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Ecova, Smart Grid & Energy Efficiency

Ecova is one of Dayaway’s top 50 companies with the best track record for offering jobs to graduating/interning university students

 Article written by Holly Furman, Temple University

Location: Spokane, WA, Corporate Headquarters, 8 U.S. offices

Size:  Approximately 500-1,000 employees

# Jobs offered: 25+ (explained)

Degrees sought: BS & MS Business, Marketing, Engineering

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Sector: Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency (explained)


Similar sector companies: EnerNOC Inc., Kema, Itron and Opower


Hired from:  [coming]  (explained)



What They Do And What You Could Do For Them

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Several sentences, from Ecova’s website, describing what they do:

Ecova is the total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see more, save more and sustain more for our clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, we provide fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks, and enhance reputations.

 Examples of jobs offered by Ecova: (explained)

Lead Analyst (M.S., multiple areas of study): You will collaborate with the Research and Policy team to gather data on power use of electronics, maintain data sets, and estimate energy use and savings potential. Your primary role will be to translate that scientific work into market outcomes by establishing relevant contacts with consumer electronics industry and subject-matter experts, creating visuals that  effectively communicate data and conclusions, writing reports recommending specific policy actions, and giving highly visual presentations of research findings to industry members, government agencies, and other stakeholders.

Program Analyst (B.S., multiple areas of study, 0 – 1 year experience): As Program Analyst of the Plug Load Solutions team, you will have primary responsibility for: rebate data management; database administration; financial tracking and reporting of team progress metrics; website update and maintenance; and rebate data trend anlysis

Research and Policy Intern (BS or MS, Engineering/Science): The Research and Policy team identifies technologies that save energy, develops standardized test procedures for those products, and assists government agencies, companies, and utilities in developing energy efficiency specifications. This role may include:

• Performing literature reviews and background research on new and highly technical topics

• Measuring, collecting and analyzing of power draw and usage patterns for various products

• Investigating product market trends

• Gathering information from stakeholders via telephone

• Building and operating complex spreadsheets

• Communicating research findings in a highly visual way

• Presenting research findings in the form of written deliverables and/or PowerPoint



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Page Notes:

"Sector"- Smart Grid - is a form of electricity network utilizing digital technology. A smart grid delivers electricity from suppliers to consumers using two-way digital communications to control appliances at consumers' homes; this saves energy, reduces costs and increases reliability and transparency. It overlays the ordinary electrical grid with an information and net metering system, that includes smart meters. Source:  Wikipedia

"Jobs:"  The number of jobs we have founded to be listed by this company on their website or on another job board since early 2010.

"Examples of Jobs:"  Excerpts from job descriptions Dayaway has re-listed since 2010.  While these jobs may or may not open up in the future, we feel that they are representative of future positions.

"Hiring From:" This company has hired recent graduates (BS, BA, MS, MA, MBA and/or PhDs) from these schools.

Legal Stuff:  The company covered above does not endorse, sponsor or pay Dayaway Careers LLC in any way; odds are it doesn't even know Dayaway.  Its name and logos are registered trademarks belonging exclusively to it.  We covered the company because we feel it is growing by making a difference and hiring young professionals doing the same.  That's our independent opinion and we're sticking to it.