CESA Employment Opportunities
Job Opening: Project Manager, Energy Storage
The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) is seeking a Project Manager to work on energy storage-related projects involving state energy storage policy and program development, as well as energy storage project implementation. The successful applicant will contribute to the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), Energy Storage Policy for States Project, the Virginia Economically Disadvantaged Communities Energy Resilience Study, and the National Consortium for the Advancement of LDES (Long Duration Energy Storage) Technologies.
Location: CESA employees can choose to work remotely or in the Montpelier, VT office. A combination of remote and in-office work is also possible. We offer a flexible workplace environment with a casual dress code. Employees currently work both from home and/or from our offices depending on their work style, preferences, and level of concern for public health and safety. CESA is committed to ensuring employees have all the tools they need to perform their job duties whether at home or in the office and can make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Availability: This is a full-time position, with responsibilities commencing immediately upon selection of the most qualified candidate.
Position Description: The Project Manager will carry out research and administrative tasks related to CESA energy storage projects, and will manage specific aspects of those projects. The Project Manager will report to CESA’s Senior Project Director. Responsibilities will include:
- Work with CESA staff and representatives of national laboratories and DOE on energy storage demonstration and social equity project development, management and reporting. This may include fulfilling monthly and quarterly project progress reporting requirements, engaging in frequent communication with project teams, and providing administrative support for stakeholder group meetings.
- Work with CESA staff and project partners in providing energy storage policy support to state policymakers and regulators. This may include carrying out or assisting with surveys, interviews, research, memo writing, docket filings, convening, webinars. and presentations.
- Help to develop public information-sharing reports, white papers, webinars, and blogs on energy storage topics as needed. This may include conducting independent research, creating and maintaining resource lists or a database, drafting reports or portions of reports, and other tasks.
- Plan and coordinate monthly meetings of the CESA Energy Storage Working Group with state energy agencies, and organize group activities/presentations/discussion.
- Assist CESA’s Communications Manager and other colleagues in managing the planning and production of webinars.
- Engage with Sandia National Laboratories, other national laboratories, and other teaming partners in the Long Duration Energy Storage Consortium project. This may include coordinating, scheduling and convening meetings, moderating meetings, taking and distributing meeting notes, assisting with reporting, developing information-sharing events (both internal and public-facing), and other tasks.
- Engage with Virginia DOE and project partners on a project to help remote and historically underserved communities to develop clean energy resilience plans. This may include helping to develop metrics, case studies and webinars, participating in meetings, note-taking, and other tasks.
- Support pre-development technical and economic analysis for resilient solar+storage projects, including at health care centers, multifamily affordable housing facilities, public shelters and other critical facilities. This may include creating and maintaining a project database, convening meetings, note-taking, and other tasks.
- Carry out other research and administrative tasks as necessary
Desired Qualifications: Wondering whether you have the right credentials or background to apply? We value lived experience and are serious about embracing diversity. Desired qualifications include:
- Basic knowledge of clean energy issues and clean energy technology including energy storage
- Ability to research and assimilate new information
- Project management skills
- Strong research, writing, and organizational skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Understanding of the energy challenges facing LMI households and environmental justice communities, as well as the needs of the changing electric grid and state and national decarbonization goals.
- Ability to juggle multiple projects
- Ability to work independently
- Excellent “people skills” including the ability to work with project partners and colleagues from many different backgrounds, including engineers, policymakers, regulators, community organizers, and stakeholders
- Comfort with public speaking
- Experience working remotely
- At least two years’ relevant work experience with a preference for:
- Experience working on energy storage or clean energy projects, programs, and/or policies
- Experience working on energy equity issues
- Experience working with and/or for state government
- Experience working with Microsoft Office.
Salary and Benefits: Anticipated starting salary is $52,000 - $59,000, depending upon qualifications. Excellent benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance with 10% employee cost contribution; life insurance; generous matching of retirement plan contributions; starting four-weeks paid time off; and paid sick days, parental leave, and holidays.
Travel: Occasional domestic travel will be required. Business travel typically lasts from two to three days with some weekend travel necessary.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (a document of at least two pages that you previously wrote for work, school, or some other purpose) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the email’s subject line, enter “Project Manager.” Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
CEG is an equal opportunity employer. CEG does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, ancestry, non-job-related disability, or status as a veteran. CEG is committed to learning more about and applying principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in its work.