VP, Utility Energy Efficiency Program Delivery / Ecova / Portland, OR
VP, Utility Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
As a member of utility division’s executive team, the Vice President of Utility Energy Efficiency Program Delivery, herein referred to as our internal title, VP, Utility Efficiency Solutions, will report to Ecova’s Executive Vice President, Utility Division and lead the utility division’s North American operations.
The VP, Utility Efficiency Solutions is responsible for the successful implementation of utility programs across North America. This position will be responsible for day-to-day operations while providing direction and monitoring of performance for all of the main delivery activities of the utility division.
â€¢ Lead the day-to-day operations of the company’s energy efficiency program delivery teams in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors across North America.
â€¢ Work as part of Ecova’s leadership to set strategy and direction for the utility business.
â€¢ Maintain a high performance, positive culture focused on business results while upholding the mission and vision of the organization.
â€¢ Manage overall utility delivery functions to achieve Ecova’s P&L objectives working closely with Strategy & Innovation, Sales and Portfolio Management to ensure achievement of future business.
â€¢ Oversee the delivery of programs to scope and budget to achieve customer satisfaction, revenue and EBITDA targets for each individual utility program.
â€¢ Provide regular communications and status updates relative to program requirements both externally to clients and suppliers and internally to executive management.
â€¢ Maintain a disciplined approach to project and resource management across the utility division.
â€¢ Oversee the management of a network of supplemental service providers/partners to address peak resource needs and address gaps in capabilities required to deliver our programs.
â€¢ Maintain operational discipline and state of the art information systems to ensure quality data capture and reporting related to utility energy efficiency program activities.
â€¢ Implement and oversee a continuous improvement program: refine the processes and procedures to drive operational improvements, on time delivery and quality standards to help take the business to the next level. Manage customer driven metrics and delivery initiatives.
â€¢ Collaborate with sales/account teams to provide comprehensive client solutions, proposal support while ensuring the ability to deliver on commitments.
â€¢ Serve as the executive point of contact with clients in dealing with quality and delivery metrics regarding ongoing program operations.
â€¢ Provide company with strong day-to-day leadership presence and support of an open-door, goal-oriented policy among all staff.
â€¢ Be a role model in maintaining company stability and reputation by establishing and communicating a corporate value system, enforcing ethical business practices, and complying with all state and Federal laws and regulations.
â€¢ Lead a staff of talented professionals in their development, succession planning, teaming across functional boundaries and performance evaluations to create a world-class organization. Maintain professional knowledge and industry relationships by attending industry workshops and conferences, establishing personal networks, and implementing best in class business practices.
â€¢ Participate as an active leader across Ecova for continuous improvement and cross group synergies.
â€¢ Ability to build high performing cross functional teams.
â€¢ Demonstrated leadership with high integrity able to build upon a culture of commitment, accountability and high performance.
â€¢ Ability to manage complex, high-growth operational issues, leading line-level and management staff while delivering exceptional results to utility clients.
â€¢ Ability to be highly numerate and understand financial management of the P&L and operating cash flow, with exposure to balance sheet issues.
â€¢ Knowledge of the utility energy efficiency market is required.
â€¢ Knowledge of utility decision making processes to include integrated resource planning, cost effectiveness, total resource cost and other program design elements is required.
â€¢ Demonstrated outstanding project management skills, knowledge and leadership ability.
â€¢ A proven track record of consistently delivering results on time and on budget.
â€¢ Ability to make decisions fast, with less than complete information and has the fortitude to make tough calls.
â€¢ Ability to build effective relationships with internal leaders and other key stakeholders with a demonstrated ability to influence others including key client relationships.
â€¢ Effective verbal, written, and listening skills including excellent negotiation, presentation and public speaking abilities.
â€¢ Ability to analyze, interpret and synthesize data and information along with strong computer skills.
â€¢ Ability to sell and influence while accepting a variety of ideas and inputs.
â€¢ Strategic thinking and leadership.
â€¢ Drive for change and continuous improvement.
â€¢ Bachelor's degree required preferably in business and/or engineering degree. Advanced degree in business management, environmental policy, energy management a plus.
â€¢ Minimum 10 plus years of progressive, professional experience in management of operations in utility funded energy efficiency and/or renewable energy field.
â€¢ Minimum 7 years of experience leading and directing others including cross-functional and matrix-managed teams, demonstrating successful leadership of large teams (including managers), is required.
â€¢ Experience working within a complex and/or fragmented North American business.
â€¢ Experience managing P&L and/or departmental budgets required.
â€¢ Experience working with and influencing the C-suite.
â€¢ Experience with profit and loss responsibility for a â€œbest in classâ€ $50 to $100+ million business.
â€¢ An understanding of and experience with some or all of the following is required: whole home, retail and commercial & industrial program design and implementation practices.
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.
To learn more about Ecova and to apply online, please go to: http://www.ecova.com/about-us/careers.aspx.
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