Ecova–Making a World of Difference
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 â€“ from utilities to facilities. We apply data-driven insights â€“ from demand to impact â€“ 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 familyâ€¦ together we can Make a World of Difference.
In collaboration with utility leadership and key internal and external resources, stakeholders and business partners, this position will manage new utility program implementations as projects and lead cross-functional teams in support of the implementation. This position is responsible for overall project initiation, planning, and execution, controlling, and closing of projects in alignment with program strategies, commitments and goals.
â€¢ Manage the definition of project objectives, success criteria, scope, resources and deliverables using a standard set of tools and processes supported by Ecova’s process management office to ensure consistency across programs. This includes pre-launch, launch and operational activities â€“ from contract development to launch to monthly operational reportingDevelop project teams, which may include internal and external resources and business partners, coordinate and integrate project activities across operational and functional lines
â€¢ Plan, schedule and track project budgets, timelines and milestones.
â€¢ Define and manage risks, contingencies and mitigation strategies.
â€¢ Identify business stakeholders and effectively communicate project status and activities â€“ both verbal and written.
â€¢ Complete project evaluations and results based on identified success criteria and/or project objectives. Validate completed projects meet stated requirements and that business users are satisfied with results.
â€¢ Utilize industry-established project management techniques to deliver initiatives on time and on budget.
â€¢ In addition to project management, this position writes contract scopes of work, coordinates budget and savings analysis efforts, participates directly in contract negotiation with clients.
â€¢ This role also creates process and training documentation needed for program launches, and mentors other Ecova personnel who may contribute to launch efforts
â€¢ Acts as consultant to proposal team on launch issues including launch timing, staffing and support services roles.
â€¢ Write contract scopes of work; this involves working closely with pricing analysts and Ecova’s corporate counsel to ensure that all components of the contract are consistent and aligned.
â€¢ BS/MS in Business Administration, Project Management, Information Systems; or equivalent combination of education and experience
â€¢ PMP certification preferred.
â€¢ Knowledge of or the ability to learn the essentials of energy efficiency, utility demand side management and conservation programs
â€¢ Minimum 3-5 years experience managing large-scale, cross-functional teams and projects.
â€¢ Web product planning and management experience preferred.
â€¢ Experience developing, implementing, and maintaining processes preferred.
â€¢ Experience in energy efficiency, renewable energy, or related field preferred.
â€¢ Ability to build collaborative work relationships with a diverse group of individual contributors, both internal and external, and motivate teams and stakeholders to achieve desired results.
â€¢ Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
â€¢ Excellent verbal and written communication skills (writing samples required).
â€¢ Critical thinking and problem solving skills applied in a diverse and matrixed organization.
â€¢ Strong organizational and planning skills with attention to detail.
â€¢ Self-directed with the ability to anticipate challenges within cross-functional, complex organizational structures.
â€¢ Exceptional customer-facing skills.
â€¢ High level of knowledge about Ecova business systems and processes preferred.Proficient in the use of Microsoft Project or other project management toolset, MS Office products, Visio.
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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