November 11, 2020

Pecan Street Inc. seeks a Project Manager to be part of its award-winning team accelerating innovations for climate and conservation solutions. The selected candidate will be part of a passionate, dynamic team that works on a range of exciting programs in partnership with public and private entities. This role will work remote during the course of the pandemic.

About Pecan Street Inc.

Climate change is the world’s single greatest challenge. And securing a clean water supply for a growing population isn’t far behind. Solving both challenges will grow the economy, improve people’s lives, and protect our precious planet. The solutions to these challenges will demand a mixture of new technologies and policies. But it first requires a detailed understanding of water and energy use behavior.

Unlike any other organization, Pecan Street’s research addresses technology, behavior, and how the two interact. We develop unique datasets to help our team and collaborators better understand barriers to solving climate and water management challenges, and we provide proving grounds to accelerate the development and adoption of solutions.

We are the only organization that combines expertise in the “Internet of Things,” high-velocity data acquisition, big data analytics, and lean product development to drive disruptive innovation for climate and conservation solutions.

Our real-world testbed of volunteer research participants is the first of its kind on the planet and has become an international model for how to develop and conduct energy and resource research and technology development. Our commercialization lab is a world-class proving ground producing leapfrog solutions for the transition to clean energy. And our database, the largest source of disaggregated customer energy data, is used by university researchers and industry-leading companies around the world.

Pecan Street’s lab is a green-built facility producing leapfrog solutions for clean energy and water management where companies of all sizes can develop, test and validate a wide range of products and services. The lab also houses Pecan Street’s secure data center, which powers Dataport – our interactive online portal that provides access to our data, which is the world’s largest research database for residential energy and water use. Dataport also includes tools to help researchers understand, visualize, and analyze these data resources.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with technical lead to create project scope, objectives, work plan, timelines, and deliverables.
  • Lead the execution of project plans including leading kickoff meetings, developing Asana work plans, coordinating team communication, monitoring deliverables and schedules, providing periodic reporting, and closing projects.
  • Coordinate all activities with project partners, including federal, academic, and commercial partners and Pecan Street staff to manage resource allocation and ensure all project deliverables are met.
  • Serve as the communication lead internally, ensuring relevant stakeholders are kept informed on project progress.
  • Ensure that project risks are mitigated through the use of appropriate risk management processes, and provide continual revisions to meet changing requirements and priorities.
  • Manage and implement project changes via accepted change management processes, including issue logs, quality control checklists, tracking documents, and more.
  • Work closely with the Director of Operations to plan for and implement new technology trials in Pecan Street’s residential volunteer research network.
  • Assist with project reporting to clients and funders.

Experience and Skills

Pecan Street seeks a candidate with:

  • At least two years of work experience in a relevant field or role;
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Project management experience, preferably in the electricity, technology, or sustainability sectors;
  • Experience managing federally-funded grant projects;
  • Proficient in project management strategies;
  • Experience managing project teams;
  • Experience leading multi-organization project teams, including teams with public sector and/or research university members; and,
  • Strong writing skills a plus.

Professional Qualities

  • Leadership skills – candidate should be able to motivate and lead various groups within the Project to deliver outstanding results.
  • Communication and relationship building skills – candidate should be comfortable dealing with all levels of an organization, including delivering presentations to executive level audiences, and community groups.
  • Teamwork – candidate should be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Planning and organizational skills – candidate should be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast paced and demanding work environment.

Benefits

Benefits are competitive and include:

  • health insurance requiring no contribution from the employee including dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and affordable family plans;
  • 401(k) retirement planning;
  • 15 days of annual paid-time off plus 10 additional holidays; and,
  • 3 months of fully paid maternity and paternity leave.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted through December 2, 2020. Please apply at https://www.pecanstreet.org/apply/. Application package should include a resume and cover letter.

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