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Energy Efficiency Specialist

Randy Bouverat · Thu, 12/03/2009 - 09:54

ENERGY EFFICIENCY SPECIALIST

The mission of the South Bay Environmental Services Center (SBESC), a program of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG), is to serve the region's constituents as the central clearinghouse for energy efficiency information and resources, and significantly increase the availability of information and opportunities to the businesses, residents and governments in the South Bay to help them implement projects that will save water, energy, money, and the environment.

The Energy Efficiency Specialist is a full-time, technical position with responsibilities that are central to developing and delivering core programs and implementing projects with our partners; utilities and municipalities. In conjunction with the SBESC Program Manager, to whom this position reports, responsibilities include:
 Develop and manage a strategic work program to realize hard energy and water savings through programs and projects implemented by public agencies, businesses and residents of the South Bay
 Analyze data from energy assessments and audits for public agencies, businesses and residents including commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipal organizations and, if requested, develop recommendations regarding potential reductions in the use of electricity, gas and water as measured in kWh, Therms and Acre Feet of Water. Helpful to know Demand Response
 Generate cost/benefit analyses and rate of return calculations
 Work with member agencies to utilize available programs and technical support to assist with energy and water savings efforts including utilizing state and local financial rebate and incentive programs available to public agencies, businesses and residents
 Oversee the work of engineering sub-contractors or other technical resources by project or task, and supervise the successful completion of that work
 Contribute to shaping policy and program initiatives, and strategic and tactical plans, working closely with the SBCCOG Executive Director and the SBESC Program Manager as well as others on staff
 Coordinate technical tasks required by SBESC grant programs
 Develop and maintain high-level relationships with program partners, city and county facility and energy efficiency staff
 Oversee retro-commissioning/re-commissioning of public facilities as requested
 Pursue rebate, grant and loan funding opportunities for energy efficiency and water conservation projects
 Develop Request for Proposals/Qualifications and negotiate on behalf of our clients for energy efficiency and water conservation related services if requested

Requirements:
 5-10 years experience advancing successful energy-efficiency programs
 Experience designing and implementing strategic energy efficiency and demand reduction programs
 Experience conducting on-site energy audits
 Knowledge of utility and water agency programs
 Knowledge of municipal and state government energy programs, as well as pending legislation or regulatory developments
 Experience working with California local governments and regional agencies strongly preferred
 Some experience in urban/regional planning, and transportation is a plus
 Understanding of environmental and climate science issues and policy is a plus
 Excellent analytical skills
 Excellent written and verbal communications skills
 Strong presentation skills
 Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a team, and meet deliverables and deadlines
 Willingness to work collaboratively in a small office environment undergoing rapid expansion
 Willingness to participate in meetings and/or critical events and workshops
 Flexibility in adapting to changing circumstances and taking on new challenges
 Ability to work with diverse communities and audiences
 Ability to build and maintain relationships and coalitions through internet, in person and by phone.

Qualifications:
 B.A. or advanced technical degree, or equivalent work experience
 Certification(s), such as CEM, PE, CSDP, CEA, CMVP, CLEP, or BOC a plus
 Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
 Project Management software, reporting and charting a plus

This position allows for continued professional growth through expansion of the SBESC and its growing portfolio of programs. The position includes a base salary plus benefits. To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history.

CONTACT:
Randy Bouverat
Operations Manager
SBCCOG/SBESC
randy@sbesc.com

Location:
Lawndale, CA, 90260
United States
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