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Updated: February, 2017

Job Opportunity with Environmental Defense Fund

Position: Manager, Clean Energy Regulatory Implementation, Chicago


With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, founded in 1967, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.


The Manager will work with the Clean Energy team in Chicago to conduct rigorous legal and technical analysis as the foundation for the clean-energy implementation project.  The Manager will lead research and analysis associated with that project.  Specifically, the Manager will work to ensure the IPA and ICC implement the Illinois Future Energy Jobs Bill effectively. The Manager reports to the Midwest director for Clean Energy.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Law degree preferred with at least four or more years of utility-regulatory experience.
  • Expert knowledge of utility regulation and energy policy
  • Proven research, writing and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability in creative problem-solving and managing complex projects involving contractors and multiple partners within the public, private and NGO sectors.
  • Clear ability to present complex and technical information clearly and comprehensively, both orally and in written form.
  • Position Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:


  • Independently prepare cogent materials for key stakeholders that explain provisions of the Illinois Future Energy Jobs Bill.
  • Educate those stakeholder groups about their opportunities to benefit from the legislation. 
  • Engage those groups to participate in rulemakings before the IPA and ICC.
  • Analyze complex information and stakeholder perspectives in order to recommend creative means to advance clean energy in Illinois.
  • Prepare detailed comments from EDF and its core partners as part of IPA and ICC proceedings.
  • Independently conduct environmental, business, and market research and analysis to support the law’s implementation and evaluate new project ideas.
  • Manage specific project tasks such as reaching out to potential partners, developing work plans and timetables, identifying and procuring necessary resources, and managing project work and deliverables.
  • Communicate various project goals and results to Environmental Defense staff, companies, policymakers, environmental groups, the media and the public through reports, interviews, presentations, and other methods.
  • Independently conduct research and analysis necessary to engage key external stakeholders to effectively implement the law’s clean-energy provisions.
  • Communicate project results to EDF staff, corporate partners, businesses, the media and other stakeholders through reports, presentations, and other methods.
  • Develop and apply appropriate means for measuring the success of the clean-energy implementation project.
  • Be the legal and technical lead related to the clean-energy implementation project at EDF meetings, external events, etc.  Be relied upon by the Chicago team as expert in utility regulation and policy implementation.
  • Provide management and leadership to one or two interns.

  • To learn more and apply, click here.


  • Job Opportunity with Borrego Solar

    Position: Project Developer, Remote


    Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. seeks a Sales Professional to develop solar projects in Illinois, targeting public-sector and private-sector markets, including F500, corporate portfolio accounts and institutions at the federal, state and municipal levels. We are seeking an experienced big ticket, long cycle, complex B2B sales closer to exceed sales quotas with integrity.

    The primary purpose of this position is to drive bookings and revenue growth in assigned geographical or industry vertical territories through establishing and maintaining key relationships with potential customers, project developers, financiers, and policy-makers. The candidate will be expected to be the primary regional expert in the company, and must either have or quickly develop fundamental market knowledge and the ability to create a successful plan to win new business. A strong applicant will be smart, articulate, motivated, creative, and organized, with the ability to learn the technical and financial details of our business quickly.


    Desired Qualifications:


  • Strong knowledge of the solar industry preferred
  • Successful track record in a complex sales environment
  • Self-motivated, independent professional with excellent communication skills, strong technical aptitude, and the ability to thrive under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and interface effectively with cross-functional employee groups
  • Ability to spend time in-person with customers and travel frequently in assigned territory (20-50% travel)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in parallel and prioritize competing demands
  • Tenacious problem solver that can accurately assess, solve, implement, and communicate outcomes of complex challenges
  • Familiarity with formal project management methodologies and ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings a plus
  • Understanding of finance/business concepts (NPV, ROI, IRR, etc)
  • MBA preferred

  • Position Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:


  • Close PPA and turnkey EPC contracts for solar projects in excess of 250kW
  • Meet or exceed annual sales targets (>$12MM)
  • Develop projects from inception to executed contract
  • Generate leads/opportunities primarily through independent activities including profiling, cold calls, business networking, etc.
  • Quickly indentify key players and potential clients in the Target Market, filter and priorities "real" opportunities from others
  • Gather market intelligence and expand relationships with appropriate government, regulatory, and utility officials to understand project approval process, electric rates, and regulations and incentives structures
  • Analyze impact of changing regulatory environment and adjust strategy as necessary
  • Work independently and with senior management team to develop and execute on strategic plans to win identified opportunities
  • Work with Borrego PV Engineers and Finance teams to identify the most appropriate technical, material, and financial solutions to optimize system competitiveness and be able to clearlly present combined technical and financial solution to clients
  • Generate proposals, quotes, and formal RFP responses
  • Work with legal and executive teams to negotiate contract ters and close transactions
  • Consult with clients, construction, and finance professionals in developing necessary financial models and assist with tax, financing, and regulatory related research and negotiations
  • Lead project hand-off to operations team for closed business
  • Represent Borrego Solar at marketing events
  • Appropriately maintain pipeline reporting and deal activitity (Salesforce experience preferred)

  • To learn more and apply, click here.


