Managing Consultant (Calgary)

  • Full Time
  • D3J

Energy and Environmental Economics

Why You Should Join the E3 Team

When you join the E3 team, you will be working on some of the most important energy issues with some of the top minds in the electricity industry. We help shape energy and climate policy, play vital roles in regulatory proceedings, advise executives, and inform investment and planning selections. At E3, you will be challenged and inspired.

Who We Are

Founded in 1989, Energy + Environmental Economics (E3) is a fast-growing energy consulting firm that helps utilities, regulators, policy makers, developers, and investors make the most educated strategic decisions possible as they implement new public policies, deploy and develop new technologies, and address customers’ shifting expectations. We have offices in San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Denver, and Calgary.

Because E3 works with customers from all sectors of the electricity industry, we provide a 360-degree knowledge of markets, planning, policy, regulation, and environmental factors. Just as important, we are driven to deliver clear, unbiased evaluations that help customers make informed decisions.

E3 works on high-profile, high-impact projects in jurisdictions that spearhead the implementation of clean energy policy. In California, Hawai’i, and New York, we are advising state agencies and regulators about how to implement clean energy policies with an emphasis on customer incentives and markets. E3 is also expanding its international presence with recent projects in Europe, China, India, and Africa.

About You

We look for people who combine strong analytical dexterity and/or policy experience with integrity and a passion for energy. Our Managing Consultants take the reins on project work to drive creative solutions to some of the most elaborate and important energy issues of the day. You bring curiosity, thrive in a rigorous and quantitative solution-finding environment, take a collaborative approach to project work, are comfortable coaching and providing feedback to others, and are practiced at working closely with clients and stakeholders. We seek those that are inquisitive and look at all sides of an issue to make informed recommendations with confidence and clarity. You pride yourself in your technical aptitude and deep subject matter expertise related to at least one our general practice areas. You bring a strong attention to detail and your project management and leadership techniques help you independently create and actualize work plans that are efficient while delivering an elevated level of guidance to serve our customers.

Practice Area

We are highly collaborative, but everyone is encouraged to pursue their own practice areas of interest. At E3, our broadly defined Practice Areas include:

Climate Pathways and Electrification

Asset Valuation, Transmission, and Markets

Integrated System Planning

About the Role

·Hours: Full Time

·Travel: 0-10%

·Office Location: Hybrid work schedule (T-Th) from our office in downtown Calgary

Work Environment

E3 has adopted a hybrid and flexible work environment that adapts to changing needs of projects and safety requirements. Because E3 thrives in a strong collaborative office-based working environment, we encourage our E3 employees to work from the office at least 2-3 days per week, usually including Tuesdays and Thursdays. Must be able to work for extended hours in front of a computer screen and conduct meetings on the telephone and virtually.

Things That Set You Apart

  • Deep subject matter expertise specifically in energy, power systems, and climate change issues
  • Significant project management and leadership experience in a technical or analytical environment
  • Extensive experience coordinating with customers on a regular basis
  • You believe it is essential to achieve a transition to a low-carbon economy and love thinking about the future of energy
  • You work collaboratively and help each member of your team to do their finest work, aware that each brings different experiences, techniques, and qualifications to the table
  • You enjoy translating technical concepts to a broader audience
  • You take ownership of your work, proactively seeking out answers to questions and enjoy finding creative solutions to issues you encounter

The Role

The Managing Consultant is a vital contributor to our team and project work. The position spearheads client-facing interactions and plays a leadership role in identifying the approach and methods for medium-to-large projects. Our Managing Consultants direct workstreams within projects and contribute heavily to written reports and papers. Our Managing Consultants regularly deliver findings and summaries to customers, making presentations and replying to questions. Duties will grow to include more elaborate investigative tasks, overseeing the management of existing tools, and leading efforts on proposal writing.

  • Typical duties include:
  • Lead the delivery of customer work through modeling, developing presentations, writing, and preparing entire subsections of reports and papers, and owning customer requests
  • Conduct independent research using your ingenuity and curiosity to make reasonable assumptions and produce appropriate solutions, at times with incomplete information
  • Fulfill end-to-end project obligations
  • Deliver presentations to customers and reply to questions
  • Develop aptitude in using a flagship modeling tool, gathering relevant data, and vetting results
  • Oversee or assist in management of existing tools as needed
  • Oversee or implement major revisions to toolkits
  • Apply core QA/QC best practices
  • Lead proposal writing on small/medium projects
  • Translate results of research and evaluations into clear visual representations
  • Head the creation or editing of spreadsheets to be “client-ready,” including developing tools for customer solutions
  • Proactively track actual performance of own work performed against the established plan, with ongoing communication with the Director or Manager
  • Track and manage actual performance of project teams against the established plan, with ongoing communication to project team members
  • Capture project learnings and repeatable products and work samples for future use according to knowledge management processes
  • Assist with internal initiatives as needed


  • Master’s degree or PhD in engineering, economics, computer science, public policy, or related field
  • 4-8 years of experience in an energy-related field with a specific focus on the power electric sector
  • Prior experience specifically addressing power generation, renewable energy, project economics, and the clean energy transition
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience or extensive knowledge in, or related to, either our Resource Planning or Asset Valuation practice areas
  • Extensive project management experience leading collaborative project efforts while helping each member of your team to do their finest work
  • Experience crafting a clear and compelling message both in writing and via presentations
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with stakeholders or customers
  • Aptitude to write and communicate clearly
  • Passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy
  • Demonstrated success guiding ideas, people, and projects
  • High fluency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint; quantitative modeling methods and/or programming knowledge and experience are also valued
  • Experience with electricity or energy modeling platforms preferred, examples include AURORA, PLEXOS, ReEDS, LEAP, NEMS.
  • Desire to work in a dynamic office environment with other staff

$168,840 – $233,160 a year

Compensation and Title

E3 takesa number offactors into consideration when determining title and salary level for a potential new employee.This includes, but is not limitedto:a candidate’s education, training, and relevant work experience; expected quality and quantity of work; required travel (if any); external market andinternal value, including seniority and merit systems; and internal pay alignment.

E3 also provides a bonus structure that we are proud of because we believe it creates the right kinds ofincentives for good work, provides significant flexibility, and is fair and equitable. The below compensationoutlines our total compensation package with our bonus structure adding between % to your basesalary. While neither the upper or lower end of our bonus structure is capped, this provides a representationof the average total compensation based on both your personal performance and the company’sperformance.

Annual Total Compensation Range for Managing – Senior Managing Consultant:

Minimum: $168,840 CAD

Maximum: $233,160 CAD

E3’s Commitment to You

E3 provides abundant opportunities for professional growth and invests significantly in employee development. Right from the start, our team works hard to provide you with a customized multi-week onboarding experience where you will meet with colleagues, Partners, and your own mentor. Every September, all new hires attend E3’s proprietary internally developed 22-course training program which broadens your foundational industry-specific knowledge as well as develops those skills essential to being a great consultant. E3 also provides every employee with an annual professional development stipend, opportunities to attend conferences, and personalized career development at every stage of your employment.

In addition, E3 offers employees a broad, best-in-class range of benefits and supportive rewards to support you both personally and professionally. Some benefits include:

Base and bonus commensurate with experience and performance

Healthcare stipend

Flexible Paid Time Off plus standard company holidays

Fitness and wellness corporate discounts

Professional Development annual stipend

EEO Non-Discrimination and ADA Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or partnership status, disability, military status, veteran status, pregnancy or predisposing genetic characteristics. Willdan does not discriminate on the basis of physical or mental disability where the essential functions of the job can be reasonably accommodated. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.

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