Sr. Research Analyst - Energy-Efficiency Technologies
Job Details
Denver, CO - Denver, CO
Full Time

Are you interested in building the foundation for North American utilities transition to clean and sustainable energy? Do you have a passion for making complex gas and electric technologies and data simple and clear? We're seeking a senior technical research analyst with experience in HVAC technologies and excellent writing skills to provide actionable and objective analysis for our utility clients. This person will join the programs team as part of E Source Research and Advisory.




At E Source, our passion for sustainability and energy efficiency is not just our work, it's our mission. We're a client-focused team that provides software solutions, research, advisory, management consulting, and implementation services to electric, gas, and water utilities. Our goal is to increase the effectiveness of their energy-efficiency and sustainability programs, and speed their transition to a low-carbon economy. We help our clients evolve into customer-centric organizations that make data-driven decisions to drive their operations, customer programs, and customer relationships. And we like to have fun while we do it!




Here are the values we live by at E Source:

  • Be the best at what you do - provide high-quality work in all aspects of your job.
  • Do the right thing - have integrity, be trustworthy, and put the team above personal gain.
  • Lead the change - lead with curiosity, innovate, and embrace change in order to grow.
  • Cultivate community - build relationships, assume positive intent, and foster a culture of inclusivity.




Our ideal candidate has:

  • A passion for digging into technical details and making them clear and easy to understand.
  • Demonstrated expertise with engineering principles governing energy-efficiency and end-use technologies, with an emphasis on HVAC systems and trends. Other possible areas of interest include C&I M&V, building envelope, and monitoring and controls.
  • Experience with utility energy-efficiency and end-use electrification programs and technologies.
  • A strong understanding of customer-centric utility demand-side management programs and how programs best meet the needs of customers.
  • Exceptional writing, verbal, and analytical skills. E Source differentiates itself through our readable, clear, and concise reports and presentations. Applications without cover letters may be given lower priority in our review.
  • Humility and a collaborative attitude. You know there are things you don't know, and that energizes you. You work well in a team environment, and when faced with a challenge, you don't spin your wheels alone but proactively seek support, advice, and guidance from others. You are happy to provide support to others.
  • Rigor and discipline. You manage your time well and your coworkers can count on you to do what you say you'll do.
  • Creativity and openness. You aren't afraid to share your ideas for how we might do things differently.




Primary responsibilities include:

  • Serving as our in-house expert on HVAC technologies and related utility programs
  • Responding to research and advisory requests from utility members about energy technologies, trends, and programs
  • Gathering research from primary and secondary sources (including phone interviews, internet searches, and in-depth reading), critically analyzing the information, and writing up key findings and best practices in a way that's easy for audiences of varying technical skills to understand
  • Creating clear, concise, data-driven, and action-oriented content for topically focused reports, short written articles, technical briefs, webinars, and in-person events
  • Engaging with utility members through in-person and virtual meetings and by preparing and delivering customized presentations on various technology topics
  • Assisting the E Source emerging technology consulting team on an as-needed basis
  • Mentoring junior staff and sharing knowledge and experience across the company
  • Occasionally representing E Source as a subject-matter expert at industry conferences and events


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.






  • We offer excellent insurance packages, including medical, dental, and vision plans; company-paid life insurance; company-paid long- and short-term disability insurance; and medical and dependent-care flexible spending plans.
  • We offer flexible schedules and generous paid time off as soon as you start, including three weeks of vacation, eight paid holidays, two floating holidays, and seven sick days a year. We have additional time-off banks for jury duty, bereavement, and parental leave.
  • We offer a 401(k) with a 3% employer match.




The budgeted salary for this position is $65,000-$95,000 + annual bonus.





Ideally this person will work from our Boulder, CO location, but will also consider fully remote.





Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the US. Were unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment visas at this time.




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.