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Project Manager - Solar

Created 4/30/2021 by Human Resources
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Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy development. We serve Oregon customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas, and Avista, and Washington customers of NW Natural. Year over year, Energy Trust is recognized as one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon.

 Energy Trust is committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create a culturally attentive organization by reaching out to diverse candidates who will contribute a range of perspectives, experiences, skills and ideas to how we work, our programs and our services to best serve, reach and reflect the rich diversity of the customers we serve.


The Project Manager – Solar is responsible for developing program offerings and implementing key program strategies. This position will support customers, trade allies and community-based organizations pursuing solar projects and will incorporate stakeholder feedback into the development of new and enhanced program offerings. The Project Manager will apply an organizational equity lens to improve program outcomes and will implement new offerings and enhancements through effective project management. The Project Manager will represent the program in public, keep accurate records within organizational business systems and may manage limited contracts and related budgets of up to $0.5 million under the oversight of the Sr. Program Manager. This position will have authority to set and overrule program guidelines, as needed to ensure positive customer and trade ally experiences and manage stakeholder relationships.

  • Implement strategies to lower market barriers for new solar technologies and increase adoption of solar for customers with lower incomes and in racially-diverse and rural communities across Oregon.
  • Manage time-sensitive tasks, deliverables and reporting related to development and delivery of program offerings, including stakeholder engagement and new and enhanced program documentation, forms, and processes.
  • Support customers, contractors and stakeholders pursuing solar projects, providing program assistance and problem solving. Ensure that customer or contractor concerns are appropriately resolved or escalated.
  • Collaborate with program staff and stakeholders to evaluate and improve program requirements and processes to simplify the program for staff and trade allies.
  • Under direction of the Sr. Program Manager, manage limited contracts and related annual budgets of up to $0.5 million total.
  • Conduct reviews of proposed solar projects for feasibility, financial merit and adherence to program requirements. Make incentive award recommendations for solar projects pursuing custom incentives, such as community solar projects.
  • Apply organizational equity lens and other best practices to improve program outcomes for historically disadvantaged and underserved customers and communities.
  • Present program offerings in public settings.
  • Identify key deliverables and ensure projects and initiatives meet goals.
  • Maintain accurate and organized records of project information.
  • Perform all functions of the job in a safe manner.
  • This position may oversee the work of contractors, suppliers and/or vendors as necessary in the course of managing specific program components and other efforts.
  • This position may direct the work of interns and/or temporary agency employees.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (economics, finance, business, architecture, engineering or environmental studies preferred) or equivalent experience preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in project evaluation, project management, project development or design, or the ability to translate skills to such
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, preferred
  • Technical aptitude or experience in renewable energy or energy efficiency preferred or the ability to translate skills to such
  • Understands and exercises best practices for inclusive stakeholder engagement
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Public speaking experience preferred
  • Successful experience working within multidisciplinary teams. Must be able to interact with a diverse workforce and be comfortable working in culturally diverse settings and groups
  • Ability to learn complex tracking software
  • Ability to direct or work with contractors
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software applications and basic knowledge of SharePoint is preferred

The above information is designed to outline the functions and position requirements of this job. It does not identify all tasks that may be expected, nor address the performance standards that must be maintained.

  • Salary commensurate with skill and experience.
  • Competitive benefits package.
  • Due to COVID-19, this position will begin as primarily a remote position, with a transition plan back to in-office work (in downtown Portland, OR) as circumstances allow.
  • Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.


Qualified individuals please submit cover letter, resume and application (found on Energy Trust’s website www.energytrust.org/about/careers) to careers@energytrust.org.

Attn: Project Manager – Solar

Energy Trust of Oregon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, mental and physical disability, political affiliation, union membership, status as a parent, military or veteran status or other non-merit based factors. We will provide reasonable accommodations throughout the application, interviewing and employment process. If you require a reasonable accommodation, contact us. Energy Trust of Oregon is an E-Verify employer. This policy is applicable to all phases of the employment relationship, including hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.



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