At MEEA, we leverage our unique position as the Midwest’s key champion and trusted information resource on energy efficiency policies and programs to help our members and stakeholders identify, understand and implement cost-effective energy efficiency strategies that provide economic and environmental benefits. As a collaborative network and an influential membership organization spanning thirteen states, we provide a professional forum where energy providers, policymakers, implementers, manufacturers, advocates, and other stakeholders can make connections, seek advice and learn about energy efficiency. With our dynamic annual conference and other events, MEEA plays an important role in forging partnerships, promoting new technologies and curating the evolving conversation around economic sustainability and environmental stewardship from energy efficiency.
The Special Projects Manager is a member of MEEA’s Program team and will report to the Director of Programs. The SPM’s work will be to champion and advance energy efficiency programs and initiatives. In particular, the SPM will lead MEEA’s new initiative to become the Midwest’s hub for market transformation, support new and existing regional emerging technology programs, run MEEA’s Investor Owned Utility (IOU) Research & Development (R&D) collaborative, and assist the Director of Programs in identifying new program opportunities.
Launch MEEA’s market transformation initiative
Contract with utilities and/or implementation contractors to provide program design, pilot support and regulatory guidance to move the Midwest energy efficiency framework from resource acquisition to resource acquisition and Market Transformation (MT)
Work closely with a gas utility, implementer, a technology incubator/lab and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) to develop local expertise in developing market characterizations, baselines, logic models, strategic interventions and KPIs
Oversee and implement MT pilots for several emerging technologies sourced from national MT efforts, utility research, and Gas Technology Institute research
Work closely with evaluators to effectively determine savings from MT program interventions, and other MEEA programs
Effectively manage annual program budget and provide detailed financial reports to program funders, federal and state grantors, MEEA’s Program Director, Executive Director and Board of Directors.
Support MEEA’s efforts to engage Midwest emerging technology programs
Convene and facilitate IOU R&D collaborative; assist utilities in developing partnerships for sharing pilot results and pilot cost share
Participate in nascent energy efficiency and cannabis research
Identify new program opportunities
Serve as a positive and proactive team member; take initiative to accomplish competing priorities while meeting deadlines and objectives
Work collaboratively with Programs, Finance, Policy, Membership and all MEEA team members to advance energy efficiency throughout the region, grow membership, and serve as a resource and expert.
The successful candidate will be expected to have the following qualifications:
A. or B.S. in: environmental science, public policy, political science, or a related field
Advanced degree in relevant field, preferred
Minimum 6 years’ experience in evaluation, administration, or implementation of energy efficiency programs or experience in incubating new technologies/ideas
Strong facilitation and coalition building skills amongst diverse stakeholders
Strong oral and written presentation skills
Ability to take initiative as well as work in a team environment
Self-starter with a tolerance for ambiguity
History of strong project management experience with proven success with meeting deadlines and the ability of adapt to shifting priorities
Passion for energy efficiency
Civic Opera Building
20 N Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606
Submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject: “Special Projects Manager” by June 8, 2018. Candidates considered for interviews will be asked to provide writing samples and three references. No phone calls please.
MEEA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination with regard to race, sex, gender, color, age, religion, creed, class, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability.
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About Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
With MEEA, you're no longer alone in your passion for energy efficiency. We're here for the region as a channel for positive change. MEEA balances the diverse interests of its members and network across the public and private sectors, to create a common ground on the single most important issue of our time - energy efficiency. It's the first step in addressing every environmental and energy challenge facing us. Efficiency is about getting more energy out of every dollar, and maximizing energy savings, making us more economically competitive.
As a central source for information and action, MEEA raises awareness, facilitates energy efficiency programs and strengthens policy across the Midwest region. MEEA brings together a respected network of members, partners, board and staff, and inspires others to create new technologies, new products and new ways of thinking when it comes to energy efficiency.