Part-Time Energy Efficiency Program Manager(Northern Colorado)

Commercial Cannabis Energy Management Programs

This isn’t the same old energy efficiency program

  • Have you directly managed the implementation of large-scale DSM programs?

  • Are you passionate about energy efficiency?

  • Are you an organized, diligent and a hyper-detailed professional business leader?

  • Have you worked with or for utilities or local governments on energy initiatives?

  • Do you know the difference between a kW and a kWh?

  • Are you interested in CO’s commercial cannabis industry and addressing its energy challenges?

  • Can you roll with things as they arise, confidently handling unknown new challenges each day?

  • Are you looking for something new, different and to be part of building an innovative business?

Job Description

The Program Manager directs all phases of our commercial cannabis cultivator energy efficiency programs for our Northern Colorado utility and government clients, from inception through completion over a multi-year period. This is a “manager/do-er” role, where the Program Manager not only sets high-level business strategies to deliver on our current cannabis energy management programs, but also oversees the delivery and execution of all daily program tasks such as cannabis business recruitment, enrollment, technical energy audits, local trade partnerships and client relationships. This is a highly visible, direct-client facing, hand-in-hand working role with all three company founders and a deeply impactful position. The Program Manager establishes all program milestones and monitors performance against contract plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications. The Program Manager develops strategies and tactics to ensure effective program performance relative to market opportunity and directs the work of employees from technical, marketing, operations, analytics, and administrative company areas.

Requirements

  • 7+ years of professional experience, (this isn’t your first job)

  • 3+ years directly leading, managing or overseeing energy efficiency or DSM programs

  • 3+ years working for or with utilities or governments on energy efficiency programs

  • 3+ years leading a team through complex business projects and initiatives

  • Familiarity, experience and a strong interest in working with CO’s cannabis industry

  • Results-obsessed, with the demonstrated ability achieving set-KPIs and fixed metrics

  • The ability to work independently without day to day supervision

  • The ability to work both in an office setting and a desire to spend time in the field

  • The ability to set long-term and short-term business strategy and then execute it

  • Home-based/geographically able to support daily work in Boulder, Broomfield & Larimer counties

Desirable Skills

  • Previous staff management and development skills

  • Previous big-firm consulting experience

  • Technical degree and/or background combined with relevant business experience.

  • 1-3 years experience working in the Colorado cannabis industry.

  • Start-up experience, comfortable working in early-stage business environments

Salary/Opportunity

Good news/bad news, the position is part-time to start, (~20 hours per week).  It’s primarily a work from home role. Ideally you live in or near Boulder County, Broomfield County or Larimer County.  Some time will be spent in our Denver-metro office, especially in the beginning, but likely only a few days a month. Pay-scale (to begin) is ~$30/hour (~$2,500/month). We’re a start-up, don’t count on too many benefits or perks in the beginning - but we can talk about how to make things work for the right candidate.  

The upside? Unlimited individual independence and experience right in the center of three booming high-profile emerging North American industries, (cannabis, energy and technology). Significant bonus (cash $) opportunities based on individual, program and company performance. The position can (and should) transition to a full-time role by the summer. The PM should plan to take a leadership role in the company’s future statewide and national programs.  You will be the first senior-hire by the founders after running the business on their own for several years, you are in very early and expectations are high. If this sounds terrifying the role is likely not a fit; if this checks your personal and professional boxes send in a resume and let’s talk.

About Cultivate Energy Optimization

Cultivate Energy Optimization (https://www.cultivateeo.com/) is a boot-strapped owner-funded startup.  Built from the ground up by some of Colorado’s leading energy efficiency professionals, the company is obsessed with helping commercial cannabis cultivators optimize and manage their energy use.  Through the delivery of word-class cannabis-specific technical energy audits, deep partnerships with local and national horticultural-specific technology partners and unmatched experience designing and executing large-scale energy efficiency programs - Cultivate Energy Optimization has quickly become the country’s leading energy management company for the cannabis industry.  We work directly for utilities and local governments, engaging the local commercial cannabis industry on their behalf and delivering quantifiable impacts and results by identifying energy saving equipment upgrades and process changes. We don’t just recommend new ideas and programs, we design and execute them. Results matter - we think in monthly $ saved, equipment upgrade costs and ROIs, total GWh saved, MW shifted/shed/reduced, MT of CO2 saved, load-profiles, load-factors, and load-shapes - we hope you do too.

Application Process:

  • Interested and qualified local applicants should send a resume to careers@CultivateEO.com no later than March 28, 2019.  Subject line for your email/application: (Your Name - EEPM)

  • Send your resume and include a few paragraphs in the body of the email about who you are and why you’re applying.

  • We anticipate selecting 3-5 candidates for in-person interviews by April 1, 2019. A hiring decision is likely to be made by April 10, 2019.

