Consultant - Engineering

Company Name
Opinion Dynamics
Location (City)
Job Category
Analyst, Consulting, Engineering
Job Sector
Demand Response, Energy Efficiency
Job Type
Full Time

Opinion Dynamics is seeking an engineer with experience in the building energy field to evaluate energy efficiency programs. The right person for this job has a mix of technical and interpersonal skills, and an interest in evaluating efficiency programs throughout the United States. This position is based in our Waltham, Massachusetts headquarters.
Evaluation work requires a wide variety of skills, from the technical (e.g., energy calculations, monitoring and verification, energy modeling, and statistical analysis), to communications-based skills (e.g., research, reporting, presenting findings). The types of energy efficiency programs being evaluated also vary, and include commercial, industrial, and residential programs, as well as renewable, and educational programs.

Job Duties/Responsibilities: 
  • Evaluating and developing methodologies and algorithms to determine electric and gas savings for residential, commercial, and industrial energy efficiency technologies and programs
  • Calculating energy and demand savings associated with energy efficient measures in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings
  • Conducting building energy simulation modeling using software such as eQuest, Open Studio, etc.
  • Creating data collection instruments for use during site visits
  • Planning for and performing on-site measurement and verification
  • Producing high quality reports and/or presentations based on sound engineering methods and findings
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering or related field required
  • E.M. and/or E.I.T. desired, but not required
  • Two to five years of experience related to engineering in the building energy sector and/or energy consulting
  • Understanding of the engineering principles underlying building energy use, including thermodynamics, heat transfer, and electricity transmission and distribution
  • Experience with energy modeling, bin data analysis, and data logging with various types of equipment
  • Experience with building energy simulation modeling applications (eQuest, Open Studio, etc.)
  • Familiarity with ASHRAE, ENERGY STAR, IPMVP, IECC, and other residential and commercial building codes, standards, and protocols
  • Detail oriented and strong attention to quality assurance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and technical research abilities
  • Ability to juggle multiple time-sensitive priorities without diminished effectiveness
How to Apply: 

We want to know who you are and why you think you are a good fit!
To be considered for this position, please email your cover letter (required), salary requirements, and resume to with “Consultant, Engineering” in the subject line.
No phone calls, please. Only those resumes accompanied by a cover letter will be considered. Opinion Dynamics will not provide sponsorship for work authorization for this position. Opinion Dynamics is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

About the Company: 

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