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# 9405- Operation Analyst III ( Energy Efficiency Market Research)

APR Staffing in Portland, OR, USA

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# 9405 Operations Analyst 3 ( Energy Efficiency Market Research)

Application Due Date: 2020-02-24

location : Portland, OR

Job Length: Multi-year opportunity with a full benefits package

Position

The research projects result in actionable recommendations to guide energy efficiency program investments and the quantification of the total amount of energy efficiency occurring in the Northwest. The research and analysis is used by the Regional Technical Forum in current practice baseline analysis.

This position will support research projects under the market research and Momentum Savings research portfolio. Research projects that will be managed under this work could include projects researching topics as diverse as lighting, appliance standards, agriculture, or consumer electronics. This portfolio of projects is managed by a team of people who collaborate closely. These projects are implemented by an external research consulting team. This position works with the other research managers and the market research team lead to scope the research tasks and deliverable s, and then works with the consultants to manage the project and communicate internally and externally on the research project.

As part of the research management team, this position will work closely with internal and external stakeholders. Internal stakeholders include all groups within the Energy Efficiency department, as well as other groups within Power, load forecasting and transmission planning. External stakeholders include public utilities, investor owned utilities, the Regional Technical Forum (RTF), Northwest Power and Conservation Council (the Council), advocacy groups and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA). In addition, this position will collaborate nationally with energy efficiency organizations and utilities.

This position will support the planning and creation of materials used in engagement with regional and national stakeholders, including soliciting feedback on research plans, incorporating feedback into work and supporting team in incorporating stakeholder feedback into the research process.

Organization & Culture

The Planning & Evaluation team is an energetic, curious team of people who are excited about the work they do. We are a collaborative team who comfortably shares responsibilities and helps each other out when we need to. People who are successful on our team are self-driven and motivated, but also dedicated to team work and a supportive work environment.

The Market Research team, which this position joins, is a sub-team within Planning & Evaluation. Its members are highly collaborative and share workload and ideas. The team likes to problem-solve collaboratively.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a strong and proactive communicator with excellent listening skills, and will be capable of relaying complex messages in writing and in oral presentations. A technically strong candidate with knowledge and expertise in creating methodologies and shaping analysis is a must. In addition, the ideal candidate will be experienced in reviewing and supporting the development of innovative methods and data collection that often require creative problem solving and tackling complex problems without a clear roadmap. This requires the ability to think critically and assess options when the path forward is not always clear and practice adaptive research management. The candidate will also need to be comfortable with uncertainty and a dynamic atmosphere where research and processes are evolving.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

• Provide technical expertise in creating methodologies and shaping analysis for modeling total market energy savings across the entire population of the Pacific Northwest. Methodologies will incorporate market research, statistics, engineering and economics-based approaches. This technical expertise will include the following:

o Develop and apply technical subject-matter expertise in assigned markets and technologies. Provide technical SME in developing research designs and plans for executing on research projects, helping inform intelligent program strategy and providing valuable information to inform Regional Technical Forum baselines and Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s (the Council) power planning assumptions.

o Develop a working understanding of Council methodologies in the Power Plans and an understanding and expertise in Regional Technical Forum analysis in order to incorporate methods and best practices into momentum savings model development and data inputs.

o Develop expertise in energy efficiency market baseline research and methods to provide project review and external communication.

o Conduct technical review and quality control (QC) of technically complex market models and reports. Alert the manager of any concerns and recommend solutions as part of an action plan to address issues.

o Ensure that all technical analysis for assigned markets is robust, of high quality, transparent, uses the best available data, and data driven.

o Recognize and flag important analytical decision points to and facilitate market analysis external third-party review of those decision points to ensure robust results.

