Program Coordinator, Capital Improvements

  • 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 Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future. OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan and houses the Energy Office and the Food Policy Advisory Council.

The City of Philadelphia’s Energy Office 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

This position, reporting to the Program Manager, Capital Improvements, oversees various energy efficiency and other climate mitigation and resilience-based projects within municipal buildings across the city. The Program Coordinator will collaborate with other members of the Energy Office, the Office of Sustainability (OOS), and additional partner departments and agencies throughout municipal government. This position will help achieve the City’s goal of reducing energy use 20% by 2030.

This is an opportunity to help solve complex problems, gain valuable experience in energy management and municipal operations and 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 until June 30th, 2024 with the possibility of extension.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with departments to identify, develop, and implement cost-effective energy efficiency and climate resilience improvements.  
  • Initiate energy audits at targeted facilities, with the assistance of energy consultants.  
  • Assist the Department of Public Property and Rebuild, as needed, in reviewing facilities – both new building construction as well as renovations and retrofits – for energy efficiency opportunities.  
  • Coordinate with engineering consultants in the design, specification and audits of energy conservation measures and contractors in the implementation of energy conservation measures.  
  • Identify, analyze, and approve plans and specifications for energy conservation measures.  
  • Promote, select, and implement projects through the City's Greenworks Sustainability Fund, an internal fund that commits Capital funding to support department-driven projects. This position oversees applications, the selection committee and process.  
  • Oversee the office’s Capital budget of $250,000-500,000 annually.  
  • Oversee revenue generated from utility rebate program; lead the City's efforts to apply for all available utility rebates.
  • Advise partners on current energy efficiency standards and practices.  
  • Work with Energy Office staff to ensure the ongoing effectiveness of energy efficiency projects; and programs and helps to communicate and promote successful examples. 
  • 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 the Energy Office’s mission. 



Bachelor’s degree in energy management, business management, or directly relevant field, and at least two years of full-time professional level experience working in an established business or public entity setting, OR any equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Experience with LEED and ENERGY STAR certifications.
  • LEED Green Associate or LEED Associate Professional credentials.
  • Familiarity with energy and heating, ventilation & air conditioning systems.
  • Knowledge of new and emerging trends in energy efficiency and energy management.
  • Familiarity with racial equity and environmental justice issues.
  • Energy management program experience.
  • Graduate-level and/or engineering or architectural degree
  • Experience with energy audits, energy modeling, building automation systems.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and relationship management.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel.
  • Comfortable and effective working both independently and on teams.
  • Ability to articulate environmental burdens and effectively convey and translate an equitable solution to a diverse range of audiences.

Additional Information

  • Positions require the use of City vehicles or carshare vehicles on City business.  Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license, and have an acceptable driving record.  
  • Position requires individual to climb ladders, enter equipment rooms, and traverse rooftops to conduct energy audits. 

Additional Information

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit a resume.

Salary Range: $55,000 - $65,000 

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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