• Associate Director, DER Forecasting - Energy, Sustainability & Infrastructure

    Guidehouse Columbia, SC 29240

    Job #2034200111

  • Overview

    Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit: ~~~.



    The Energy Sustainability & Infrastructure (ES&I) Analytics team is seeking a technical lead with proven experience leading the development, maintenance, and operation of models and performing data analysis for distributed energy resource (DER) forecasting or potential studies. The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more DERs and experience with systems dynamics, benefit-cost analysis, propensity analysis, optimization, uncertainty and scenario analysis; product development; leading technical workstreams; and client-facing communications. This position will be part of a team of data scientists and modelers supporting diverse client needs, and involve a variety of systems and tools, including, but not limited to, Python, R, Analytica, Git, Snowflake, AWS, Azure, MS SQL, Shiny, and ArcGIS.

    This position will be part of a team supporting the design, development and delivery of innovative advanced platform-based data and analytics capabilities and solutions to address a wide variety of energy client needs.

    Job Description/Responsibilities:

    Leading our DER planning analytics work area, including leading the development, operation, and maintenance of DER forecasting suite; developing business cases and client proposals for the development and delivery of innovative advanced data and analytics capabilities; managing pipeline and development roadmap; leading or advising technical workstreams on engagements; engaging internal clients; and producing and communicating deliverables for both internal and external clients. Common responsibilities include:

    • Lead the development, operation, and maintenance of DER forecasting models

    • Interpret and communicate the implications of technical findings to non-technical internal and external client audiences

    • Lead technical elements of delivery, demos, stakeholder presentations, and client requests

    • Organize tasks and schedules of self and technical team for delivering high quality, client-ready technical work

    • Collaborate across teams to problem-solve and provide content expertise to tailor solutions for individual clients

    • The ideal candidate will also be expected to keep pace with technology trends and explore new ideas and solutions to problems. As such, there is tremendous opportunity for growth and professional development.



    • Master's degree or higher in Engineering, Economics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Computer Science, or related fields or equivalent work experience

    • 6+ years of experience developing models in the energy industry (e.g., in Python, R, or related languages)

    • 6+ years of experience working with one or more DERs (e.g., energy efficiency, demand response, electric vehicles, solar, storage)

    • Ability to lead technical workstreams, including in a client-facing role, with a strong commitment to quality and standardization

    • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in written form with internal team members and external clients

    • Ability to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences

    • Ability to creatively problem solve and rapidly learn new modeling platforms and concepts

    • Demonstrated experience overseeing work of individuals


    • Experience with systems dynamics, benefit-cost analysis, propensity analysis, optimization, uncertainty and scenario analysis

    • Experience with product development and DevOps

    • Experience with source code version control technologies such as Git and Azure DevOps

    • Experience with GIS software (e.g., ArcGIS), geodatabases, spatial processes

    • Experience in Python and R

    • Experience with Snowflake, Azure, and AWS

    • Experience and interest in leading team management, including staffing, recruiting, and training

    Additional Requirements

    The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

    This position is open to candidates virtually from Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Hawaii or Eastern, Pacific, and Central time zones.


    About Guidehouse

    Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

    Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at ~~~ or via email at ~~~ . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

    Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

    Rewards and Benefits

    Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

    Benefits include:

    • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

    • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

    • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

    • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

    • 401(k) Retirement Plan

    • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

    • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

    • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

    • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

    • Skills Development & Certifications

    • Employee Referral Program

    • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

    • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program