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Energy & Professional Services Manager 6848

  • Full Time
  • Richland, Wash.
  • Salary: $136,406 minimum to $170,507 midpoint
  • Posting End Date: October 7, 2022

Website Energy Northwest

Wage or Salary:
$136,406 minimum to $170,507 midpoint

Help lead public power through the energy transition!  Energy Northwest is a joint operating agency working to increase and improve its support and service of public power and is in need of a key leader to spearhead new project and service development.  This exciting position will provide the vision, leadership, and management for the Energy and Professional Services organization, identifying innovative opportunities to benefit public power through clean energy projects and programs, as well as utility services, and leading the team to make them a reality.  It reports to the Vice President of Energy Services and Development and is part of a strong leadership team and a company with a consistent focus on excellence and the values of public power.


Develop new product or service ideas and opportunities and oversee their development to the point of implementation.

o Interface with member utilities and other outside entities through established or self-generated opportunities
o Identify member utility and other market/customer needs and opportunities and represent Energy Northwest as a solution source o Lead development of new project or service ideas to solid concepts and implementation
o Lead development of cost/benefit and risk evaluations and presentations to appropriate review boards and management.

Manage and direct all phases of project/program development for new energy/professional services and generating facilities/programs, including: engaging appropriate EN departments; preparation of project proposals and term sheets; formation and leadership of project teams; hiring of outside technical and environmental consultants; identification and development of project sites; obtainment of management, board and regulatory approvals; management of the procurement of equipment and services; arrangement of project financing; coordination with O&M Services for O&M cost projections and project transition plans and checklists; and arranging for construction management services.

Lead the strategic planning and risk assessment efforts for ES&D. Draft, review, and negotiate diverse contracts, leases, waivers, releases, financing documents, and other documents on behalf of ES&D. Assist in the development of business case studies including net present value, cost/benefit analysis, breakeven analysis, benchmarking, industry trend analysis and SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis as basis for decisions to start, expand or reduce business lines/services.

Manages employees using established Energy Northwest policies, procedures, and practices. Communicates a common vision consistent with that of the leadership team. Review and approve (per procedure) the work generated by department personnel. Encourage and provide training and development for staff personnel to assure high performance, opportunity to progress and maintain good morale in the organization. Make recommendations/review promotions, salary changes, transfers and terminations. Resolve personnel issues, allocate work, review and approve procedures, assist and train subordinates as necessary.

Provide public power industry leadership and create Energy Northwest brand recognition, leveraging joint operating agency advantages toward increasing Energy Northwest’s support of public power. Develop and maintain industry liaisons and current expertise for assigned power resource technologies, including attendance and/or participation on industry committees and forums, review of technical journals and periodicals and completion of selected training classes and seminars. Develop and/or enhance project management standards, processes or procedures used in generation project development.

Provide marketing support to the business sector managers.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or a related field from an accredited college or university and 12 years of relevant progressive experience, including at least five years’ experience in the utility industry. Two years of experience in a formal leadership role is required.

OR  In lieu of degree, requires a high school diploma/GED and 20 years of progressive experience in areas listed above.


Ideal candidate will have experience in business development, operations, or consulting in a for-profit or margin focused business environment. Project management experience also a plus.


We offer relocation assistance and substantial benefits which include medical, dental, vision and disability insurances and 4 weeks of personal time. We have three retirement programs available including a matching 401k and the Washington State Pension Plan. An at-risk compensation program and other voluntary benefits include flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, credit monitoring, and identity theft coverage.

Additional Information:

Salary: $136,406 minimum to $170,507 midpoint

Typically, selected candidates are hired at a salary rate between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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