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Consultant DSM

Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors

Welcome to DUNSKY ENERGY CLIMATE ADVISORS We are a mission-driven firm (B-Corp certified) focused on helping our clients accelerate the transition to a clean, low-carbon energy future. We didn’t come to this lately: we’ve been at it for over 20 years – meticulously supporting leading governments, utilities, businesses and others across North America. Our team of more than 60 professionals are whip-smart, kind, super-collaborative, fun, and deeply dedicated to our mission.

They include a deep bench of analysts and subject matter experts (across buildings, energy, mobility, and industry), and a team of consultants able to translate findings and advise clients on the policies and strategies needed to make it happen. If you join us, you will be assessing opportunities for large-scale decarbonization; designing the programs, policies, and market strategies that can truly accelerate their adoption; and/or evaluating the performance of those strategies with a view to continuous improvement. Of course, your success isn’t solely linked to impact.

You want real opportunity to grow – professionally and intellectually. You’re at ease with a fast pace, but also want a reasonable work/life balance, because your weekends and evenings should by default be yours. And of course, you want to be properly compensated.

We strive to offer all of these, because we know that your success is multifaceted, and because we only achieve our mission if our teammates are healthy, happy, energized and growing. IDEAL CANDIDATE We’re looking for someone with experience in utility demand side management programs who has the skills to be a Consultant (or Senior Consultant or Managing Consultant, depending on experience). At Dunsky, Consultants (at all levels) typically have a background in research, technical analysis, and building quantitative tools, but they also bring effective client management, reporting writing and presentation skills.

You are curious, passionate, and rigorous, and like our team, and you thrive in a collaborative working environment. Required skills & experience: Professional experience designing and/or evaluating utility (electric and/or natural gas) demand side management (DSM) programs A solid understanding of DSM policy and regulatory frameworks, including DSM targets, cost benefit analysis, cost recovery mechanisms, revenue recovery mechanisms, performance incentive mechanisms, reporting & evaluation, and stakeholder advisory committee structures A solid understanding of the industry-leading practices and principles for the benefit-cost analysis (BCA) of distributed energy resources, as set out in the National Standard Practice Manual (NSPM) Experience developing and/or reviewing BCA analysis for screening DSM programs/plans Solid understanding of DSM potential studies, including purpose, methodologies, limitations and applications. Experience with DSM program portfolio planning, within utility DSM frameworks Solid understanding of DSM Evaluation, Measurement & Verification practices General understanding of the North American natural gas and electricity utility sector – including utility business models, market/regulatory structures, key players, policy drivers, etc.

Knowledge of measures, programs or policies relating to the decarbonization of buildings, energy, and/or industry Knowledge and experience with the MS Office suite, with a particular emphasis on Excel (organizing data, solving analytical problems, visual presentation of results) Ability to write and communicate clearly in English Ability to prioritize effectively and work on multiple tasks/ projects within established timelines and budgets Ability to work in a team (collaborative nature, kind and considerate) with strong interpersonal skills A strong degree of comfort with conducting, reviewing and interpreting quantitative analysis Ability to synthesize quantitative and qualitative findings, and interpret results for clients Demonstrated interest in the energy transition A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias In addition, please let us know if you possess the following skills or certifications: DSM related industry training and credentials such as: Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP), Certified Demand Side Manager (CDSM), Certificate of Excellence – DSM Program Management. Experience with Utility DSM program delivery Experience supporting Utility DSM regulatory proceedings, including evidence preparation and responding to interrogatories Professional experience in helping to address issues and complexities associated with the clean energy transition Experience solving analytical problems with coding languages (such as Python or R) Consulting experience (or skills): an ability to understand client needs, ask the right questions, synthesize complex information and develop practical recommendations A strong aptitude for developing and structuring logical arguments and analysis Ability to work in French RESPONSIBILITIES In collaboration with more than 50 expert colleagues in the field, you will carry out studies and plans for governments (municipal, provincial and federal), utilities and non-profit organizations with decision-making power and / or influence to move the transition forward in an efficient and responsible manner. You will contribute to a variety of impactful projects for our clients across Canada and the U.S.

At Dunsky, our Consultants take on a variety of challenges and responsibilities: Projects: manage complete projects or tasks within projects, including working with colleagues and ensuring top-quality products are delivered on-time and on-budget Clients: advise clients, including communicating key results in clear, written reports and sharp presentations Proposals: contribute to business development, notably by preparing thoughtful, thorough proposals Thought leadership: develop or provide thought leadership in at least one area of the transition, both internally and to external audiences (this can progress over time) Overall: we adapt to roles at Dunsky to reflect your strengths and interests, so responsibilities may vary and can include such things as building analytical models, leading stakeholder engagement, initiating high-impact projects, or any number of other contributions. WHY DUNSKY Be part of a firm that aligns with your values: As a mission-driven firm and a registered B Corp, our approach is driven by a deep respect for our team and a commitment to protect the planet. Contribute your talents and skills to accelerate the clean energy transition: We work diligently at accelerating the transition to market adoption of clean energy solutions.

Our team makes it a priority to be at the leading edge of change and is not shy to look outside the box and bring innovative solutions forward. Work within a dynamic and welcoming team: We place a great deal of importance on offering our team the chance to grow and lead fulfilling lives both at work, and at home. We believe that how we work together is as important as the work we do.

BENEFITS We offer competitive salaries and a range of employee benefits including flexible hours, group health and dental insurance, retirement savings plan contributions, discounts on public transit and bikeshare, and more. We are also committed to offer our team a hefty dose of professional development and learning opportunities . This includes specific time set-asides; training budgets; goals for professional development; an extensive series of topical lunch-and-learns (roughly 25 each year); and a pervasive culture of inquiry and knowledge sharing that dares to address the toughest, most intractable issues.

Staff have access to supportive and engaged supervisors . We do our best to offer experience in a diversity of projects based on your interests, and to support your ongoing professional development. While the pace of work can be fast, we do everything we can to minimize overtime , because we believe that work on nights and weekends should be the exception, not the rule.

LOCATION The successful candidate will work from our offices in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, or from her/his home elsewhere in Canada. If you are located near one of our offices, we encourage a hybrid work option – a mix of working from the office and from home that balances a flexible schedule with the opportunity to work in person with your colleagues. Our offices in Montreal are in a modern and bright space located in the hyper-green, LEED Platinum Maison du développement durable , minutes from downtown metro stations and overlooking the new Esplanade Tranquille.

In Toronto, our offices are located in the central and vibrant neighborhood of Liberty Village, close to TTC and Go Train stations. Based on the 11th floor, our office offers great city views and lots of natural light. And, in Vancouver, we have workspaces at The Hive, a centrally located coworking for impact-driven organizations, where we are surrounded by an inspiring community.

HOW TO APPLY Interested candidates are invited to complete our application form ( https://dunsky.applytojob.com/apply/CjndMUQjfX/Consultant-DSM ) and attach their C.V., cover letter and relevant writing samples (if available). In your cover letter, give us a sense of who you are by being honest and creative. Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.

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