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Call for Resumes for Measurement and Verification (M&V) Specialist

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RTI International has a call for resumes for a Measurement and Verification Specialist for our client, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC).  This is a proposal position and candidates must be able to work full time in Abu Dhabi.


The Demand Side Management (DSM) program targets all major customer segments and will implement education programs for the residential, commercial, government, and institutional sectors on both water and electricity; incentive programs for both electricity-using and water-using technologies; and consultation for industrial facilities on the efficient use of electricity and water.


The Measurement and Verification (M&V) Lead is responsible for designing and managing M&V programs to report the energy and water consumption savings, as well as promotional, implementation, and administrative costs associated with each of the ADDC DSM initiatives. Additional responsibilities include developing and measuring KPIs and analyses to establish baseline energy/water performance across commercial, institutional, government, industrial, and residential customers. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable about energy/water efficiency concepts, is a proven self-starter, and demonstrates attention to detail.



  • Establish a set of KPIs for both energy and water DSM programs across commercial, institutional, government, industrial, and residential customer sectors.
  • Develop and institute a robust M&V system to calculate the energy or water consumption savings achieved by each of the DSM initiatives in accordance with the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP).
  • Manage the implementation of the M&V programs for each initiative to ensure proper adoption and continued use of the DSM initiatives.  
  • Utilize energy modeling applications or energy analysis spreadsheets, using data from the M&V system, to project benefits from energy/water efficiency projects.
  • Quantify savings, costs, and benefits—consistent with the implementation of the DSM program and policy requirements—including the development and implementation of M&V plans.
  • Identify areas of opportunity to increase energy/water efficiency based on the findings of the M&V system.
  • Interface with key internal ADDC departments to meet program needs.
  • Daily contact with colleagues within the DSM Section to exchange information, clarify issues, and coordinate responsibilities.
  • Routine contact with DSM Initiative Leads to provide updates on program M&V KPIs.
  • Verify that the executed work within the DSM initiatives are within standard and specification.
  • Provide highly credible M&V reports and DSM program updates in a timely and well-prepared fashion.
  • Identify and recommend ways to more effectively measure program progress and benefits.
  • Defend accuracy of reports against challenges by regulators and others outside of ADDC.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Statistics, or a related technical discipline (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years in a technical leadership role of increasing responsibility.
  • Existing local networks and high ability to engage and develop partnerships and collaborations.
  • Certification as a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) or ability to receive such certification within 6 months required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English required.
  • Experience in energy modeling and cost/efficiency optimization.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, particularly in complex, multi-stakeholder situations.
  • Intermediate financial skills for business case development, budgeting, modeling, and reporting.
  • Advanced analytical skills with a high level of computer proficiency (MS Office Suite).

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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