• Provide senior project management for complex research and analysis projects that characterize end-use energy consumption and how that energy consumption changes over time. Senior project management duties will include:

o Facilitate project from inception to conclusion and coordinate internal and external reviews of project details.

o Identify risks as they are found and work with management to mitigate/address issues.

o Provide regular project / assignment status reports as requested.

o Verify work product adheres to standards and policies.

o Support and improve the documentation of all projects and the accessibility of project deliverables for multiple internal and external audiences, including tracking on internal staff resources, developing content for quarterly stakeholder calls, and keeping website materials of the highest quality and up-to-date.

o Maintain project contract administration through tracking invoices, supporting contract documentation and verifying that contract record-keeping is complete, organized, accessible and accurate. Maintain project tracking to ensure that all project efforts are coordinated and proceeding forward to meet major timelines. Notify team and COR if project timelines and milestones are at risk for not being met.

o Validate documents and files are created, processed and maintained in accordance with compliance requirements and in accordance with Information Governance & Lifecycle Management (IGLM) standards and procedures. Verify that all official records are accurately maintained and accessible for auditing purposes.

• Collaborate and communicate with external and internal stakeholders, including cross-organizational teams within Northwest Power and Conservation Council staff, Regional Technical Forum staff and members, utility staff, and NEEA staff, to verify that stakeholders understand models and research and that their feedback is effectively incorporated into future drafts and processes. Collaboration and communication duties include:

o Develop stakeholder engagement plans for external and internal stakeholder engagement and review of deliverables, including arranging meetings, preparing agendas, distributing materials for review, leading review discussions and tracking engagement.

o Present complicated technical information verbally and in writing to lay audiences and to technical audiences, including upper level management, program staff, and research sponsors.

o Conduct and support internal and external stakeholder communications for transparency to improve research quality and relevance.

o Collaborate with marketing representatives to communicate the research through multiple channels including the research website.

REQUIREMENTS

Education & Corresponding Experience (required on matrix)

• A degree in the disciplines outlines below is preferred:

With an applicable Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Business Administration or Management, Environmental Policy (or closely related field), 8 years of experience is required.

o With an applicable Associates degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Business Administration or Management (or closely related field), 10 years of experience is required.

o Without an applicable degree, 12 years of experience is required.

• Experience should be consistent with the specific requirements of business and operations analysis and progressively more technical in nature.

Required Technical Skills & Experience (required on matrix)

• 5 years of research in the field of energy efficiency. This research can include market research, process evaluation or impact evaluation, as well as engineering specific research. Academic research, such as conducting an intensive thesis involving primary social science research, is acceptable for this requirement.

• 3 years of experience with project management/coordination, to include:

o Invoice and project cost tracking

o Coordinating the efforts of multiple team members

• Advanced proficiency with Excel sufficient to review and create complex formulas.

Preferred Skills & Experience (optional on matrix)

• Experience in energy-efficiency or related environmental field

• Previous Change Management or Emotional Intelligence training

• Knowledge of federal governmental paperwork, policies and procedures

Additional Requirements (not required on matrix)

About APR Staffing:

APR Staffing was born from the merger of two well-respected technical staffing firms in Portland. ieSolutions, founded in 2002, enjoyed an impressive reputation as one of the largest locally-owned and most respected technical staffing companies. Professional Resource Group, aka Data Resource Group, founded in 2009, also earned regional acclaim for being a fast-growing and highly-motivated professional staffing agency. Both companies have been recent award winners for the Portland Business Journal's Fastest-Growing Private Companies. The two firms, now as APR Staffing, make for one of the fastest-growing and most-respected professional and technical staffing companies in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Collaborating with our customers, we augment their workforce with technical and administrative professionals. We provide only high-caliber, professional-grade resources throughout the Pacific Northwest.

APR Staffing is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

APR Staffing

About APR Staffing:

APR Staffing was born from the merging of two well-respected staffing firms in Portland. ieSolutions, founded in 2002, has a long history as one of the largest locally owned technical staffing companies. Professional Resource Group, aka Data Resource Group, founded in 2009, also earned wide-spread acclaim for being a fast-growing and highly motivated professional staffing agency. Both companies have been recent award winners for the Portland Business Journal's Fastest Growing Private Companies. The two firms, now as APR Staffing, make for one of the fastest growing and most respected professional staffing companies in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Collaborating with our customers, we augment their workforce with technical and administrative talent. We provide information technology, engineering, operation, technician, analyst, project management and administrative talent to our clients through out the Pacific Northwest.

APR Staffing is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company website: http://www.aprstaffing.com

Posted date: 20 days ago

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