Business Development Representative

REMI (Regional Economic Models, Inc.) is seeking a Business Development Representative to join its business development and client-facing team. The successful candidate will work with our team to extend our client network and develop new business opportunities.

Ideal candidates for this position will be motivated to:

• Place phone calls to potential clients from call list
• Perform script (with necessary adjustments) to ensure consistency of sales program
• Answer potential clients’ questions about home improvement projects or goals
• Generate between 2 or more leads per day
• Set appointments with prospective customers based on our associates’ schedules
• Maintain computer, telephone and other equipment
• Train other telemarketers when required
• Communicate any problems, concerns or questions to supervisory staff
• Communicate respectfully and politely with potential customers at all times

Candidate requirements include:

• A commitment to providing objective and comprehensive analysis that improves the quality of public policy
• B.A. in Economics or related subject, with strong academic performance
• Extracurricular activities that demonstrate teamwork, initiative, and/or leadership
• Enthusiasm for taking on a role that is intense and challenging
• Capacity to work remotely from home

About REMI

Founded in 1980, REMI is the nation’s leading provider of regional forecasting and policy analysis software. REMI’s suite of models are utilized by universities, consulting firms, associations, and numerous state governments to answer “what if?” policy questions about the effects of legislative changes on the economy. We actively engage in the analysis of major policy areas, including transportation, economic development, taxation, and more.

We evaluate specific issues associated with trade and tariffs, immigration, carbon tax, the Affordable Care Act, and transportation investments. REMI’s clients include: associations such as the Business Roundtable and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB); consulting firms such as National Economic Research Associates, Inc. (NERA), Charles River Associates, and Booz Allen Hamilton; and think tanks and universities like the University of Michigan Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics (RSQE). We also collaborate with a variety of government agencies, including the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Georgia Department of Transportation, and others.

REMI is based in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Working for REMI

Employees of REMI receive a competitive salary in addition to the following benefits: paid time off, medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and a 401K retirement plan.

Computer Programmer

Regional Economic Models, Inc. is a growing economic software development company looking for a Computer Programmer to work on the product launch of a highly complex model updated to a dynamic, intuitive, and smart design. It is the next generation platform to bridge rigorous economic research and public policy. The new version is based on the power of visualization to communicate both concrete and abstract ideas.

General Role
Create new products, as well as enhance, maintain, and support existing REMI products (PI+, TranSight, Tax-PI, Metro-PI, BSIM, eREMI, E3+) from concept to launch as part of a cross-functional project team. Design, implement, and test solutions that result in compelling, easy-to-use Windows-based desktop products.

• Investigate software defects as assigned and provide timely resolutions.
• Contribute to core software releases.
• Ensure coworkers in your project/product team are fully supported and have the required tools to support the delivery of the product.
• Develop software solutions by studying information needs; confer with users; study systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigate problem areas; follow the software development life cycle.
• Develop features across multiple subsystems within our applications, including collaboration in requirements definition, prototyping, design, coding, testing, and deployment.
• Understand how our applications operate, are structured, and how customers use them.
• Participate with the development team to define plans for standardizing, scaling, and enhancing our products and the services utilized to deploy/install/release those products.
• Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments, and clear code.
• Prepare and install solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming.

Responsibilities include:
• Maintenance, yearly update, modularization, and certain further development of the company’s existing products.
• New product development, including interface design, navigation, model calculations, data flow, and storage.
• Technical support, including customers and business development staff.
• Development, maintenance, and modifications of existing support programs and tools.
• Model building, tracking, and shipping.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science.
• Experience with visual object oriented programming environments preferred (especially Delphi).
• Ability to work independently, as well as part of a small team of developers.
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
• Math background and information technology skills a plus.
• Capacity to work remotely from home.

REMI offers a full benefit package including: health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, profit sharing, and a 401k plan.

REMI is an EOE.

Economic Associate

REMI (Regional Economic Models, Inc.) is seeking Economic Associates to join its business development and client-facing team. The successful candidate will work with our team to extend our client network and develop new business opportunities.

