Careers at BKi

BKi is hiring!
BKi is growing and looking for new talent to join our team.

About BKi

Composed of engineers, economists, scientists, public policy professionals, writers, analysts, and graphic artists, BKi is a management consulting firm that promotes technologies and programs for cleaner, more-efficient energy use. From advanced power plants to fuel cell vehicles to community-scale building energy retrofit programs, our goal is to move promising new technology from the laboratory into commercial use. Our typical clients include gas and electric utilities, local governments, nonprofit research organizations, national laboratories, the California Fuel Cell Partnership, and state and federal energy and air quality agencies. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and flexible hours. Our office is informal and environmentally savvy. We’re an equal opportunity employer, committed to the professional growth of our people. BKi has offices in both downtown Oakland and Los Angeles, California, conveniently near transit hubs.

Current Openings

Program Assistant- Energy & Water Efficiency Programs
Full Time Temporary Position
BKi – Oakland, CA

Working within a fast-paced and team-oriented environment, the Program Assistant will support the development of new innovative software tools that support increased energy and water efficiency in homes.


  • Research and document local utility rates (including electricity, natural gas, water, and sewer utilities) for multiple regions across the United States
    • Use internet research to identify all utility providers within a given geographic region
    • Capture utility rates and tiers in a consolidated database
    • Identify and document utility territory boundaries
    • Document data sources
  • Identify opportunities to automate or streamline the research process
  • Clearly communicate questions and barriers with supervisor, and collaborate to devise solutions to those problems
  • Work with another temp in the same position to share research tips and strategies
  • Maintain excellent data organization and closely follow data capture guidelines
  • Follow strict confidentiality protocols


  • Strong MS Excel® skills
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Experience performing large-scale data entry and organization in Excel, SQL, or other spreadsheet tools
  • Experience performing open-ended internet research
  • Background in PostgreSQL or other SQL databases a plus
  • Background in energy or water utilities a plus
  • Ability to work independently, but also work collaboratively with a peer and supervisor to troubleshoot
  • Ability to be professional and follow confidentiality protocols
  • Proficiency in MS Word®, MS PowerPoint®, MS Outlook®, and Windows® operating systems required, Access® (or other database) experience preferred


Hourly Rate: $20 per hour
Status: Temporary Full Time
Hours: M-F; 40 hours a week; 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Duration: 3 months  

We’re an equal opportunity employer, committed to the professional growth of our people.


If you are qualified and would like to be considered for this position, please email your resume, cover letter, salary history and expectations to:


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