Seeking a visionary, innovative, proven leader of high performing teams to build upon Austin Energy’s industry leading customer offerings and execution. The successful applicant will have a deep technical understanding of distributed energy resource program design, cost effectiveness metrics, customer engagement best practices, operational excellence and the ability to communicate effectively with elected officials, citizen commissions, C-suite executives and other City departments. Responsibilities include management of a $23 million annual incentive budget, leadership of a 60-person staff; marketing and outreach to residential, commercial and large industrial customers; experience in purchasing, contract negotiation & vendor management; budgeting, forecasting, risk & change management; financial payments & audit controls and oversight of workflow management information technology systems. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external customers and stakeholders is essential.
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Plans, directs, and coordinates the development and delivery of a range of technical program services to improve energy efficiency in new and existing residential, commercial and industrial building.
Directs and manages the performance of energy audits and engineering feasibility studies; reviews and evaluates recommendations of building design reviews and studies, and cost-effectiveness comparisons of end-use technologies.
Manages annual O&M, CIP and incentive budgets including preparing short and long-term spending plans.
Prepares and presents annual results-of-operations reports for Austin Energy management and public advisory committees.
Manages promotional and outreach efforts to establish partnerships with contractors, vendors and trade allies to enhance customer services and participation to meet Austin Energy's energy efficiency goals.
Formulates specific plan objectives to achieve desirable electric load shape changes through energy efficiency and load management programs and projects.
Directs technical and planning process elements for evaluating alternative energy efficiency program initiatives.
Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.
Technical knowledge of demand side management programs including measurement and verification of efficacy.
Ability to respond succinctly and effectively to time-sensitive deadlines.
Skill in establishing and maintaining relationships with contractors, citizen commissions, elected officials, stakeholders, the general public and staff.
Knowledgeable about strategic issues facing electric utilities and the ERCOT market.
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, or in a field related to the job, plus seven (7) years related experience, two (2) years of which were in a supervisory or managerial capacity. Education may substitute for experience up to two (2) years.
Internal Number: 105585
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