Energy Policy Analyst

Location US-WI-Madison
Requisition ID
Business Area
Position Type
Permanent employment

Local Unit & Position Description

​DNV GL - Energy's Sustainable Energy Use group is seeking an Energy Policy Analyst. This is an entry-level analytics position.  The successful candidate will learn the principles of SAS coding, sample design and pull, data management, and survey data manipulation and analysis.  Candidates with the right skill set will also learn econometric modeling and analysis. This position will be based out of our Madison, Wisconsin office.


Tasks May Include

  • Work on project-based teams in the delivery of program evaluations, research studies, and other project work related to energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Support senior consultants in the design, implementation and delivery of research and analytical projects
  • Review, analyze, and document the content and structure of data from a variety sources, including but not limited to energy efficiency program data, billing data, survey data, energy usage data, interval load data, demographic data and weather data, and identify data gaps.
  • Apply existing routines and develop new routines for data loading and cleaning.
  • Troubleshoot issues with data import and export routines and with the resulting datasets.
  • Design and develop processes to implement automated approaches for data handling and quality review tasks.
  • Revise data inputs derived from disparate data sources to use in analytical tools for energy program evaluation and market characterization studies, and prepare models for analysis
  • Develop expertise in energy efficiency data for specific programs and respond to data and research requests.
  • Conduct surveys, in-depth interviews, and field visits as directed by project managers to collect primary data used for process evaluations, market characterizations or evaluations of the impacts achieved by energy efficiency and DSM programs
  • Perform secondary research, including literature reviews, internet research, document reviews and database reviews
  • Assist in designing survey questionnaires, performing qualitative and quantitative data analysis in Microsoft Excel or SAS, and summarizing results
  • Preparing client deliverables including memos, reports, and presentations

Position Qualifications

Position Qualifications 


  • Bachelor's degree in statistics, econometrics, sociology or a related field plus one year of applied professional experience; or a Master's degree preferred
  • Statistics and/or Econometrics coursework with applied experience using real world data
  • Experience with one or more statistical programming languages
  • Willingness to become proficient at SAS statistical software, in addition to other languages
  • Demonstrated proficiency producing deliverables, including written reports and data products
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively to complete multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated strong quantitative skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially communicated technical subject matter to a non-technical audience
  • We conduct pre-employment background checks and drug screenings

Preferred skills (Not required)

  • Knowledge and experience in the energy utility industry
  • Experience in a consulting environment
  • Experience with energy efficiency and demand-side management (DSM) programs and/or program evaluation
  • Expertise in SAS, R, and/or Python preferred; also interested in candidates with expertise working with STATA, SQL or other command-line driven software package for organizing and analyzing large datasets
  • Leadership skills 

 **Immigration-related benefits (for example, visa sponsorship) are not available for this position**


Opportunities Beyond Business


Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.

DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  For more information about your rights under the law, see:  


Local employment conditions apply. 


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Company & Business Area Description

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.


Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.


Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


DNV GL – Energy, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification.

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