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E Source Associate Analyst, Distributed Energy Resource Practice Area in Boulder, Colorado

Associate Analyst, Distributed Energy Resource Practice Area

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Job Code: 232

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E Source provides independent research, information, advisory, and consulting services to utilities and other key players in the energy marketplace. Our mission is to increase the effectiveness of our customers’ operations, programs, and customer relationships.

We’re looking for an associate analyst, focusing on distributed energy resources (DERs), to join our Customer Energy Solutions department. The ideal candidate is expected to support the research director in providing E Source members with action-oriented high-quality market research, expert advice, best-practice research content, and events related to DERs. Our members consist of more than 100 electric and gas utilities across the US and Canada.

Key areas of responsibility


  • Understand the intersection of DERs and demand-side management (DSM)

  • Develop and maintain expertise in the DER field that increases the effectiveness of our customers’ strategic planning efforts, programs, and customer relationships

  • Answer E Source customers’ questions, both as the lead and in coordination with other internal research teams and subject-matter experts

  • Support the research director and market research team in the development of customer market research and utility benchmarking efforts, including questionnaire development and data analysis

  • Research and write reports in formats ranging from short two-page documents to in-depth benchmarking studies. These reports will focus on customer market research and industry best practices.

Customer engagement:

  • Form, cultivate, and manage deep relationships with E Source’s utility customers

  • Assist with ongoing customer engagement, training, and education, including proactive communications on pertinent topics

  • Help develop customer engagement materials, including customer newsletters, FAQs, and quarterly updates

  • Foresee member needs and proactively address them

  • Support business development efforts through networking and content demos


  • Manage workload independently

  • Contribute to events and research deliverables produced by other research teams as requested

  • Adhere to E Source quality standards, budget, and timelines

  • Collaborate with colleagues


  • Bachelor’s degree in energy, environment, public policy, engineering, economics, market research, or related field preferred; graduate degree a plus

  • At least two years of relevant industry or professional experience

  • Market research experience a plus

  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

  • Proficient in standard business software

  • Public speaking experience preferred

E Source is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability that can be reasonably accommodated without undue hardship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.