Buildings Program Research Analyst

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Closing Date: 
Fri, 05/04/2018

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a leading national research organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks a qualified analyst for its Buildings program. ACEEE is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1980 that acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors.

ACEEE’s organizational culture is team-oriented with a strong dedication to its mission. Staff work at a high-energy pace in an entrepreneurial environment that emphasizes professional growth and development. ACEEE offers a high degree of workplace flexibility, with an emphasis on results, making ACEEE a fun and fulfilling place to work.

Position Description:

ACEEE seeks an analyst to manage research projects and outreach activities on energy efficiency in the buildings sector. ACEEE’s Buildings Program works on a range of topics covering residential and commercial buildings, equipment, and appliances. We apply building science principles and analysis to recommend policy, programs, and market-based solutions for improving energy efficiency in homes and buildings. ACEEE recommendations are used by federal, state, and local policymakers, utilities, and the private sector. The Buildings Program also supports ACEEE’s State Policy and Local Policy programs in technical assistance efforts.

The analyst reports to the Buildings Program director, leads some research projects and collaborates on others involving Building Program staff and other teams at ACEEE as well as external organizations and energy efficiency experts. ACEEE research projects most often result in externally-reviewed written research reports, but other deliverables include technical briefs, fact sheets, formal presentations, webinars, press interviews, and blog posts. The analyst will also contribute to the Buildings Program’s technical advocacy in federal and state regulatory proceedings, code development activities, and other programs.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Conducting research and analysis on a variety of buildings energy efficiency topics and preparing research reports and other work products
  • Analyzing large and complex data sets
  • Managing project timelines and budgets
  • Supervising interns
  • Helping develop new projects and funding proposals
  • Engaging with industry, policymakers, and energy efficiency advocates
  • Maintaining relationships with a network of utilities, manufacturers, contractors, non-governmental organizations, agency staff, and others working in buildings energy efficiency
  • Representing ACEEE externally to media, funders, policymakers, and the efficiency community
  • Capable of engaging with external stakeholders
  • Ability to work on several ongoing projects with competing deadlines
  • Highly analytical and an eye for detail
  • Deadline management
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills
  • Tech-savvy and self-starter
  • Articulate and thoughtful
  • Teamwork oriented



  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field including (but not limited to) engineering or physical sciences, energy, or environmental studies; Master’s degree preferred
  • Demonstrable interest in policy analysis, preferably including work experience and/or coursework
  • Four years of relevant work experience
  • Some project management experience
  • Strong spreadsheet analysis and graphing skills; familiarity with data analytics (e.g., Python, R)
  • Experience with building science, building technologies, and buildings energy efficiency policy


Preferred start date: on or about May 14, 2018. This position is based in Washington, DC

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes ACEEE’s generous benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage; a 403(b) retirement plan; transportation and bike share benefits; three weeks of vacation in the first year and four weeks thereafter.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to and use “Buildings Program Analyst” in the subject line. We do not accept phone calls or emails about the position.

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ACEEE is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination with regard to race, sex, color, age, religion, creed, class, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability.