• Head of Department - Energy Efficiency

    Location US-CA-Oakland
    Requisition ID
    Business Area
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    DNV GL - Energy Sustainable Energy Use is seeking a Head of Department with experience in program implementation and business development mostly in the demand side management (Energy Efficiency and Demand Response) utility space. This person will be expected to manage and support program planning, development and implementation, including managing the planning tasks associated with large, on-going projects and developing new. The position will provide strategic consulting to clients and increase the current client base nationally. The position will be located on the West Coast. Preferred location Oakland, CA 


    Tasks May Include

    • Manage the start-up and program delivery in various states, ensuring contract compliance, goal achievement, budget management, quality assurance, strong staff performance, and operational efficiency. This includes creating detailed plans and monitoring performance goals as well as the coordination of resources necessary for successful performance
    • Work cooperatively with team members to identify potential new and existing programs. This includes working with contract and procurement managers to negotiate contract terms and conditions 
    • Oversee various functional groups that deliver DSM program components in outreach, marketing, engineering, administration and business analytics 
    • Provide strategic guidance to clients across the nation and work with local teams to integrate new program concepts and solutions that meet changing customer needs.
    • Manage forecasting and system reporting. Prepare clearly written and well documented reports and proposals
    • Recruit, orient, train, and mentor staff and/or project partners to ensure effective project management. This includes developing strategies to help staff feel connected to the programs goals
    • Work with DNV GL support staff and subject matter experts to integrate innovations into existing client program offerings
    • Serve as leader for communicating and implementing corporate policy initiatives
    • Develop and champion new initiatives to senior management
    • Monitor and understand the impact of changing state and federal regulations to identify opportunities for growth and propose strategic solutions to bring to new and existing clients

    Position Qualifications

    What we're asking


    • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business or other related fields
    • MBA or other management training is desired
    • 10+ years program management experience, ideally focused on energy-efficiency program management and acquisition
    • 5+ years of managing at least 10 or more people and subcontractor partners
    • 5+ years of client or relationship management with strong business development acumen 
    • A proven track record in the demand side management field, along with project management and program design experience
    • Ability to effectively handle client and internal communications involving sensitive issues
    • Strong budget management experience
    • Solid written and verbal English communication skills as demonstrated by experience with presentations, report-writing, papers or other public forums
    • Experience in proposal writing, program design, and contract negotiations 
    • Computer skills including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access
    • Strong business development aptitude and relationship building skills
    • Network of energy efficiency implementation contacts
    • An energy-efficiency background with a solid knowledge of energy-efficient technologies and practices 
    • Willingness and ability to travel, up to 40% of the time
    • Critical thinking skills with strategic foresight 
    • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

    **Immigration-related benefits (for example, visa sponsorship) are not available for this position**


    Opportunities Beyond Business


    Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.


    DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights under the law, see: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

    Local employment conditions apply.


    Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

    Company & Business Area Description

    Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.


    Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL – Energy, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification.

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