatting and push Office to the limits of what it is capable of in terms of design and layout, all while being a guardian of the Opinion Dynamics brand. This role with work closely with the Communications Manager to design and provide creative input to produce quality documents across multiple applications. This position will also provide key proposal development support.

Editor and Content Specialist

Opinion Dynamics, a market leader, committed to providing cutting-edge strategic research and evaluation services for energy-related clients, has an immediate opening for an experienced Editor and Content Specialist.

This position, located in our corporate headquarters in Bay Colony office park in Waltham, MA., offers a unique opportunity to provide support across multiple groups, including marketing, operations, and project teams. Our ideal candidate is an innovative, forward-thinking, and service-oriented writer/editor comfortable working with multiple teams to edit and develop content for internal and external audiences. We are looking for someone with past editorial experience at a senior level, who has a passion for science and technology, and who enjoys crafting content. This role also requires management of our internal electronic resource library using Salesforce Knowledge. The growing collection of articles and documents include job aids, industry best practices, human resource collections, papers, presentations, resumes, and biographies.

CONSULTANT

Opinion Dynamics, a market leader committed to providing cutting-edge strategic research, evaluation, and consulting services, seeks a Consultant to work with our energy research and consulting team. Our interdisciplinary team of consultants develops actionable and insightful research to support an array of clients helping to shape the clean energy future, including electric and gas utilities, regulators, and stakeholders. Our research supports the planning, assessment, and optimization of energy efficiency, demand response, and distributed energy resource programs.

We’re looking for inquisitive and enthusiastic employees to join our team of energy industry aficionados–those who enjoy conducting research and analysis, but also care about the rationale behind the research and how results can be applied. Our ideal candidate is just as comfortable using the left-side of the brain as the right, enjoys a challenge, relishes learning new things, and is excited to work with an interdisciplinary team.

PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

Opinion Dynamics, a market leader committed to providing cutting-edge strategic research, evaluation, and consulting services, seeks a Principal Consultant to work with our energy research and consulting team. Our interdisciplinary team of consultants develops actionable and insightful research to support an array of clients helping to shape the clean energy future, including electric and gas utilities, regulators, and stakeholders. Our research supports the planning, evaluation, and optimization of energy efficiency, demand response, and distributed energy resource programs. Projects also include customer experience research, formative market research for new and existing programs, technology assessments, market characterization and potential studies, and advising on program design and implementation.

We’re looking for inquisitive and enthusiastic employees to join our team of energy industry aficionados – those who enjoy conducting research and analysis, but also care about the rationale behind the research and how results can be applied. Our ideal candidate is just as comfortable using the left-side of the brain as the right, enjoys a challenge, relishes learning new things, and is excited to work with an interdisciplinary team.

MANAGING CONSULTANT– DATA ANALYTICS TEAM

Opinion Dynamics seeks a new team member to join our Data Analytics team. This person will act as a Technical Lead to drive innovative thinking, methodologies, and data analytics approaches in the energy space. The Data Analytics group is a dynamic and tightly knit team of individuals from a range of backgrounds working closely together on analytically challenging and methodologically innovative consulting, advising, and research projects to support energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, and grid-focused needs.  Our ideal candidate will be adept at both performing complex modeling and analytic tasks and acting as a technical lead on data analytics projects, advising and mentoring staff on analytic approaches as well as performing quality control and assurance. A successful candidate will be able to thrive and perform effectively in an agile and dynamic environment of a consulting firm and is excited to work with a multidisciplinary team of data scientists, statisticians, data analysts, and programmers.

Opinion Dynamics is known for the excellence of our team and our commitment to a corporate culture that fosters innovative thought, growth and enrichment opportunities, passionate employees, collegiality and collaboration.

What we are looking for in an ideal candidate

  • Demonstrated experience in the energy field, especially in Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, and Distributed Energy Resources
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in engineering, quantitative social science, statistics, political science, economics, computer or data science, or related field
  • Advanced analytics and modeling skills/data science, including model evaluation and validation best practices
  • 4-6 years of experience working on quantitative data analysis, including econometric modeling or data science, ideally in a consulting environment
  • Strong programming skills in Python (including the usual data science stack)
  • Expertise with data engineering in the context of advanced analytical modeling
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated track-record of thinking critically about your work and clearly communicating with other project staff and managers about your work
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate with clients. Ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Strong record of guiding teams and managing projects of various levels of analytic complexity, including client management, budget management, and management of staff hours
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously and flexibly
  • Experience with cloud-based infrastructure for large data management

Additional qualifications of value

  • Master’s or PhD in statistics, economics, engineering, or related field. An advanced degree and substantial coursework in statistics or data science is a strong plus
  • Programming skills in other programming languages (R, Java, SQL etc.)
  • Experience with version control software (e.g. Git) and collaborative code development
  • Experience with data science and machine learning methods
  • Experience with experimental and sample design
  • Demonstrated aptitude with data visualization tools and techniques (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau)
  • Experience working on a collaborative, cross-functional team

Location

Preferred: Waltham, MA (Company headquarters)

Other locations across Continental United States will be considered.

