Renewable Energy Manager
Salt Lake City
Type of Job
$70,000 - $85,000
Feb 24, 2022
About the job
POSITION SUMMARY: Utah Clean Energy is seeking a smart and passionate Renewable Energy Program Manager to accelerate the decarbonization of our electricity supply in Utah and the West. This exciting position participates in utility regulatory proceedings to accelerate renewable energy deployment, supports communities in meeting their decarbonization goals, and manages related projects and programs.
ABOUT US: Utah Clean Energy is a nonprofit climate solutions organization based in Salt Lake City that advocates in Utah and the West. Our multi-disciplinary team is leading and accelerating the clean energy transformation with vision and expertise. We are committed to creating a future that ensures healthy, thriving communities for all, empowered and sustained by clean energy.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES:
Work with a diverse set of partners to inform, educate, and build support for renewable energy and distributed generation in Utah and the West, while nurturing strong and lasting relationships.
Make compelling written and oral presentations to policy makers, utility regulators, business stakeholders, community groups, and government representatives.
Develop and provide technical analysis and review of renewable energy policies, statutes, and regulations at the state, federal, and local government levels.
Advance regulatory issues related to renewable energy:
- Coordinate with staff attorney and other Utah Clean Energy staff to monitor and intervene in regulatory proceedings related to renewable energy, including distributed solar, utility-scale solar, energy storage, green power purchase programs, and long-term resource planning.
- Co-develop strategies to reimagine our electricity grid to support a flexible carbon-free grid.
- Develop comments and testimony for renewable energy regulatory proceedings in collaboration with the regulatory team.
Coordinate with Utah Clean Energy team members where renewable energy activities intersect with legislative priorities, other program activities, and communications/outreach activities.
- Develop content for communications materials that highlight Utah Clean Energy’s renewable energy programs, regulatory, and policy efforts.
- Consult with local governments and Business Coalition members regarding renewable energy development in Utah.
Manage projects and grant initiatives to support clean energy market development and progress towards state and local renewable energy goals.
- Provide strategic leadership to align Utah Clean Energy’s work with federal clean energy policies and opportunities.
- Oversee and track deliverables related to major renewable energy grant or funding initiatives.
- Assist with identifying possible funding opportunities and supporting grant proposal development.
Coordinate with clean energy industry and renewable energy advocates in Utah and across the West.
Coordinate with team members and partners to ensure renewable energy policies and programs are developed to be equitable and inclusive for Utah consumers and communities.
- Passionate about mitigating the climate crisis and creating a clean and equitable energy future for Utah and the West.
- Ideally, applicants should have a Master’s degree in economics, engineering, public policy, or related areas. Relevant utility and/or energy sector experience will be considered as a potential substitute for a degree.
- Experience with utility regulation and renewable energy preferred.
- Demonstrated ability (4+ years) of providing technical and analytical expertise, engaging in creative problem solving, and working with diverse partners to build support for innovative solutions.
- Excellent communication, and writing skills, with the ability to rapidly assimilate and synthesize technical information.
- Demonstrated collaboration, networking and relationship-building skills with a variety of partners (such as policymakers, community and business leaders, and government agencies)
- Highly organized and self-directed, with the ability to work independently, while being flexible in a fastpaced, collaborative, and evolving environment.
- Ability to manage complex projects, meet deadlines, coordinate with internal and external team members, and track progress toward short and long-term deliverables.
- Desire to be a part of an influential team of professionals, who embrace high quality, impactful work, and a healthy work-life balance.
- Eager to take on a wide variety of tasks and help with all aspects of a small nonprofit organization, including nurturing relationships to support continued growth of the energy access and equity program.
- Commitment to Utah Clean Energy’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion goals and an interest in participating in shared learning activities offered by Utah Clean Energy.
Equity and social justice are critical components of Utah Clean Energy’s mission, values, and strategic pathways. We welcome candidates from an array of backgrounds and experiences to join our team. Learn more about our commitment here: https://utahcleanenergy.org/energy-equity/
COMPENSATION: Salary range for this position is $70,000 to $85,000 and is a full-time exempt position. Salary is dependent on relevant and demonstrated experience, with most candidates starting under or close to the mid-point of the salary range.
Utah Clean Energy’s benefits package includes health insurance, 403(b) retirement plan contributions, life & longterm disability insurance coverage, paid vacation, sick, holiday, and parental leave.
LOCATION: This position is based in Salt Lake City, Utah and provides the opportunity to work in a relaxed environment close to recreation opportunities throughout Utah.
TIMELINE AND APPLICATION PROCESS:
- Please email a cover letter, resume, and professional writing sample(s) (with your sole authorship) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Position open until filled, with preference for applications received by February 28, 2022.
Utah Clean Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination with regard to race, sex, color, age, religion, creed, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and disability