Seattle City Light was created by the residents of Seattle in 1902 to provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound electric power to homes and businesses in the City of Seattle and neighboring suburbs. Owned by the community it serves, City Light is the nation's 10th largest municipally owned electric utility, serving 450,000 customers, and is a nationally recognized leader in energy efficiency, renewable resource development, and environmental stewardship.
City Light's business environment is changing rapidly in response to the convergence of policy, technology, and customer trends that are driving toward a cleaner more decentralized energy system. With its carbon neutral generation system and 40-year history of delivering energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to customers at scale, City Light is poised to lead the community toward a decarbonized future.
The Utility's Customer Energy Solutions Division works with residential, business, and institutional customers to evaluate and adopt an ever-expanding array of clean energy choices to meet their cost, convenience, productivity and sustainability goals. Building on its legacy of leadership in energy efficiency, the Division is expanding its program and service offerings to enable and promote:
The Division is hiring a Business Energy Solutions Manager to oversee the delivery of clean energy programs and services to the utility's business and institutional customers. As a direct report to the Director of Customer Energy Solutions, the position will lead a team of 25 dynamic, customer focused energy management analysts to help businesses and institutions evaluate and adopt a wide range of carbon free energy choices, including energy efficiency, building electrification, solar energy and renewable power purchases. The team is responsible for customer outreach and engagement; project evaluation, origination and facilitation, and program implementation services. In a typical year, the project development team will develop and manage several hundred customer energy management projects. Planning and execution will focus on providing outstanding customer service, innovative but practical solutions, and technical excellence.
With an annual budget of approximately $18 million, the Manager is accountable for ensuring program and customer experience goals are met, while prudently managing financial and human resources. This position provides management oversight and responsibility for supervision, workload planning and assignments, staff development and performance management.
The Manager will also serve as a member of the CES leadership team, collaborating with other Division leaders on strategy and portfolio management decisions. The manager will also champion staff participation in cross-functional teams focusing on strategy, program design, continuous process improvement, and workplace culture.
Additional Job Responsibilities:
Education: Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, Sustainable Resource Development; or Environmental or Physical Sciences; or related field (other combinations of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability).
Experience: 6 or more years of progressively responsible experience in managing the design and or delivery of customer focused energy programs or consulting services, including 2 years as a manager or supervisor (or combination of education and relevant work experience, which provides an equivalent background required to perform this body of work).
Certification/License: Valid Washington State Driver's License and Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) or Certified Energy Manager (CEM).
In addition to the professional experience of the successful candidate, key leadership values, attributes, and competencies will also be assessed:
Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review.
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