Project Manager, Renewable Energy

Company Name: Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Phone Number: (503) 248-1905
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: Project Manager, Renewable Energy
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: September 27, 2016
Salary: based on experience
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours

Under the direction of the VP, Renewable Energy Group (REG), the Project Manager manages a subset of BEF’s renewable energy project installations and seeks new opportunities for innovative renewable energy deployments. The Project Manager works collaboratively within teams to evaluate and improve project development, management processes and associated resources while maintaining positive partner relationships. The Project Manager oversees the development, contracting, construction, and monitoring of a variety of renewable energy projects, and will develop innovative solutions to overcome renewable energy barriers.


Program Operations

  • Manage a variety of renewable energy projects and programs, including but not limited to:
    • Communication, coordination, and relationship management with relevant project parties, including funding partners, site host, contractors, utilities, information technology professionals, and equipment manufacturers
    • Oversee the work of contractors, suppliers and/or vendors as necessary in the course of managing specific projects and other efforts.
    • Site survey and project feasibility
    • Project budgeting and bidding
    • Contracting (installer and host)
    • Oversight of system installation
    • Tax credit and financial incentives vetting and attainment
  • Oversight of BEF’s various technology platforms with partner-vendors including:
    • REG’s Drupal-based web resources and associated energy data APIs
    • Energy logging devices from various energy data monitoring providers
    • All aspects of REG’s energy display kiosks
  • In partnership and collaboration with site hosts, manage operations and maintenance for existing BEF energy projects on an as needed basis
  • Utilize cross-functional services, such as marketing, contracts and administration in an effective manner
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the VP, Renewable Energy Group


  • Work with REG staff to develop and execute the vision for the Renewable Energy program
  • Develop innovative solutions to break through renewable energy deployment barriers
  • Find creative approaches to fostering market transformation towards renewable energy
  • Act as an Ambassador for BEF and REG, representing the organization and program to a wide variety of external audiences
  • Foster and maintain positive relationships with a variety of constituents including funders, grantees, utilities, contractors, and industry leaders



Experience Required:



  • A minimum of 3 years of project management experience (required)
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as engineering, architecture or construction management with a focus on renewable energy technology or sustainable development (required)
  • Direct experience managing the design and installation of energy systems (preferred)
  • Experience writing construction contracts and construction specifications (preferred)
  • Knowledge of photovoltaic systems design (preferred)
  • Experience with energy policy or energy program implementation (preferred)
  • Experience securing renewable energy focused grants (preferred)



  • Passion for the BEF mission, renewable energy, and innovation in the energy field
  • Self motivated with an entreprenuerial spirit, able to lead projects and people and inspire others in the renewable energy community
  • Desire to overcome barriers to renewable energy implementation using innovative applications of proven energy technologies, leading the way for broad adoption of clean energy
  • Ability to craft grant applications using persuasive writing techniques
  • Ability to demonstrate and provide examples of continuous personal development and improvement in each of the essential functions
  • Ability to foster and build partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, including funders, utilities, grantees, contractors and industry leaders
  • Ability to think innovatively and strategically about—and participate in—advancing the long-term goals and development of the program
  • Ability to create an organizational structure for a project, utilize information management systems, and create and adhere to project completion timelines and budgets
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, including enlisting vendors, subcontractors, and other specialists to support operations and process improvement
  • Technical ability to draft accurate, detailed schematics of photovoltaic systems
  • Familiarity with commercial electrical systems, code compliance, and common engineering practices
  • Excellent attention to detail, communication and construction documentation skills
  • Proficiency with software such as Google SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office Suite and ERP systems
  • Ability to embrace new challenges in a rapidly growing and changing work environment


How to Apply:

Email the following materials to by October 28, 2016.

Email subject line must include the position title.

A complete application will include:

  1. Cover letter with salary requirements
  2. Resume
  3. List of 3 references: name, title, relationship, phone number and email address

Please send the three documents as separate attachments in MS Word or PDF format. Documents in other formats may not be considered.

Application does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment.

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Posting End Date: October 27, 2016