Program Manager - Technical
Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp - Madison, WI

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l. POSITION SUMMARY: Under general direction , the Program Manager is directly responsible for the formulation, evolution, and communication of the strategic vision for the commercial, industrial and residential lighting programs for WECC's.

1. Over see the activities for WECC's commercial lighting programs

Assist with the development of annual program plans, propose and track goals, develop budgets, establish operational metrics, and develop promotions and programs that are in line with the market and that will help further the reach of efficient commercial, industrial and residential lighting products in the market.

Assist and utilize an understanding of market channels to determine how best to deliver product-related services; implement new service delivery; and evaluate whether the delivery is meeting demand.

Interface with other WECC Program and Project Managers to assure integration of appropriate activities among market sectors.

Investigate new lighting technologies to determine energy savings potential and include those new technologies in program offerings as appropriate.

Provide technical trainings to program allies and other parties as needed.

As needed, assist with development of program advisory groups designed to help steer lighting programs appropriately within the channels.

Coordinate the development of program marketing materials with the Marketing Managers as needed.

2. Qualify and conduct technicalanalysis of proposed energy efficiency projects.

Review commercial, industrial and residential energy efficiency improvement projects submitted in conjunction with incentive pre-approval requests to quantify anticipated energy savings. Utilize administrative support staff to facilitate communications with clients and project tracking.

Communicate with end-use customers, trade allies and other parties to collect data necessary to qualify the project and conduct technicalanalysis..

Assist with program M&V activities, expectations, deliverables and communications to insure high quality information for technology review and assessments

3. Participate in long term program planning and evaluation

Manage the evolution of the program including changes over time to ensure cost effective delivery objectives are met.

Evaluate program activities to determine applicable changes to meet program goals and objectives

Work with the operational areas management to identify opportunities for streamlining the processing of lighting incentive applications and to implement process improvements that increase the efficiency and processing time of lighting incentive applications

.Assist Client Services staff with responses to RFP's both for new and existing clients.

4. Coordinate with external parties, such as sponsors, governmental agencies, and national affiliates, on program issues and develop partnerships that benefit the program and represent WECC at regional and national conferences, for example American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), etc, as appropriate .

5. These responsibilities are not all inclusive and other duties may be assigned

from time to time

Bachelor's Degree in marketing, business, energy policy or related field

3 to 5 years experience in sales and relevant preparatory work, including

Project management

Program budget management

Sales and promotional planning

Prioritize assignments/projects to meet crucial deadlines

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Technical expertise with commercial lighting technologies, including Lighting Certification by NCQLP.

Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite or comparable software