Program Director - Renewable Thermal Programs
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center - Massachusetts

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The Program Director is responsible for leading the management of the renewable thermal incentive programs at MassCEC, which currently include solar hot water, biomass thermal, high-efficiency heat pump, and district heating technologies. The Program Director will supervise a team of project managers, coordinators and administrators to ensure success of all renewable heating and cooling initiatives. The Program Director will have a strong technical background in renewable heating and cooling technologies and project development, as well as an in-depth understanding of the Massachusetts clean energy industry. The Program Director will report to the Senior Director of the Renewable Energy Generation division.

Job Duties
  • Guide MassCEC staff and participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of incentive programs including:
    • The release of new program solicitations, including development of technical standards and program rules;
    • The management of the review process of applications and contract negotiations;
    • The ongoing management of contracts with awardees during the project implementation phases;
    • The collection and evaluation of project and program metrics;
  • Ensure programs are meeting program goals, budgets and timelines;
  • Support project-level and program-level troubleshooting and problem resolution on technical, application, and industry issues as they arise;
  • Track and monitor projects after completion to understand and evaluate project performance;
  • Prepare and deliver presentations for internal and external audiences to properly communicate the status, successes and issues of the programs and projects at the local, state and national level;
    • Facilitate industry discussion to support and grow the renewable thermal markets in Massachusetts;
    • Work with contractors, project participants and other industry stakeholders (including community representatives, government officials, business and industry partners, and environmental and consumer advocates) to foster collaborative working relationships which increase the likelihood of project success;
    • Work with MassCEC management/staff and external project participants to identify, catalog and evaluate program metrics;
  • Lead communication, marketing and education efforts to increase public awareness and understanding of renewable heating and cooling technologies;
  • Participate in policy and market research and analysis to support future renewable thermal energy policy initiatives;
  • Perform additional tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the Renewable Energy Generation Division Senior Director or Chief Executive Officer;
Position Qualifications

Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public policy, environment studies, engineering, architecture, economics, or other relevant field; advanced degree preferred;

Experience
  • Five to eight years experience in relevant positions of increasing responsibility;
  • Three to five years of project management experience;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Excellent project management, problem-resolution and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent quantitative, research and analytical skills;
  • Excellent PC skills and ability to use related business applications e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, Word, databases, E-mail and Internet;
  • Demonstrated understanding of renewable thermal systems;
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to build public support for renewable energy;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team of multiple internal staff members and outside consultants, and work collaboratively in a team environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities effectively;
  • Demonstrated ability to write and edit public-facing documents;
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and communicate complex public issues related to renewable energy and green building;

About the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center :

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is dedicated to accelerating the growth of the Massachusetts clean energy industry and making Massachusetts a global destination for the clean energy sector. With economic growth in mind, MassCEC invests in early-stage technology companies, provides incentives for the adoption of renewable energy and develops programs to prepare workers for the next generation of clean energy jobs.

To apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter via email to employment@masscec.com .
Attn: Program Director

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