• Full Time
  • Remote, US

Energy Programs Manager

Website LinkedIn Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)

Recognizing excellence in green business industry performance

Energy Programs Manager

Salary Range:$90,000.00 To 110,000.00 Annually

GBCI is the premier certification body responsible for global delivery and quality oversight of green building and green business sustainability standards. Its integrated team of green building specialists administers credentials and certifications for LEED, WELL, PEER, SITES, EDGE, TRUE Zero Waste, City Climate Planner, Sustainability Excellence and ICP.


The Energy Programs Manager is a customer-focused position concentrated on growing the adoption of USGBC and GBCI programs. This position will drive market uptake of new GBCI offerings including PEER certification. This position is focused on identifying and nurturing new business opportunities while supporting and growing relationships with current partners and stakeholders. The ideal candidate is an experienced energy professional with the vision, initiative and leadership skills required to promote USGBC/GBCI programs in a competitive international market.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Refine and implement the market development strategy for the PEER certification program in North America
  • Coordinate with colleagues (based in the U.S. and India) to leverage the USGBC/GBCI/LEED Platform to grow the PEER program
  • Serve as USGBC/GBCI subject matter expert on grid modernization, electrification, and power system resilience
  • Build a pipeline of sales opportunities for current customers, target new accounts, and track results against established goals while promoting the mission of USGBC/GBCI
  • Convert opportunities to projects and deliver certified projects to market
  • Develop tools and resources to communicate the value of the PEER program, and related products and services, to a global market
  • Lead engagement with energy policy and financing initiatives aimed at promoting USGBC/GBCI programs
  • Lead implementation of partner agreements and completion of grant deliverables aimed at supporting the PEER program
  • Regularly present PEER and other GBCI products and services to current and prospective customers including webinars and conference seminars
  • Develop thorough understanding of market needs and requirements and introduce relevant GBCI products and value propositions through close partnerships with customers
  • Represent USGBC/GBCI programs at targeted industry trade shows and customer events that advance business development strategy and targets

What You Need To Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy policy, real estate development, finance or economics
  • Experience and deep understanding of U.S. energy generation, electric utilities, electrification, grid modernization, supply and distribution landscape, including relevant policies, programs, technologies, and utility initiatives (such as DSM etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of utility sector, microgrids, sustainability principles, global USGBC mission, programs, and community.
  • Minimum 5 years of management-level professional experience
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with executive-level stakeholders, including USGBC leadership, customers, and relevant third parties
  • Effective communication skills, customer interaction and relationship management
  • Broad range of experiences including sales, marketing, and client management
  • Commitment to USGBC/GBCI mission

Other Thing We’d Like You To Bring:

  • Master’s degree and familiarity with energy management, renewable energy, smart grids, and sustainable development is preferred
  • Understanding of global landscape on above shall be preferred
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM), LEED Green Associate or LEED AP w/ specialty credential preferred
  • PEER Pro badge preferred


  • Full Time, permanent, salaried, benefits-eligible, exempt status
  • Location: Remote or 2101 L Street NW, Washington, DC
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm EST, 40 hours per week, including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Travel – upon request and approval
  • USGBC is an equal opportunity employer


Employees work for an established mission-based and member-driven nonprofit organization with a compelling vision, nonprofit competitive compensation that includes 401k matching, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive health insurance, employer sponsored Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) and pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA), generous paid leave, in addition to a renewal leave of six weeks for employees celebrating monumental employment anniversary.


The headquarters office is a LEED Platinum commercial interior space in a LEED certified building in the LEED Platinum certified central business district in the first LEED Platinum certified city, Washington, DC. The office serves as an example for green design and construction products and practices. It is close to public transportation and incorporates many healthy and environmentally friendly features, including an on-site gym, rooftop lounge and healthy snacks for staff