Consultant

Employer
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Location
Madison, Wisconsin, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 11, 2021
Closes
Jul 02, 2021
Ref
2196230277
Discipline
Energy
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
VEIC seeks to hire a Consultant, to be based in Madison, WI, to support its work on the Focus on Energy programs as part of the Program Administrator (PA) team. This role will serve as the Market Analytics and Trends lead for the 2019-2022 quadrennial period (with potential to extend into future quadrennial periods). In this role, VEIC provides analytics, portfolio, and pilot innovation support to the Focus program to inform new strategies and investments. VEIC also coordinates the Future Focus initiative, bringing in new ideas and reviewing submitted ideas, technologies, and approaches which help the portfolio evolve for future success. The Consultant will be supported by a project lead and a team of VEIC analysts and subject matter experts to help execute the work assigned under this contract.

We are committed to building a work community that is inclusive and represents a vibrant diversity of background, experience, perspective, and thought. Climate change impacts all of us; however, we are impacted differently based on our identities and experiences. We all deserve a place at the table to make decisions about our collective future - we hope you'll consider joining us as we work towards our vision for a healthy planet, thriving people, and energy justice.

Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, communication style, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply.

  • Manages projects promoting cutting-edge energy projects on behalf of clients throughout the country and internationally. This may include:
    • Managing on-going client relationships;
    • Facilitating meetings of external working groups;
    • Managing the work of other VEIC staff and/or subcontractors; and
    • Tracking and management of project budgets.
  • Designs, reviews, and/or critiques energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and policies.
  • Conducts research and performs economic analysis of efficiency measures, programs and policies.
  • Assists consulting business development, including sometimes leading proposal preparation.
  • Occasionally represents VEIC and the Consulting Division at national and international forums.

  • Strong personal commitment to the mission, vision, goals and values of VEIC.
  • Bachelor's degree plus five or more years of relevant professional experience, including managing projects & client relationships, or a similar combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills were acquired. Three or more years' experience within the efficiency or renewable energy field(s) preferred.
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation in approach to work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including effectiveness in persuasive communications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Excellent analytical skills. Strong quantitative analytical skills preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle a variety of assignments simultaneously, address competing priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to facilitate group discussions and meetings.
  • Skills necessary to develop (and acquire funding for) new consulting projects.
  • Knowledge of the characteristics of key energy-efficiency and/or renewable markets and measures.
  • Knowledge of good efficiency and/or renewable energy programs and policies.
  • Facility with techniques of economic analysis.
  • Proven ability to be organized, detail oriented and accurate.
  • Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software.