Program Planning & Analysis Consultant - Financing 


Under general direction, the Program Planning and Analysis Consultant for Commercial Programs will be responsible for WECC’s efforts to monitor current program and market trends, and develop program strategies to increase innovation across all WECC programs within the existing program portfolio.  The Consultant will plan, design, and develop new programs and initiatives (for prescriptive, small business), manage program pilots and demonstration projects; contribute to the sales and launch of select programs and initiatives; and measure and monitor the success of both new and existing program offerings.  The Consultant will be expected to actively participate in, and contribute to, regional/national forums with respect to best practices in program design, measurement, verification, and evaluation —bringing those perspectives back to WECC to ensure market leadership.

1. Lead assessment of existing portfolio.

a. Facilitate and lead cross-functional teams to identify the methods that will be deployed to monitor the progress and success of existing programs.
b. Monitor performance of WECC’s overall portfolio of programs and services, conducting regular assessments including impact (energy savings, end user and trade ally awareness and use, market penetration/ transformation), cost effectiveness ($/kWh/ therm, benefit cost tests) and process (operational efficiency, use of partnerships, marketing, incentive type and level). 
c. Compare and contrast WECC’s portfolio with that of other programs operating across the U.S. (with emphasis on the Midwest).
d. Report outcomes and recommend opportunities for improved performance and efficiency.
e. Serve as a resource to program staff on program and process improvement, evaluation issues, and measurement and verification practices.
f. Review third-party evaluations and support program staff in responding to such reports.

2. Lead development of strategies that will increase innovation in WECC’s programs and services and facilitate development of new offerings.

a. Facilitate and lead cross-contract/ cross-functional teams to use assessment results to improve existing portfolio performance, and effectively integrate new business into existing program designs.
b. Facilitate and lead cross-contract/ cross-functional teams to develop new programs and services within the existing portfolio that expand market reach, foster market transformation and respond to market changes due to program impact.
c. Assist program staff in identifying opportunities for monitoring, verification, and other types of real-time assessments of program effectiveness to monitor the progress and success of new and existing programs.

3. Lead planning and research activities to support strategic priorities within the existing portfolio.

a. Participate in forums that allow WECC to continue to learn about innovation in energy technology/practices and effective program design.
b. Contribute to the development of WECC’s annual research plan, identifying areas in need of technical, program, and market research.
c. Manage WECC’s program planning activities, including program-specific efforts to understand markets and technologies.
d. Routinely update WECC’s program and business development staff regarding national/regional trends and issues that impact energy efficiency programming, research, and evaluation.
e. Facilitate the evaluation of the cost effectiveness of new technologies and initiatives using various benefit/cost tests and contribute to the development of well documented program inputs including deemed savings, measure life, customer costs and other relevant planning information.
f. Contribute to negotiations and interactions with key regional/national retailers, distributors, and manufacturers.
g. Serve as an “industry resource” and “industry leader” with respect to programming strategies, operational practices, and innovation.

4.   These responsibilities are not all inclusive and other duties may be assigned from time to time.




Position Requirements

The ideal candidate comes with program management or evaluation experience in commercial (prescriptive, small business energy efficiency programs and has a strong analytical background with experience doing cost/benefit tests.

1. Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or related filed
2. 5-7 years experience managing new Commercial energy efficiency program initiatives and processes (and measuring outcomes) either within (preferred) or outside of the energy efficiency and/or renewable energy field.
3. Proven experience in planning, design, research, and analysis.
4. Knowledge of analytical techniques, including the use of SPSS, SAS, or other related statistical software packages.
5. Demonstrated leadership qualities, mentoring, and team building skills.
6. Superior time management and organizational skills.
7. Strong interpersonal skills including comfort with persuasive communications.
8. Excellent report writing and verbal communication skills.
9. Ability to facilitate group discussions and meetings.
10. Proficient with using Microsoft Office Suite or comparable software.


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

Benefits Health Insurance, Cash-In-Lieu of Health Insurance, Flexible Spending Plan, Employer Paid Dental, Vision, Disability, Group Life and AD&D, 401k match, Paid Time Off, Sick Time, Tuition Reimbursement  

Location Madison, WI  

About the Organization Working toward a brighter future

WECC champions energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions nationwide and has locations in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Okemos, Michigan. As your potential employer, we will ask you to push boundaries and help us fulfill our mission.

Our mission: WECC champions innovative energy initiatives that deliver short- and long-term economic and environmental benefits to consumers, businesses, and policy makers.

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Committed to quality work and helping clients achieve their goals? WECC could be for you.

As a leader in energy conservation, we recruit top-caliber people who contribute real results. Together, we advance energy savings and meet our clients' objectives.

Why work for WECC?
- Challenge yourself
- Achieve meaningful outcomes
- Drive change

In today's market, strong employee benefits differentiate organizations. WECC provides a competitive benefit package, including health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, and 401(k).

If you're an enthusiastic individual looking for new challenges with a company that respects people, planet, and productivity, send us your cover letter and resume. We look forward to hearing from you!

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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