Opinion Dynamics, a market leader committed to providing cutting-edge strategic research, evaluation, and consulting services, seeks a Consultant to work with our energy research and consulting team in Oakland, CA and in Waltham, MA. In this role, the Consultant will help in the evaluation of energy efficiency programs, as well as market research in the energy field.

The ideal candidate for the Consultant position will have strong critical thinking, writing, and analysis capability; excellent organizational skills; an ability to think out of the box; and the capability to work both independently and in groups. Experience with program evaluation, statistics, survey design, quantitative analysis or energy efficiency and energy systems is a plus.


  • Organizing, reviewing, and cleaning data sets for analysis, including the development of sample files for survey efforts.
  • Creating and contributing to drafts of in-depth interview guides, focus group guides, telephone and internet surveys, memos, reports, and other materials.
  • Testing and monitoring surveys in the field, and checking survey data to ensure data quality.
  • Analyzing survey and other data sources using SPSS and/or STATA.
  • Conducting in-depth interviews with energy efficiency program staff, contractors providing energy efficient equipment to residential and business customers, and other organizations involved in delivering energy efficiency, demand response and/or renewable programs.
  • Conducting market research through search, review and summary of industry and program relevant publications
  • Providing administrative and logistical support as needed to field staff conducting evaluation activities.
  • Supporting principal consultants and other team members as needed.


  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree, preferably in public policy, economics, statistics, sociology or a related field
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of and ability to use SPSS or STATA statistical software
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in the energy efficiency, demand response, smart grid, public policy, environmental consulting, or market research fields
  • Academic or professional experience with energy efficiency or energy related issues
  • Experience designing surveys and similar data collection instruments
  • Experience manipulating complex data sets, and cleaning and analyzing data
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and under time pressure
  • Tireless attention to detail
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills

This position is ideal for a career-oriented individual looking for a chance to establish themselves and grow in a fast-paced, vibrant organization. Opinion Dynamics is a growing company, offering competitive salaries and benefits.

To be considered for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Careers: Consultant, Energy Team
Oakland, CA based positions:
Waltham, MA based positions:

No phone calls, please. Only those resumes accompanied by a cover letter will be considered. Opinion Dynamics is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.