Senior Manager, Energy Programs

  • 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) works to advance Philadelphia’s vision of a clean and just energy future for all.

Philadelphia has a goal to be carbon neutral by 2050. 70% of the City’s emissions come from energy use in our buildings. In addition, Philadelphia is one of the most energy-burdened cities in the country. The mission of the climate solutions team is to promote efficient energy use, transition our homes and buildings to clean sources of energy, address energy burden and alleviate energy poverty and ensure that Philadelphia’s clean energy transition is equitable and just.

Job Description

The Senior Manager for Energy Programs will be responsible for implementing OOSs strategy to promote efficient energy use in the City’s homes and buildings and transition these buildings to clean sources of energy.

The Senior Manager for Energy Programs will inform and participate in strategy development, support policy development and include researching, planning, designing, developing, and managing energy programs and projects to promote and support weatherization and other energy efficiency initiatives and adoption of clean energy solutions such as electrification, solarization and geothermal energy across the building sector including new construction, existing commercial, multi-family (including affordable multi-family) and single-family residential buildings.

The position reports to the Deputy Director for Climate Solutions. It will require collaboration with staff at the Office of Sustainability (OOS), with other City departments and agencies and with external state and local partners across the energy ecosystem in the city and region.

This position requires a strong understanding of equitable building decarbonization, ability to think strategically and systemically about solutions to support a long-term clean energy transition, skills, knowledge, and experience managing energy projects and programs and the ability to be resourceful and work independently. Commitment to antiracist, intersectional work focused on ensuring equity and equitable outcomes and addressing climate justice is a must. This position is ideal for someone with experience with building decarbonization and a passion for addressing climate change and ensuring a just and equitable clean energy transition.

This is an opportunity to help solve complex problems, gain valuable experience in advancing equitable climate action and to contribute to Philadelphia’s climate goals.

This is a full-time position.

Essential Functions

  • Guide design, development, and implementation of energy programs
  • Manage contractors for program development and implementation and individual projects as required
  • Guide and manage research projects
  • Guide decarbonization policy initiatives
  • Develop project proposals for building decarbonization, including to access federal funding opportunities for climate action
  • Proactively provide ideas and critical feedback—as well as being open to such constructive dialogue—on strategies for equitable building decarbonization.
  • Work directly with state/local government agencies, partners, and community-based organizations to advance policy and programmatic action
  • Communicate with agency leaders, partners, and key stakeholders, both internal and external to government.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to agencies and communities working on addressing equitable building decarbonization
  • Collaborate with diverse stakeholders on policy, priority initiatives, and research projects
  • Coordinate interdepartmental meetings to facilitate communication, planning, and decision-making on OOS’s energy initiatives
  • Facilitate both in-person and webinar discussions on energy topics
  • Develop a range of high-quality written materials, including research reports and presentations

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the topic of energy use in buildings and its intersection with climate change
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of solutions for advancing building decarbonization
  • Familiarity with racial equity and environmental justice issues in the energy sector and commitment to equity and reducing disparities based on race, ethnicity, immigration status, sovereignty, gender, sexual orientation/gender identity, and socioeconomics.
  • Strong strategic and systemic thinking skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively develop presentations highlighting data for various audiences of internal stakeholders
  • Comfortable and effective working both autonomously and independently and as a member of highly collaborative teams
  • Ability to multi-task, perform independent research, and manage multiple projects
  • Strong ability to engage effectively with stakeholders and partners
  • Flexibility and adaptability


  • 5-7 years of expertise and experience in implementing energy solutions for building decarbonization (required)
  • A graduate degree in fields related to energy and environment, or related fields (preferred)
  • Minimum of 2 years working in or adjacent to local government (preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, monitor responsibilities, and achieve goals
  • Experience presenting information to a variety of audiences, including internal teams and City departments, external partners and federal, state, and local government officials and policymakers
  • Curiosity and commitment to learning and taking initiative
  • Ability and willingness to travel (when safe to do so)
  • Knowledge of computers and technology: proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and audio/visual and conference calling technology

Additional Information

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and 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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