Opinion Dynamics, a market leader committed to providing cutting-edge strategic research, evaluation, and consulting services, seeks a Director 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.


We are seeking an experienced Director to lead a team of consulting professionals, largely concentrated in San Diego, CA to manage success across an array of research and evaluation studies and proposals. The right person for this job has a mix of research and management skills, has experience leading research and evaluation studies in the CA energy industry including topics such as energy efficiency programs, renewable programs, demand-response programs, clean transportation and building electrification, and has the expertise to lead the execution of scopes of work and business development opportunities. The right person for this position is comfortable interacting internally with team members and externally with clients such as the CPUC, the CA utilities and the CEC. This position reports to the Sr Vice President leading West Coast operations.

Our ideal candidate for this role is a demonstrated leader in the energy industry who can thrive in the dynamic environment of a collaborative consulting firm and is excited to work with multidisciplinary peers. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing research and evaluation contracts for CA-based government organizations such as the CPUC and CEC, and utility companies.
  • Demonstrating industry thought leadership by attending and presenting at industry events throughout California presence.
  • Monitoring the CA energy industry landscape to identify new business opportunities.
  • Supervising staff.
  • Championing proposals for new project opportunities and designing evaluation and research plans.


We’re looking for someone with a dynamic toolkit, who demonstrates strong technical, consulting, and interpersonal skills, and is passionate about research and analysis to support a clean energy future.

  • 10 years related work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience in the CA energy industry, preferably with evaluating energy efficiency, demand response, and/or distributed energy resources programs and initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience in developing business and client relationships and networks
  • Experience leading proposals and designing research plans
  • Strong interest in problem-solving and developing strategies to help clients meet evolving efficiency, electrification, decarbonization, and grid management goals

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About Opinion Dynamics

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.

Opinion Dynamics provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Opinion Dynamics is also committed to fostering a more diverse workforce. BIPOC, women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All employees must provide proof of vaccination or schedule vaccine appointment(s) within 30 days of hire.

Job Location: San Diego-CA

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