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. Project and program administration will include, but are not limited to, energy efficiency, demand response, and net metering programs; community solar, microgrid, and energy storage projects; on-bill repayment management; and beneficial electrification initiatives (electric vehicles, HVAC, etc.).
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Assigned with or without reasonable accommodation.
Serve as a trusted energy advisor for members inquiring about distributed energy resources (DER) and rate options, including individual consultations through phone and email.
Administration of existing energy efficiency, demand response, net metering, and pilot rate programs including assisting members with rebates and processes, rebate and incentive payment management, member participation verification, and program data compilation, analysis, and presentation.
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 options, mechanisms, and billing processes for energy product and service offerings and coordinate implementation and auditing procedures.
Effectively utilize technical resources, such as third-party DER management software and project management software to manage, measure, analyze, and verify progress and effectiveness.
Assist with commercial-scale DER project development and implementation including microgrids and batteries.
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.
Regular and predictable attendance are essential functions of the position.
Perform other duties within capabilities as directed by supervisor.
Exhibits integrity and demonstrates ethical behavior in everyday business conduct.
Education and formal training:Bachelor’s Degree in business-related or quantitative field (Business Administration, Economics, Math, Statistics, Engineering, or similar discipline) or associate degree with 8+ years in a related field required.
Relevant energy industry knowledge and experience; Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or other equivalent experience or certification; Microsoft Project experience as well as high competency in database management, spreadsheets, and other data software and analysis; Master’s Degree in related field highly desired.
Experience: Five years or greater of professional experience with energy project management and/or administration, customer service, business management, operation analysis and/or sales, preferred.
Knowledge, skill and abilities:
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).
Expert problem-solving and analytical skills, particularly in cross functional teams, and strong skills with analytical and database software.
Deep understanding of current and emerging opportunities with energy efficiency, distributed generation, demand response, and rate design concepts, best practices, and assessment/measurement.
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.
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.
WORKING CONDITIONS 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.
If you are looking for an opportunity with a cooperative where you will have a direct impact on its’ success please see the complete job description and apply at www.pvrea.coop/careers.
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.