City Energy Manager

City of Philadelphia

Company Description

A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.

As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

What we offer

  • Impact – The work you do here matters to millions.
  • Growth – Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it?
  • Diversity & Inclusion – Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.
  • Benefits – We care about your well-being.

Agency Description

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability (OOS) moves Philadelphia toward the vision of a city providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

The Municipal Energy Office, housed within OOS, serves to manage energy supply and demand for city government operations.  The mission of the Energy Office is to:

  • Strategically procure cost effective, reliable, clean energy and conventional energy systems for city government
  • Promote energy conservation and efficiency within City departments by providing education, technical expertise, promoting systems change, and analysis of energy used
  • Develop and implement projects and programs that promote the efficient use of energy and reduce the City’s environmental impact
  • Support Philadelphia’s climate and energy goals; and position City government to lead by example

Job Description

The City Energy Manager leads the Procurement & Analytics Unit of the Municipal Energy Office by overseeing three full-time staff which manages the City’s municipal energy management initiatives, specifically energy procurement. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Municipal Services for the Office of Sustainability (OOS) and collaborates with other members of the OOS, the Philadelphia Energy Authority, Department of Public Property, Department of Fleet Services and additional partner departments and agencies. This position will manage consultants in order to lead strategic planning and implementation for Municipal Energy Office and Municipal Clean Fleet Plans. They will also engage other City agencies in their energy work, including the Philadelphia Water Department and the Department of Aviation energy plans. Additionally, this position will advise on and assist in implementation on city-wide energy policy.

Essential Functions

Personnel and Operations Management

  • Manage at least three full-time Municipal Energy Office and guide decisions on work prioritization, professional development, and support program and project implementation.
  • Assist with the management of the Municipal Energy Office budget and oversee a subset of the office’s contracts and contractors.

Energy Planning and Policy

  • Lead strategy development, tracking, and implementation City’s Municipal Energy Master Plan and Municipal Clean Fleet Plan.
  • Support the Philadelphia Airport and Philadelphia Water Department with planning, development, and implementation of strategic energy plans and projects.
  • Oversee City building compliance with benchmarking policies and other external program commitments.
  • Represent the Municipal Energy Office in various City initiatives including Philadelphia Energy Campaign, SmartCityPHL, and Rebuild.

Energy Management – Supply Side

  • Lead the procurement of electricity, natural gas, steam, and vehicular fuel with goals of cleaning supply, providing budget stability, and minimizing costs in alignment with Municipal Energy Master goals.
  • Prepare annual energy budgets and projections for the General Fund, Aviation Fund, and Water Fund.
  • Manage business relationships with utilities, energy suppliers, and load-serving entities.
  • Develop internal policy, programs, and projects to advance renewable energy use and generation. Notable projects include the Adams Solar Power Purchase Agreement.
  • Oversee the utility bill reconciliation/audit process, including reviewing accounts for accurate rates.

Energy Management – Demand Side

  • Assist with the development and implementation of energy efficiency and conservation programs and projects.
  • Assist with the support and coordination of energy performance contracts with other departments, such as the Philly Streetlight Improvement Project.
  • Participate in the design review of major City capital projects to advocate for the incorporation of cost-effective energy conservation measures and best practices.
  • Assist with overseeing energy efficiency projects, load management programs, and employee energy education and training programs.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to effectively develop presentations highlighting data for various audiences of internal stakeholders
  • Ability to manipulate, analyze, and organize large data sets
  • Comfortable and effective working both independently and on teams
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint
  • ​​​​​Familiarity with racial equity and environmental justice issues within the energy sector
  • Familiarity with renewable energy procurement and energy markets


Working hours are generally 37.5 hours per week. Our team is currently hybrid with both virtual and in-office days, however the position can opt to come in the office each day if desired.



  • Bachelor’s degree in energy management, finance or other relevant education or 4 years relevant experience
  • 4+ years of experience working in energy management and focusing on power purchase agreements, renewable energy projects and developing RFPs (each year of relevant post-secondary education will be counted toward experience)
  • Certified Energy Manager certification or achieving within 6 months of hire
  • Experience with managing energy conservation programs and/or energy procurement for large portfolios


  • LEED accreditation
  • Professional education in energy management, engineering, and/or environmental science
  • Experience with managing energy conservation programs
  • Familiarity with building commissioning, HVAC controls, and/or building automation systems

Additional Information

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume.

Salary Range: $90,000-98,500

Did you know?

  • We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
  • 25% tuition discount program for City employees (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
  • We offer Comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
  • Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Generous retirement savings options are available

*The successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

Please note that effective September 1, 2021 the City of Philadelphia is requiring all new employees to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19. 

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to

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