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Energy Efficiency Account Executive

Date:  Jan 11, 2022
Job ID:  2249

Bothell, WA, US, 98011

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.

As a federal contractor, PSE is requiring that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – and provide proof. As a condition of employment, you will need to provide proof of vaccination. However, accommodations will be considered for those unable to be vaccinated due to a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance.

PSE's Customer Energy Mgmt & Renewables team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Energy Efficiency Account Executive position!

Job Description

PSE is currently seeking (3) Energy Efficiency Account Executives to help drive awareness and participation in our Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency programs. As an integral member of PSE’s Business Energy Management team, you will work with multiple internal PSE groups and third-party resources to engage with groups such as contractors, distributors, building owners, developers, property managers, as well as our commercial & industrial customers to develop energy efficiency projects over time. These three new positions are key to help achieve PSE’s two-year and long-term energy efficiency targets. 


Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is working to build a clean energy future. By 2030, PSE will have a carbon neutral electric supply and will reduce customer emissions from our natural gas business by 30% while balancing safety, sustainability, reliability and affordability. PSE’s Business Energy Management group is a major contributor to these goals providing financial incentives, technical assistance, and project development support to assist PSE’s commercial and industrial customers implement efficiency projects. 


This is an excellent opportunity to play an integral role within PSE to help us better serve the environment, our customers and the communities in which they live. PSE provides an environment where all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to achieve maximum performance. We offer a comprehensive pay package that includes competitive compensation and PTO, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, matching 401(K), hybrid work environment and an employee assistance and wellness program. 

Specific Role Summaries

  1. Industrial Energy Efficiency Account Executive: Recruit non-managed industrial customers to participate in several Industrial Energy Management programs offered by PSE. Be an efficiency resource for key managed accounts and work proactively to promote the PSE industrial programs. Proactively build strong relationships with industrial equipment suppliers and contractors.
  2. Commercial Energy Efficiency Account Executive: Actively recruit portfolio and multi-site customers to participate in the PSE’s Commercial Efficiency programs.  Support and be a multi-program efficiency resource for municipal, university, community college and K-12 schools. Manage and recruit contractors, suppliers and participate in sponsorship organizations who support these sectors.
  3. Commercial Energy Efficiency Account Executive: Actively recruit portfolio and multi-site customers to participate in the PSE’s Commercial Efficiency programs. Support and be a multi-program efficiency resource for key managed accounts in Healthcare and Property Management sectors. Manage and recruit contractors and vendors who support these sectors. Be a lead for various sponsorships including BOMA and IFMA. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs relational strategic account management for energy efficiency programs which includes customer and sector research, planning, database management, value proposition development, consistent follow up, forecasting and working well with both internal teams and external stakeholders
  • Plans and manages relationships with contractor trade allies, distributors, and commercial or industrial customers that lead to long-term project pipelines for multiple energy efficiency programs
  • Develops strong internal relationships with PSE program managers, energy management engineers, marketing and communications, and multiple customer-facing teams to increase participation in PSE’s energy efficiency programs
  • Travels to trade ally contractors, distributor, and customer locations to build relationships, understand needs and drive program performance
  • Seeks speaking opportunities to educate and influence groups about PSE energy efficiency programs in person and via web-based applications
  • Leads and/or participates in process improvement initiatives or pilots to advance PSE energy efficiency programs and outreach effectiveness with customers, contractors and third-parties 
  • Supports development of contracts, sponsorships, and memorandum of understandings with trade allies, distributors, and third-party partners to support energy efficiency program goals and targets
  • Coordinates PSE’s efforts in the development and implementation of new energy efficiency programs, biennial program planning, RFIs, and RFPs to support growth and participation in programs. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proven experience in dealing with industrial customers.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strong PC skills using Microsoft Office and Outlook applications.
  • Knowledge of Commercial/Industrial programs and tariffs.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement strategic solutions that consider both PSE and customer needs.

Desired Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Engineering, Marketing, or Business Administration
  • MBA degree or other advanced degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business development, marketing, or account management in the utility space
  • Knowledge of commercial or industrial energy efficiency programs
  • Relevant professional licenses and certifications (PE, CEM, BOC, LEED AP, LC)
  • Proven experience working effectively with trade ally contractors, distributors, and commercial & industrial customers
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, presentation and public speaking skills, in person and via web
  • Demonstrated ability to implement thoughtful solutions that consider PSE’s needs and requirements, customer, and trade ally contractor needs
  • Familiarity with energy efficiency measures found in commercial and industrial facilities


Additional Information

  • Please provide both a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in and applicability for the position
  • In the cover letter, please state which of the three positions you are applying for listed above
  • This position requires significant interaction at customer sites, meeting with trade allies, and active participation in organizations & events within PSE’s service territory.  Candidates should live within proximity to PSE’s service territory within three months of hire due to the nature of the position. 

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.


At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.


Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.


Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

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