The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) is one of six regional energy efficiency organizations in the United States working to transform the energy efficiency marketplace through collaborative public policy, thought leadership, outreach programs and technical advisory services. We promote energy efficiency as a catalyst for economic growth, workforce development and energy security across 11 southeastern states. These states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
SEEA's Work within the Built Environment
SEEA provides technical assistance, education and resources to help business and government decision makers, and homeowners, to make smart, informed energy-related decisions. Together with a variety of stakeholders from across the Southeast, but not limited to, developers, construction trades people, building inspectors, government policy makers, regulatory bodies and others, SEEA’s Built Environment team strives to provide evidence-based research and user-friendly resources to best serve the information needs of those making decisions about our built environment.
Buildings Research and Data Background
To date, accurate, data-driven commercial construction trend information has been publicly unavailable for the southeastern region. As a result, inaccurate perceptions about the impact of energy efficiency in buildings have plagued efforts by stakeholders including developers, planners, utilities and local governments to determine where, and on what kinds of construction projects, to focus their efforts and resources for maximum economic impact.
SEEA’s goal is to provide the construction industry with data-based analyses that are valuable in their ongoing effort to upgrade the region’s building stock, as well as the energy performance of that stock. In addition, we hope these findings will spur new conversations among stakeholders about the kinds of energy efficiency programs, codes and economic activity that can best serve the region’s long-term need for affordable energy, construction-sector job growth and economic development. See link to SEEA’s website for previously published reports: http://seealliance.org/initiatives/built-environment/regional-trends-analysis/
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
SEEA‘s Buildings Research and Data Analysis Intern will be a member of the Built Environment Team and will report to the Energy Codes Manager. This position is best suited to an individual with outstanding data analysis skills, and a career focus in data analytics or statistics. The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
- Summarize and translate pertinent data, creating case studies, facts sheets, white papers and other supporting collateral;
- Integrate learning from various analyses in order to advance organization level insight and knowledge;
- Maintain databases as needed and integrate new data as it becomes available;
- Assist with developing, disseminating and maintaining collateral;
- Assist with updating relevant buildings webpages (WordPress platform); and
- Managing project deliverables and timelines.
The internship is at minimum a +12-week assignment position, minimum 10 hours per week, with the possibility of extension. All interested candidates must be able to work for the full 12 week period starting June 1st, 2017.
To be successful in the position, independent initiative will be required along with the ability to quickly acquire new information, to work effectively with team members from SEEA, and to express complex ideas in a clear and compelling manner. SEEA is seeking a candidate with the following attributes:
- Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including the ability to write, combine and debug formulas like SUMIFS, SUMPRODUCT, INDEX, MATCH, LOOKUP formulas; pivot tables; formatting and advanced charting; VBA; data modeling; plus scenario, forecasting and trend analysis.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
- Self-directed and demonstrated ability to manage projects independently;
- A degree focus in data analytics, statistics or mathematics is highly encouraged;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Proficient in Microsoft Word and Powerpoint;
- Ability to work on multiple projects and adapt to shifting priorities;
- Creativity, especially for problem solving in a fast-paced environment;
- Experience and interest in energy efficiency; and
- A balance between self-confidence, humility, professionalism and humor.
This position is based out of SEEA’s main office in Atlanta, Georgia and includes flexible part-time hours to be determined based on the successful candidate’s schedule.
Hourly rate is $15 per hour, with a minimum of 10 hours, but no more than 15 hours per week.
How to Apply
All qualified candidates may apply by sending a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Sareena Nagpal at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Buildings Research and Data Analysis Intern.” No phone calls please.