Summary: This position is responsible for managing the operations and maintenance of the 21 Acres LEED Platinum-certified building, coordinating care of the adjacent landscape, and supporting infrastructure on the farm. The Facility Manager will foster a highly-integrated approach to building management on a unique campus that educates about green buildings, agroecology, and local food systems.
The Office of Economic Development (OED) envisions Seattle as a vibrant, innovative, diverse city with an inclusive economy where Seattleites can thrive and share in the new opportunities of the future. The City of Seattle expanded on its history of progressive climate action by enacting the Green New Deal Resolution and the Green New Deal Executive Order. (Download PDF reader) This was a bold leap towards a climate pollution-free city aims to create jobs and advance an equitable transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy by prioritizing investments in communities historically most harmed by economic, racial, and environmental injustices.
The Job: We are seeking an innovative, systems thinker who is driven to deliver tangible environmental results while building a more equitable and sustainable future. As the Green Economy Advisor, you will be part of the Key Industries & Workforce Development Team and will be focused on the execution of a clean economy strategy.
About NEEC and the Smart Buildings Center:
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) is a non-profit business association of the building efficiency industry. NEEC’s mission is to promote energy efficiency policies, programs and technologies that create jobs and foster economic growth and environmental improvement.
The Smart Buildings Center (SBC) is a 501c3 organization with a mission to accelerate the adoption and commercialization of smart buildings technologies and practices through education and demonstration. Through partnership with NEEC, the two organizations offer a physical meeting space in the Pacific Tower in Seattle and offer training, educational events and webinars, networking opportunities, and loan out diagnostic tools through the Center’s Tool Lending Library.
NEEC is seeking a motivated Assistant Project Manager to support the organization in managing a range of projects that accelerate adoption of smart buildings practices and technologies through education, training, and other industry support. In addition to supporting multiple projects and managing competing priorities, this individual will have the opportunity to leverage their own knowledge and passion for clean energy to develop new and creative ways to drive both NEEC and the SBC’s missions forward. The Assistant Project Manager will support projects such as the Energy Benchmarking Help Desk, the Smart Buildings Education Program, and the Building Operator Certification program. The role requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, an ability to prioritize multiple projects, and comfort in serving as a point of contact to external stakeholders. While not required, knowledge of energy efficient and smart buildings approaches, building decarbonization, and energy policy is strongly desired. The position reports directly to NEEC’s Director of Education and Training and will work both independently and collaboratively throughout the organization, as well as with NEEC and SBC partner organizations as needed. This is a full-time position based in Seattle, WA with the latitude to work remotely.
- Support the organization’s work on Energy Benchmarking Helpdesk with customer assistance, data tracking and research, and ensuring project deliverables and deadlines are met.
- Work with Project Managers and Directors to ensure projects and deliverables are on schedule and meet requirements
- Work with Building Operator Certification team to support project implementation across the program footprint
- Familiarity with and passion for energy efficient buildings, smart buildings, and smart buildings technologies
- Stay knowledgeable in smart buildings, decarbonization, and energy policy
- Work with staff to create and publish materials demonstrating value of programs through various newsletters, blogs, and social media
- 2+ years of professional work experience
- Ability to manage multiple projects, including planning, reporting, and meeting deadlines
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- A high degree of professionalism and an ability to work with a variety of stakeholders including building owners and operators, policymakers, and other industry professionals
- Advanced Microsoft Excel and database skills
- Familiarity with EPA Portfolio Manager
- Experience with energy savings analysis both for individual buildings and a portfolio of buildings
- Data visualization in software such as Tableau
- Prior work and understanding of contracts and grants
Baccalaureate degree or relevant coursework in environmental/energy policy, energy efficiency, and/or public or business administration. Combination of education and experience can be considered.
Compensation and Benefits:
NEEC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include: employer paid health, vision, and dental insurance; IRA with 3% employer match; flexible paid time off; ability to work remotely; public transportation program.
How to Apply:
Email resume and cover letter to Melanie Danuser firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: April 1, 2022
Community Engagement and Policy Manager
We are excited to be expanding in the Northwest, adding staff positions to our Economic Inclusion and Community Engagement work in order to bring clean energy opportunities to BIPOC communities. Please share these career opportunities with those who might be interested.
Inclusion Manager – Minority Contracting
The Economic Inclusion Manager – Minority Contractor Development will implement policies, models and programs that advance Emerald Cities Collaborative’s mission with a focus on creating business opportunities and community wealth for Black and brown communities by leveraging investments in clean energy, affordable housing, and other infrastructure projects.
At Seattle City Light, we power Seattle. As a community owned utility, public service is at the core of our mission. We are dedicated to delivering customers affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electricity services. City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship and strives to fulfill its mission in a socially responsible manner.
City Light’s Electrification and Strategic Technology Division is responsible for creating the utility’s energy future and oversees the utility’s efforts related to transportation and building electrification, grid modernization and strategic technology. Within the Electrification and Strategic Technology Division, the Lighting Design Lab is a regional resource and education hub for strategic technologies and leads the development of the utility’s building electrification strategy.
The Lighting Design Lab is seeking an inspired intern who can help shape the utility’s near- and long-term building electrification strategy. Our municipal electric utility has an important role to play in the evolving decarbonization objectives of Washington state, the City of Seattle, and our individual customers. Particularly with recent and developing legislation around buildings, we want to better understand how our customers are impacted and how the utility can best support them and the trade ally community through this transition. The intern will collaborate with staff from across City departments and utility divisions to analyze and ultimately develop visualizations of how state and local policies are impacting our customers, trade allies, and utility. The intern will lead additional projects (as assigned or self-identified by the intern) to support the development of the utility’s building electrification strategy. The intern will report to the Building Electrification Strategic Advisor.
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Green Path Careers Program Coordinator:
The Program Coordinator helps to implement, coordinate, and market ECC – Los Angeles’ program initiatives. The position reports directly to the LA Program Director but is part of the larger SoCalREN program team.
The Economic Inclusion Manager, Northwest:
The Economic Inclusion Manager will implement policies, models and programs that advance ECC’s mission with a focus on workforce development and creating community wealth for black and brown communities.