Building Electrification Programs Manager

Job Title:               Clean Energy Programs Manager

Salary:                    Commensurate with experience

Job Type:               Full-Time

Location:               Redwood City, California

Updated:               May 28, 2019

THE POSITION

The Building Electrification Programs Manager works under the direction of the Director of Energy Programs at Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) and has responsibility for developing and implementing the strategy for energy programs within San Mateo County with an emphasis on existing building electrification and distributed energy load shaping. This is an exciting opportunity to drive innovation and greenhouse gas reductions. This person will play a major role in new program and partner development. Examples of programs include incentives and technical assistance to encourage building electrification, energy storage, load shaping as well as electric vehicle infrastructure.

More information is available below and at www.peninsulacleanenergy.com.

About Peninsula Clean Energy

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is the community choice energy program (known as a “CCA”) for San Mateo County.  PCE’s customer base includes almost 300,000 accounts, serving a population of 765,000, with a total electrical load of almost 4 million megawatt-hours.  PCE is the fifth operating CCE in California and launched in October 2016.

PCE is the electricity provider for all electricity accounts in the 20 communities in San Mateo County (Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, and Woodside) as well as the unincorporated county. The city councils of each city were unanimous in their support for joining PCE.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position requires strong collaboration skills to work with internal and external stakeholders of multiple levels. It also requires an understanding technical aspects of electric energy use, and ability to research and analyze associated data.  We are looking for someone who is highly organized, has strong attention to detail and able to manage activities across multiple projects. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Lead developing strategies and program implementation for local programs with an emphasis on building electrification and decarbonization. Additional potential areas include grid-responsive load shaping, demand-side energy management, storage, electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and renewables. Includes evaluating program options, developing justifications for proposed strategies, and soliciting and taking input from stakeholders to refine strategies.
  • Develop and facilitate partnerships across private, public, non-profit and research sectors for program development and execution.
  • Develop and execute requests for proposals (RFPs) including defining objectives and evaluation criteria, coordinating with communications team for publication, evaluating proposals, and recommending awards.
  • Draft Board memos on program.
  • Support program management including development of contracts, assessing vendor budget and timelines, evaluating effectiveness and quality of work, recommending remedial actions when needed.
  • Develop timelines, manage deliverables and coordinate execution with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with subject matter experts on best-practices, guides, and workshops as required.
  • Serve as public spokesperson at events including developing talking points, external materials, speaking at events.
  • Provide input to program budget and staffing plans.
  • Supervise and direct interns.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in engineering, environmental studies, business or other related fields.
  • A minimum of five-year’s experience in energy-related building science, program design and management, and energy efficiency or distributed renewables project implementation.
  • Expertise with building electrification and efficiency strategies and deployment.
  • Advanced capabilities in project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain complex partnerships.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in building sciences, project management, environmental studies, or clean energy business.
  • Certifications in energy management or similar a significant plus.
  • Strong preference given to candidates that have Bay Area contacts in the municipal, utility, business and non-profit sectors in the areas of climate change, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.
  • Experience in grant development and fundraising.
  • Familiar with mission and goals of Peninsula Clean Energy.

Ability to:

  • Deliver excellent written products with strong logistical and quantitative analysis.
  • Deliver excellent public speaking across diverse audiences.
  • Exercise sound judgment, creative problem solving, effective dispute resolution, and commercial awareness.
  • Manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and quickly adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Take responsibility and work independently, as well as coordinate team efforts.
  • Be thorough and detail-oriented; demonstrate patience, tact, and courtesy.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with persons encountered during the performance of duties.
  • Work as needed to attend evening and weekend meetings and presentations. Ability to travel throughout the region to attend meetings and functions.
  • Interact professionally and effectively with customers, commercial partners, PCE staff team, Citizens Advisory Committee, and Board of Directors.
  • Work with intermediate and advance MS Office functions, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint.
  • Work with tools including gantt charts and project management tools, CRMs and other advanced project tools.
  • Be part of a team of committed people.

Supervisory Responsibilities
No direct supervisory role anticipated at this time, but this could change as PCE grows over time.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Submit application materials to:

hr@peninsulacleanenergy.com with a subject line: “Program PM: Your Name”

The application materials must include:
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Responses to the four Supplemental Questions listed below

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please describe how your education and experience have prepared you for this position, and how the position fits into your career goals and aspirations.
  2. Please provide an example of a new energy project you managed, including a description of the project itself and the steps you employed to effectively manage the project to successful implementation.
  3. Please describe your experience and knowledge of any of the technologies listed below. Also, please describe how one of these technologies could be utilized for an innovative energy program for PCE: building electrification such as heat pump water heaters, energy efficiency, EV charging, energy storage (behind-the-meter and/or in-front-of-the meter), demand response programs, and any other innovative energy technologies.
  4. In this position, you will be part of a small, but growing, team of professionals. Describe your experience working as part of a team and indicate how you add value to the team. If you have managed or supervised employees, please describe that experience as well.