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Consultant / Senior Consultant

Boston, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Oct 16, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Why You Should Join the E3 Team

When you join the E3 team, you will be working on some of the most important energy issues with some of the top minds in the industry. We help shape energy and climate policy, play vital roles in regulatory proceedings, advise executives, and inform investment and planning selections. At E3, you will be challenged and inspired.

Who We Are

Founded in 1989, Energy + Environmental Economics (E3) is a growing energy consulting firm that helps utilities, regulators, policy makers, developers, and investors make the most educated strategic decisions possible as they implement new public policies, deploy and develop new technologies, and address customers' shifting expectations. We have offices in San Francisco, New York City, Boston, and Calgary.

Because E3 works with customers from all sectors of the electricity industry, we provide a 360-degree knowledge of markets, planning, policy, regulation, and environmental factors. Just as important, we are driven to deliver clear, unbiased evaluations that help customers make informed decisions.

E3 works on high-profile, high-impact projects in jurisdictions that spearhead the implementation of clean energy policy. In California, Hawai'i, and New York, we are advising state agencies and regulators about how to implement clean energy policies with an emphasis on customer incentives and markets. E3 is also expanding its international presence with recent projects in Europe, China, India, and Africa.

About You

We look for people who combine strong analytical dexterity and/or policy experience with integrity and a passion for energy. Our Consultants love to examine, research, and offer creative solutions to some of the most elaborate and important energy issues of the day. You bring curiosity, thrive in a rigorous and quantitative solution-finding environment, take a proactive approach to assist the team, and are practiced at clearly presenting information to a variety of stakeholders. We seek those that are inquisitive and look at all sides of an issue to make informed recommendations with confidence and clarity. You pride yourself in your attention to detail and your organizational techniques help you create and actualize work plans that are efficient while delivering an elevated level of guidance to serve our customers.

Things that set you apart:

- Prior experience specifically addressing energy and climate change issues

- Significant project management experience

- You believe it is essential to achieve a transition to a low-carbon economy and love thinking about the future of energy

- You work collaboratively and help each member of your team to do their finest work, aware that each brings different experiences, techniques, and qualifications to the table

- You enjoy translating technical concepts to a broader audience

- You take ownership of your work, proactively seeking out answers to questions and enjoy finding creative solutions to issues you encounter

The Work

The Consultant is a vital contributor to our team and project work. The position assists and/or spearheads client-facing interactions and plays an engaged role in identifying the approach and methods for project tasks. Our consultants direct workstreams within projects and contribute heavily to written reports and papers. Our consultants have the opportunity to deliver findings and summaries to customers, making presentations and replying to questions. Duties will grow to include more elaborate investigative tasks, core QA/QC of products, and becoming a technical head on various project needs and/or a flagship modeling tool.

Practice Areas

We're highly collaborative, but everyone is encouraged to pursue their own practice areas of interest. At E3, our Practice Areas include:

- Distributed Energy Resources, Electrification, and Grid Modernization

- Climate Pathways and Regulatory Strategy

- Asset Valuation and Electricity Market Analysis

- Bulk Grid Electricity Resource Planning

During the application process, you will have a chance to highlight your initial Practice Area of interest. If you are unsure which is the right choice, or they all sound of interest, that is all right. Based on your qualifications, experiences, and interests, we will work with you throughout the hiring process to figure out what Practice Area is most suitable.


