Engineering Manager (Efficiency Vermont)

Job Locations US-VT
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VEIC is a sustainable energy company on a mission to generate the energy solutions the world needs. For over 30 years VEIC has been working with governments, utilities, foundations, and businesses across North America to develop and deploy clean energy services that provide immediate and lasting change. With expertise in energy efficiency, building decarbonization, transportation electrification, and new approaches for a clean and flexible grid, VEIC brings innovative solutions to the market. VEIC is nationally recognized for developing pilots and programs that optimize energy use, reduce energy burdens for low-income customers, and advance new technologies. In addition to our full-service consulting business, VEIC administers three large-scale sustainable energy programs: Efficiency Vermont, Efficiency Smart, and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU). 


The Engineering Manager leads with a focus on strategic impact, technical vision, customer value, and staff centered practices. This role identifies, leads, and drives core management efforts to create beneficial change across staff and work strategy including leadership role to develop and evolve our business in critical places like energy efficiency, decarbonization. This position will also manage, supervise, coordinate, and lead the activities and staff necessary to optimize the delivery of Efficiency Vermont services to succeed in our impact with rate payers and partners (residential, multifamily, commercial, industrial, and institutional).  


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.


Qualified candidates located in Vermont or interested in relocation to Vermont will be considered. Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, communication style, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply.


  • Manages and directs Engineering staff in the development and delivery of high-quality technical services to EEU staff and customers.
  • Provides supervision of Engineering staff via activities including:
    • providing real-time constructive feedback on an ongoing basis;
    • developing and communicating clear guidelines and expectations;
    • assessing individual training needs and coordinating training accordingly;
    • guiding and supporting employees as they establish individual performance and professional development goals to maximize the performance, efficiency and work quality of each individual in support of the team;
    • providing appropriate support and action in managing performance problems;
    • overseeing staff recruitment and orientation
    • mentoring staff and holding staff accountable to meeting goals.
  • Coordinates with the Efficiency Vermont Management Team to establish and hold staff accountable to achieving team goals that are aligned with VEIC and Efficiency Vermont goals.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with the Efficiency Vermont Management Team and other VEIC groups and divisions on cross-functional initiatives, with understanding and flexibility to build organizational unity, efficiency and success.
  • Develops models for efficient workflows and provides guidance and training to engineering staff to enable execution. Plans, implements, and oversees optimized allocation of engineering to maximize effectiveness in alignment with Efficiency Vermont and VEIC goals.
  • Leads and coordinates staff and subcontractors in the design, development and implementation of customer-focused strategies, initiatives, and activities to support work plans.
  • Identifies and keeps current with industry trends and best practices and develops methods for communicating to staff and customers to ensure appropriate knowledge transfer.
  • Develops and manages services and approaches to ensure appropriate, consistent, and quality customer service, energy analysis, documentation, communication, and achievement of established performance and/or contractual expectations.
  • Develops guidance on incentive levels, establishing timelines and staffing needs for Efficiency Vermont services and initiatives.
  • Supports the coordination of activities with other staff, groups, and divisions within VEIC as is necessary to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong personal commitment to the mission, vision, goals and values of VEIC.
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, plus at least 5 years of professional experience, including 2 years supervising technical staff, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
  • Management experience, including leadership, facilitation, staff supervision, contracts, budget management, communications, and ability to develop and attain goals.
  • Ability to motivate, develop, mentor, and engage staff to support VEIC's mission and division/group goals.
  • Experience in creating best practices and innovating and implementing activities to accomplish group/division goals.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to handle competing priorities.
  • Proficient with word processing and spreadsheets
  • Demonstrated ability to be organized, detail oriented, accurate, and able to handle multiple tasks and competing priorities.
  • Knowledge of the markets in which the Engineering group is active, including residential, multi-family, commercial, institutional and/or industrial building design. Ability to understand and evaluate services and technical analysis of energy efficiency opportunities in these types of facilities.
  • Ability to develop relationships with and oversee work of contractors, regulators, third-party reviewers, customers, trade allies, building designers, and utility representatives.

Working Conditions:

Internal - 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 - Less than 20% travel is required within the state of Vermont.  Occasional events may involve lifting, distributing, and disposing of energy efficiency materials.

Physical Demands:

Company will provide adaptive devices as needed.


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