Energy Manager

The Energy Manager delivers CORE’s assessment, advising and incentive programs to participants in order to facilitate the completion of impactful energy and electrification projects in businesses, multifamily complexes, and homes.

Job Posting: Energy Manager

Salary and Benefits: 

  • Hiring range: $75,000-$85,000 per year. Salaried, Full time/Exempt. A starting salary higher than this range may be considered for a candidate with commensurate experience.
  • $0 premium, low deductible health insurance
  • More details further below.

Job Description:

The Energy Manager delivers CORE’s assessment, advising, and incentive programs to participants in order to facilitate the completion of impactful energy and electrification projects in businesses, multifamily complexes, and homes.

CORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to leading the Roaring Fork Valley to a carbon-free, net zero energy future. CORE does this by working with governments, utilities, businesses, other nonprofit organizations, and community members in the mountain region of Colorado through initiatives rooted in sustainability, renewable energy, electrification, environmental stewardship, climate action, and global warming greenhouse gas reduction. CORE is funded through a combination of local government and utility contributions, private and institutional donors, and state and federal grants. As a small nonprofit, CORE remains disciplined to successfully implement organizational strategy, while remaining nimble among changing opportunities and technologies, empowering staff to be effective and efficient in their work.  

CORE’s building energy programs provide direct technical advising and award rebates and grants to businesses and residents to make their buildings more energy efficient and climate-friendly. CORE’s success in its mission will help its member communities to prevent the worse effects of climate change while providing other benefits such as manageable utility bills, enhanced building comfort, and increased building reliability and lifespan. 

Description of CORE’s community and regional sustainability programs and projects: CORE serves member communities with programs described above, and additional tailored programs and projects in support of communities’ climate action plans and greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. Examples include community and regional greenhouse gas emissions inventories, adopting reduction goals and plans to achieve them, technical assistance and facilitation of highly impactful efficiency, electrification, and renewable energy projects beyond buildings, and innovative projects such as microgrid creation and abandoned coal mine methane measurement and potential capture. 

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with CORE staff as well as government and utility staff, contractors, engineers, distributors, property managers, building managers, regional programmatic partners, and technical experts.
  • Guide and evaluate the methods, priorities, and work products (reports, etc.) of contracted energy assessors. Review reports with participants and advise on the costs and multiple benefits of potential energy and electrification projects, incorporating available CORE rebates and grants. 
  • Personally perform energy assessments in businesses, multifamily complexes, and homes. Use web-based tools to capture assessment notes in Salesforce and other customer relationship management tools. Produce associated reports. Review reports with participants and advise on the costs and multiple benefits of potential energy and electrification projects, incorporating available CORE rebates and grants.
  • Collect, enter and evaluate energy use data of individual and groups of buildings to identify trends, energy waste, and improvement opportunities in order to advise individual buildings and inform program design. 
  • Collaborate with CORE staff to:
    • Design, evaluate and redesign assessment, rebate, and grant programs. 
    • Proactively schedule and track participant interactions.
    • Track and report program performance. 
  • Advise participants on the costs and multiple benefits of potential energy and electrification projects that originate outside of CORE’s assessment programs.
  • Award CORE rebates and grants for projects, based on program guidelines, merits of projects, and competition for funds. Process rebate and grant applications and payments through Salesforce. 
  • Coordinate with participants and engineers or contractors, in order for engineers/contractors to produce:
    • Engineering feasibility reports, energy use modeling, and engineering plans for building energy efficiency and electrification opportunities
    • Contractor proposals for building energy efficiency and electrification opportunities, in order for this position to:
      • Advise on the costs and multiple benefits of potential energy and electrification projects, incorporating available CORE rebates and grants.
      • Award CORE rebates and grants for projects
  • Support other CORE staff on designing, implementing, managing, tracking, reporting, and evaluating other programs and projects, as assigned. 
  • This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Regional Climate Strategy. This position is non-supervisory. 

Desired Abilities and Qualifications:

  • In-depth knowledge of how energy is used in buildings. Basic knowledge of how energy use in buildings contributes to community greenhouse gas emissions. Passion for these areas. 
  • Experience performing energy assessments and creating associated reports. 
  • Experience recommending, evaluating, and prioritizing potential energy projects in buildings. 
  • Experience designing, installing, maintaining, or controlling HVAC, refrigeration, commercial kitchen, or renewable energy equipment. Specific experience with heat pumps is a plus.  
  • Experience with basic home design concepts and construction methods. 
  • Experience with insulation, air sealing, and other building envelope concepts and materials. 
  • Experience coordinating and collaborating with contractors and engineers. 
  • Experience designing and managing energy efficiency programs. 
  • Experience collecting, entering, and evaluating energy use data. 
  • Ability to thrive in a feedback-rich organization. 
  • The ideal candidate will have exceptional organizational capabilities, provide deliverables by deadlines, and apply problem-solving skills.
  • Bring a strong customer service orientation and unparalleled commitment to excellence with both clients and community partners.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to the changing demands of a small organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and to work independently is required.
  • Desired: Experience with software including or similar to Gmail, Slack, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word. Experience with Salesforce or similar software is a plus. 
  • Valid Colorado State Driver’s license and ability to be insured.

Salary and Benefits: 

  • Hiring range: $75,000-$85,000 per year. Salaried, Full time/Exempt. A starting salary higher than this range may be considered for a candidate with commensurate experience.
  • $0 premium, low deductible health insurance
  • Option to purchase health insurance for dependents
  • $27.50/month dental and vision insurance
  • $750/year health benefit, which can be applied to a reduced-price ski pass. 
  • 3% Simple IRA retirement contribution, requiring employee match. 
  • 2 weeks paid vacation per year. 
  • 10 paid holidays per year.
  • If a candidate can start by December 12, 2022, they will receive a paid week off December 26-30. 
  • CORE’s office is in Pitkin County, which means that employees are eligible for the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA) program, including rental housing for employees in Pitkin County independent of work history duration, and for-purchase housing for employees in Pitkin County with a work history of 4 years or longer. Please note that both rental and for-purchase housing is highly competitive, and CORE is not able to guarantee housing for staff through APCHA or otherwise.  

Working Conditions:

  • Frequent onsite work in participant buildings. Hybrid office working location, ~3 days per week in office in Basalt, CO, and remaining days flexible remote working locations.
  • The office is located .25 miles from the main bus stop.
  • Must wear appropriate clothing to meet the public. Business casual for the office is preferred. 
  • May require occasional work on weekends or evenings.

Physical Demands:

  • May be required to do light lifting- 0-19 pounds
  • May be required to do moderate lifting- 20-50 pounds       X
  • May be required to do heavy lifting- 50 pounds or greater      
  • May be required to spend multiple hours driving      
  • May be required to sit for extensive periods 2 or more hours/day      X

In accordance with Colorado law, employment is at will. 

NOTE – nothing in this job description restricts CORE’s right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities of this job at any time or to change features of this job due to reasonable readjustment of the job or for other reasons as deemed appropriate by CORE.

Resumes and questions can be emailed to Ryland@aspencore.org

CORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to leading the Roaring Fork Valley to a carbon-free, net zero energy future.