- Hours: Full Time

- Type: Exempt

- Practice Area: Open

- Travel: 0-10%%

- Office Location: preferably from our HQ in San Francisco or offices in Boston, New York City, or Calgary
Typical Responsibilities
  • Assist the delivery of customer work through modeling, developing presentations, writing and preparing entire subsections of reports and papers, and helping with additional customer requests
  • Conduct independent research using your ingenuity and curiosity to make reasonable assumptions and produce appropriate solutions, at times with incomplete information.
  • Fulfill end-to-end internal project obligations
  • Deliver sections of presentations to customers and reply to questions
  • Tackles elaborate analytical tasks
  • Apply core QA/QC best practices
  • Develop aptitude in using a flagship modeling tool, gathering relevant data, and vetting results
  • Assist in proposal writing as needed
  • Translate results of research and evaluations into clear visual representations
  • Aid project heads in the creation or editing of spreadsheets to be "client-ready," including developing tools for customer solutions
  • Make modifications to existing tools and models to improve functionality and/or efficiency
  • Proactively track actual performance of own work performed against the established plan, with ongoing communication with the Director or Manager
  • Capture project learnings and repeatable products and work samples for future use according to knowledge management processes
  • Assist with internal initiatives as needed
  • Either Master's degree or higher in engineering, economics, computer science, public policy, or related field
  • 3-5+ years of related experience in an energy-related field
  • Prior experience specifically addressing renewable energy and climate change issues and/or demonstrated advanced-level academic related project work
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience, academic project work, or extensive knowledge in or related to one of our Practice Areas: Distributed Energy Resources, Climate Pathways, Asset Valuation, Electricity Market Analysis, Electricity Resource Planning, Electrification, Regulatory Strategy, or Grid Modernization
  • You work collaboratively and help each member of your team to do their finest work, aware that each brings different experiences to the table
  • You find joy in translating technical concepts to broader audiences
  • You take ownership of your work, proactively seeking out answers to questions and enjoy finding creative solutions to issues you encounter
  • Aptitude to write and communicate clearly
  • Passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy
  • Demonstrated success guiding ideas, people, and projects
  • Strong organizational and time management techniques
  • High fluency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint; programming knowledge and experience are also valued
  • Desire to work in a dynamic office environment with 60+ other staff

Work Environment

Hybrid and flexible work environment that adapts to changing needs of projects and safety requirements. E3 thrives in a strong collaborative office-based working environment but has also adapted to the safety requirements of our employees. Must be able to work for extended hours in front of a computer screen and conduct meetings on the telephone and virtually.

Compensation and Title

E3 takesa number offactors into consideration when determining title and salary level for a potential new employee.This includes, but is not limitedto:a candidate's education, training, and relevant work experience; theposition's work location; expected quality and quantity of work; required travel (if any); external market andinternal value, including seniority and merit systems; and internal pay alignment.

E3 also provides a bonus structure that we are proud of because we believe it creates the right kinds ofincentives for good work, provides significant flexibility, and is fair and equitable. The below compensationoutlines our total compensation package with our bonus structure adding between 15 - 35% to your basesalary. While neither the upper or lower end of our bonus structure is capped, this provides a representationof the average total compensation based on both your personal performance and the company'sperformance.

Annual Total Compensation Range:

- Minimum: $97,000

- Maximum: $135,000

E3's Commitment to You

E3 provides abundant opportunities for professional growth and invests significantly in employee development. Right from the start, our team works hard to provide you with a customized multi-week onboarding experience where you will meet with colleagues, Partners, and your own mentor. Every September, all new hires attend E3's proprietary internally developed 22-course training program which broadens your foundational industry-specific knowledge as well as develops those skills essential to being a great consultant. E3 also provides every employee with an annual professional development stipend, opportunities to attend conferences, and personalized career development at every stage of your employment.

In addition, E3 offers employees a broad, best-in-class range of benefits and supportive perks to support you both personally and professionally. Some benefits include:

- Base and bonus commensurate with experience and performance

- Exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, and vision insurance plans

- 401(k) with corporate match

- Flexible Paid Time Off plus standard company holidays

- Short-term and long-term disability

- Group life insurance

- Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Arrangements,

- Fitness and wellness corporate discounts

- Professional Development annual stipend

Application Process

Finding new team members that are a good fit is important to us, so we spend significant time in our recruiting process evaluating candidates. We are mindful that some E3 candidates will apply for positions at other firms with an accelerated schedule for interviews and job offers. If you anticipate that you may need to know about E3's decision on your candidacy by a specific date, please note the timing on your application page.

No phone calls please.

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