Ideal candidates for this position will be motivated to:

• Work independently and confidently on sales opportunities
• Generate meetings and follow through on sales leads
• Engage with professionals in analytical and decision-making roles
• Drive forward REMI’s mission to inform policy with research-based analysis
• Travel within your sales territory to meet prospects and customers
• Develop skills related to using REMI software, which are complex econometric models
• Reach out by phone and email to conduct calls and face-to-face meetings with contacts daily
• Build and maintain relationships with new and existing contacts
• Keep track of all communication with sales leads and/or customer accounts
• Educate contacts on how REMI products and services can benefit them both financially and professionally
• Provide products and services to clients within your given territory
• Monitor REMI’s industry competitors, new products, and overall market conditions
• Work closely with Marketing department to help build the brand

Candidate requirements include:

• A commitment to providing objective and comprehensive analysis that improves the quality of public policy
• B.A. or M.S. in Economics or related subject, with strong academic performance
• Extracurricular activities that demonstrate teamwork, initiative, and/or leadership
• Enthusiasm for taking on a role that is intense and challenging
• Capacity to work remotely from home

About REMI

Founded in 1980, REMI is the nation’s leading provider of regional forecasting and policy analysis software. REMI’s suite of models are utilized by universities, consulting firms, associations, and numerous state governments to answer “what if?” policy questions about the effects of legislative changes on the economy. We actively engage in the analysis of major policy areas, including transportation, economic development, taxation, and more.

We evaluate specific issues associated with trade and tariffs, immigration, carbon tax, the Affordable Care Act, and transportation investments. REMI’s clients include: associations such as the Business Roundtable and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB); consulting firms such as National Economic Research Associates, Inc. (NERA), Charles River Associates, and Booz Allen Hamilton; and think tanks and universities like the University of Michigan Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics (RSQE). We also collaborate with a variety of government agencies, including the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Georgia Department of Transportation, and others.

REMI is based in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Working for REMI

Employees of REMI receive a competitive salary in addition to the following benefits: paid time off, medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and a 401K retirement plan.

Please Note: When applying for this job, please attach your resume and send it directly to: mitcheline.mekal@remi.com. Thank you.

Economist

REMI (Regional Economic Models, Inc.) is seeking a talented economic Ph.D. to join its consulting and expert client support team. The successful candidate will work with our team to extend client network and attract additional REMI model use. REMI provides the nation’s leading regional economic forecasting and policy analysis models (PI+, TranSight, Tax-PI). In this position, you will work side-by-side with REMI’s Chief Economist and CEO, Senior Vice President, and other senior members of the consulting/client team, learning both consultation and business development. We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate intellectually rigorous economic research, strong communications skills, and a passion for informing public policy decisions through research-based analysis.

At a time of political uncertainty and discord, policy makers stand to benefit from sound, nonpartisan economic analysis. We are working on state and national analysis of issues such as: economic development, tax reform, trade policy, energy efficiency tax credits, transportation investments, and health care policy. Our clients include consulting firms such as NERA Economic Consulting and FTI Consulting; universities such as GWU and University of Michigan; government agencies such as California Department of Finance and Georgia Department of Transportation; national associations such as the National Federation of Independent Business and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby; and think tanks such as the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and the Milken Institute.

We are driven to inform policy debates through rigorous analysis using our proprietary modeling software. Our clients and our staff are often cited in legislative debates and media coverage on critical topics. We have also conducted or consulted on numerous footprint studies, economic impact analyses, immigration reports, annual tax reviews, public policy proposals, and much more as we aim to identify the most important factors within the nation’s economy.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with senior staff and clients in analyzing policy proposals through the use of REMI’s state-of-the-art econometric model
  • Set and lead meetings with decision makers
  • Extensive business travel
  • Developing reports that drive the conversation about policy questions and alternative proposals
  • Answering clients’ questions about modeling approaches and the structure of their research
  • Developing expert knowledge in complex economic modeling
  • Research academic debate and literature on economic policy issues

Candidate requirements:

  • A commitment to providing objective and comprehensive analysis that improves the quality of public policy
  • A passion for economics and public policy, and an appreciation for the value of data and nonpartisan analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to perform independent, publication-quality research
  • High academic achievement, excellent communication skills, a master’s degree or Ph.D. degree in Economics

The successful candidate will be expected to master our proprietary economic modeling software while building strong communications and business development skills.

About REMI
Founded in 1980, REMI (Regional Economic Models, Inc.) is the nation’s leading provider of regional modeling software and analysis. Our models are used in the U.S. and internationally for estimating the total economic and demographic effects of policy changes. The model is based on peer-reviewed literature in the Journal of Regional Science, American Economic Review, and other publications. Our clients include federal, state and local agencies, trade associations, major nonprofit organizations, universities, and consulting firms.

Working for REMI
Employees of REMI receive a competitive salary in addition to the following benefits: paid time off, medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance and a 401K retirement plan.

Please Note: When applying for this job you must attach your resume, cover letter, and transcripts to be considered, or email all three documents directly to: mitcheline.mekal@remi.com. Thank you.