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(Senior) Managing Consultant: Climate Pathways and Electrification

Boston, Massachusetts, US
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Oct 16, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
(Senior) Managing Consultant: Climate Pathways and Electrification
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 electricity 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 fast-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 Managing Consultants take the reins on project work to drive 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 collaborative approach to project work, are comfortable coaching and providing feedback to others, and are practiced at working closely with clients and 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 technical aptitude and deep subject matter expertise related to at least one our general practice areas. You bring a strong attention to detail and your project management and leadership techniques help you independently create and actualize work plans that are efficient while delivering an elevated level of guidance to serve our customers.

Practice Area

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

·Climate Pathways and Electrification

·Asset Valuation and Electricity Market Analysis

·Bulk Grid Electricity Resource Planning and Integrated Systems Planning

Currently, E3 is seeking a Managing Consultant or Senior Managing Consultant to work in the Climate Pathways and Electrification practice area. Specific expertise in transportation electrification, cost of service and rate design, future of natural gas regulation and analysis, and/or utility financial analysis strongly desired.

About the Role

·Hours: Full Time

·Office Location: preference for those able to work from one of our office locations in San Francisco, Boston, New York City, or Calgary, Canada.

E3 has adopted a hybrid and flexible work environment that adapts to changing needs of projects and safety requirements. Because E3 thrives in a strong collaborative office-based working environment, we encourage our E3 employees to work from the office at least 2-3 days per week, usually including Tuesdays and Thursdays. Must be able to work for extended hours in front of a computer screen and conduct meetings on the telephone and virtually.
Things That Set You Apart
  • You bring deep subject matter expertise specifically in energy, economics or finance, and climate change issues
  • You have significant project management and leadership experience in a technical or analytical environment
  • You have extensive experience coordinating with customers on a regular basis
  • 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 Role
The Managing Consultant is a vital contributor to our team and project work. The position spearheads client-facing interactions and plays a leadership role in identifying the approach and methods for medium-to-large projects. Our Managing Consultants direct workstreams within projects and contribute heavily to written reports and papers. Our Managing Consultants regularly deliver findings and summaries to customers, making presentations and replying to questions. Duties will grow to include more elaborate investigative tasks, overseeing the management of existing tools, and leading efforts on proposal writing.

Typical duties include:
  • Leading the delivery of customer work through modeling, developing presentations, writing, and preparing entire subsections of reports and papers, and owning responses to customer requests
  • Conducting independent research using your ingenuity and curiosity to make reasonable assumptions and produce appropriate solutions, at times with incomplete information
  • Fulfilling end-to-end project obligations
  • Delivering presentations to customers and replying to questions
  • Developing aptitude in using a flagship modeling tool, gathering relevant data, and vetting results
  • Overseeing or assisting in management of existing tools as needed
  • Overseeing or implementing major revisions to toolkits
  • Applying core QA/QC best practices
  • Leading proposal writing on small/medium projects
  • Translating results of research and evaluations into clear visual representations
  • Heading the creation or editing of spreadsheets to be "client-ready," including developing tools for customer solutions
  • Proactively tracking actual performance of own work performed against the established plan, with ongoing communication with the Director or Project Lead
  • Tracking and managing actual performance of project teams against the established plan, with ongoing communication to project team members
  • Capturing project learnings and repeatable products and work samples for future use according to knowledge management processes
  • Assisting with internal initiatives as needed such as participating in our mentorship program and/or internal committees.
  • Master's degree or higher in engineering, economics, computer science, public policy, or related preferred; in lieu of a master's degree, 7or more years of relevant experience may suffice.
  • 5+ years of experience in an energy-related field with a specific focus on energy systems or the electric sector
  • Prior experience specifically addressing the clean energy transition
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience or extensive knowledge in, or related to, our Climate Pathways and Electrification topic areas
  • Extensive project management experience leading collaborative project efforts while helping each member of your team to do their finest work
  • Experience crafting a clear and compelling message both in writing and via presentations
  • Demonstrated experience working with stakeholders or customers
  • Aptitude to write and communicate clearly
  • Passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy
  • Demonstrated success guiding ideas, people, and projects
  • High fluency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Quantitative modeling methods and/or programming knowledge and experience are also valued, including python, and/or energy system databases such as NEMS
  • Desire to work in a dynamic office environment
Compensation and Title
Specific title and compensation will be determined based on individual experience and can range from Managing Consultant to Senior Managing Consultant.

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 rewards 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

·Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts

·Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) with corporate match

·Short-term and long-term disability

·Fitness and wellness corporate discounts

·Professional Development annual stipend

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