Submit Your Resume and Cover Letter to the Following Address

CareersMA@opiniondynamics.com

About Opinion Dynamics Corporation

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 distributed energy resources programs. Our company fosters innovative thought, collegiality and growth opportunities for our employees. The Data Analytics Group within Opinion Dynamics is especially focused on taking a data-driven approach to answering complex technical questions.

 

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter (required) and resume with “Data Analytics Technical Lead” in the subject line. If contacted, please be prepared to complete analytical tests as part of the interviewing process; provide data analysis and writing samples that clearly demonstrate your experience and aptitude in the areas outlined above; as well as supply two or more references who can speak to your experience, work orientation, and work ethic.

No phone calls, please. Only those resumes accompanied by a cover letter will be considered. Opinion Dynamics is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

SENIOR CONSULTANT– DATA ANALYTICS GROUP

Opinion Dynamics seeks a new team member to join our Data Analytics team. The Data Analytics group is a dynamic and tightly knit team of individuals from a range of backgrounds working closely together on analytically challenging and methodologically innovative consulting, advising, and research projects to support energy efficiency and grid-focused needs. Our ideal candidate enjoys data analytics/science, data mining and data munging, is a problem solver, can effectively operate and navigate a dynamic environment of a consulting firm, and is excited to work with a multidisciplinary team of data scientists, statisticians, data analysts, and programmers.

Opinion Dynamics is a firm known for the excellence of our team and our commitment to a corporate culture that fosters innovative thought, growth and enrichment opportunities, passionate employees, collegiality and collaboration.

What we are looking for in an ideal candidate

  • Demonstrated interest in energy, energy policy, or building science
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in engineering, quantitative social science, statistics, political science, economics, computer or data science, or related field
  • Two or more years’ work experience in analytics, ideally evaluating energy efficiency programs and/or performing other forms of longitudinal data analysis, OR higher educational attainment with relevant coursework
  • Strong programming skills in Python (including the standard data science stack)
  • Experience importing, cleaning, and manipulating large datasets (500,000+ records) in the context of analytical modeling
  • Experience with econometric modeling/statistical regression analysis, including model evaluation and validation best practices
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated track-record of thinking critically about your work and clearly communicating with other project staff and managers about your work
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate with clients as well as ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Strong consulting and advising skills
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously and flexibly

Additional qualifications of value

  • Master’s or PhD in statistics, economics, engineering, or related field
  • Programming skills in other programming languages (R, Java, SQL etc.)
  • Experience with version control software (e.g. Git) and collaborative code development
  • Experience with machine learning methods
  • Demonstrated aptitude with data visualization tools and techniques (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau)
  • Experience working on a collaborative, cross-functional team

 

Location

Preferred: Waltham, MA (Company headquarters)

Other locations across Continental United States will be considered.

 

About Opinion Dynamics Corporation

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. The Data Analytics Group within Opinion Dynamics is especially focused on taking a data-driven approach to answering complex technical questions.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter (required) and resume with “Data Analytics Consultant” in the subject line. If contacted, please be prepared to complete analytical tests as part of the interviewing process; provide data analysis and writing samples that clearly demonstrate your experience and aptitude in the areas outlined above; as well as supply two or more references who can speak to your experience, work orientation, and work ethic.

No phone calls, please. Only those resumes accompanied by a cover letter will be considered. Opinion Dynamics is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

SENIOR CONSULTANT- ENGINEERING

What we’re looking for:

Opinion Dynamics is seeking a senior engineer with experience in the building energy field to evaluate energy efficiency programs. The right person for this job has a mix of technical and interpersonal skills, and an interest in improving the effectiveness of energy efficiency programs throughout the U.S. Additionally, we are looking for an engineer who enjoys working with staff from different disciplines and wants to support the expansion of a strong and vibrant engineering team within the company.

CONSULTANT- ENGINEERING

What we’re looking for:

Opinion Dynamics is seeking an engineer with experience in the building energy field to evaluate energy efficiency programs. 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. This position is based in our Waltham, Massachusetts headquarters.

Evaluation work requires a wide variety of skills, from the technical (e.g., energy calculations, monitoring and verification, energy modeling, and statistical analysis), to communications-based skills (e.g., research, reporting, presenting findings). The types of energy efficiency programs being evaluated also vary, and include commercial, industrial, and residential programs, as well as renewable, and educational programs.

MANAGING CONSULTANT- DATA SCIENCE

Opinion Dynamics seeks a Managing Consultant to join our Data Science group. 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.