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APTIM Program Director -- State Energy Program in Remote, North Dakota

At APTIM , we come to work each day knowing that we are making an impact on the world. Our work spans from safeguarding and maintaining critical infrastructure to helping communities recover from natural disasters, from empowering our armed forces and first responders to reducing carbon and energy use, and from making cities more resilient against the threats of climate change to restoring contaminated ecological systems.

Job Overview:

The State Energy Program Director will be responsible for designing, launching, and delivering a state HOMES and HEAR program. The director will be responsible for developing an internal team and collaborating with a wide array of partners and stakeholders.

APTIM's Energy Solutions team is a recognized leader in the marketplace. Our energy experts deliver highly innovative projects and complex client solutions providing the full breadth of solutions including energy efficiency, energy management, carbon management, smart infrastructure, and distributed energy resources (DER). Our consultants proactively collaborate with clients to define and implement strategies and programs around key business drivers, with the primary focus of finding and delivering high impact outcomes that exceed expectations and meet the unique needs of our government, utility, and commercial clients.

This position will be responsible for making high-level and impactful decisions to define the path forward, providing strategic guidance and support to resolve barriers and find innovative solutions. The role will provide leadership to staff and be the main point of contact to the client. He/she will lead a team to proactively collaborate to define and implement strategies and campaigns around key client drivers, with the primary focus of finding and delivering projects in the market that meet Department of Energy and State governance and program requirements, exceed expectations and drive market transformation.

What you can expect from APTIM:

  • Work that is worthy of your time and talent

  • Respect and flexibility to live a full life at work and at home

  • Dogged determination to deliver for our clients and communities

  • A voice in making our company better

  • Investment into your personal and professional development

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Act as primary liaison between the client, program staff, state-wide stakeholders, and corporate management to maintain a highly collaborative and operationally efficient environment.

  • Engage with APTIM Federal SMEs to obtain guidance and support on Federal contracting and delivery standards.

  • Manage two related programs, strategies, budgets having high complexity in a coordinated way to optimize benefits, minimize risk and control outcomes across the portfolio.

  • Continuously improve strategies, designs and operations to ensure the program maintains excellence or improves on KPIs, including customer satisfaction, energy savings and cost-effectiveness.

  • Ensure work is performed safely, ethically, within budget, according to client requirements and schedule and with exceptional quality.

  • Prepare effective communications (e.g., memos, presentations, analysis) to support program policy changes, critical management decisions, corrective actions, or other key decisions.

  • Maintain communication with APTIM leadership, escalating key issues in a timely manner to garner support, bringing insights, guidance and/or resources back to the program team as appropriate.

  • Analyse contractual and financial performance and direct activities to improve performance.

  • Provide leadership, support, and actively participate in relevant industry and stakeholder groups.

  • Keep abreast of DOE guidelines and developments to ensure ongoing program compliance and success.

  • Keep abreast of economic, policy and technology developments and changes related to energy and energy efficiency both locally and nationally.

  • Assume responsibility for identifying and capitalizing upon new opportunities for enhancing the program and services in alignment with evolving client, market, or customer needs.

  • Allocate and manage staff and resources to meet objectives and continuously investigate and implement ways to improve operational efficiency.

  • Lead an internal team, as well as subcontractors and consultants.

  • Manage the performance of employees through goal setting, ongoing assessment, and coaching.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Ensure compliance with all APTIM quality and safety policies as well as all OSHA regulations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably in related fields such as Business, Engineering, Environmental Studies, etc. or equivalent work experience.

  • 6+ years of progressive experience in Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, Sustainability, Program Management, or Demand Side Management Programs.

  • Experience leading and managing a program team.

  • Experience owning a large and complex program budget and P&L.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead diverse, multidisciplinary teams successfully and build collegial and collaborative team culture through direct and indirect leadership.

  • Working knowledge of the energy efficiency industry history and landscape.

  • Ability to clearly define, refine, train, and manage teams in the implementation of internal processes and controls associated with accounting, human resources (e.g., interviewing, onboarding, goal setting, personnel development), contracting and compliance, work safety and financial reporting.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage a complex strategic vision and translate its pursuit into actionable tactics, actions, and objectives.

  • Executive level communication and presentation skills.

  • Contract negotiation experience.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software suite.

  • Demonstrated ability to proactively manage risks and issues across all facets of program implementation.

  • Financial management budgeting and reporting experience.

  • Experience managing multi-million-dollar programs.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics and/or Power BI.

  • Professional experience working with a wide variety of stakeholders, such as state, local and federal governments, for-profit and non-profit organizations, utilities, and others.

  • CEM, PMP, or similar certification.

Who we are and what we do:

APTIM is a global industry leader headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With more than 4,000 employees worldwide, APTIM specializes in critical infrastructure, technical and data solutions, program management, environmental services, resilience, as well as sustainability and energy solutions. Our dedicated people have the proven experience and expertise to provide integrated services and solutions to government agencies, commercial, industrial, and energy customers. APTIM is committed to accelerating the transition toward a clean and efficient energy economy, building a sustainable future for our communities and the natural world, and creating an inclusive equitable environment that celebrates the diversity of our people.

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