Survey Research Consultant

Opinion Dynamics, a market leader committed to providing cutting-edge strategic research, evaluation, and consulting services, seeks a Survey Research Consultant to join our Market Insights team in Portland, OR. The Market Insights team conducts customer and market research to support internal project teams. Our research is used for planning, assessment, and optimization of energy efficiency, demand response, and renewable energy programs. Projects also include customer experience research and advising on program design and implementation.


Responsibilities of the Survey Research Consultant include:

  • Coordinate the field schedule for survey research projects, which can involve multiple fast-moving projects
  • Assist with the day-to-day fielding of surveys and problem-solving when challenges arise, including monitoring and troubleshooting as needed
  • Coordinate work with field partners (call centers, online panel providers, sample providers, and focus group facilities) and serve as the day-to-day contact on projects
  • Procuring bids from multiple vendors, conduct cost analysis, and advise project teams
  • Testing survey programming and checking data simulations
  • Collaborating with colleagues who prepare and manage the samples for surveys, and implementing the sample design
  • Collaborating with colleagues to identify areas of improvement and develop new processes for making survey processes more efficient and effective
  • Coordinate the distribution of survey incentives
  • Responding to customer inquiries about surveys and/or incentives
  • Assisting colleagues involved in qualitative data collection efforts (e.g., in-depth interviews, focus groups, site visits, etc.) such as reviewing instruments, developing or managing samples, scheduling, and working with vendors
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


The ideal candidate will have a background in survey research and methodologies, and experience fielding and managing survey projects. Specifically, this position requires:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience with at least 1 year of experience in the field of survey research, polling, and/or market research
  • Interest in staying up to date on current trends in approaches to survey research
  • Excellent organizational skills that include the ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • Ability to work and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • A high degree of initiative in resolving problems and implementing solutions in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills
  • Experience working with outside vendors
  • Ability to procure financial bids and budgets
  • Knowledge of and ability to use SPSS or STATA statistical software
  • Experience in Microsoft Office, including Excel, and with survey web and/or CATI system (e.g. ConfirmIt, Qualtrics, SurveyMonkey, Sawtooth, Voxco, etc.)

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 develops actionable and insightful research to support an array of clients, including electric and gas utilities, regulators, and stakeholders. Our research supports planning, assessment, and optimizing energy efficiency, demand response, and renewable energy programs. Our team uses a customized approach leveraging innovative methodologies to answer our client’s questions. Our company fosters innovative thought, collegiality and growth opportunities for our employees.

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 and resume to

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.

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

Careers: Survey Research Consultant