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City of Savannah

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Essential Job Functions

  • Manage existing and future clean energy projects as assigned by the Director of Sustainability
  • Serve as a technical advisor to the Director of Sustainability on energy projects and energy policy.
  • Complete triannual updates of the 100% Savannah plan, per the City Council’s directive
  • Identify grant opportunities, develop grant applications, and manage awarded grants.
  • Research and propose policies, programs, and technologies that can be applied toward the City’s 100% Savannah goals.
  • Foster partnerships with community groups, nonprofits, financial institutions, businesses, peer local governments, and other organizations in support of the 100% Savannah goals
  • Represent the City in energy-focused stakeholder engagement processes and regulatory proceedings (e.g. IRP proceedings, rate cases, DSM Working Group, etc.)
  • Communicate clean energy topics in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing to diverse audiences with varying degrees of background knowledge and experience.
  • Conduct regular public outreach on energy topics. 
  • Prepare reports and messaging as requested for the Mayor’s Office, City Administration, City Council, and the public on project status and energy program accomplishments. 
  • Supervise the Clean Energy Program Coordinator 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in the hard sciences, technology, or engineering
  • Three years of professional experience in a relevant field is preferred. Internships, research experience, and volunteer experience may be considered for exceptional candidates.  
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • Strong interest and/or experience in several of the following areas: energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric transportation, utility regulation, energy markets, clean energy finance
  • Commitment to centering work in social and racial equity. 
  • Ability to learn and absorb new information quickly and respond to changing circumstances. 
  • Ability to innovate and accomplish ambitious goals with limited resources. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated critical and systems thinking skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with managing long-term, multi-stakeholder projects. 
  • Experience writing and managing federal grants.
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification, Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, or similar credential
  • Experience engaging and/or organizing community members and other stakeholders, particularly those from historically marginalized communities.
  • Experience working in local, state or federal government and/or public sector.

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