VEIC

Managing Consultant

# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-VT | US-CA | US-DE | US-HI | US-IL | US-ME | US-MD | US-MA | US-MI-Okemos | US-NJ-Springdale | US-OH | ...
Category
Consulting
Deadline to Apply
6/3/2024

Overview

VEIC seeks a Managing Consultant to oversee its engagement with Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) awardees as well as related lenders and prospective borrowers. The role will include managing relationships across awardees and multiple partners, including members of the Relay Network. The position will play a leadership role in pursuing business development opportunities related to the GGRF and will oversee the resulting body of work. Anticipated GGRF-related project work could entail developing qualified project standards and systems that support their implementation, contributing to online tools and platforms that promote coordination across awardees, market building activities in select markets including direct service provision and partner coordination, and project-level technical assistance provision to eligible projects. VEIC’s technical assistance and market development roles within the GGRF are intended to support low income and disadvantaged communities’ ability access funds toward meaningful decarbonization projects that serve those communities’ needs and priorities. Candidates do not need to have deep experience in project finance or fund development but should have enough background to be able to interact with lenders about underwriting and pipeline development. The GGRF work is expected to cross multiple practice areas in VEIC including residential and small commercial program design, engineering, marketing and communications, and stakeholder engagement.

 

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.

 

Please Note: At this time only qualified candidates located in the states where VEIC conducts business will be considered: CA, CT, DC, DE, HI, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, MT, NJ, NY, PA, OH, RI, VA, VT, and WI.  Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, veteran status, communication style, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Provides input to and supports management of Business Areas and/or high-profile projects that use expert knowledge in area of expertise. These projects promote cutting-edge energy projects on behalf of clients throughout the country and internationally. This may include:
  • Setting project strategic direction
  • Developing a solution framework that meets project goals and objectives and streamlines the overall process
  • Developing and managing networks of external industry relationships
  • Managing on-going client relationships
  • Facilitating meetings of external working groups
  • Managing and mentoring the work of other VEIC staff
  • Managing the work and quality of subcontractors
  • Tracking and management of project budgets
  • Designs, reviews, and/or critiques energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean transportation programs and policies.
  • Drafts and defends expert witness testimony.
  • Supports Energy Services Division staff by acting as senior project advisor, providing mentoring, and quality assurance for a variety of projects.
  • Significantly contributes to strategic plan for Business Area in coordination with other Business Areas and Division strategic plan.
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting financial outcomes for portfolio of projects.
  • Assists in hiring and recruiting high-quality staff.
  • Is responsible for business development and the acquisition of new work in a Business Area, particularly through development and maintenance of relationships with clients and business partners.
  • Recommends to Business Area lead what new work to accept/pursue in a Business Area.
  • Develops and provides regular management and tracking reports to Business Area lead with recommended actions to ensure that contractual requirements are met, and contributes to communications with VEIC leadership concerning progress toward strategic objectives.
  • Routinely represents VEIC and the Energy Services Division at national and international forums, conferences, and committees.
  • Assists Business Area lead and Director in promoting the coordination of activities with other divisions within VEIC as is necessary to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Strong personal commitment to the mission, vision, goals and values of VEIC.
  • Bachelor’s degree plus ten or more years of relevant professional experience, including managing projects & client relationships, or a similar combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills were acquired.
  • Seven or more years of experience within the efficiency, renewable energy or clean transportation field(s) preferred.  Advanced degree in relevant field preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in “big-picture” thinking and strategic development.
  • Demonstrated high level of creativity and innovation in approach to work.
  • Demonstrated ability and extensive experience in managing all aspects of large, complex projects – including client interaction, maintaining project budgets, and overseeing all aspects of project work.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including comfort with persuasive communications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Extensive professional connections within the energy efficiency, renewable energy and/or clean transportation industries.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop (and acquire funding for) new consulting projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively advise, mentor, and delegate to staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle a variety of assignments simultaneously, address competing priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to be organized, detail-oriented, and accurate.
  • Ability to facilitate group discussions and meetings.
  • Superior knowledge of the characteristics of key efficiency, renewable energy, and/or clean transportation markets and measures.
  • Superior knowledge of good efficiency, renewable, and/or clean transportation program designs.
  • Facility with techniques of economic analysis.
  • Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software.

 

 

 

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