Navigant Senior Consultant - Energy Economist, Statistician or Data Scientist - Multiple Locations in Burlington, Massachusetts

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the Firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com.

We understand that the energy landscape is evolving. Emerging technologies and societal demand promise to reshape not only the energy we use, but also how we use it. In our Energy Practice, Navigant collaborates with energy industry clients to help them build, manage, and protect their business’ value. We help our clients anticipate where the energy industry is headed and how they can improve performance, grow, and address consumer and regulatory demands.

Our experts’ unparalleled depth of industry experience provides insight into regulatory processes, pricing, supply and demand dynamics, market design, fuel sourcing, financing, technologies, and operations. The breadth of our industry knowledge offers a full range of solution offerings, from insights to strategy and on to implementation. We provide sustainable results to help our clients thrive in an ever-changing environment.

Customers & Markets Team

Navigant’s Customers & Markets team focuses on energy efficiency, demand response and clean distributed energy resources. We help the

energy industry modernize, increase profitability, and mitigate risk through investment in a wide range of energy technologies. Our extensive industry expertise and rigorous analytical capabilities generate innovative and forward-looking insight to help clients position themselves for a profitable and sustainable future. Our team’s customer side services focus on:

  • Market Research & Characterization

  • Resource Planning & Potential Studies

  • Program Design

  • Program Evaluation (Impact & Process)

  • Regulatory & Policy Strategy & Support

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This role can be based in any of the following locations: Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; Burlington, MA

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI) is looking for an economist, statistician, or data scientist with experience in applied econometrics and sampling to join our Energy Efficiency consulting group within the Energy practice. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on projects related to energy efficiency, demand response, innovative pricing, incentive ratemaking, market analysis, and integration of supply-side and demand-side resources in planning. The position involves working with clients involved in a wide range of planning and evaluation activities within these subject areas, and interacting with government agencies, utility staff, third-party program implementers, equipment manufacturers, trade organizations, and efficiency advocates.

  • Developing and applying cutting-edge econometric and statistical models to energy data to isolate energy efficiency, demand response and behavioral program impacts;

  • Applying and advising on quantitative methods to develop sample designs;

  • Working with technology experts (engineers) to incorporate subject matter knowledge into statistical models;

  • Developing interview and survey guides for market actors, including end users;

  • Developing net benefit assessments for utilities, government, energy companies, and equipment suppliers;

  • Developing recommendations for utility program implementers regarding the most effective way to improve program impacts and efficiency;

  • Providing detailed fact finding, research, and analysis on energy-related activities to inform work plan design or other project activities;

  • Creatively presenting project results, including the use of graphics;

  • Preparing reports, presentations and other documents for clients;

  • Managing specific tasks within an existing scope of work.

  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in economics, applied economics, statistics, or data science. A focus on energy is preferred.

  • Minimum of one year of relevant experience in the energy/utility industry (preferably related to evaluation of demand-side management programs)

  • Analytics expertise, with experience in applying a wide variety of econometric and statistical models, and developing sample sizes for continuous and discrete distributions along with nesting, stratification and other advanced sampling issues.

  • Experience managing large data sets with data coming from a variety of sources.

  • A strong understanding of R. Proficiency in SQL is a plus.

  • Strong knowledge of recent advances in econometrics, statistics, decision theory, and benefit-cost analysis.

  • Experience in energy economics analysis preferred, especially analysis related to energy efficiency, demand response, innovative pricing, incentive ratemaking, market analysis, and integration of supply-side and demand-side resources in planning.

  • Familiarity with survey methodology, particularly sample design, and the integration of survey data in econometric models preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills.

  • Willingness to travel for client interaction and to market econometric services.

  • Frequently communicates with clients and coworkers and must be able to share information effectively

  • Strong conceptual, as well as quantitative and qualitative analytical skills

  • Work as a member of a team as well as be a self-motivator with ability to work independently

  • Flexibility and responsiveness in managing multiple projects in sometimes high-pressure situations simultaneously

  • Able to travel via airplane with minimal assistance to client sites across the US and potentially internationally

  • Usually remains stationary for the majority of the day

  • Regularly uses close visual acuity and operates computer equipment to prepare and analyze and transmit data

The company offers competitive compensation packages including an incentive compensation plan, comprehensive medical/dental/life insurance, 401(k) and employee stock purchase plans.

Navigant does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Navigant and Navigant will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Navigant is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.