Job Title: Senior Technical Manager/Program Manager
Primary Work Location: Folsom, California
Salary Range: Competitive and commensurate with experience. Relocation and
performance-based bonuses are negotiable.
Interested candidates please email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 19th.
Position Summary: We are seeking a well-organized, well-spoken, techno-savvy team member to
manage one of our implementation teams. We are looking for that perfect combination of
management skills, leadership skills and technical experience in the building energy efficiency
Our ideal candidate will be familiar with building energy codes and their application in all market
sectors. Our candidate must also be passionate about designing and implementing pilots and
programs to improve energy efficiency in buildings. The passion must include desire to help move
California and other states toward net zero energy use. We are looking for a candidate with a
proven track record in project management – delivering projects on time and on budget. The
senior technical manager engages in supervising and mentoring team members, resource planning,
research, data analysis, energy modeling and report writing and editing. He or she is expected to
be a self-starter, an independent problem solver, and a strong team-player. He or she will be
responsible and accountable to the project’s and the company’s key performance indicators. At
Benningfield Group, our primary key performance indicator is the ability to keep our clients happy
by understanding their needs and exceeding their expectations.
The Successful Candidate:
Understand the regulatory arena in which building standards are developed and enforced.
Demonstrate experience sufficient to discern quickly the sources in which research will yield
valuable information and insight related to salient building performance topics: codes and
standards, design principles, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency adoption barriers, and
details unique to various kinds of buildings.
Understand the impact of the relative costs and benefits of a potential action; identify the
key elements that must be modified to achieve a goal; identify, analyze and resolve
problems with multiple priorities between departments within the company and outside
Coordinate and collaborate with project/contract manager on short- and long-range issues
that may affect project success. Continually communicate with the project team and clarify
what is expected of each team member. Motivate and challenge team members and
associates. Incorporate the constraints of budgets and schedules into the design of
research, analysis, and reporting.
Elicit input from subject matter experts and generalists across a range of professional levels
and expertise. Possess a solid understanding of the roles, constraints, and primary
motivations of multiple professions involved with the design, construction, sale, rating,
maintenance, regulation, financing, and/or remodeling of buildings for energy efficiency.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the company and with
outside contacts; interact with others to influence the adoption of policies that support
energy efficiency and economic goals; gain cooperation from technical and non-technical
staff, consultants, and professionals from outside agencies to complete assigned tasks and
projects. Interact with client representatives at all levels of an organization to ensure
continuous customer satisfaction as well as successful project completion.
Understand how to define an appropriate analytical framework for various building science,
policy, and economic questions surrounding energy efficiency; perform or manage the
research; structure reports to convey all the essential information in an accessible manner;
gather data from subject matter studies and identify relevant factors; read and interpret
technical documents, laws, regulations, and data.
Prepare or oversee preparation of project financial reports.
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, architecture, environmental science, construction
management, planning or related field
Minimum of five years’ experience designing or implementing building energy
efficiency programs or projects
Knowledge of building systems including lighting technologies, building envelope,
Demonstrated working knowledge of California Building Codes
Additional Qualifications Desired:
Familiarity with local, state and federal incentive and rebate programs
Ability to perform cost savings analyses and fuel data analyses
Sound technical writing skills and experience
One or more of the following: licensed architect, engineer or general contractor, HERS
and HERS II rater certification, Certified Energy Analyst, BPI certification
Experience with the use of energy modeling software a plus
Benningfield Group is a full service energy and software consulting company. We were founded by
a group of entrepreneurs who recognized that, through collaboration and strategic partnering, an
efficient and effective suite of consulting services could serve the growing energy efficiency
industry. Our clients include investor-owned and municipal utilities, government agencies, private
sector energy program providers, the trade show industry, architects, engineers and other
designers. Our primary market areas include:
Building Energy Efficiency Codes and Standards Research, Development
Implementation and Compliance – helping to make buildings green
Energy Efficiency Program Development and Implementation – encouraging decision
makers to make good choices
Market Transformation – helping emerging technologies fully develop their market
Improving Energy Efficiency – providing research; policy, energy, and economic
analysis; program development; and support
Custom Software Development, web service development and back-end tools to
support database-driven websites – helping users analyze and interpret large datasets