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Project Manager

Who we are:

Innovari has built an advanced technology platform that helps utility companies manage and deliver reliable, affordable energy in real time. The company’s Interactive Energy Platform™ (IEP™) uses artificial intelligence, big-data analytics, proprietary optimization routines and deep knowledge of the utility business to deliver capacity and address demand variables. Innovari’s solution, which adds intelligence to both the generation and consumption side of the grid, behaves like a virtual power plant and securely sits alongside other regulated utility company assets and business models. With extensive machine-learning capabilities, the Interactive Energy platform adapts quickly to demand changes such as those brought about by weather, rapid urban growth and the inconsistencies of alternative energy generation.

Innovari is conducting utility projects on four continents and has 15 utility partners on its expanding list of customers. The company has signed contracts to provide hundreds of MW of electricity capacity to its utility partners, mostly in the form of demand reduction at large customer facilities. Today Innovari counts four of the top eight U.S. retailers as part of its demand management programs which are integral to the IEP system.

Innovari is headquartered in Portland, Oregon with additional U.S. offices in Wisconsin, Missouri and manufacturing centers in Austin, Texas and in Taipei, Taiwan. 

 

What you'll do:


The Project Manager will have responsibility for all aspects of Innovari's Interactive Energy Platform (IEP) for the assigned utility pilot and expansion projects including, but not limited to marketing, utility interaction, end-use customer interaction, budgeting and project time line. The Project Manager will develop long and short-term implementation plans; actively lead program implementation activities; develop trusted relationships with clients, industry, stakeholders, and program contacts; and respond to client requests. He or she is required to maneuver quickly between big-picture design and implementation and coordination details. This position requires excellent planning, organization, and people-management skills. This person will have the ability to readily and effectively redirect the team or project approach in response to new obstacles or hurdles.

  • The Project Manager will manage all day to day efforts and activities associated with their assigned IEP utility program. They serve as the single point of responsibility for project delivery, staffing, customer acquisition activity, budgets, timelines and customer satisfaction.
  • Manage large design projects, including responsibility for developing work plans to meet goals and timelines
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports for internal and external communication
  • Lead team in start-up efforts for new projects
  • Continuously assess project progress to goal and developing creative solutions to new issues/information
  • Manage and mentor their team; set and review performance standards and objectives for direct reports and subcontractors
  • Work closely and effectively with the marketing group to create collateral and presentations
  • Develop partnerships with other industry affiliates
  • Evaluate, edit, and negotiate contracts to ensure compliance and timeliness
  • Represent the company to clients and industry associations, including delivering presentations about the company’s services and opportunities
  • Prioritize and manage shared resources between projects

What we look for:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering Technology, Business, Marketing, Communications or Related Field
  • 5-plus years of experience in sales/account management, project management and/or consulting; energy or utility experience is highly desired
  • Must have direct supervisory experience
  • Success in developing and implementing project scopes, budgets and plans
  • Successful background in developing influential strategic partnerships
  • Proven track record of developing and retaining client relationships
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others to accomplish their goals
  • Ability to comprehend technical concepts and provide context for real-world application of project outcomes and results
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent presentation skills, including both speaking and writing
  • Advanced skills in various Microsoft programs and CRM programs
  • Travel Requirements: This position will be located in or near the assigned utility service territory. This position will require minimal travel
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