About Charles River Associates

For over 50 years, Charles River Associates has been a premier consulting firm that offers employees a place to learn from a diverse group of consultants, industry experts, and academics.  At CRA you will be exposed to leading minds who use economic, financial, and business analysis to solve complex real world problems for an impressive roster of international clients, including major law firms, Fortune 100 companies, and government agencies.  Through a collegial environment, formal and informal training opportunities, and a broad array of professional development resources, your experience at CRA will open doors for you as you launch your career.

What we do 

CRA’s Energy practice provides expert economic and business consulting services to a wide range of electricity and industrial clients. Our work typically includes:

  • Electricity, oil, and gas market analysis
  • Economic assessments of policies and regulations impacting decisions at the plant, regional, and national levels
  • Expert reports and testimony for energy-based litigation
  • Commercial strategy development and execution
  • Merger, acquisition, and divestment planning
  • Market potential assessments for renewable and unconventional energy technologies


  • Reviewing and summarizing analyst reports, client documents, and industry trade press
  • Assisting in the production and development of research summaries, expert reports, and the presentation of findings
  • Analysing economic and financial data using spreadsheets and statistical programs
  • Conducting industry, market structure, and competitor-positioning studies
  • Performing a broad range of quantitative consulting tasks such as running electric power system models, database management, and forecasting
  • Ensuring the integrity and accuracy of analyses


We’re looking for energetic, highly-motivated candidates with a strong interest in the energy industry who have majored in a quantitative discipline such as physics, engineering, economics, or mathematics. We place high value on research experience, computer and programming skills, presentation and communication skills, and strong writing ability. We expect entry-level Analysts to learn quickly; apply prior knowledge to current situations; solve problems; prioritize tasks; and communicate well with peers, senior staff, and clients. The successful applicant may be required to spend significant time working at client sites, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and effectively communicate complex ideas to all levels of the client organization.

We will accept applications from candidates with an undergraduate degree or at the Masters level. Applicants with skills in both energy and economics/finance (demonstrated through coursework or work experience) will be viewed most favorably

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

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