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Jun 24 / BARD CEP

Commercial Sector Program Manager, Consortium for Energy Efficiency – Massachusetts

Organization: Consortium for Energy Efficiency

Position Title: Commercial Sector Program Manager

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: A majority of this person’s time will be spent facilitating and managing CEE initiatives and member committees including the Commercial Lighting Committee and Whole Building Performance Committee. We seek candidates with demonstrated analytical and facilitation skills, creative strategic thinking abilities, and a passion for energy efficiency. The individual hired will work closely with their team, and at times will work collaboratively with other colleagues to ensure due consideration of cross-cutting measures and programs. Direct experience working in the energy efficiency industry would be desirable.


  • Manage and advance the CEE commercial lighting initiative, including maintaining the relevance of existing bi-national performance specifications, while assessing and exploring new program opportunities (e.g., system lighting design, controls, new product performance specifications)
  • Serve as the principal contact for sustaining and advancing the strategic direction of CEE’s commercial lighting initiative
  • Facilitate and support regular committee meetings of utility, government, advocate and other stakeholders via teleconference, virtual extranet platform, and in person
  • Manage and maintain an online forum for advancing committee work
  • Collaborate and cultivate relationships with industry partners including manufacturers, trade associations, and other stakeholders to inform CEE direction and work products
  • Oversee management and maintenance of CEE commercial lighting qualifying products lists
  • Research lighting technologies, approaches, market conditions and energy savings opportunities
  • Analyze savings potential and synthesize experiences into recommendations for member consideration and for work planning purposes
  • Develop and disseminate market and technology assessments, program guides, program summaries, qualifying products lists, white papers, and explorations. Communications mediums include but are not limited to the CEE website, the CEE extranet (Forum), electronic communications, and oral presentations
  • Monitor and communicate to internal and external stakeholders relevant technology, market, policy, federal minimum standards, and other industry developments that impact lighting efficiency programs
  • Survey CEE members about program practices and methods and compile program summaries
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: To be considered for this position, candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • A graduate degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field, for example, a BA or BS including graduate coursework, honors thesis, or significant applicable employment experience, in a relevant field, such as energy efficiency, engineering, economics, marketing, public policy or environmental studies
  • Minimum of two years of full time work experience, preferably related to the lighting or building industry, in an architecture, engineering, marketing, energy efficiency, or regulatory affairs capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups and work constructively with individuals of varied experience levels and personalities to achieve consensus
  • Ability to manage workload across multiple projects, manage project timelines, and to work independently
  • Ability to understand market motivations and dynamics
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize quantitative information for different audiences
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office software
  • Willingness to travel (approximately one trip quarterly)

How to apply: Complete applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Complete applications include the following:

  • Cover letter summarizing the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to CEE and this position, including a description of how prior experience and skills prepare the candidate to fulfill the job responsibilities detailed above
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (5 pages maximum) that demonstrates analytical reasoning skills and ability to communicate technical concepts or analysis to a nontechnical audience

Please send application materials via e-mail to[email protected], noting the location you found this posting, as well as including the job title and your name in the subject line; for example, John Smith—Program Manager, Commercial Sector.

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