This position will be a key part of a growing initiative that delivers energy products and services to the cooperative’s electric consumers. Under the guidance of the Energy Resources Director, this position helps drive the success of both existing and new member-facing offerings focused on managing electric energy use, including efficiency, distributed generation and demand response. Product and service offerings will include, but are not limited to, community solar, bring-your-own-device demand response, energy storage, on-bill repayment and beneficial electrification (electric vehicles, HVAC, etc.).
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Assigned with or without reasonable accommodation.
Assist with identifying energy program and service business opportunities that benefit participating members and the entire cooperative.
Manage existing and new energy products and service offerings, including planning, development, implementation and ongoing operation.
Develop financing mechanisms and billing processes for energy product and service offerings and coordinate implementation and auditing procedures.
Oversee a network of contracted energy efficiency and construction trade partners and consultants.
Establish relationships with project developers to encourage beneficial electrification and efficiency in new buildings.
Effectively utilize technical resources, such as third-party distributed energy resource management software and project management software to manage, measure, analyze, and verify progress and effectiveness.
Serve as a trusted energy advisor for members inquiring about distributed energy resources and rate options, including individual consultations through phone and email.
As part of a team, assist with the coordination and review of on-site residential and small commercial energy assessments and audits.
Present project reports and educational seminars to internal and external audiences.
STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE
These duties reflect the cooperative’s mission and purpose, and they are required of all employees:
Work according to our safety rules and policies and be responsible for your own safety, including reporting all accidents in accordance with our policies.
Support the strategic goals of the organization in accordance with our Strategic Plan.
Interact with fellow employees, as well as with the board, members, the general public, other utility personnel, governmental agencies and equipment vendors, in a kind and courteous manner.
Collaborate effectively and successfully with fellow employees to achieve department and company-wide goals and build a team-focused environment.
Assist in the emergency restoration of facilities during storm or general outages.
Perform other duties within capabilities as directed by supervisor.
Exhibits integrity and demonstrates ethical behavior in everyday business conduct.
Education and formal training:
Required – Bachelor’s Degree in business-related or quantitative field (Economics, Math, Statistics, Engineering, or similar discipline) or associate degree with 10+ years in a related field.
Highly desirable – Relevant industry certifications demonstrating knowledge of energy management, such as Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Manager, Building Performance Institute Energy Auditor, or US Green Building Council LEED Green Associate or similar; Master’s Degree in related field.
Required – Although no formal experience is required, you must have a strong background in distributed energy resources.
Highly desirable –Three years or greater of professional experience with distributed energy resources, business operation analysis, sales, and/or project management.
Knowledge, skill and abilities:
Deep understanding of current and emerging opportunities with energy efficiency, distributed generation, demand response, and rate design concepts, best practices, and assessment/measurement.
Expert problem-solving and analytical skills, particularly in cross functional teams, and strong skills with analytical and database software.
Project management skills, including the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
Experience with managing and enhancing relationships with external partners (vendors) and customers (members).
Limited understanding of the unique not-for-profit cooperative business model.
Effective oral and written communications skills, including the ability to explain complex topics (energy technologies and rates) in understandable terms.
Drug/Alcohol: We are a drug-free workplace. A drug/alcohol test and background check are required prior to employment.
Physical Exam: Upon receipt of a job offer, you must pass a physical examination that verifies that you can perform the Essential Job Functions.
Driving: You must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License and operate a company non-DOT vehicle.
Physical & Mental Demands: The position requires performing the Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED
General office equipment, such as personal computers, scanners, etc. Specialize energy assessment tools, such as infrared cameras, may also be used.
The work environment is a primarily a comfortable office environment, although some outside site visits will be necessary. The noise level is estimated to be 50-90 decibels.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.
About Poudre Valley REA, Inc.
Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and our area has an outstanding public school system. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, the Fort Collins area experiences 300 days of sunshine per year and offers exciting recreational opportunities such as hiking, camping, cycling, golfing plus some unique cultural offerings, and is a regional center for employment and shopping. The Fort Collins area offers the convenience of a small town atmosphere with all the amenities of a larger city. If you are seeking a great lifestyle and a community in which you can reinvigorate yourself then the Fort Collins area is it. We are an EEO employer.