Programs Product Manager

Michaels Energy
Organization Summary

Michaels Energy is a veteran-owned energy consulting firm that exists to help businesses minimize waste and maximize value. Our energy and engineering gurus are obsessed with optimizing buildings and processes to maximize energy savings and profits, minimize utility grid stress and carbon footprints, and keep this big, beautiful planet in tip-top shape. Our passion is developing long-term client relationships with energy users, utilities, consultants, and partners. This passion combined with our core values of proactive and responsive service, intuitive analysis, collaborative partnerships, and fanatical execution, forms the foundation of our corporate culture.

Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
West Central
Job type

$95,000 - $115,000


Business hours, flexible work schedule, and remote/hybrid/office 

Primary Duties

What is the role?

Michaels Energy is seeking a program management professional with a desire to deliver utility energy efficiency and demand response programs to commercial and industrial customers in Minnesota. The Programs Product Manager oversees all aspects of program delivery for their assigned clients including setting vision, strategy, budgets, goals, timelines, processes, and marketing strategy. This position must coordinate the talent and resources of multiple departments to ensure program delivery goals are met.  We are looking for someone with strong organizational, planning, and communication skills and a passion for energy efficiency who will thrive in a team environment and will exemplify our core values.   

  • Program and Portfolio Management
    • Collaborates with engineering and other departments to set scope, budget, and processes for assigned programs.
    • Monitors budget and timelines at the portfolio level
    • Determines the level of resources needed and works with managers of Michaels’ shared resource groups to secure those resources
    • Responsible for final QA/QC of deliverables
  • Client Satisfaction
    • Acts as clients’ main point of contact for programs
    • Responsible for client satisfaction and achievement of project objectives
    • Expands client share
    • Responsible for escalating issues to the leadership team
    • Implements process changes to maximize value
    • Track and report on key metrics for the assigned programs
  • Strategy
    • Set and communicate the program and marketing strategy, roadmap, and deliverables
    • Collaborates with the business development team to execute strategy

How do you contribute?

After 3 months, you will have….

  • Learned Michaels internal processes and business practices
  • Been introduced to key client contacts
  • A thorough understanding of assigned efficiency programs

After 6 months, you will have….

  • Led meetings with clients
  • Developed a resource planning method
  • Established external and internal program goals

What are we looking for?

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Five years of program management experience
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to work independently
  • Must be detail-oriented, analytical, and highly motivated
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Software skills: MS Office, especially Excel
  • Ability to travel locally for client meetings

Preferred Qualifications

  • Utility program management experience
  • Energy efficiency, demand response, or decarbonization experience with commercial or industrial customers
  • Knowledge of Minnesota energy efficiency landscape

Where can you work?

  • Minnesota, preferably the Twin Cities metro area
  • Work from home, in the office, or a hybrid in Minnesota

Pay Scale

95,000 – 115,000

Why work for Michaels Energy?

The top reasons Michaels Energy is an awesome place to work, besides helping the world save energy.

  • We Never Stop Learning
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Collaborative
  • Career Development
  • Beer Fridays
  • Fresh Fruit Daily
  • Wellness Rewards
  • Fun Company Outings

Michaels Energy Diversity Statement

We strive to build and nurture a culture that is inclusive and welcoming for all employees. We know diversity and inclusion are essential to innovation, a strong work environment and exceptional results. This fits in well with our culture that celebrates the unique, the different, and the individual. For us, this is who are and what we do, not just words in a policy.

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