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Program Specialist

Department: Program Management
Location: Portland , OR
About this Opportunity
  •  Are you interested in being a part of a company that helps industrial facilities save energy?
  •  Do the words organization, customer engagement, and self-starter get you jazzed?
  •  Do you enjoy being a part of a high performing team; and collaborating to move them towards “better”?
  •  Do you thrive in an environment where everyone knows what success looks like in their role and for their team?
  •  Do you enjoy being part of an organization that considers our values with every decision we make?
  •  Are you a life-long learner who feels shared success is the ultimate success?

If the answer is “Yes!”, we would like to talk to you about joining our team!

We are seeking a NW Project Engineering Program Specialist Specialist to provide a broad range of administrative and operational support services to our Portland-based NW Project Engineering (PE) team and our NW PE Manager. Working within a team of engineers and performing a wide range of work, the Program Specialist will be responsible for maintaining and improving existing internal team processes, identifying any opportunities to develop and implement new processes, and providing administrative support to the NW PE Manager. The Program Specialist also takes on special projects/assignments at the discretion of the NW PE Manager.

An effective Program Specialist utilizes a specific skill set, including an organizational mindset, analytical ability, a communicative approach, a willingness to handle administrative details, and an innate desire to be helpful. Does this sound like you?

This full-time position is located in our Portland, OR headquarters.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  •  Provide overall general administrative support to the NW Project Engineering team. Assist with identification and implementation of improvements to existing internal processes.
  •  Support the coordination and planning of weekly meetings, project engineering events, and internal trainings. Record and publish meeting minutes.
  •  Keep program-specific tools, such as incentive calculators, updated with most recent utility program information.
  •  Manage invoicing process for utility program work performed by NW Project Engineering team.
  •  Support of customer-focused internal teams via team SharePoint site development, coordination of meetings, and collaboration with engineers to improve program-specific internal processes.
  •  Use internal software to carry out team project data entry and file management needs. Work with individual engineers to ensure project lists reflect workload accurately.
  •  Develop and maintain project workflows for utility program work done by the NW Project Engineering team.
  •  Prepare routine reports for both internal and external customers. This may involve running reports from internal software, analyzing data for accuracy and completeness, reconciling inconsistencies, reaching out to others for highlights/updates, and inserting exported information into report templates.
  •  Assist with project report and proposal writing.
  •  Perform administrative quality checks of engineering reports and related project tracking. This requires checking each engineering report for grammar, structure, and compliance with customer contractual requirements such as due dates, format, rate schedules, and report content. This includes documenting this process and managing the internal technical quality control process.
  •  Assist with new engineer onboarding. Identify and implement opportunities to continuously improve this process.
  •  Work with Cascade’s technical leads, outside contractors, and account managers to schedule tune-up services per contract requirements and availability of customer/Cascade resources, as well as scheduling following up services per the customer specific plan for the program year.
  •  Act as the primary contact with our customers and Cascade to ensure clarity on tune-up dates.
  •  Maintain tune-up tracking sheets by gathering tune-up updates from internal staff.
Competencies
  •  Critical thinking with exceptional problem solving skills and flexibility
  •  Highly self-motivated and self-directed with the ability to work autonomously
  •  Able to work both independently and in a team environment
  •  Ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize
  •  Skilled at proactively identifying needs and offering solutions
  •  Meticulous, highly organized, and capable of promoting organization within a group setting
  •  Proactive and resourceful with the ability to achieve results
  •  Expert customer service
  •  Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
  •  Strong MS Office skills, including SharePoint
  •  Strong attention to detail and understanding of process, numbers, spreadsheets, and calculations
Education and Experience
  •  Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred (or significant coursework completed), with preference for business administration, project management or similar area of study
  •  Two years or more of work experience in a technically focused, customer service role
  •  Previous experience managing multiple customers and programs across multiple locations
  •  Previous experience with continuous improvement programs desirable
  •  Experience in the energy industry preferred
 
Compensation & Benefits

Our total rewards include competitive pay and excellent benefits. These include health (90% paid for team member, 80% paid for dependents), vision, FSA or HSA options with an employer contribution, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, 401k retirement plan with both a guaranteed 3% contribution and a profit sharing contribution, annual cash performance bonus, (8) paid holidays per year, paid vacation time, and paid sick time.

Our team enjoys a flexible work schedule in a professional yet casual environment. Cascade promotes a healthy work-life balance and appreciates employee contribution in all areas. We walk the talk about our commitment to learning constantly, with a focus on the ongoing development of every team member, and a tuition reimbursement program.

Application Process

To apply, please submit an application via the Careers Page of our website. Applications will not be considered without a resume and cover letter (.pdf please) describing what about our team or the position resonates with you, and how your experience could make you a great fit for the role. Professional references will be requested from finalists.

  •  Please, no outside recruiters or agencies.
  •  Cascade Energy is not able to provide sponsorship for work authorization in the U.S.
AAP/EEO Statement

Cascade Energy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Cascade Energy complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Cascade Energy expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, marital status, or veteran status. Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination.

Cascade Energy is committed to a drug-free workplace. Offers of employment are contingent on passing a pre-employment drug screen.

Cascade Energy follows the U.S. law that requires us to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. To this end, we use the E-Verify system provided by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.

Cascade Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by Cascade, or (c) consistent with Cascade’s legal duty to furnish information.

Cascade Energy is committed to a drug-free workplace.

Cascade Energy follows the U.S. law that requires us to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. To this end, we use the E-Verify system provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Cascade Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by Cascade, or (c) consistent with Cascade’s legal duty to furnish information.

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