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Sr. Manager - Codes, Standards, and New Construction

Created 6/9/2021 by Wyatt Hermanson
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The Senior Manager spearheads efforts to advance the building energy codes and appliance and equipment standards in the Northwest region and beyond. The scope includes building energy codes, reach codes, federal and state appliance and equipment standards and test procedures, code education and training, and new construction market transformation programs. The Senior Manager provides oversight to a team including Program Managers and Codes/Standards Engineers who develop and execute strategies and plans for codes, standards, market transformation programs, and training and education. This position collaborates with stakeholders in each state and, where appropriate, nationally, and informs key audiences of the importance of implementing increasingly stringent energy codes and standards at the local, state and federal level. This position is directly responsible for effectively planning and administering a multimillion-dollar annual budget to meet strategic and business plan goals, including the availability and deployment of required resources.

As a first-line supervisor, responsibilities include hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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: $130,000 - $160,000

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…

  • Organizing regional collaboratives to develop regional and national residential and commercial energy code strategies and proposals
  • Scoping work and negotiating contracts with industry experts to support development, adoption and implementation of building codes in the Northwest
  • Strategizing and coaching teams and team members on preparing for and responding to appliance standard proposals and requests
  • Managing staff overseeing new construction market transformation programs and code training activities
  • Directing and participating in the development of white papers on topics such as whole building and system approaches for code and utility energy efficiency programs
  • Working with and directing analysts and evaluators to measure code energy savings and evaluate code compliance regionally
  • Strategizing and coaching teams and team members on alternatives and approaches to energy savings opportunities via a code or standard change
  • Collaborating with other NEEA leaders to ensure integration between voluntary market transformation efforts and potential mandatory codes and standards efforts

 What Are You Good At?

  • Understanding the big picture of code and standard progression over time; how to strategically move components into play that will enable progressively effective codes and standards
  • Keeping yourself and your team organized and focused to 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

You Likely Have the Following:

  • Strong work ethic and drive for quality and completeness of work products
  • Working knowledge of both the political and technical aspects of state and federal codes and standards setting processes, including the U.S. DOE rule-making process
  • Ability to understand and direct technology comparisons, cost/benefit calculations and energy simulation
  • Experience setting goals and strategies around reductions in energy use
  • Experience leading teams in multi-priority, matrixed environments
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with critical partners
  • A firm understanding of basic building science and efficient/emerging technologies and practices

Your Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Minimum of master’s degree in engineering, economics, public policy or related subject.
  • 10+ years of experience in one or more aspects of codes and standards, or equivalent combination of work experience and education, and at least ten years of experience in energy efficiency industry.
  • Demonstrated understanding in both the technical and political aspects of codes and standards and the rule-making process including the U.S. DOE standards rule-making process.
  • Experience in creating strategic plans, developing and managing to financial and operational plans and budgets.
  • Experience supervising and managing direct reports.
  • Experience selecting and managing work through contractors. 
  • An equivalent combination of educations, experience and training that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the successful performance of the essential job duties.

 While NEEA’s office is located in Portland, Oregon consideration will be taken for applicants who may not be in the Portland metro area to work remotely.  NEEA will facilitate ongoing off-site work arrangements for employees when such arrangements allow all business commitments to be met at the same level as if the employee were working in the office environment.  We are happy to discuss our telecommute policies throughout the hiring process. 

To apply: https://neea.org/careers

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