Commercial and Industrial Program Associate

  • Consortium for Energy Efficiency
  • Middleton, MA, USA
  • 10 Apr, 2020
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Job Description

The market and policy conditions in which ratepayer funded energy efficiency programs operate are changing along with an emphasis on GHG emissions as a metric of impact instead of just energy savings. The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), the US and Canadian consortium of energy efficiency program administrators, is seeking a Program Associate to provide cross-cutting support, data management, and analysis resource development, serving gas-specific and other commercial and industrial energy efficiency and energy management program objectives. The position will work with Consortium members to capture energy savings and broader values from high efficiency gas equipment and interconnected building systems to help lower energy use and associated emissions, streamline commercial and industrial operations, and influence the market for equipment and services at the intersection of utilities, equipment/service providers, and customers. Specific work areas for this position may include energy efficiency program efforts related to commercial sector gas and electric HVAC, water heating, and kitchen equipment, and whole building energy management technologies. Applicants should enjoy market and technology research, problem-solving, and data analysis, synthesis, and visualization. Ideal candidates will have experience with building system technologies.


  • Perform research, data collection, analysis, and visualization in support of a variety of energy efficiency program areas.
  • Draft reports, studies, memoranda, position papers, and other professional written products in support of organization and member needs.
  • Support the building of consensus among CEE members and other stakeholders on approaches to accelerate market acceptance of energy efficient products and services. 
  • Assist in developing program or member committee resources containing assessments of current market conditions, savings opportunities, recommended strategies for affecting national markets and recommended approaches for inclusion in field implementation plans. 
  • Help build alliances with key market players such as manufacturers, distributors, associations, etc., for improved initiative effectiveness.
  • Maintain information relating to energy efficient products and services that meet CEE specified criteria.


  • Bachelor’s degree and work experience in a professional setting. Graduate degree or experience in a relevant field preferred but not required. Relevant fields include but are not limited to environmental studies and sciences, statistics, engineering, and business. 
  • Experience or coursework in the following areas is preferred: Energy efficiency and renewable energy policy, utility regulation, energy efficiency programs, statistics.
  • Strong organization and time management skills; ability to balance competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities, including aptitude to facilitate meetings with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong people skills and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Experience with coding languages such as R and Python, and data dashboards preferred, or aptitude to learn. 
  • Ability to travel to two domestic meetings per year.


Salary commensurate with skills and experience. CEE offers a competitive benefits package.

Office Location

The CEE Office is located at the Ferncroft Corporate Center, 35 Village Rd, Middleton MA. This facility offers many amenities including a full-service cafeteria and a fitness center and is convenient to I-95, Rt. 1, and Rt. 128.

Application Information

  • Resume 
  • Cover letter demonstrating your interest in the position, qualifications, and relevant work and research experience
  • Writing sample (5 pages maximum) that demonstrates research, data analysis, and analytical reasoning skills


About CEE

Located in the greater Boston area, CEE is a consortium of efficiency program administrators from the United States and Canada that unifies program approaches across jurisdictions to increase impact in fragmented markets. By joining forces at CEE, individual electric and gas efficiency programs are able to partner not only with each other, but also with other industries, trade associations, and government agencies. Working together, administrators leverage the effect of their ratepayer funding, exchange information on successful practices and, by doing so, achieve greater energy efficiency for the public good. For more information, see our website at