San Diego – California
Reports to: Building Performance Senior Manager
Available Openings: One
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Closes: Open until filled
Salary: Commensurate upon experience, $60,000 / negotiable
Job Number: 2014-62-San Diego-74R

Job Summary

CCSE is looking to fill a position and most importantly to complete a team. The ideal candidate is confident in handling a wide range of tasks and will be able to work both independently and with other members of the team. This person must be well organized, reliable and enjoy the challenges of supporting an organization of diverse people and program initiatives.

Improving the energy performance of new and existing homes and businesses is an increasing focus of state and federal policy, and is the basis for several new regional, state and national programs. CCSE is implementing several of these programs with the goal of directly assisting the retrofit market to scale up quickly and sustainably. This is a tremendous opportunity for a capable, experienced and collaborative professional to have a long-term positive impact on California’s energy and economic landscape through enabling widespread building performance initiatives.

The Building Performance Project Manager (BPPM) will reinforce CCSE’s leadership in this critical area of the clean energy marketplace. The Project Manager will oversee a project focused on streamlining and incentivizing permit compliance for heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC) alterations in existing residential buildings in Southern California. This project and position will inform and influence HVAC compliance policies and have the potential to directly impact the way HVAC projects are permitted in California. Responsibilities include:

  • Execution of all project/program contract deliverables on-time and within budget.
  • Management of day-to-day implementation, reporting, monitoring, evaluation, stakeholder coordination, etc.
  • Providing internal and external reporting.
  • Management of cross functional team.

Primary Job Duties

  • Contract Management and Reporting
  1. Manage contracting and reporting requirements for project.
  2. Work with accounting to ensure accurate, timely billing of project activities.
  3. Track and manage project expenditures to ensure project activities are completed on time and within budget.
  • Project Management and Stakeholder Engagement
  1. Supervise team member(s) and support staff in delivering project activities.
  2. Manage the process of securing input from and reaching consensus among diverse stakeholders on a topic of high priority for California regulatory bodies, local governments, contractors, and homeowners.
  3. Manage the scheduling and logistics of working group and stakeholder meetings.
  4. Manage subcontractor and vendor relationships and contracts; ensure satisfactory completion of project objectives.
  • Project Outreach & Communications
  1. Develop focused workshops and personalized outreach to promote project.
  2. Communicate directly with project participants on regular basis.
  3. Draft concise, informed, and well-written reports summarizing stakeholder input efforts and policy findings.
  4. Coordinate with internal and external marketing resources.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of the residential energy efficiency industry, technologies and current practices. Understanding of the environmental, economic and public health issues related to the built environment, and an appetite to learn more about this rapidly evolving field;
  • Direct experience in California energy efficiency codes and standards, especially Title 24, Part 6 compliance for both existing and new buildings;
  • Extremely detail-oriented; exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to perform within required deadlines;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to take initiative to effectively handle multiple tasks, changing priorities and complex assignments;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management; successful project management through all phases (initiating, planning, execution, monitoring, closing) and project constraints (scope, quality, scheduling, budget, resources, risk);
  • Subject matter knowledge with at least 5 years industry experience;

Preferred Skills

  • Strong understanding of local and state compliance requirements for residential HVAC alterations;
  • Familiarity with California Home Energy Rating System (HERS) and HERS registries;
  • Familiarity with Federal contracting guidelines;
  • Strong understanding of applied building science;
  • Mastery of building compliance and analysis tools (e.g. EnergyPro, and relevant accreditations);
  • Strong financial analysis skills;
  • Experience with CPUC programs and the CA regulatory environment;
  • Program evaluation experience, including tracking sometimes diffuse and/or indirect outcomes;
  • Knowledge of CCSE Programs.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in energy- or buildings-related field (engineering, architecture, project management), policy, environmental sciences, or related discipline from a four-year college or university. Masters degree strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience specifically relating to energy, energy efficiency, building energy efficiency codes, energy management or energy systems through consulting, project or construction management, or other relevant experience
  • A proven ability to quickly learn new technology and program settings
  • Outstanding communication skills with the proven ability to utilize these skills across groups

Computer and/or Technical Skills

Demonstrated high-level of abilities of various computer software programs and fluency in using standard office software packages such as MS Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Fluent with MS Office 2007 Suite and Windows XP. Direct experience with EnergyPro, Micropas and other building simulation tools is highly desirable.

Application Procedures

  1. Download and fill the CCSE Application for Employment Form
  2. Please send a resume, application and cover letter along with salary history via e-mail to