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Cadmus Senior Energy Economist in Des Moines, Iowa


What You’ll Be Doing

Cadmus seeks a senior consultant to join our Energy Services team as a Senior Energy Economist. The Energy Services team at Cadmus provides advanced analytic and strategic consulting services to energy companies, utilities, governments, and non-profit organizations. Our talented, multidisciplinary staff provides comprehensive solutions to complex energy and sustainability problems.

Qualified candidates will have several years of experience with energy economics, advising clients on a range of demand side management programs, including demand response, distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, behavioral, and customer engagement programs, as well as pricing and rate design. The Senior Energy Economist plays a role as a technical expert including research design, client facing project leader, mentoring mid-level and junior staff, and business development.

Who We Are

At Cadmus, we recognize that solving the world’s most challenging problems can’t be accomplished alone or with cookie-cutter solutions. That’s why we look for team players and problem solvers who are driven to use their unique perspectives and intellectual curiosity to help deliver breakthrough solutions that achieve transformative goals. On the Cadmus team, you’ll collaborate with leading experts to help our clients across the globe.

Cadmus’ mission is to deploy industry-leading expertise to help our clients achieve extraordinary results that strengthen society and the natural world. We offer competitive compensation, outstanding health care and retirement benefits, a vibrant and collaborative work environment, and opportunities for professional growth. We are committed to advancing diversity, fostering a culture of equity in the workplace and society, and maintaining an accessible and inclusive environment where all employees feel connected, respected, and valued.

Join Cadmus. Let’s solve the world’s most challenging problems together.


  • Provide technical guidance in designing and implementing complex analysis plans to achieve project objectives. Studies may include statistical and econometric analyses such as hypothesis testing and causal inference analyses (e.g., difference-in-difference, regression discontinuity, propensity score matching).

  • Provide guidance, mentoring, coaching, direction, and review to junior and mid-level staff to produce high-quality research deliverables. Develop work plans and staffing assignments for conducting the research. Provide guidance and support junior and mid-level staff career growth.

  • Lead business development activities such as monitoring business opportunities, developing industry white papers and conference presentations, fostering innovation within practice area, and leading proposal efforts. Keeping current with emerging challenges among energy utility clients.

  • Engage with diverse, interdisciplinary groups of internal and external stakeholders such as utility clients, regulators, and program administrators.

  • Ensure high quality deliverables with robust findings and actionable recommendations.

  • Justify, document, and defend technical decisions related to research planning and data analysis.


  • Master’s or Ph.D. in Statistics, Economics, or other quantitative social science.

  • Minimum of 8 years of work experience in energy efficiency or the utility industry, to include 5 years of consulting experience.

  • Strong command of basic and advanced statistical methods (power calculation, multivariate regression, GLM, categorical analysis, time series methods, and supervised learning models).

  • Ability to facilitate and organize multiple projects and project teams.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including ability to explain technical information to a lay audience.

  • Foster development of existing and new skill sets in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.

  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office products and other presentation tools.


  • Familiarity with utility demand side management programs, including demand response, distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, behavioral, and customer engagement programs, as well as pricing and rate design.

Additional Information:

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States as a U.S Perm Resident or U.S. Citizen.

Based on eligibility and job status, Cadmus offers an excellent benefits package to include: medical, dental, vision, company paid disability and life insurance, 401(k) program, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, voluntary time off (VTO), tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance program, other optional benefits and various bonus programs.

The minimum starting salary for this position is $134,000. The actual salary may be higher and will be determined by several factors, including relevant work experience, education, skills, and market competitiveness.

We value the critical role safety and health protocols contribute to everyone’s success at Cadmus, and work together to align and comply with all federal, state, and local safety and health mandates related to COVID to ensure a safe and valuable work environment.

Cadmus is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination. Cadmus is committed to providing a respectful workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation (including gender identity and/or expression), national origin, military and veteran status, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Learn more about Cadmus by visiting our website at:

Job Locations US-OR-Portland | US-GA-Atlanta | US-CO-Boulder | US-NY-New York | US-CA-Oakland | US

Posted Date 1 month ago (4/17/2024 1:29 PM)

Job ID 2024-2713

# of Openings 1

Category Energy and Utilities