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Duquesne Light Company Business Development Manager- Energy Efficiency as a Service in United States

TEN is an independent energy services company that provides energy projects to government, K12, higher education, healthcare, and large commercial customers. We help our clients make their buildings more efficient, make their cities smarter, and make their operations more resilient.

TEN brings the latest technology, new engineering ideas, and creative solutions to deliver projects quickly and efficiently.

Part of the Duquesne Light Holdings, Inc. (DLH) family of companies, TEN has the capacity to deliver, finance, and guarantee all levels of projects and technology applications.

Position Summary

Reporting to TEN’s Vice President of Development (or assignee), a Project Development Manager is accountable for assisting in driving and managing project development activities assigned at TEN. The primary responsibility of the Project Development Manager will be to assist in the development of projects and proposals, guide the award and signing of contracts and provide guidance to the project delivery team on technical issues. A Project Development Manager’s principal duties, in conjunction with the assigned Business Development Manager, are to assist with the dentification and development of opportunities, within the Company’s range of interest and expertise, which translate into customer contracts and profitable revenue for the Company. The successful candidate will work out of the Company’s Pittsburgh or Philadelphia offices or, alternatively, from a home based office.


  • Assist in developing and cultivating effective business relationships with target customers and communicate the full scope of company solutions and services to meet customers’ goals and achieve company sales and profitability objectives;

  • Communicate with decision makers and other potential customer representatives to develop positive relationships to secure the sale of the company’s offerings;

  • Provide technical sales support and coordination, both internally and externally;

  • Promote business activity by coordinating developing and presenting concepts and preliminary technical findings, at various stages of the project development process, whether in written form or in oral presentation format;

  • Plan, direct and monitor all aspects of project development involving a wide variety of technologies and involving multi-discipline project staff;

  • Manage and/or participate in the production and coordination of several projects concurrently.

  • Work closely with the Company’s Engineering, Construction and Finance personnel to develop project scopes, costs, savings, schedule, and financial expectations including leading a presentation to the Company’s investment committee prior to the submittal of a project proposal;

  • Provide internal technical guidance and project support to ensure full achievement of customer satisfaction;

  • Support the growth of TEN’s goal of securing recurring and sequential project revenues through contacts with customers interested in a programmatic solution to their energy service needs;

  • With the assistance of the TEN’s engineering and construction groups , coordinate the company’s project development efforts to meet customer and company expectations through the following processes occurring primarily in the steps leading up to contract signing. The typical project process to include, but not limited to, the following: customer education, opportunity feasibility assessment, qualification and proposal development, oral interview development, presentations to customers and assistance with customer and vendor contract negotiation;

  • Coordinate the development and finalization of the Investment grade audit and measurement and verification plan development;

  • Maintain periodic contact with customer throughout the term of the contact to ensure customer satisfaction;

  • Perform other duties as required;

  • Travel, as required (valid driver’s license at all times);


  • Understanding of the technical and financial aspects of the energy services business;

  • Knowledge of engineering and construction practices in retrofit / renovation applications obtained through demonstrated experience;

  • Ability to identify project viability on both technical and financial fronts;

  • Ability to work well with development managers and engineers in the project development process to ensure success and fluent integration toward executed contacts for the Company;

  • Ability to develop subcontractor/vendor relationships and regional strategic partnerships for specific projects;

  • Technical sales related experience is preferred (in the energy services sector is a plus);

  • Strong customer focus with well-developed customer relations skills;

  • Ability to represent the company in a professional manner;

  • Ability to organize multiple priorities and to set and meet multiple personal goals and deadlines;

  • Confidence and ability to work under pressure;

  • Ability to use a computer and general word processing, presentation and spreadsheeting software;

  • Ability to write presentations, sales documents and technical reports;

  • Ability to work with a diversified workforce;

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering or business is preferred;

  • Additional qualifications in business or risk management a plus;

  • A prior relevant experience in the energy industry is not mandatory but is a plus.

Personal Attributes

  • An entrepreneurial spirit;

  • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills;

  • Strong tactical skills;

  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed;

  • Keen attention to detail;

  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities;

  • Exceptional service orientation;

  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative-environment.


Our salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience. We are a performance-based, entrepreneurial culture and have goal-based incentive programs and generous employee benefits.

For this role, we are looking for someone who is interested in being a key contributing part of a dynamic, fast-growing organization and, someone who is interested in and committed to growing with the organization long term.

TEN is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation or preference, religion, marital status, citizenship or veteran status.