    Job Opportunity with Solar Service

    Position: Electricians, Carpenters and Roofers


    If you have electrical, carpentry or roofing skills and are looking for a new opportunity in a construction-

    related industry that is growing rapidly, this may be the position you’ve been looking for. Solar Service

    Inc., Illinois’ leading solar provider for over 30 years, is seeking installers for residential and commercial

    solar energy systems.  Installers in this position have the opportunity to work on all aspects of PV

    installations.  Previous solar installation experience is not required, but mechanical aptitude, attention

    to detail, a good attitude, and willingness to learn and work with others are a must. 


    Responsibilities include:

    • Communication with the job foreman and project manager
    • Pulling inventory for the job
    • Layout and installation of PV racking systems and modules
    • Electrical conduit installation and wiring
    • Follow Solar Service and OSHA safety guidelines
    • Clean up of jobsite
    • Documentation of the installation
    • Other duties as required
    • Qualifications:
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to lift 50+ lbs.
    • Ability to work in extreme conditions (Roofs, cold, snow, sun, crawl spaces, attics, etc.)
    • Willing and able to climb ladders, stairs, and work on rooftops and on feet for long periods of time

    A background in electrical, carpentry, roofing or solar a plus

    Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to info@solarserviceinc.com.


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Supporters


 American Solar Energy Society

 

 ISEA Business Members

 

 

Other Opportunities 

 American Council On Renewable Energy

 

 Environmental Law and Policy Center

 

 Midwest Renewable Energy Association

 

 Renewableenergyworld.com


 Solar Energy industries Association Job Board

 

 Solar Electric Power Association Job Board

Location: Chicago

Brief Summary

The Incentive Coordinator tracks incentive programs and energy policies at a national and state level. This individual is responsible for submitting and securing incentives. This is an excellent opportunity for a bright individual with superior organizational skills and an interest in energy policy.

Key Responsibilities

  • ·       Ensures completion of incentive application process by informing and collecting required application information from internal departments
  • ·       Provides company and project information to external incentive administrators
  • ·       Informs internal teams of approaching application deadlines
  • ·       Registers projects with various state authorities and manages the compliance filing process
  • ·       Works with the Project Management team to track project progress and meet incentive contract deadlines
  • ·       Manages SoCore’s installer registration processes
  • ·       Works with Policy team to improve and document processes
  • ·       Assists Policy Analysts with incentive research on new opportunities
  • ·       Assists Business Development team with special projects related to community solar and virtual net metering opportunities
  •  

 Core Competencies

  • ·       Shows attention to detail
  • ·       Proves concrete organization
  • ·       Is consistent and reliable
  • ·       Manages time efficiently
  • ·       Is a team player
  • ·       Displays willingness to help others
  • ·       Effective communicator
  •  

Requirements

  • ·       Bachelor’s in Policy, Political Science, Environmental Science or related field
  • ·       1 years’ work or internship experience in a similar position
  • ·       Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • ·       Experience operating with high energy and flexibility in a fast-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment
  • ·       CRM experience is a plus
  • ·       Energy and utility experience is a plus

Apply

Please submit your online application by following this link: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?cj=oLkv0fwk&s=ISEA_Green_Jobs_&_Opportunities

Location: Chicago

Brief Summary

The Incentive Coordinator tracks incentive programs and energy policies at a national and state level. This individual is responsible for submitting and securing incentives. This is an excellent opportunity for a bright individual with superior organizational skills and an interest in energy policy.

Key Responsibilities

  • ·       Ensures completion of incentive application process by informing and collecting required application information from internal departments
  • ·       Provides company and project information to external incentive administrators
  • ·       Informs internal teams of approaching application deadlines
  • ·       Registers projects with various state authorities and manages the compliance filing process
  • ·       Works with the Project Management team to track project progress and meet incentive contract deadlines
  • ·       Manages SoCore’s installer registration processes
  • ·       Works with Policy team to improve and document processes
  • ·       Assists Policy Analysts with incentive research on new opportunities
  • ·       Assists Business Development team with special projects related to community solar and virtual net metering opportunities
  •  

 Core Competencies

  • ·       Shows attention to detail
  • ·       Proves concrete organization
  • ·       Is consistent and reliable
  • ·       Manages time efficiently
  • ·       Is a team player
  • ·       Displays willingness to help others
  • ·       Effective communicator
  •  

Requirements

  • ·       Bachelor’s in Policy, Political Science, Environmental Science or related field
  • ·       1 years’ work or internship experience in a similar position
  • ·       Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • ·       Experience operating with high energy and flexibility in a fast-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment
  • ·       CRM experience is a plus
  • ·       Energy and utility experience is a plus

Apply

Please submit your online application by following this link: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?cj=oLkv0fwk&s=ISEA_Green_Jobs_&_Opportunities

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