Commercial and Industrial Program Associate

Consortium for Energy Efficiency Published: April 17, 2020
United States
Second Location
Middleton, MA 01949, United States
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Energy / Program Management /

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~ 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 can 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

Position Overview

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.

CEE is seeking a Commercial and Industrial 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.

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, Route 1, and Route 128.


  • 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.

To Apply

Complete applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Please click "Apply" below to email the following to Laura May:

  • 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

Note: Be sure to note the location you found this posting, as well as including the job title and your name in the subject line; for example, “Jane Smith—Program Associate.”  

You must be eligible to work in the United States independent of company sponsorship. CEE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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