Program Manager, Renewable Energy

  • Full-time

Company Description

A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.

As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

What we offer

  • Impact - The work you do here matters to millions. 
  • Growth - Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it? 
  • Diversity & Inclusion - Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.
  • Benefits - We care about your well-being.

Agency Description

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability (OOS) moves Philadelphia toward the vision of a city providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

The Energy Office, housed within OOS, serves to manage energy supply and demand for city government operations.  The mission of the Energy Office is to:

  • Strategically procure cost effective, reliable, clean energy and conventional energy systems for city government
  • Promote energy conservation and efficiency within City departments by providing education, technical expertise, promoting systems change, and analysis of energy used
  • Develop and implement projects and programs that promote the efficient use of energy and reduce the City's environmental impact
  • Support Philadelphia’s climate and energy goals; and position City government to lead by example

Job Description

The Program Manager, Renewable Energy reports to the City Energy Manager and collaborates with other members of the Energy Office, the Office of Sustainability (OOS), the Philadelphia Energy Authority, Department of Public Property and additional partner departments and agencies. This position will manage consultants and develop request for proposals (RFPs) for power purchase agreements and energy supply contracts (e.g. electricity and natural gas). This position will also work with consultants to investigate on-site renewable energy opportunities as well as various renewable energy procurement options to help the City’s goal of generating or buying 100% of all electricity from renewable resources by 2030.

This is an opportunity to help solve complex problems, gain valuable experience in energy management and municipal operations and to contribute to Philadelphia’s sustainability goals as outlined in the City’s Municipal Energy Master Plan (

This is a full-time grant-funded position that is funded for two years.

Essential Functions

  • Develop milestone targets for meeting the City’s 2030 energy goals.
  • Develop request for proposals (RFPs) and contracts in alignment with the City’s 2030 energy goals.
  • Manage contractors for program development and individual projects as required.
  • Organize meetings with contractors and various stakeholders.
  • Report on project milestones and prepare deliverables.
  • Support the City Energy Manager in energy conservation and efficiency programs and office administrative items.
  • Assist all members of the Energy Office in energy reporting, messaging about energy use, addressing energy use anomalies, and other tasks as required by the team.
  • Collaborate with a multitude of City agencies including OOS, the Office of Innovation and Technology, and the Department of Public Property to develop and implement programs that further reduce the City’s energy use. 

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to effectively develop presentations highlighting data for various audiences of internal stakeholders.
  • Ability to manipulate, analyze, and organize large data sets.
  • Comfortable and effective working both independently and on teams.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with racial equity and environmental justice issues within the energy sector.
  • Familiarity with renewable energy procurement and energy markets.


  • Bachelor’s degree in energy management, finance or other relevant education or 4 years relevant experience.
  • 4+ years of experience working with power purchase agreements, renewable energy projects and developing RFPs. Each year of relevant post-secondary education will be counted toward experience.
  • Certified Energy Manager certification preferred.
  • Experience with managing energy conservation programs and/or energy procurement for large portfolios.

Additional Information

  • OOS is committed to building the capacity of staff members. In addition to access to external trainings, certifications, or other professional development opportunities, learning also occurs in a shared setting. All team members jointly participate in exploring new concepts, resources, and skills. The entire OOS team convenes regularly to strengthen skills and competencies through knowledge exchange, resource sharing, and peer-to-peer support.
  • Staff further build skills and knowledge through mentoring with members of the senior leadership team and peer-to-peer mentoring. Staff receive guidance and coaching from other OOS staff as well as other partners based on professional growth interests.

Cover letters and other supporting documents will be accepted but not required.


Additional Information

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit a resume.

Salary Range: $75,000 - $85,000 

Did you know?

  • We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
  • 25% tuition discount program for City employees (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
  • We offer Comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
  • Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Generous retirement savings options are available

*The successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

Please note that effective September 1, 2021 the City of Philadelphia is requiring all new employees to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19. 

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to [email protected]

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