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Residential Energy Specialist

Job Description:

This position is a contractor position in a large NJ based Utility. Primary responsibilities will include; support the Energy Efficiency group in the implementation of residential programs. This position requires advanced knowledge of energy savings techniques and energy using systems for residential customers. The ideal candidate needs to be knowledgeable of residential energy savings measures, knowledgeable of new and current technologies and trends. Project management and technical aptitude and analytical skills are important to support the diverse needs of the Energy Efficiency Team. 
Demonstrated experience in performing and or managing residential energy audits and installation of energy savings measures. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be customer focused. Perform random onsite observations and mentoring of vendors work and prepare written reports on findings. 
This position will also include managing and reporting of financial, budgetary and other performance goals related to the work completed. 
Must demonstrate the ability to accurately analyze information, make strategic decisions/recommendations, and guide others decision making by identifying the anticipated benefits, consequences, and impacts of alternatives. Must demonstrate the ability to take initiative, be accountable for individual and team results, and motivate self and others to set and achieve high performance standards. Must demonstrate the ability to interface effectively and collaborate with clients, peers, project personnel, and all levels of management enterprise-wide to develop solutions and ensure stakeholder buy-in. 

Typical Responsibilities: 
The successful candidate will provide technical support to the Energy Efficiency Team. The candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of the work that supports the Residential programs. This includes performing site visits while contractors are installing energy saving measures. The measures include, but are not limited to, blower door test and analysis, installation of energy savings measures such as insulation, programmable thermostats and installation of compact fluorescent lamps. These visits are to ensure proper work practices are being followed according to program guidelines. This will also include coaching and guiding contractors regarding proper techniques of installing energy savings measures in a home.


  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • BPI Certification. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage program vendors and other delivery contractors. 
  • Knowledgeable of residential energy savings measures and techniques. 
  • Knowledgeable of new and current technologies and trends. 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills. 
  • Working knowledge of PC applications.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle.
  • Demonstrated ability to network and maintain partnerships with key trade allies, industry professionals, etc. 
  • Experience in marketing and financial analysis, product management, strategic account management, business development and/or client relationship management is a plus.
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