Careers in the energy efficiency industry are booming. To grow our nation’s workforce of building managers, operators, and technicians, we have teamed up with the U.S. Department of Energy. Check out the Better Buildings Workforce Development Portal to get career guidance, curriculum/credentials, continuing education and training, and internship opportunities.
Energy Management Analyst Supervisor, Seattle City Light
Location: Seattle, WA
Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle’s electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
Customer Care & Energy Solutions (CCES), the longest continuously operating municipal energy conservation initiative in the country, is seeking an Energy Management Analyst (EMA) Supervisor for the Project Development team. This supervisor will lead a team of multi-disciplinary energy management professionals who promote and deliver the utility’s portfolio of demand-side management programs to its commercial, industrial, multifamily, and institutional customers. The portfolio has historically been predominantly comprised of energy efficiency programs, however it is evolving and expanding to include distributed energy resources, such as demand response, distributed generation, electric vehicles, as well as building electrification. CCES is responsible for acquiring/delivering all cost-effective energy efficiency (kWh) to the utility (a least-cost resource) in support of I-937 targets – preserving and extending the benefits of Seattle City Light’s low-cost, carbon-neutral resources. The Project Development team, comprised of 18 EMAs, is responsible for delivering roughly 60% of the division’s resource acquisition target and processes several hundred customer energy management projects annually.
The Project Development team delivers programs and services that help our customer owners and community partners meet their evolving energy needs, while striving to be their most valued and trusted energy partner. The group works with business customers across all sectors to conduct program outreach, opportunity assessments, and project development activities. The team also works closely with owners, developers, building operators, property managers, tenants, and a network of contractors, distributors, architects, engineers, design consultants, and other service providers that enable this work. The team helps customers maximize the performance of their existing buildings (across capital, O&M, and behavioral improvements) and new construction projects (to exceed energy code requirements) and through equipment incentives at distributor channels. In addition, the team contributes heavily to program design & development with a focus on enhancing customer experience, implementing continuous process improvement, and minimizing evaluation risk.
This position is one of two EMA Supervisors who report to the Project Development Section Manager.
View the full job description and application requirements HERE.
Director of Energy Programs, Energy Trust of Oregon
Location: Portland, OR
Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy development. We serve 1.6 million Oregon customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas and Avista. These customers are renters, homeowners, commercial business owners, property managers, schools, agricultural operations, small to large industrial facilities and communities.
Since 2002, customers have saved $3.4 billion on energy bills from efficiency retrofits, high-performance new construction and renewable energy systems installed at 718,000 locations and purchased through retail and distributors. These dollars recirculate in Oregon’s economy, driving broader economic benefits for all.
Energy Trust is overseen by the Oregon Public Utility Commission and is accountable for meeting annual minimum performance measures set by the commission. A non-stakeholder, volunteer board of directors sets the strategic direction, policies
and annual budgets, and offers independent perspectives.
About the Director of Energy Programs Position
We’re looking for a visionary, innovative, strategic and collaborative individual to lead and advance Energy Trust’s energy efficiency and renewable energy programs into the dynamic energy future. The Director of Energy Programs is a senior leadership position at Energy Trust, managing the organization’s program teams in the direction, design and implementation of all of the organization’s energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. The Director of Energy Programs reports directly to the Executive Director and is a member of the executive management team.
We will be accepting applications in January 2021. Please visit www.energytrust.org/about/careers beginning in January for the full position description and instructions on how to apply.
Marketing Manager – New Markets and Innovation, McKinstry
Location: Seattle, WA
At McKinstry, we’re proud to be a diverse and passionate group of innovators and problem-solvers, builders and engineers, mentors and students. We believe the world needs curious, forward-thinking, solutions-oriented people who want to make our planet better. We are committed to strengthening our diversity through recruiting, developing, and retaining professionals from all backgrounds, and we believe that promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity is an integral component of our continuing quest To Build a Thriving Planet. If you are looking to leave a purposeful mark on the world, then McKinstry is the place for you.
Here’s where you come in:
We are currently seeking a Marketing Manager to join our team as a member of our sales engagement and enablement team. Join an established and dynamic team and make an immediate impact. This role will initially focus on new start-ups within our organization and strategic enterprise initiatives requiring specialized go-to-market expertise. It will further build our capacity to develop new offerings and accelerate new ventures against our 2025 plans and Aspirations. We are looking for candidates with strong AEC business acumen and multi-disciplined communications and marketing skills.
You’re great at:
You know how to work in a fast-paced environment that requires juggling multiple deadlines concurrently and are looking for a dynamic role that provides new challenges and growth opportunity. You are competitive, self-motivated, and want to be a part of a winning team. You are an excellent facilitator, working across leaders and teams to develop winning strategies and differentiators for new products, services, or approaches to the market. You seek to understand our industry and client trends deeply, and the strategies needed to connect to clients effectively and build lasting relationships. You are comfortable managing others, but are also motivated to dig in and do the work yourself. You are an influencer with excellent relationship-building skills that bring people together to make an impact.
You know how to utilize all means to effectively communicate. Your storytelling ideas, strategies for how to best position digital mediums, and writing influences the way customers and markets see and connect to us, and sets up our vision of Building a Thriving Planet.
You’re not only great at leading and managing people, but you like people. Being a great leader is important because we are a People First employer that values emotional intelligence, kindness, and trust. You understand and place value in recruiting, hiring, developing, inspiring, and retaining people. You know how to set performance goals and conduct performance evaluations for assigned team and provide supervision, mentorship, and motivation to assigned staff as required.
As part of the proposed Seattle Energy Code update, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan recently announced new steps to further electrify buildings using clean energy. By updating its energy code, the City will eliminate the use of fossil fuels in new commercial and large multi-family construction for space and most water heating in order to cut down on the significant emissions contributed by the building sector. These actions come as new City data show building emissions have been steadily increasing in past years.
The proposed Seattle Energy Code update includes the following key changes for commercial and large multifamily buildings:
- Eliminates all gas and most electric resistance space heating systems
- Eliminates gas water heating in large multifamily buildings and hotels
- Improves building exteriors to improve energy efficiency and comfort
- Creates more opportunities for solar power
- Requires electrical infrastructure necessary for future conversion of any gas appliances in multifamily buildings
Read the full press release here.
Tuesday, October 6, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Which cities are leading the United States in clean energy efforts and which are falling behind? Join us to learn and discuss the findings of the 100-city scorecard, the most comprehensive national report tracking city progress toward climate goals.
As cities struggle to safely put people back to work and recover from the COVID-19 recession, our speakers will explore what cities are doing and can do better to advance energy efficiency and renewable power — critical tools for creating jobs, lowering utility bills, building resilience, reducing pollution, protecting health, and mitigating climate change. Speakers will also focus on the ways their programs are based on community input and designed to serve all residents.
King County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) is a five-year blueprint for County action to confront climate change, integrating climate change into all areas of County operations and its work in the community. The SCAP provides a “one-stop-shop” for county decision-makers, employees, and the general public to learn about the County’s climate change goals, priorities and commitments.
We want your input on the 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) update!
What are the most important and impactful climate actions the County can take? Where can the County lead? What can we accomplish in partnership with you? Join us at a 2020 SCAP public workshop this October 2019 to inform our 5-year plan to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions, prepare for climate change impacts, and support resilience in the communities disproportionately impacted by climate change.