Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Director of Operations

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
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Deadline to Apply


Serves as Director of DCSEU Operations, providing leadership and management to DCSEU programs and initiatives, with operational responsibility for:

  • Residential and commercial energy efficiency and renewable programming
  • Retail products programming
  • Key account management
  • Program Management Office
  • Engineering


  • Leads teams of internal staff and external partners to develop annual plans, strategies, and budgets for implementation of SEU operations.
  • Plans, negotiates, and contracts with partnering organizations and other subcontractors to develop and implement on program plans.
  • Partnering with Human Resources Business Partner, develops and refines staffing structure for operations unit, and participates in recruitment, training, and mentoring of direct reports to optimize SEU operation results, as measured by contract performance metrics and VEIC values.
  • Develops SEU operations budgets and contractual program goals, and is responsible for overall successful financial management of SEU operations.
  • Develops performance metrics, measurable outcomes, and reporting for SEU operations to internal and external groups.
  • Works collaboratively with SEU Managing Director to develop and promote SEU objectives.
  • Solicits and utilizes feedback from internal and external customers to ensure the quality of strategy and effectiveness of program implementation.
  • Coordinates with and informs external constituencies including DOEE and other District departments, electric and gas utilities, Public Service Commission, Office of the People’s Counsel, SEU Advisory Board, and others.
  • Collaborates closely with VEIC’s other operational leaders, support, and line services in sharing best practices, working with vendors, and improving VEIC operations company-wide.
  • Provides support to the activities of VEIC as necessary to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.




  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of ten years of management experience, preferably in operations, five years in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industry, with proven experience in advancing measurable carbon reduction and energy saving goals or a similar combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing teams of employees and subcontractors, with proven abilities in leadership, facilitation, staff supervision, contracts, budget management, communication, and the ability to develop and attain goals.
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency and renewable energy program design and implementation, energy analysis and cost-effectiveness screening preferred
  • Demonstrated market management skills, including the ability to think creatively in the development and delivery of market-based services.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with MSOffice package.
  • Strong personal commitment to social and environmental justice.
  • Residents of the District of Columbia are strongly encouraged to apply.

Working Conditions:

Internal - Position is located full-time in the District of Columbia.  Work is normally performed in climate-controlled office environment, where exposure to conditions of extreme heat/cold, poor ventilation, fumes and gases is very limited. Noise level is moderate and includes sounds of normal office equipment (computers, telephones, etc.).  No known environmental hazards are encountered in normal performance of job duties.

External - Limited travel required.

Physical Demands:

Work involves standing and walking for brief periods of time, but most duties are performed from a seated position. There is potential for eyestrain from reading detailed materials and computer screen. Deadlines, workloads during peak periods and changing priorities may cause increased stress levels. Work normally requires finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination to operate computer keyboards at a moderate skill level. Repetitive motion injuries may occur. Company will provide adaptive devices as needed.


Diversity & Inclusion statement:

We are committed to building a work community that is inclusive and represents a vibrant diversity of background, experience, perspective, and thought. Climate change impacts all of us; however, we are impacted differently based on our identities and experiences. We all deserve a place at the table to make decisions about our collective future – we hope you’ll consider joining us as we work towards our vision for a healthy planet, thriving people, and energy justice.

Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, communication style, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply.




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