Energy Efficiency Program Manager

The Southern Company Atlanta, GA
Energy Efficiency Program Manager




The Energy Efficiency Program Manager exists to support the Company's strategic objective of implementing the energy efficiency programs certified by the Georgia Public Service Commission ("GPSC") as demand-side management ("DSM") resources. The GPSC has placed energy savings target goals on these programs with the opportunity for the Company to achieve a significant financial incentive. The Program Manager creatively implements a broad range of energy savings activities to the benefit of the customers of Georgia Power.


* Undergraduate degree preferred

* Travel in-state (GPC region partners) and nationally (1-3 times per year) required

* Skills in business plan development, strategic leadership, program cost accounting, program economic analysis, and contractor/consultant management preferred

* Experience working with utility sponsored marketing programs preferred

* Georgia Power region or comparable territory based experience preferred

* Broad, strategic understanding of the Company's operations, policies, and procedures

* Excellent communication skills – written, oral, and interpersonal (including public speaking to varied audiences)

* Experience managing multiple projects and working with multiple stakeholders simultaneously

* Ability to motivate and influence without positional leadership

* Ability to build and maintain highly effective internal and external relationships

* Demonstrated ability to work independently and self-directed


* Responsible for a portfolio of Commercial or Residential Energy Efficiency programs and their lifecycle with annual budget expectations and GPSC-mandated targets being met. These responsibilities include:

* Program Development – Develop the overall implementation business plan to meet program objectives and goals

* Staffing – Develop the strategy for implementing programs through in-house staffing, contractor staffing or a combination of both. Assist in the development of RFPs and selection and subsequent management of the contractors. Manage a matrix organization to achieve program goals.

* Program Implementation – Achieve market penetration levels necessary to meet Company and regulatory goals

* Establish and manage infrastructure to support program implementation (training internal and external support teams, developing protocols and procedures, establishing IT system support, etc.)

* Develop, execute and manage marketing plans

* Establish and comply with a program implementation schedule

* Establish goals and manage goal performance

* Establish and manage necessary quality assurance and verification protocol for assuring compliant implementation

* Partner with corporate and region teams to achieve program targets

* Lead the effort to educate and inform statewide employees of the certified energy efficiency programs

* Work with national, state and local stakeholders

* Program Results – Partner with the Energy Efficiency Reporting Team to track and report program metrics (participation levels, energy and demand savings, program costs, etc.)

* Assist in the development of detailed progress reports to meet all internal and external reporting requirements. Help ensure accuracy of information.

* Manage program implementation tracking results to assure performance toward goal

* Adjust program implementation plans as necessary to achieve program goals

* Communicate program results to internal partners on a consistent basis

* Program Evaluations – Help develop evaluation protocols to measure program success

* Provide guidance to program evaluation contractors

* Incorporate program evaluation results and recommendations back into the program implementation plans

* Customer Satisfaction – Increase customer satisfaction through successful implementation of the regulatory certified energy efficiency programs and othercompany offerings

* Budget – Help manage the energy efficiency program costs and manage the successful implementation of the programs to achieve an additional sum (increased earnings opportunity for the Company)

* External Representation – Serve as the Company's expert to customers, industry and trade associations and other stakeholders relating to regulatory, legislative and energy efficiency topics

* Maintain strategic knowledge of industry market and program trends, impacts, resources, other utility implementations, and best practices.

* Provide leadership in National energy efficiency associations

* IRP Development – Assist in the strategy and development of the DSM plan in support of the IRP filing developed every three years and manage any interim updates within the three year period

* Energy Expert® – Actively engage in becoming the customer's Energy Expert®. Participate in the assessment and development process. Leverage strengths and close gaps to provide exceptional service to our customers.

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average. With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom. Southern Company also has a growing competitive generation company. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Job Field: Sales & Marketing

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2006205