Research Analyst - – Clean Energy Products

Remote • Hybrid (primarily remote/ travel to Jackson, MI 1-2 times / quarter)
Job Terms:
based on experience
Start date:
Dec 2022

Job Description:

Research Analyst – Clean Energy Products

Our client is a major energy utility leading the clean energy transition for a healthier planet. They are looking for a Research Analyst to work with their clean energy product research and evaluation team to support the success of energy efficiency, peak demand management and other sustainability-related energy products. This position is a great opportunity to use and expand your research, analytic and communication skills to do work that makes a difference!

What else is in it for the right candidate? Collaborating with incredible teams both in the company and externally. Being part of a company culture recognized as one of America's Best Places to Work by Forbes. Helping achieve the company’s triple bottom line goals of people, the planet, and prosperity with a strong focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more below and apply today for this exciting opportunity!

Location: This is a hybrid position where the employee will work remotely with travel to Michigan approximately 2 times per quarter.

Responsibilities: Be a bridge between internal customers and external evaluation and research consultants to communicate company needs and help oversee, manage, and communicate the results of survey, market research, and other analytic studies. This includes:

● Assist in coordinating with and managing top-tier external consulting firms to ensure research insights improve product planning and delivery, marketing, customer satisfaction, energy savings, peak demand reductions, environmental justice and equity, and overall performance of our energy waste reduction and demand response products, programs, and pilots.
● Ensure quality of vendor research processes, activities and, deliverables including reviewing and suggesting improvements to schedules, research plans, data collection, instruments, presentations, reports, and scorecards to maximize accuracy, quality, and value.
● Conduct primary and secondary research to identify trends and opportunities related to topics such as program evaluation, energy policy, energy savings, peak demand management, benefit-cost analysis, decarbonization, and equity.
● Develop research summaries and briefings in writing and using PowerPoint and other presentation formats to communicate findings to technical and non-technical audiences.
● Fulfill other projects and responsibilities as assigned by the client.
● Assist in administrative tasks including maintaining an organized and accessible database of research data and deliverables.

Minimum Requirements:
● Master’s degree (preferred) or a bachelor’s degree in an interdisciplinary field like Environmental Management, Energy Science, Sustainability, Public Policy, Evaluation, or a social science field such as (but not limited to) Sociology, Psychology, Economics or Marketing.
● Strong record of achievement, work ethic and ability to learn
● 2-3+ years academic training OR related work experience involving analytics and research in one or more of the following areas such as public policy, energy policy, sustainability or clean energy related topics
● Strong commitment/interest in a career focused on sustainability
● Excellent teamwork skills
● Strong attention to detail and passion for accurate, engaging, high-quality research
● Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
● Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal and organizational skills
● Willingness to travel to Michigan 1 to 2 times quarterly
● Would be a plus to have exposure to survey, statistical or data visualization software

This is a long-term opportunity, with potential to convert to full-time down the road. Working with AQUENT provides you access to some pretty awesome perks:
● Subsidized (up to 85%!) Health, Vision and Dental Benefits, and Access to Fidelity 401(k) with Matching!
● FSA Program
● Weekly Direct Deposit
● PTO & Holiday Pay
● Free Continued Learning: https://thegymnasium.com/
● Compare our benefits to other agencies, here: https://aquent.com/find-work/talent-benefits
● Who is AQUENT? www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z-n8nfytuM

Client Description:

Our client is an award winning public utility that has provided natural gas and electricity to 6+ million residents for over a century! They are leading the clean energy transformation and are using automation and analytics to help them get there! Our client is focused on providing sustainable energy, conducting life-changing research on renewable energy sources and investing in responsible demand response programs. As a leader in the industry, they are also pledging to deliver industry-leading zero-coal, net-zero carbon and renewable energy to customers resulting in a healthier planet. Impressed? Us too!

The company culture is unmatched! Being awarded one of America's Best Places to Work by Forbes is no easy task yet it's done effortlessly! The company values are focused on three things: the people, the planet, and prosperity. Working with this client will allow you to use your digital expertise to create something magical! You will collaborate with incredible teams, gain new experiences, sharpen your current skills and implement new ones, expand your portfolio and the chance to work in an amazing company! Do you want to work for a company that is paving the way toward a brighter tomorrow? Apply today to see what exciting opportunities we have waiting for you!