Program Manager: Commercial Building Energy Management

The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is seeking an enthusiastic individual to lead North American fuel-neutral commercial building energy management initiatives. This position will be responsible for researching technologies, analyzing market trends, and facilitating engagement between administrators of energy efficiency program (most utilities) and relevant stakeholder industries in the commercial building ecosystem. We stive to support the success of electric and natural gas programs, which work to reduce energy waste, reduce the impact of buildings on climate change, enhance system reliability, and save customers money. Partnership and collaboration with research organizations, federal agencies, and others supporting market transformation will be a priority of this position. 

The Commercial Building Program Manager will lead committees of energy efficiency program portfolio managers seeking to achieve natural gas and electric savings in the market with specific emphasis on the integration of natural gas energy efficiency opportunities across the relevant CEE Initiatives. They will also explore how to leverage legacy building energy management systems for new energy management opportunities and define equipment capabilities that optimizes the time and locational value of energy.

The individual will assess strategies for the most significant energy users and develop long-term market transformation directives for US and Canadian markets. Areas of potential in-depth focus include Energy Information Management Systems (EMIS), building automation, gas heat pumps for both space and water heating, steam system audits, and leveraging products that are increasingly smart and connected to enable automated energy management services, including demand response. 

Responsibilities 

  • Under the direction of the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Sector Lead, support business strategies for advancing the energy efficiency and demand flexibility as part of a comprehensive strategy in commercial buildings. 
  • Lead a committee of portfolio managers for the leading natural gas efficiency program administrators.
  • Conduct primary and secondary research on savings potential for emerging technologies, effective program design delivery approaches, opportunities associated with smart products and EMIS systems, impactful partnerships across industry stakeholders, and reducing market barriers to adoption of efficient solutions.
  • Construct reports, studies, memoranda, position papers, and other written products supporting organization and member needs.
  • Prepare agendas for and facilitate member meetings via teleconference, in-person, and online through CEE’s extranet website.
  • Assemble consensus positions to develop recommended strategies for driving the adoption of high-performing equipment that deliver energy efficiency, comfort, customer engagement, demand flexibility, and enhanced operations and maintenance.
  • Represent the organization and its work in multiple venues, including trade shows, industry conferences, government or regulatory interactions, conferences or meetings with advocacy groups, and other non-government associations meetings. 
  • Maintain and enhance the CEE role as a credible source for efficiency program information for members and industry.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Outstanding communications (oral and written). Strong public speaking skills with small and large audiences. Networking skills for building relationships with strategically valuable individuals and organizations. Demonstrated ability to work effectively towards consensus, including aptitude to facilitate meetings with diverse stakeholders. 
  • A master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as economics, business, engineering, information technology, building science, or another subject requiring critical thinking and strong analytical capabilities. Five plus years of relevant industry experience. 
  • Strong organization and time management skills; ability to balance multiple priorities and project deliverables.
  • Demonstrated research and data analysis skills; ability to analyze and synthesize quantitative information for different audiences.
  • Strong people skills, service orientation, and the capacity to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Familiarity with Salesforce. 
  • Willingness to travel domestically, averaging approximately one trip per quarter.

Compensation 

Salary commensurate with skills and experience. CEE offers a competitive benefits package.

Office Location 

The CEE Office is located at the Ferncroft Corporate Center, 35 Village Rd, Middleton, MA. This facility is convenient to I-95, Rt. 1, and Rt. 128. 

Application Information 

Complete applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Please submit the following:

  • Resume 
  • Cover letter demonstrating your interest in the position, qualifications, and relevant work experience
  • Writing sample (5 pages maximum) that demonstrates analytical reasoning skills

Contact

Please send application materials via e-mail to Sue Laferriere at slaferriere@cee1.org, noting the location you found this posting and including the job title and your name in the subject line.

You must be eligible to work in the United States independent of company sponsorship. CEE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

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