Principal Program Manager: Evaluation, Research, and Behavior

The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is seeking a highly motivated individual to lead its Evaluation, Research, and Behavior (ERB) team. 

CEE is a non-profit organization devoted to accelerating market adoption of energy efficient products and services in the U.S. and Canada. The individual to be chosen will work with CEE members, which are primarily administrators of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs and other stakeholder organizations, to identify issues of common concern and ways that members could work together to make progress towards resolving these issues. This individual will also lead CEE’s Evaluation, Research, and Behavior team, and is expected to contribute to other aspects of the team’s work, as need arises. A Principal Program Manager has responsibility for identifying, developing, managing, and reporting on a major work area, in support of the organization’s mission and the needs of its membership. The position reports to the Deputy Director of CEE and supervises a team of professional staff leading efforts related to evaluation and research.  The Principal Program Manager incorporates a strategic vision for the work area and assists senior management by leading cross sector or corporate assignments as additionally assigned.  


The job responsibilities of the individual chosen will depend in part on the skills and expertise they bring to the position in relation to other team members. Job responsibilities may include:

  • Take a leading role on the CEE Evaluation Committee. 
  • Provide input for setting strategic direction of CEE’s support for members’ energy efficiency program evaluation work.
  • Provide technical and strategic input on efforts by various stakeholders to standardize energy efficiency program evaluation at the binational level. 
  • Explore opportunities for CEE members to leverage resources by collaborating on research or evaluation efforts with other expert organizations and lead such collaborations. 
  • Provide leadership in expanding and centralizing CEE collection of data on energy efficiency program industry and efficiency programs, particularly with regard to our Annual Industry Reports. 
  • Guide research and data analysis activities of CEE staff. Supervise research staff. 
  • With support of the Evaluation Committee, develop educational materials related to energy efficiency program evaluation for a variety of audiences.
  • Keep abreast of industry program evaluation issues and developments and inform members o these developments. 
  • Provide evaluation guidance to other CEE committees and staff as need arises.
  • Supervise and support a team of behavioral scientists leading CEE’s work related to energy saving behaviors, the role of behavioral science in achieving equitable impacts within member programs, and better supporting underserved and hard to reach customers.
  • Seek opportunities to support CEE staff in applying behavior science to all CEE Initiatives and Sponsored projects.
  • Make presentations and represent CEE in public settings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • A graduate degree in a related field that provides strong preparation for program evaluation and for collection, management, analysis, and reporting of quantitative data. This could include economics, business, the social sciences, public health, public policy, environmental sciences, engineering, etc., or equivalent experience in a relevant field. (Studies in environmental or energy policy are helpful but not required. Equivalent professional work experience will be considered.)
  • A minimum of ten years of related experience in a professional work environment. (Years of experience will be taken into consideration in determining the level of the position and job responsibilities.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with energy efficiency program evaluation. Familiarity with current issues in the field. Demonstrated ability to speak and write cogently on the subject.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research design, data collection, data quality assurance, quantitative data analysis, survey research design and data management principles and practices.
  • Proficiency with statistical concepts and statistical analysis. Demonstrated experience with quantitative data analysis using statistical software packages.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills facilitating group work. Outgoing and personable.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Willingness to travel (requires approximately one domestic trip per quarter).


CEE offers a competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with skills and experience for this full-time position.

About CEE

Located in Middleton, MA, CEE is an award-winning consortium of efficiency program administrators from the United States and Canada that unifies program approaches across jurisdictions to increase impact in fragmented markets. By joining forces at CEE, individual electric and gas efficiency programs are able to partner not only with each other, but also with other industries, trade associations, and government agencies. Working together, administrators leverage the effect of their ratepayer funding, exchange information on successful practices and, by doing so, achieve greater energy efficiency for the public good. For more information, visit our website at

Application Information 

Complete applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Please submit the following required documents:

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover letter demonstrating your interest in the position, qualifications, and relevant work experience
  • Writing sample (5 pages maximum) that demonstrates analytical reasoning skills


Please send application materials via e-mail to John Taylor,

You must be eligible to work in the United States independent of company sponsorship. CEE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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