Exeter Associates, Inc. is an independent consulting firm located in Columbia, Maryland. Established in 1981, Exeter provides economic and financial consulting services in the areas of public utility regulation, energy, and antitrust economics. The firm maintains the highest standards in the application of economic and financial analysis to both quantitative and policy issues in the electric, gas, and other industries.

Our Culture

Exeter makes the most of being a small company. Our partners work closely with each other, trading off leadership of specific projects. Junior staff members contribute to a wide variety of projects in a collaborative, relaxed work environment.

We believe in cultivating staff for the long haul—the average Exeter employee has been with the firm for over nine years. We also enjoy life outside of work. Collectively, we have 30 children, 8 grandchildren, a rock band, a swing band, and a sailing team. We work hard to keep our clients happy, while letting staff manage their own work schedules.

Although we may not list an opening that matches your skill set, we are always looking for smart and creative people with experience in the electric power or natural gas industries.

Senior Electric and Natural Gas Utility Analyst

Exeter Associates, Inc. is seeking to hire an experienced utility industry professional capable of taking on assignments that may include rate case support and the preparation of reports on a variety of industry issues of interest to our clients. The successful candidate will have a graduate degree in economics, accounting, finance, or a related field, at least eight-to-ten years of experience in addressing electric and natural gas regulatory utility industry issues, and strong quantitative skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, and experience testifying before state or federal regulatory agencies is desirable.

Exeter Associates performs economic and regulatory analysis, policy analysis, and options studies for clients, and presents expert testimony or prepares reports as required. The successful candidate will work on a variety of projects, both independently and as part of a team, including class cost-of-service studies, revenue requirement analysis, life-cycle cost analysis, options studies, policy analysis, and assistance in utility contract negotiations. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will testify as an expert witness in utility regulatory proceedings before state and federal commissions.

Exeter’s clients include the U.S. Department of Energy, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Department of Defense, numerous state public utility regulatory commissions and consumer advocate, and other state and federal agencies.

Exeter offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, and an informal and collegial work environment. Interested applicants can send a resume and a writing sample to Please put “Senior Electric and Natural Gas Utility Analyst” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.