  • Don’t worry if you’re not a fit for this specific job, we anticipate opening another 2-5 part-time and full-time positions throughout 2019, both field-based and office-based.  If you have something to offer and this is truly what you want to do we’ll find a way to make it work. Plus, if you’re open to an out-of-state role let us know - we’re launching new programs in several states.


(Part-Time) Energy Efficiency Program Coordinator

Commercial Cannabis Energy Management Programs

This isn’t the same old energy efficiency program …

  • Are you passionate about energy efficiency?

  • Are you an organized, diligent and hyper-detailed person?

  • Are you interested in working with utilities or governments on energy/sustainability initiatives?

  • Are you interested in CO’s commercial cannabis industry and addressing its energy challenges?

  • Are you an administrative Jedi who has mastered everything Microsoft Office has to offer?

  • Are you looking for something new, different and to be part of an innovative business start-up?

Job Description

The Program Coordinator works directly with our Program Manager and company-Founders to perform all administrative and logistical functions needed to deliver energy management programs and related services for commercial cannabis businesses.  The position includes helping to schedule businesses for on-site energy assessments, helping to prepare customized reports for program participants that shows individual energy savings potential through equipment upgrade opportunities, completing, tracking, organizing and preparing utility rebate forms, and interacting directly with our clients at local governments and utilities to measure and report program progress and performance on contract goals.

Requirements

  • 0 - 2 years working for or with utilities or governments

  • 0 - 2 years working on energy efficiency and/or sustainability initiatives

  • Familiarity, experience or a strong interest in working with CO’s cannabis industry

  • Very strong Microsoft Office skill sets and demonstrated experience with most applications

  • The ability to produce weekly/monthly reports in MS Word or Adobe

  • The ability to help coordinate schedules for field staff

  • The ability to communicate directly with cannabis business owners by email and phone

  • The ability to work independently without day to day supervision

  • The ability to work in an office setting with occasional field-work

  • Highly organized with a personal passion for order, structure and process in both business &  life

Desirable Skills

  • Previous administrative and/or program coordinator experience

  • Previous utility and/or rebate program experience

  • College degree combined with relevant work experience

  • Experience working in the Colorado cannabis industry

  • CRM experience, such as SalesForce or MS Dynamics

  • Interest in also leading/managing the company’s social media strategy and online presence

  • Start-up experience, comfortable working in early-stage business environments

Salary/Opportunity

Good news/bad news - the position is part-time to start, (10-15 hours per week).  It can be a work from home or in-office position with a set-weekly schedule. Ideally you live in or near the Denver-Metro area but that is not required.  Some time to be spent in our Denver-Metro office is expected, especially in the beginning, but likely only a few days a month. Pay-scale (to begin) is ~$20/hour, . We’re a start-up, don’t count on too many benefits or perks in the beginning - but we can talk about how to make things work for the right candidate.  

The upside? Unlimited individual independence and experience in the center of three booming high-profile emerging industries, (cannabis, energy and technology). Significant bonus (cash $) opportunities based on individual, program and company performance.  The position can (and should) transition to a full-time role later in 2019. The Program Coordinator should plan to advance within the company over the next year as future statewide and national program are launched, taking on additional responsibilities and program responsibilities.  You will be one of the first hires by the Founders, you are in very early and expectations are high.

About Cultivate Energy Optimization

Cultivate Energy Optimization (https://www.cultivateeo.com/) is a boot-strapped owner-funded startup.  Built from the ground up by some of Colorado’s leading energy efficiency professionals, the company is obsessed with helping commercial cannabis cultivators optimize and manage their energy use.  Through the delivery of word-class cannabis-specific technical energy audits, deep partnerships with local and national horticultural-specific technology partners and unmatched experience designing and executing large-scale energy efficiency programs - Cultivate has quickly become the country’s leading energy management company for the cannabis industry.  We work directly for utilities and local governments, engaging their local cannabis industry and delivering quantifiable impacts and results. We don’t just think of new ideas and programs, we design and execute them. Results matter - we think in monthly $ saved, equipment upgrade ROIs, total GWh saved, MW shifted/shed/reduced, MT of CO2 saved, load-profiles, load-factors, and load-shapes - we hope you do too.

Application Process:

  • Interested and qualified local applicants should send a resume to careers@CultivateEO.com no later than April 5, 2019. Subject line for your email/application: (Your Name - Coordinator)

  • Send your resume and include a few paragraphs in the body of the email about who you are and why you’re applying.

  • We anticipate selecting candidates for in-person interviews by April 8, 2019.  Interviews will be scheduled for later that week. A hiring decision is likely to be made by April 15, 2019.

  • Don’t worry if you’re not a fit for this job, we anticipate opening another 2-5 part-time and full-time positions in 2019, both field-based and office-based.  If you have something to special to offer we’ll find a way to make it work. Plus, if you’re open to an out-of-state role let us know - we’re launching new programs in several states.