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Energy Management Consultant

Department: Strategic Energy Management
Location: Los Angeles, CA

About Us

Cascade Energy, founded in 1993, is an employee-owned consulting firm specializing in industrial energy efficiency. Our mission is to improve the energy efficiency of the most energy-intensive sector of our economy - industrial. Today, we are a fast-growing team of 200+ and our work reaches throughout North America, with clients ranging in size from small to Fortune 500 companies. We foster and value a culture of equals, initiative, and ownership.

Why Work at Cascade?

At Cascade, our teams reflect our company values, which are: do the right thing; put others first; seek shared success; learn constantly; and be industrious. You’ll likely find this opportunity attractive if you love to learn new things, have a growth mindset, and want to join a team that puts our values at the heart of decision making and is constantly striving towards “better.

In alignment with our values and doing better, Cascade Energy is committed to improving the state of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) within our organization and the communities in which we work and live. We celebrate and value diversity as a source for different perspectives, increased creativity, higher innovation, and faster problem solving and are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination and harassment. Learn more about DEIA at Cascade by visiting cascadeenergy.com/deia

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. Cascade is a strong supporter of flexible working arrangements, and offers role-dependent options for remote, hybrid, and in-office work.

About This Opportunity

We are seeking a Strategic Energy Management Coach II (Consultant)

The Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Coach II is responsible for leading and implementing existing and new SEM efforts for our utility and industrial clients. This is a project management role that involves a high level of customer engagement that results in generating work from new and existing clients. This SEM Coach II also delivers training and services to clients while taking the lead on large multi-faceted projects. This includes striving for continuous improvement of SEM, energy information, and its processes. From being a key contributor to RFPs to working closely with clients to propose, design, deliver and continuously improve our SEM efforts, this role will also collaborate with our Energy Sensei team to enhance existing Energy Information systems.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Work directly with clients at their locations to fully understand their equipment and operations
  • Engage with clients to review and understand energy performance results, including outputs from energy intensity models
  • Provide professional cohort training and onsite delivery to clients, and track and report on results. Lead workshops and treasure hunts
  •  Work with our Demand Side Management (DSM) program clients to propose, design, deliver, and continuously improve our SEM efforts targeted at industrial clients. Deliver both one-on-one and group cohorts to industrial clients, including refrigerator operator coaching, wastewater cohorts, and small industrial SEM (e.g. webinars, online SEM, etc.)
  • Mentor other members of the SEM team and work closely to continuously improve our SEM process, and introduce new SEM elements to our other work, such as facility tune-up work
  • Partner with our SENSEI® team to build SEM elements into our existing Energy Information and Energy Management systems
  • Act as the subject matter expert and key contributor to SEM business development
  • Expert knowledge of the role and motivations of DSM clients, and support the “R&D” aspects of SEM program design and implementation.
  • Engage with DSM managers and apply strong customer engagement skills. Gain trust and be kept abreast of status

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

This is a full-time position located in Southern California. Flexibility in hours is available with the expectation the employee must be available during normal business hours. Occasionally, additional efforts may be needed to meet the demands of clients.

Travel is expected approximately 30-40% of the time for this role

Qualifications

Applicants for this role are required to have:

  • B.S/B.A. degree in business, engineering or other applicable field, or equivalent combination of education and relative experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience in SEM or relevant field
  • Management of continuous improvement within the framework of Lean, Six Sigma or ISO 50001
  • Hands-on experience in an industrial setting or with industrial clients
  • Previous experience or exposure to project management, management coaching and consulting

A successful candidate should also demonstrate these preferred characteristics and/or skills:

  • Engineering degree preferred
  • Master’s degree is a plus

For candidates whose experience may not align perfectly with all these preferred skills but can see themselves adding value in this role, we encourage you to still apply. Cascade is dedicated to building an inclusive and authentic workplace and places strong import on learning and development. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Compensation & Benefits

Our total rewards include competitive pay and excellent benefits. These include health (90% paid for team member, 80% paid for dependents on HDHP plans and 85% paid for team member, 75% paid for dependents on PPO plans),  vision, FSA or HSA options with an employer contribution, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, paid parental leave, 401k retirement plan with a guaranteed 3% contribution, Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), annual cash performance bonus, paid vacation, sick time, and an inclusive, flexible paid holiday policy.

The salary range for this position in Los Angeles is $94,000 - $115,000/year. However, final salary offered may vary depending on non-discriminatory factors such as job-related knowledge, skills and experiences, and geographical location if different than the above.  

Application Process

Please submit a current resume. We would also appreciate a letter of interest describing why our team or the position resonates with you, and how your experience makes you a great choice for the role. If you submit a letter, please combine it with your resume in one PDF document.

  • Please, no phone calls.
  • 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion and religious practices, sex (including pregnancy, gender expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or family, marital, or veteran status. To request a reasonable accommodation during the application and interviewing process, please contact the Cascade recruiter.

Offers of employment will be made conditional on successful completion of background check and pre-employment drug screening processes. Cascade Energy uses the federal E-Verify system to determine eligibility for work in the United States.

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