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Manager, Natural Gas

Created 3/19/2021 by Wyatt Hermanson
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The Manager of Natural Gas provides a central point of coordination for natural gas market transformation work in the Northwest. The scope includes supervision over program management of natural gas programs as well as oversight of the cross-functional teams responsible for development and execution of market implementation plans for innovative natural gas energy efficient products, services and practices. This position assures the availability and effective deployment of resources and administers a multi-million-dollar annual budget to achieve the business objectives of NEEA’s Natural Gas Business Plan.  

As the leader of NEEA’s Natural Gas team, the position is a working-level Manager and expected to participate in and supervise a wide range of activities and projects. 

The incumbent will share our deep commitment to diversity and inclusion and advancing practices, strategies and policies that achieve equitable outcomes for all.

Salary range: $112,000 - $120,000

Could This Be Your Dream Job?

Want to make a real difference for the future?  Are you interested in working for an innovative and collaborative organization in a multi-faceted position with the ability to broadly influence energy-consuming products and buildings of the future?  Are you interested in identifying opportunities and then connecting the technical world, the policy-setting arena, and the industries that create new products and buildings to drive lower levels of energy intensity?  Are you interested in working for an organization where employees really do believe in the mission of the organization and help each other to achieve it?

If you answered yes to these questions, please read on to learn more:

The Typical Day May Include…

  • Scoping work and negotiating contracts with industry experts to support development, adoption and implementation of more efficient natural gas products and practices in the Northwest
  • Coaching staff on program management process and skills improvement including team leadership, development of market implementation plans, budget management, risk identification and management
  • Tracking portfolio and program progress and intervening to resolve issues and support the teams in order to assure effective advancement
  • Collaborating with other NEEA leaders to identify and capitalize on synergies between gas and electric market transformation work
  • Identifying and pursuing strategic partnership opportunities with other organizations to advance natural gas energy efficiency opportunities
  • Organizing and coordinating regional communication including planning and management of advisory committee meetings

 What Are You Good At?

  • Keeping yourself and your team organized and focused to plan and deliver results in a matrixed environment with many priorities and stakeholders
  • Building trusting relationships that influence collaboration between disparate stakeholders
  • Providing a clear and compelling executive summary of a complex issue
  • Developing staff to grow their skills, influence and independence
  • Thriving in a dynamic, challenging environment which requires an entrepreneurial spirit and the resilience to try, fail and try again

You Likely Have the Following:

  • Strong work ethic and drive for quality and completeness of work products
  • Ability to seek out, build and maintain strong relationships with critical partners
  • A firm understanding of basic building science and efficient/emerging technologies and practices
  • Solid business management skills including negotiating, facilitating, contracting, supplier management, risk management and other aspects of program and project management
  • Understanding of energy, utility and/or energy efficiency industries as well as marketplace characteristics, market dynamics and economic factors that influence markets

Your Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA ore related advanced degree preferred with academic course work in business, economics, marketing or engineering preferred
  • Budget management experience for a department or business unit
  • Ability to develop project plans, coordinate successful execution and communicate progress and results
  • Ability to communicate effectively at varying levels, both oral and written, in groups and one on one settings; ability to communicate and sell the value of NEEA’s market transformation work
  • Ability to set and manage to team priorities and goals
  • Ability to develop contract scopes of work and manage a broad array of contractors
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook
To apply: https://neea.org/careers
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