Opinion Dynamics advances knowledge to address emerging energy and social issues
through sound and insightful research. Our inter-disciplinary team of consultants develops actionable and insightful research to support an array of clients, including electric and gas utilities, regulators, and stakeholders. Our research supports planning, assessment, and optimizing energy efficiency, demand response, and renewable energy programs. Our team uses a customized approach leveraging innovative methodologies to answer our client’s questions.

Our company fosters innovative thought, collegiality and growth opportunities for our employees. We’re seeking staff in our Oakland, California office, a bustling downtown area overlooking beautiful Lake Merritt.  Our culture reflects our staff; we work hard, but also seek a work-life balance.


We’re looking for inquisitive and enthusiastic employees to join our team of energy industry aficionados, who enjoy conducting analytics but also care about the rationale behind the research and how results can be applied. Our ideal candidate is someone who is just as comfortable using the left-side of the brain as the right, enjoys a challenge, relishes learning new things, and is excited to work with a team of engineers, statisticians, and social scientists.


Our analytical staff serve as jack-of-all trades, rapidly learning about the energy industry, evaluation methods and approaches, and delivering products that support client needs. Analytical staff are the core of our team, helping to scope research projects, review and collect data, design and implement appropriate analytics, and author valuable deliverables. On each project, you will work with a team of experts who will share and guide your work and professional development.

We’re looking for staff with a dynamic toolkit, who demonstrate 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. We’re looking for staff with the following characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree, preferably in public policy, economics, statistics, sociology or a related field
  • 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

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

Careers: Consultant
1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1420, Oakland, CA 94612

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