Manages the Company Energy Efficiency and conservation programs. Performs work requiring advanced technical knowledge of residential and commercial sector energy efficiency program implementation and management. This position researches, plans, analyzes, administers and monitors various energy services projects / programs. The Energy Efficiency Program Manager serves on behalf of Peninsula Light Company (PLC) to provide energy efficiency and renewable energy products to its members. The incumbent also provides support to PLC’s Key Accounts efforts.
This is a non-supervisory position, functioning in an analytical and project management capacity. This position may suggest and recommend persons for hire and may supervise the work of other employees working in the program. . KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Direct research and identify energy service program opportunities, products, grants, and projects
• Plan, analyze, implement and monitor energy efficiency projects and programs
• Prepare financial analyses, including pricing options and budget estimates in support of new and existing services, programs, and projects
• Review and interpret federal and state contracts, technical requirements and procedures for federally and state funded programs and services
• Maintain conservation program tracking and recording systems in accordance with federal and state requirements
• Provide technical information and assistance to members related to energy efficiency measures, applying for services, renewables programs, conservation programs, and/or seeking resolution of their utility consumption accounts. Provides in depth answers to members questions regarding energy efficiency options
• Responsible for coordination of PLC’s Conservation Potential Analysis (CPA) and annual conservation reports to the Department of Commerce as required by Washington’s Energy Independence Act (I-937) with Power Resources department
• Develops and manages program and contractual agreements with customers, contractors and consultants as necessary for operation of programs and services
• Remains current on issues related to energy use technologies and forums
• May independently represent PLC at community events, industry gatherings, and fairs
• Serves as primary point of contact for Key Account customers
• Develops and oversees a key accounts activity tracking, data - base system
• Works with finance, engineering and other departments to bring a team approach to solving customer problems and needs
• Researches and updates customers’ industries trends
• Develops and delivers power quality, energy marketing and other services to key accounts customers
• Acts as project manager for community based renewable energy opportunities
• Performs related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Ability to manage multiple projects and ensure timely delivery of required reports by defined timelines
• Knowledge of electricity from a distribution utility system perspective, including thorough comprehension of engineering/design, delivery and customer service.
• Knowledge of the interactions of power supply and energy end-use efficiency measures.
• Knowledge of the sales and delivery process of end-use conservation efficiency measures.
• Knowledge of mathematical concepts with ability to deal with abstract variables and interpret a variety of technical instructions.
• Skill in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions. Ability to work independently; strong project management skills.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with complex issues. Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions that meet energy efficiency program goals while balancing financial and political considerations with significant impact on PLC with customer service needs.
• Demonstrated skill in working cooperatively with multi-disciplinary staff to develop and implement work plans, accomplish department goals and manage the work of contractors.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate effectively to board members, public groups, and members on complex utility and service issues.
• Ability to write articles for publication and make effective presentations to diverse audiences.
• Familiarity with federal and state agencies policy and rule making processes.
• Intermediate skill level in the use of computers and relevant software, including report writing, energy analysis and modeling, spreadsheet, database and word processing applications.
• Ability to multi-task well to effectively handle stress that may result from a full workload and necessary, competing deadlines.
• Knowledge of retail and in-home marketing of heating and cooling equipment, sales and service.
• Knowledge of commercial sector contracting services for lighting and HVAC systems.
WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Work is primarily performed in an office environment; however, the incumbent may be occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
• Minimum of two years of experience required in directly related positions with a utility or other energy efficiency services provider. • Bachelor’s degree preferred with an emphasis in conservation, business, engineering, environmental science or other energy related field. • Excellent communication and project management skills required. • Must be highly proficient using Microsoft Office Suite.
About Peninsula Light Company
In 1925 Peninsula Light Co. was founded as a member-owned electric cooperative located in Gig Harbor, WA and work began on the system.
Since December 1926 when the system was energized, PenLight has served the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsulas, and Fox Island in western Pierce County. PenLight is a “full requirements utility” of the Bonneville Power Administration.
The utility has grown to be the second largest cooperative in the Northwest, serving over 31,600 meters with 977 miles of line and 112 square miles of service territory.