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City of Tacoma WA Engineering Manager, Business Customer Energy Solutions in Tacoma, Washington

Engineering Manager, Business Customer Energy Solutions


$124,009.60 - $174,595.20 Annually


Tacoma, WA

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Power Management

Opening Date


Closing Date

4/26/2024 5:00 PM Pacific

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Position Description

Tacoma Power is looking for an engineering manager to join their Business Customer Energy Solutions team. In this role you will be responsible for overseeing technical activities and engineering functions related to development and delivery of energy programs and services for business customers. This includes supervising the engineering group that develops and delivers energy projects, securing energy efficiency measures with Tacoma Power’s commercial, industrial, and large multifamily customers by conducting advanced level engineering and technical analyses. This work is critical to achieving Tacoma Power’s Washington State mandated energy conservation targets.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and review energy efficiency projects for commercial, industrial, and large multifamily facilities, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and adherence to regulatory compliance requirements.

  • Provide technical supervision and leadership for the engineering team, promoting professional development of engineering staff.

  • Manage large and complex energy conservation projects requiring custom analysis. Includes:

  • Conduct and direct the preparation of energy assessments and inspections.

  • Interact directly with customers and trade allies such as engineering and consulting firms to research, assess, and consult on energy project goals, options, plans and incentives.

  • Evaluate the energy performance of installed efficiency projects including detailed measurement and verification (M&V). Requires in-depth knowledge of various M&V protocols, methodologies, and best practices.

  • Prepare complex energy calculations related to a wide variety of building systems including refrigeration, industrial processes and compressed air, water and wastewater, HVAC, pumping, motors and drives, lighting, and domestic water.

  • Develop and maintain complex commercial and industrial conservation programs. Includes:

  • Ongoing implementation support for commercial and industrial Strategic Energy Management programs.

  • Support of planning efforts and enhancements to prescriptive (deemed) and custom offerings.

  • Research and analysis of technical information, new energy concepts, products, and processes.

  • Provide technical information and support to customers and trade allies. May include recommendations, engineering analyses and economic analyses of energy efficiency options, load management, and billing/rate impacts.


Minimum Education*

Bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or directly related field

Minimum Experience*

5 years including 1 year prior as a licensed professional engineer or project lead/intermittent supervisor

*Equivalency: 1 year of experience = 1 year of education

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements

Washington State Licensed Professional Engineer (or ability to obtain Washington license within 6 months from time of appointment)

Knowledge & Skills

  • Core competencies required for this position include customer service, action oriented, ensures accountability, communicates effectively, instills trust, and manages ambiguity.

  • Experience with implementation of utility rebate and/or energy management programs, preferably for commercial, industrial and/or large multifamily sectors, is highly desired.

Selection Process & Supplemental Information


Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

Next review of applications will be April, 15, 2024.

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

Tacoma Power

Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 180,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:

We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 prior to 4pm on the closing date of this posting.

The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans for the whole family; paid holidays and paid leave; participation in the Tacoma Public Employees' Retirement System (alternate plan for Police/Fire); continuing education and advancement opportunities and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities and incentives.

Medical Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.

Dental Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.

Vision Coverage: For eligible employees and their eligible dependents.

Paid Leave: City employees are entitled to received paid holidays, sick/vacation leave or personal time off (PTO), depending upon union affiliation and appointment type.

Insurance Plans: Employees are covered by a long-term disability plan. Short-term and expanded long-term disability insurance plans are also available to employees. The State Industrial Insurance Act also covers employees.

Deferred Compensation: Income can be set aside on a pretax basis and invested for supplementation of normal retirement income.

Retirement: All employees of the City, except members of the Police and Fire services, Tacoma Rail and certain project employees, are included in the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System. Information on the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System can be found at or by calling (253) 502-8200.

Other Employment Information

Direct Deposit: Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule by direct deposit.

Salary Increases: Based on satisfactory job performance, the City provides for a regular progression of salary increases for most classifications according to the salary schedule.

Union Affiliation: Many job classifications are covered by union security provisions which require union membership, dues, or payment of equivalent service fees.

Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.


Responses to supplemental questions must be original content created by the applicant using their own words. The use of online tools or resources to create responses, such as Artificial Intelligence (ChatGPT, etc.), Google, Bing, etc., or plagiarism in any form, is considered cheating and falsification of the application. I understand that any form of cheating or falsification will disqualify my application for further consideration.

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    Do you have a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or directly related field such as mechanical engineering?

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    Do you have 5 years' experience including 1 year prior as a licensed professional engineer or project lead/intermittent supervisor?

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    Do you have your Washington State Professional Engineering License or the ability to obtain one within 6 months from time of appointment?

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    One of the City's Principles that guides us is Equity. Describe what equity means to you and describe any experience you have working with diverse groups of people.


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Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764





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