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Project Specialist, Energy Efficiency – Strategic Execution

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Our client, a large utility company is looking to hire a Project Specialist, Energy Efficiency – Strategic Execution

Core Responsibilities
• The Project Specialist for Strategy in the Strategy and Planning group is responsible for the planning, development, execution, tracking and monitoring of the Energy Efficiency and Demand Management (“EEDM”) near-term strategy to ensure New York State energy-saving and emissions reduction goals and targets are achieved. The Project Specialist will partner with staff across the Department and work with the EEDM leadership team to align the organization around the strategy and ensure successful implementation.
• Work with the Energy Efficiency Demand Management teams and other internal stakeholders to shape, integrate, and optimize two-year portfolio goals and develop and prioritize strategic initiatives for each calendar year.
• Monitor and ensure close integration of near-term strategy on a daily basis and as part of an annual strategic plan.
• Work with teams and other stakeholders to architect portfolio reporting and forecasting process, and oversee the implementation of these processes.
• Provide consultation and guidance on program financial forecasting. Plan and oversee bi-weekly Financial Operating Committee Meeting that assesses Energy Efficiency and Demand Management progress against targets and goals, including Earning Adjustment Mechanism goals. Document and monitor decisions and actions and report on progress to the departments leadership team.
• Implement effective adjustments to account for changes to program, budgetary and regulatory needs and market changes.
• Work with Energy Efficiency and Demand Management teams to identify, structure and present prioritized set of gaps, challenges and opportunities and proposed solutions.
• Manage cross-functional teams responsible for new department initiatives that may arise from the Operating Committee recommendations
• Provide problem solving and strategic support to the department.
• Represent the Companys interest to external stakeholders such as the New York State Department of Public Service Staff and other stakeholders.
• Perform other related tasks and assignments as required.
Required Education/Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree Minimum of 5 years business work experience in energy efficiency or demand management industries.
Preferred Education/Experience
• Master’s Degree
• Degree in business, engineering, energy-related discipline, economics,
Required Work Experience
• 3 years specific experience in utility energy efficiency and demand management programs, including work with utility energy efficiency or demand management program forecasting and reporting Preferred
• Experience analyzing or managing sales pipelines Preferred
• Experience leading implementation of complex projects Preferred
• Experience presenting to senior executives Preferred
• Experience and or knowledge of New York State Reforming the Vision Plan Preferred
• Demonstrated experience managing teams or projects or processes
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize, analyze and solve complex strategic and tactical opportunities
• Experience working with diverse teams to align stakeholders around business solutions, and coach and work with these stakeholders through the implementation to drive business results
• Demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize data into business insights and effectively communicate the information in oral and written deliverables
• Proven leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to drive results by collaborating with stakeholders to build consensus
• Strong communications, presentation, writing and analytical skills
• Demonstrated organizational skills, and the ability to see the big picture and attention to detail
• Ability to make decisions in real-time, under pressure
• Ability to deal with ambiguity and comfortable working in a dynamic environment
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

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