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Energy Trust of Oregon Director of Planning and Evaluation in Portland, Oregon

Director of Planning and Evaluation

Energy Trust of Oregon has been helping people in Oregon and Washington through energy savings and clean energy solutions for over 20 years.


  • Provide leadership in planning, analyzing cost-effectiveness, and evaluating all Energy Trust energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and policies, while ensuring compliance with regulatory investment criteria.

  • Develop effective, educational, and impactful communication strategies to update staff, leadership, and board on energy efficiency and renewable energy programs performance and investment criteria achievements.

  • Develop strategic program options for initiatives and innovation strategies, conforming to the utility commission guidelines and metrics. Refine these options with program leadership, utilities, regulatory organizations, and other external stakeholders.

  • Set direction for innovation in efficiency resource and program forecasting, evaluation, customer data organization and analysis, economic analysis, and energy efficiency technology innovation. Coordinate these efforts with other regional organizations with related missions, ensuring broader focus on Energy Trust’s priority issues.

  • Oversee and structure quality management processes, procedures, and systems for select data reporting, engineering review, and cost-effectiveness review.

  • Participate in Energy Trust governance as a member of the Executive Team.

  • Collaborate and build relationships with external advisory councils, partner organizations, regulatory organizations, and public utilities.

  • Deliver presentations and reporting on energy efficiency and renewable energy activities to the Executive Leadership team, Board of Directors, legislators, and other external parties.

  • Foster strategic alignment by effective and regular communications with staff, Executive Leadership, and Board of Directors cultivating connection to the mission and organizational values.

  • Communicate the current state while setting a forward-looking direction in a dynamic environment.

  • Nurture a workplace culture that encourages empowerment, collaboration, transparency, openness to new ideas, and organizational agility.

  • Champion diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging by actively expanding agency partnerships, enhancing community impact, and setting departmental goals with measurable outcomes.

  • Create collaboration and strong partnerships across the organization to drive continuous improvement, innovation, and ensure successful execution of programs and projects.


  • At least 10 years’ experience leading teams in energy efficiency programs development and evaluation and energy efficiency resource analysis with significant financial responsibility.

  • At least 5 years’ experience developing and/or analyzing energy policy.

  • Leadership in driving innovation and technology to enhance cost-effective energy efficiency programs.

  • Expertise in the evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, utility load and resource forecasting, and macroeconomics modeling to develop energy programs in a cost-effective manner.

  • Effective communications and presentation skills with the ability to inform and educate key decision makers internally and externally in a regulated and policy driven environment.

  • Analysis of complex technical issues, identifying trends, and communicating conclusions with recommendations to internal staff, external partners, regulators, and the public.

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, engineering, or equivalent technical degree.

  • Master’s degree in a related field, is preferred.

  • Oregon and/or Washington State policy and energy efficiency programs, would be incredibly helpful.


  • Medical, dental, and vision plans; flexible spending account; employee assistance programs; and life and disability insurance.

  • 401(k) plan with employer match of 6%.

  • 3 weeks per year of paid time off accrual.

  • 10.5 days of paid holiday leave.

  • 8 hours of sick time per month is accrued, equal to 2.4 work-weeks a year.

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program.

  • Alternative work schedule options.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


The salary range is from $133,300 – $177,300.


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Energy Trust of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer that highly values diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. We will provide reasonable accommodations throughout the application, interviewing and employment process. If you require a reasonable accommodation, contact us.