Project Manager, Good Jobs Challenge

Philadelphia Energy Authority

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), an independent municipal authority, is working to build a robust, equitable clean energy economy in Philadelphia. Chartered by City Council and the Mayor in 2010, PEA is a quasi-governmental entity based in City Hall. In 2016, in partnership with City Council President Darrell Clarke, PEA launched the Philadelphia Energy Campaign, a $1 billion, 10-year investment in energy efficiency and clean energy projects to create 10,000 jobs. Through 2022, PEA has helped launch over $380MM in projects and created 3,275 jobs. We focus on municipal assets, schools, low- and moderate-income housing, small businesses, and commercial and industrial projects and programs. We view energy as a high-impact tool for reducing poverty, improving education, strengthening communities, and leveraging public investment.

Title: Good Jobs Challenge (GJC) Project Manager
Reports to: Shonique Banks, Senior Director of Development and Workforce Strategies
Number of direct reports: 0-2
Location: 1400 JFK Blvd (City Hall), Room 566, Philadelphia, PA 19107, hybrid work model with some remote and some in-person work.
Open Date: September 7, 2023
Close Date: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Exempt (Full-Time)

Position Overview:

The Good Jobs Challenge Project Manager (GJC-PM) is a pivotal role within the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), responsible for managing and overseeing the implementation of the Good Jobs Challenge project funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration via Philadelphia Works. This initiative aims to develop a comprehensive workforce training program in the healthcare, energy, and construction sectors, fostering local economic growth and addressing critical societal challenges. The Philadelphia Energy Authority is the Energy sector backbone organization leading expansion of our energy workforce programs into the surrounding counties, with 500 direct hires placed in sector-specific roles by the end of the project.


  • Act as the primary point of contact and liaison between PEA, Philadelphia Works, partner organizations, and other stakeholders involved in the Good Jobs Challenge project.
  • Serve as primary project manager of PEA’s GJC responsibilities to coordinate the project team, design and track key milestones, and drive staff and partners to meet project goals.
  • Provide coaching and technical assistance to support the successful execution and replication of PEA’s workforce training programs into the surrounding counties.
  • Manage and monitor day-to-day operations of the Good Jobs Challenge project, including service delivery, partnership development, and program evaluation.
  • Collaborate with project staff to develop strategies for effective implementation and continuous program improvement.
  • Identify and establish new alliances and partnerships that align with the goals of the Good Job Challenge project and contribute to the project’s success.
  • Develop and maintain project timelines, budgets, and performance metrics to meet project milestones and grant requirements.
  • Prepare regular progress reports and updates for the Sr. Director of Development and Workforce Initiatives, stakeholders, and funders.
  • Engage with relevant technology platforms, including, Zoom, and Google Suite, to facilitate communication, collaboration, and project management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., business administration, workforce development, sustainability); Graduate Degree Preferred 
  • Proven experience in project management, preferably in workforce development, energy, or related sectors.
  • Strong proficiency with project management tools and software, Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to foster effective relationships with internal teams, partners, stakeholders, and the broader community.
  • Passion for addressing societal challenges related to energy, sustainability, climate change, poverty, equity, and economic development and commitment to Philadelphia.
  • Ability to work independently, make informed decisions, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Experience in grant-funded projects and familiarity with grant reporting and compliance is a plus.
  • Philadelphia residency within 6 months of the date of hire required

Salary & Benefits: 

Benefits include but are not limited to a generous healthcare package, retirement and fringe benefits, and significant paid time off. Salary will be between $90,000 and $115,000 commensurate with experience.

How to apply: 

Please send a resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you’d be a good fit for the position to The subject line must include “[FirstName LastName] GJC Project Manager.” Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please send any inquiries or questions via email. 

The Philadelphia Energy Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not tolerate 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.

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