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CenterPoint Energy SPECIALIST, ENERGY EFFICIENCY in Minneapolis, Minnesota


CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. Our vision to lead the nation in delivering energy, service and value drives our strategy and performance. We have an unwavering commitment to safely and reliably deliver electricity and natural gas to millions of people.

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At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve.

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As the SPECIALIST, ENERGY EFFICIENCY , to administer and implement energy efficiency programs that pursue the CenterPoint Energy vision, meet regulatory and legislative requirements and respond to customer needs. To manage productivity and build relationships with external vendors, ensuring maximum performance and compliance with CenterPoint Energy corporate goals and guidelines with regards to energy efficiency initiatives. Play a key role in achieving program goals.

Specifically, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Assist with the research, development, implementation and administration of energy efficiency projects, which are part of a multi-million dollar program, in a manner that upholds corporate goals and policies and satisfies regulatory requirements. Assist with the development of marketing plans, promotional materials, and evaluation plans for energy efficiency projects. Report to CIP/Energy Efficiency Implementation Manager and is responsible for the successful implementation of assigned energy efficiency programs.

  • When applicable, interfaces with state regulators, officials and agencies involved with the oversight and/or implementation of the energy efficiency programs.

  • Exhibit desirable and appropriate professional behavior including integrity, ability to learn, results orientation, ability to interact effectively with others, acting as a team player, leadership, sense of urgency, quality focus, and independent judgment to provide a cohesive, productive unit dedicated toward achievement of corporate and energy efficiency goals.

  • Responsible for researching the market and preparing long-term strategic plans for each energy efficiency project and preparing recommendations for changes and/or project modifications. Responsible for assisting with the implementation of suggested modifications.

  • Perform/oversee evaluations of existing company sponsored energy efficiency projects and communicates results to the appropriate internal and external parties. Oversee the improvement or discontinuation of existing programs as a result of ongoing evaluations to ensure energy efficiency projects remain cost-effective and provide a high level of customer satisfaction.

  • Interface with residential, commercial, and industrial customers/sponsors participating in energy efficiency programs.

  • Responsible for reviewing all contractor/vendor work and approving contractor/vendor/customer payments.

  • Support the regulatory department in the preparation of energy efficiency filings and is responsible for providing all necessary program documentation in a manner that is clear, concise, and complete and is conducive to favorable approval from regulatory agencies with minimal request for additional information ensuring that all information provided to the regulatory department is supportable.

  • Build relationships with external vendors to secure their active participation in the energy efficiency programs and supports management with contract negotiations and fulfillment of vendor contracts. Assist management with the decision making process of hiring external vendors and is responsible for relationship and performance management of vendors delivering services to administrator’s assigned energy efficiency programs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Marketing, Business Administration, or related field required.

  • Extensive experience developing and presenting new programs to a wide variety of audiences and experience in project evaluation.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and present written and oral proposals/presentations.

  • Ability to evaluate complex issues independently, develop diverse recommendations/action plans and lead multiple assignments simultaneously.

  • Background knowledge and proficient comprehension of budget planning, contract negotiations and interpretations.

  • Three to five years of energy industry experience, with specific knowledge in energy efficiency program implementation preferred.

Perferred Education, Skills, Experience

  • Strong organizational and project management skills.

  • Comprehensive computer skills with experience in Windows-based applications in word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics. (Experience with SAP preferred).

  • Mathematical knowledge with capability of performing technical analysis of energy consumption dynamics.

  • Perform budget planning and control to successfully implement and enhance program effectiveness.

  • Ability to interface with high level contacts in both business and regulatory relations to achieve program success.

  • Demonstrated ability to monitor, analyze and interpret financial and market data and prepare management reports.

  • Ability to administer contracts and build strong relationships with vendors necessary to implement successful energy efficiency programs through their participation and/or contractual obligation.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to demonstrate the manual dexterity to operate a personal computer effectively.

  • Able to communicate orally in a clear manner.

  • Able to hear oral communication either in person or on equipment such as telephone or mobile phone.

  • Able to view a personal computer monitor or laptop screen for extended periods of time.

  • Able to operate a personal computer, either desktop or laptop, for extended periods of time creating, composing and reviewing documents and spreadsheets.

  • Able to operate office equipment, including telephone, mobile phone, photocopier, fax machine, scanner and calculator.

  • Able to reach, grasp and move items.

  • Able to sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time.

  • Able to operate a motor vehicle, including ability to enter and exit the vehicle unassisted, and travel long distances.

  • Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a minimal amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

Working Conditions:

  • Able to work a varied schedule to complete projects and meet deadlines in response to changing demands.

  • Able to work overtime (scheduled and/or unscheduled, nights and/or weekends) as needed or required to meet established deadlines.

  • Able to travel to attend or conduct training, attend regulatory hearings, industry or professional association conferences and/or other meetings (with customers, communities, etc.) and stay overnight or possibly stay for an extended period of time as required.

  • Able to work in fast paced environment with high daily pressure to meet deadlines.

  • Able to perform work indoors in an office environment, regardless of whether cubicle, open office or private office.

Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

Job Sales & Marketing - Marketing

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis-505 Nicollet

Job Posting Oct 12, 2021

Posting End Date Oct 26, 2021

Req ID: MNG01930