Overall Job Objective
The City of Boulder, and the community it serves, is keenly focused on creating an energy future defined by significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, aggressive efficiency measures, technological and service innovations, and customer-focused solutions. While the city is currently working on the potential municipalization of its electric utility to enable it to achieve these goals, the city staff team continues to work with customers, community stakeholders, and decision makers to design and implement cutting-edge energy policies and programs as well as pilot new energy innovations. In 2018, this work includes analysis and strategic evolution of EnergySmart efficiency services; implementation of progressive energy codes and requirements for existing buildings; creation of a new local Energy Impact Offset Fund; developing energy projects for city owned facilities and the creation and implementation of new local solar and electric vehicle programs and offerings. A current list of all energy and climate projects can be found here: https://bouldercolorado.gov/climate/climate-action-in-boulder-a-community-investment-2
This position will serve an important leadership role for the city's energy work and related energy innovations, with primary responsibility for developing and implementing Boulder's next generation of demand-side management (DSM) strategies, programs, and initiatives consistent with the city's Climate Commitment and Energy Future goals. This position will be responsible for working with community stakeholders and staff from other divisions to create strategic engagement and action plans for the city's energy-related work. The position will be the lead on DSM strategies, and will closely collaborate with staff working on the energy supply strategy to bring together all pieces into a cohesive plan. The position will also help establish aggressive energy efficiency targets in all building sectors, strategies to achieve those targets, and metrics to measure success toward climate and other goals. This position will foster relationships with the business community and develop public-private partnerships in support of sustainability and energy objectives. This position will bring technical expertise in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, solar technologies, and various financing and ownership models, to be able to advise and assist with energy development projects for city owned facilities. In addition, this position will play a key role in helping develop long term energy strategies which support the achievement of the city's energy future goals and potentially integrating energy efficiency services into a new utility.
Duties & Responsibilities
1. Strategy and Policy Development
Provide leadership, facilitate community working groups, and engage community stakeholders and partners to develop energy programs, policies, and pilots. This includes, but is not limited, to the following:
2. Technical Expertise
Provides technical leadership in building science and DSM programming which emphasizes prescriptive and performance methods to increase energy efficiency in buildings. Has deep knowledge and experience with HVAC systems and provides technical expertise in the following areas: whole building energy modeling, solar technologies, electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, and various financing and ownership models for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
3. Community Engagement
Develop collaborative relationships with the business community and serve as a facilitator of community-based solutions. This includes, but is not limited, to the following:
4. People Management
Successfully manage people with various levels of experience and expertise. This includes, but is not limited to:
Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Energy Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Environmental Planning, Environmental Management or related field, plus a minimum of seven years progressively responsible experience managing, designing or implementing energy efficiency programs. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated ability to create successful strategies, to coordinate and manage complex projects, and resolve issues. Demonstrated strength in project management and work plan management. Demonstrated ability to implement programs to meet objectives. Ability to research, analyze and synthesize complex information and data, develop and present recommendations and prepare concise written reports, correspondence and recommendations. Demonstrated leadership and people management skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain effective working relationships with business contacts, the public, advisory boards, consultants and with employees at all levels of the organization. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make public presentations. Demonstrated facilitation skills. Ability to lead and participate in teams. Ability and willingness to attend evening meetings. Have and maintain acceptable background information, including criminal conviction history and credit history.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications
Master's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Energy or Environmental Management, or Public Administration. Experience in facility management. Demonstrated experience in managing projects and public engagement processes. A minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in the design and administration of utility DSM programs. A minimum of three years successfully managing staff. Experience in evaluating DSM cost effectiveness methodology and energy saving potentials. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado. Previous experience managing DSM programs for a utility or energy services division in local government. Knowledge of electric and gas utility DSM programs, rebate structure and cost effectiveness methodologies. Previous experience working in a university community. Knowledge of progressive electric utility sustainability practices.
Closing date and time: 2/25/2018 at 11:59 PM Mountain Time
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