Energy Advisor

Organization
Franklin Energy
Organization Summary

As a combined organization, Franklin Energy and AM Conservation Group is undertaking what is perhaps the central challenge of our times – to help drive the transition to net-zero carbon economies while ensuring that no working families, businesses, or local communities are left behind. To do that, we are the utility industry’s top provider of turn-key energy efficiency and grid optimization programs and products, all of which contribute to reducing carbon and waste and, at the same time, free-up resources for creating more innovation investment and jobs. With over 26 years in business, we have more than 1,300 experts across the United States and Canada, with warehouses on both coasts. The organization’s integrated in-house services provide deep personalization and insights, helping energy partners achieve their carbon-reduction and energy productivity goals.  

We believe the organization’s most “precious resources” are its people.  We pledge a relentless pursuit to embody a culture that acknowledges, recognizes, and infinitely seeks to understand the unique differences of its people.  We are committed to creating employee experiences that continually attract and embrace a multiracial, multicultural, and multigenerational workforce that promotes outstanding performance and mirrors our diverse partnerships, clients and communities we serve.  

Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
Metro
work remotely
Job type
full-time
Salary

Estimated Wage Range: $49,000 - $67,400+

Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays, parental leave, and more!

Primary Duties

Position Summary

The Energy Advisor II is responsible for providing our services directly to utility C&I customers, building owners and other utility customers with whole building energy-focused, ASHRAE Level 1.75 assessment and/or implementation solutions needed to make energy-saving improvements to their facilities. You will provide expert advice and coordination for our programs while recommending specific modifications to electric and/or gas systems; you will also convince prospective clients of the improved efficiency that our services will bring. This role combines field work with office time (typically 3 field days to 2 office days per week). responsible for providing leadership and continual training to a team of Energy Advisors assigned to one of the energy efficiency programs. This position will provide energy advice and coordination services for customers—including trade partner facilitation—and will identify opportunities regarding energy efficiency and introduce the various prescriptive and custom incentive measures that pertain to the customer segment. You will also be working with others who are passionate about energy efficiency and making a positive impact on the industry.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Promote the energy efficiency program to customers and trade allies within your assigned territory
  • Managing field time effectively with customer or Trade Ally visits
  • Developing and presenting program presentations to spur project activity
  • Responding to customer inquiries and concerns by phone, electronically or in person to move projects towards completion
  • Work with building owners to provide energy efficiency advice and assistance in participating in energy efficiency programs
  • Identify and provide documentation of on-site opportunities for energy efficiency and provide follow-up to customers as required
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the program’s strategic direction regarding energy efficiency and the business activities of its customers
  • Discuss technical elements of energy consuming equipment—i.e., lighting, HVAC, hot water systems, building and motor and drives and custom measures
  • Enter data into spreadsheets and databases to determine energy savings and to manage current projects which may also include collaborating with Energy Engineers as required
  • Maintain professional appearance appropriate for a representative of our organization and the utility
  • Build quick rapport with customers. Quickly initiate conversations with customers on site regarding energy usage at the facility
  • When required, provide written summary reports directly to the customer, and summary reports to the client/Program Manager
  • Be able to work in a team atmosphere, and willing to collaborate on continuous improvement of operations year after year
  • All other duties as assigned
Experience

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience. Technical school degree combined with demonstrated experience in the electric/gas utility field will be considered
  • 3-5 years of experience required in the electric or natural gas utility industry, facilities management, HVAC design or sales, commercial and industrial lighting, or conservation and energy management
  • Previous experience managing staff performing proactive customer outreach activities
  • Energy Efficiency experience - Preferred
  • 2-3 years of experience in energy efficiency and/or energy modeling
  • 2-3 years of experience in the electric or natural gas utility industry, facilities management, HVAC design or sales, commercial and industrial lighting, or conservation and energy management
  • Previous customer service, sales, or marketing experience

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, organized and have an ability to prioritize workload
  • Ability to identify and resolve project application issues with customers and trade allies
  • Must be flexible to handle a wide work variety and work at a fast pace
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong data entry skills in entering information in tracking systems/databases
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with customers, clients and employees
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and solve practical problems
  • Knowledge of mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages and ratios
  • Reliable Transportation

Licenses & Certifications

  • Valid driver’s license

Travel Requirements

  • Willingness to travel less than 50% of the time, occasional overnight

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Required to sit, stand, walk; talk and hear; and ability to touch and handle tools and/or controls
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Noise Level is typically moderate
  • Employee could be exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles and risk of potential shock
How to Apply

Please use the link below to apply directly to Franklin Energy:

http://app.jobvite.com/m?3N9WQmwz

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