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Ameren Senior Manager, Energy Eff Ops in United States

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About The Position

Responsible for managing the operations of the Ameren Illinois Company portfolio of programs and services related to energy efficiency (EE), demand-side management (DSM), demand response (DR), and conservation programs, as required, to meet state-mandated energy savings goals and portfolio objectives.

Key responsibilities include:

● Lead a staff of approximately ten leaders and professionals managing an operating budget of greater than $100 million annually.

● Manage programs' expenditures in a reasonable and prudent fashion as submitted to and reviewed by the Illinois Commerce Commission.

● Support regulatory filings supporting energy efficiency activities, including filing testimony, assisting with regulatory strategy, and assisting in negotiating settlements for the following ICC Dockets: o Petition and approval of the Company’s multi-year gas and electric plan o Annual Cost Reconciliation Proceedings o Energy Savings Goal Attainment Proceedings o Various dockets that support delivery of the programs

● Lead a team that will negotiate and manage EE program implementer contracts with the purpose of achieving approved savings goals, with budget and with related customer participation targets. This includes, development and execution of the contract, and tracking contract delivery and vendor contract compliance.

● Manage the operations of the energy efficiency programs and provide oversight of approximately 80 professional and non-professional contractors responsible for delivery of the portfolio of energy efficiency, DSM and DR services including:

● Manage programs to approved budgets and track and report on actual and forecasted expenditures. Pay invoices. Administer riders/cost recovery.

● Manage programs to achieve forecasted annual and cumulative savings targets pursuant to implementation plans.

● Manage operation of the Residential and Business the program allies, contractors, and vendors to implement programs to achieve savings targets and meet all portfolio objectives.

● Ensure quality assurance and quality control of all Contractors' performance

● Provide leadership and oversight of all Trade Ally activities.

● Work with Community & Public Relations, Customer Engagement and EE Strategy and Innovations to develop and deploy marketing and communication initiatives to achieve customer participation.

● Ensure compliance with all Corporate Project Oversight Committee, project management requirements, Contract Management and SOX operating protocols.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required.

Ten or more years relevant experience (e.g., energy efficiency, utility business operations, contract compliance, marketing, accounting, technology, data reporting, engineering) required.

Five or more years of supervisory or high-level team or major project leadership is required.

Background in Engineering, Business, Marketing, or similar background preferred.

Master's degree, focused experience implementing utility energy efficiency programs are preferred.

Experience in managing or supporting docketed proceedings within the jurisdiction of state or federal oversight agencies preferred.

Experience in gas, electric, telephone or water utility business operations preferred.

At least one of the following certifications preferred: Professional Engineer, Certified Project Management Professional, Certified Energy Auditor, Certified Professional Accountant or Certified Energy Manager.

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

Proven analytical skills, able to make sound decisions with ambiguous information and analyze complex data; Creative self-starter with strong interpersonal skills – able to work effectively as a team and with various internal and external stakeholders at all levels of the organization; Strong business sense and demonstrated ability to use good judgment; Excellent communication skills (verbal/written/presentation); Proficiency with Microsoft products including, Word, PowerPoint and Excel; and the following Ameren competencies: Think Customer, Inspire and Engage, Foster Innovation, Drive Results, Champion Learning, Build Trust, and Be Strategic.

Additional Information

Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews and may include a leadership assessment process. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.

Our workforce is dedicated to keeping the lights on and the gas flowing – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That same kind of dedication and longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has helped us build an "All-In" supportive and accepting diverse culture where opinions are shared in an environment where all are respected and the best solutions are put into action.

Our vision is "Leading the Way to a Sustainable Energy Future" and our mission is "To Power the Quality of Life." Our company values include safety and security, integrity, respect, diversity equity and inclusion, accountability, stewardship, teamwork and a commitment to excellence. Our "All-In" culture reflects how we care, serve with passion, deliver for customers, communities and shareholders and win together.

Ameren's co-workers spend thousands of hours each year giving back to their communities. The company supports their donations of time through a Dollars for Doers program and also offers a Matching Grant program for donations made to postsecondary schools.

Ameren has an unwavering commitment to sustainability. That includes how we perform as a steward of the environment, how we manage our relationships with customers, communities and workforce and provide robust governance and oversight of our practices. We are committed to clean energy. The company has established a net-zero carbon emissions goal by 2050 across all its operations in Missouri and Illinois. In addition, Ameren laid out plans for its largest-ever expansion of clean wind and solar generation that maintains the reliability and affordability that customers have come to expect. Interim carbon emissions goals include a 50% reduction by 2030 and an 85% reduction by 2040, from 2005 levels.

St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric transmission and distribution service and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Missouri provides electric generation, transmission and distribution services, as well as natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois operates a rate-regulated electric transmission business in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. For more information, visit Ameren.com (https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=3228409-1&h=4163191186&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ameren.com%2F&a=Ameren.com) , or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp , Facebook.com/AmerenCorp , or LinkedIn.com/company/Ameren .

Ameren is committed to equal employment opportunities and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by applicable law.

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