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Job Details

LightingEnergy Specialist

Company name
evergreen consulting group, llc

Beaverton, OR, United States

Employment Type

Energy, Bilingual

Posted on
Apr 10, 2020


About Evergreen Consulting Group                                                                                              

Evergreen Consulting Group is a full-service energy-efficiency consulting firm. We employ consultants experienced in advancing energy-efficiency initiatives for a wide array of clients.  Our consultants are located in strategic locations around the western United States.

We are a supportive team that rewards individual initiative and performance. We have a progressive culture that embraces work-life balance while working in a virtual office environment from your home. This winning combination has resulted in repeated selection among the top companies on Oregon Business Magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon.

Successful candidates: 
• are bi-lingual and self-motivated with a demonstrated independent work history 
• work collaboratively with clients and customers to exceed expectations
• respond quickly to inquiries and attend to details 
• demonstrate interest and/or experience in energy efficiency

Position Description:  Lighting/Energy Specialist – Portland, Oregon

We are seeking an individual that will be located in the Portland area to support, train and assist electrical and mechanical contractors, distributors, and manufacturer representatives (trade allies) to propose, sell and complete energy efficient commercial and industrial projects. Establishing relationships with and motivating trade allies is a key element of the position. This position requires regular regional travel. The successful applicant will be a self-starter, bilingual, and will be highly organized with good communication skills.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as an expert resource to trade allies on how to best position their business to promote and take advantage of utility efficiency programs;
  • Conduct on-site training with trade allies on high efficiency technologies and analysis software tools;
  • Conduct “joint calls” with trade allies and their business customers to sell energy efficiency lighting projects;
  • Assist lighting trade allies to conduct accurate scoping studies, calculate utility incentives, and present successful customer sales proposals;
  • Recruit new trade allies to participate in the program;
  • Participate in and present at company trainings, communications and program planning efforts to drive successful results to meet client needs;
  • Define and develop sales, marketing and communication plans that leverage the local trade allies and incentive programs;   
  • Maintain accurate project tracking records to document lighting projects that have been influenced, identified, and completed through energy efficiency programs;
  • Ability to work remotely in a virtual office environment.

Position Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and extensive experience in lighting, HVAC, or building systems;
  • Sales and marketing experience are required; field sales and contracting experience beneficial;
  • Ability to multi-task, with exceptional problem solving skills;
  • Self-starter who is highly detail oriented, organized and goal focused;
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written business communication skills;
  • Ability to conduct presentations in front of trade allies, community associations, clients, and company staff;
  • Microsoft Office applications proficiency;
  • Partial US regional travel and extensive local travel requirements.

Preferred Skills/Experience: 

  • High School diploma with some higher education or vocational training specializing in lighting, energy efficiency, or the utility marketing field;
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in electrical, HVAC, or energy efficiency industry;
  • Knowledge and experience in design, sales, and installation of mechanical and lighting systems, a plus;
  • Bilingual;
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management systems (e.g.,
  • Previous home office experience helpful but not required;
  • Valid driver’s license, dependable transportation along with verifiable insurance is required.

Physical Efforts:  May be physically demanding, depending on tasks, such as:

  • Long periods of standing/walking on rough/uneven surfaces;
  • Walking through large facilities while looking up to count fixtures;
  • Climbing to 100’ on steel framework/platforms/ladders (rare);
  • Vision – near/far;
  • Spatial ability/depth perception/color discrimination;
  • Sitting for extended periods at a computer;
  • Provide clear, accurate communication, hear telephone & warning devices.

The Company will make reasonable accommodations, which will allow the employee to perform the position’s essential job functions.

Environmental Conditions:

  • Around high noise levels and energized electrical equipment (at times);
  • Around moving mechanical parts (at times);
  • Perform work in all weather conditions;
  • Driving up to 3-4 hours on paved/unpaved roads.

Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Dependable transportation along with verifiable insurance
  • Drug Test – must pass pre-employment drug screen
  • Pre-employment background check

Benefits: Compensation is very competitive and commensurate with experience in the industry. Company benefits include full employee medical/dental/vision coverage plus short & long term disability and life insurance, paid-time off, holiday pay, company contribution to 401(k) program (after three months of successful employment), discretionary bonuses, professional association expenses and development/training support. Evergreen is currently a “virtual” company and includes other non-tangible benefits for top performing employees.


Evergreen Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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