Manager, Research & Policy - Temp
Ecova - United States

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At Ecova, we believe each individual, no matter the role, can make a difference for our clients, the environment and for themselves. Ecova is built on a strong foundation of integrity, community, leadership, persistence and urgency.
Our highest goal is to be the market leading, trusted advisor to organizations driven to maximize results, reduce expenses, manage risk and improve environmental performance. Our focus is to grow results on saving resources for our clients – from utilities to facilities. We apply data-driven insights – from demand to impact – to target inefficiencies and See More, Save More and Sustain More for our clients.
We strive to deliver results and innovation through efforts of our unparalleled people to each and every client with whom we engage. We’re on the look-out for team players to work with us in serving as an integral extension of our clients to measure, analyze and improve resource management. Come join the Ecova family… together we can Make a World of Difference.

Manager, Research & Policy

Responsible for Research & Policy team leadership, project management, execution, and delivery of custom energy efficiency projects with total annual labor budget(s) < $1M.

Role Description

Management and oversight of all aspects of research projects including milestone delivery and deadlines, budget and P&L financial management, timely task delivery, monthly client reporting, monitoring and summarization of program progress, and internal cross-functional team management.

Work on multi-year, multi-million dollar research projects with many activities and numerous subcontractors. Responsible for annual revenue and net income goals related to existing programs.

Preparation of reports for clients and management regarding project status.

Development and maintenance of client relationships to increase revenue and program extensions including sustaining and renewing client contracts. Ensures that products and services provided consistently meet client needs. Represents Ecos in all activities associated with client account(s).

Manages, develops and implements product marketing activities to maximize ROI of products and services. Reviews and analyzes financial and market analysis to develop new products and services.

May prepare and present white papers, briefs, and presentation on product and service offerings for Ecova. May review proposals to determine ROI feasibility, labor costs, timelines, funding and staffing requirements to meet business unit and company goals.

Responsible to acquire, lead, train, develop and retain research and policy team members, project leaders and technical talent to ensure consistent quality delivery of client deliverables.

Works to ensure the most efficient utilization of financial and labor resources by communicating, coordinating and negotiating with other internal departments (HR, marketing, product & service innovation, finance, origination & structuring, finance, etc.) on business development activities

Lead your team and position it for success by anticipating and delivering on our client’s needs.

Manage resources from cross-functional operations and overseeing project budgets to deliver the required amount of energy savings to our clients. Oversee day-to-day operational program management to ensure client deliverables are met.

Draft scope of work documents and new business proposals.

Communicate with clients through timely written project reports and facilitation of project team and client meetings.

Manage program tasks with minimal oversight, work with team members in all of our offices to share information and resources, and develop project materials and tools.

Work with Ecova management to identify and schedule resources to complete programs and communicate progress to management and clients.

Performs related work as required

Role Competencies

Bachelor’s degree closely related to the energy, environmental, science, or engineering fields required.

Master’s degree preferred but not required.

Minimum 3 years of energy-oriented environmental or electronics project management experience.

Minimum 2 years experience directly managing professional staff.

Strong ability to communicate technical subjects to a variety of audiences, both in written and verbal form.

Strong abilities in building relationships with clients, account managers and team members.

Ability to lead and support development of interdisciplinary teams is required.

Familiarity with and/or expertise in electronic circuit design and troubleshooting is strongly desired.

Experience presenting complex data is required.

Experience in some or all of the following areas is preferred, though not required: televisions; set-top boxes; external power supplies; internal power supplies; secondary power supplies; computers; monitors and other displays; servers; data centers; uninterruptible power supplies; geothermal heat pumps; electronics lab equipment, procedures, etc.; and Web site maintenance.

Experience in electronics, science or engineering, demonstrated lab or field measurement and data analysis experience, and subject matter expertise in energy efficiency.

Ecova Information
Our salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience. We are a performance-based culture and have goal-based incentive programs and generous employee benefits. Our comprehensive benefit package includes medical, dental, vision insurance, life, AD&D, short- and long-term disability insurance. We also offer flexible spending accounts and 401(k) with a generous employer match.
Ecova is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation or preference, religion, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

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