Program Design Manager

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The Program Design Manager will be responsible for supporting and sometimes leading the design and development of energy efficiency and emerging energy opportunity programs and initiatives. This role requires a strong background in energy efficiency, program management, drawing together stakeholders for comprehensive solutions, and a creative approach to problem-solving. The Program Design Manager will collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to develop, support implementation, and monitor clean energy programs that drive positive environmental and economic outcomes.


We are committed to building an inclusive work community that 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 the states where VEIC conducts business will also be considered: CA, CT, DC, DE, HI, 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. #LI-Hybrid


  • Program Development:
    • Supports the conceptualization, design, and development of clean energy programs and decarbonization initiatives from customer need, partner opportunity, or business unit gaps.
    • Conducts market research and stays up-to-date with industry trends to identify opportunities for new program delivery models and frameworks.
    • Works directly with organizational partners to understand customer, client, and partner needs.
    • Collaborates with stakeholders to define program goals, objectives and budgets.
  • Strategic Planning:
    • Contributes to the development of a comprehensive program design strategy aligned with the organization's goals.
    • Creates detailed project plans, including budgets, timelines, and performance metrics.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration:
    • Works closely with cross-functional teams, including program implementers, program systems, account management, engineering, finance, marketing, regulatory affairs, and leadership to ensure successful program implementation.
    • Fosters effective communication and cooperation across departments.
  • Regulatory Compliance:
    • Stays proactive with regulatory teams to navigate any compliance issues.
  • Program Evaluation and Optimization:
    • Establishes key performance indicators (KPIs) and regularly evaluates program performance.
    • Analyze data and use stakeholder feedback to identify areas for improvement and adjust programs accordingly.
    • Reviews best practices in program delivery models, standardizing the frameworks for market sectors as appropriate in support of scalability.
  • Reporting and Documentation:
    • Prepares reports for internal and external stakeholders, including program progress, outcomes, and financial performance.
    • Maintains comprehensive documentation of program design and implementation processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong personal commitment to the mission, vision, goals and values of VEIC.
  • A minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in leading energy efficiency program design and management, with a track record of delivering impactful results
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., Energy Management, Environmental Science, Engineering, Business Administration) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong knowledge of energy efficiency principles, technologies, and best practices.
  • Proven experience in project management and team leadership.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting tools.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulatory requirements and compliance.


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