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December 11, 2023
exempt from overtime
Vice President, Energy and Environment
Public Sector Consultants is hiring a director of clean energy finance to join our energy and environment team. The ideal candidate will have a background in designing and implementing financing programs, preferably in the clean energy sector. With its success in standing up Michigan Saves, the nation’s first nonprofit green bank, and the impending significant federal investment in green financing entities, PSC is seeking a director to lead these efforts for our clients across the United States.
As the director, you will provide thought leadership in clean energy financing and policy, cultivate relationships with other organizations working in this domain, and lead green bank development in other states. You will manage projects related to local, state, and national energy regulatory and policy issues as they relate to funding priorities. As the director, you should be intellectually curious, using your interest and experience to generate new project prospects.
- Partners with PSC energy subject matter experts to lead the development of green banks across the United States
- Demonstrates expertise in clean energy financing with the ability to interpret and comment on complex policy issues, supporting PSC’s position as a policy thought leader
- Designs loan programs in support of development of new green banks; establishes financial guidelines, transaction processes, and associated administrative functions
- Manages multiple projects concurrently, including communicating with clients and partners, overseeing the scope of work, and collaborating with team members to ensure high-quality projects that are completed on time and on budget
- Cultivates relationships with public policy leaders by identifying project opportunities and prospective clients that align with the team’s goals, meeting with prospects and clients, and closing sales opportunities to help meet team sales goals
- Mentors staff through modeling PSC values, championing the firm’s policies and processes, providing guidance in handling client and colleague relational matters, and delivering constructive feedback
- Serves as a strategic advisor to staff, including guiding the development and delivery of scopes of work, reviewing client deliverables and sales proposals, and providing relevant information to offer potential solutions
- Designs meeting processes and facilitates stakeholder discussions on a range of policy topics
- Ensures services are delivered with consideration to the proper allocation of resources, profitability, high-quality output, and a high level of client satisfaction
- Develops and maintains an understanding of work undertaken across the firm to communicate what PSC does from a broad lens to external audiences and identify cross-team collaboration opportunities
- Bills at least 1,040 hours (50 percent) of the 2,080 hours in a work year to client projects
Can organize people and activities, understands how to develop work into efficient workflow, anticipates opportunities for synergy and integration in project execution, demonstrates broad knowledge and perspective, utilizes project resources in an efficient and effective manner to keep projects on task and budget
Can anticipate business challenges; is knowledgeable in current and future policies, trends, and information affecting the business; can synthesize complex information for a variety of audiences; is adept at making decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information
Capital and Financial Analysis
Has demonstrated technical expertise in accounting, investments, financial projection and risk management, credit analysis, underwriting, and market research; has experience sourcing capital from various sources
Can create, maintain, and grow effective relationships with clients, subject matter experts, colleagues, and leaders; is open to feedback and ability to adapt to changing priorities; is excited to grow a network
Effectively and appropriately communicates and adapts that knowledge in various contexts, both verbally and in writing
- Bachelor’s degree and ten years of relevant work experience
- MBA or advanced degree in relevant discipline preferred
- Energy policy and regulation experience is preferred but not required
- Experience working on public policy topics with diverse stakeholders
- Experience managing and mentoring others
- Salary range of $104,636–$148,861 commensurate with education and experience
- Eligibility for company profit share
- Competitive medical, dental, life, disability, voluntary vision, and voluntary legal insurance plans
- Company 401(k) contribution
- Paid time off granted upon start date
- Eleven paid holidays per year
- Paid parking
- Collaborates and communicates well with staff and clients in a fast-paced environment with diverse people and projects, fostering a supportive, creative working environment for all PSC colleagues
- Demonstrates initiative, critical thinking, and sound judgment to generate ideas, work approaches, presentation of information, and issue resolution
- Manages workload effectively while engaged in multiple projects concurrently with high accuracy and attention to detail, seeking clarification when appropriate
- Adheres to PSC’s quality assurance processes
- Seeks areas of personal growth and identifies steps toward success, including mentorship, ongoing learning, and professional development opportunities
- Is occasionally available beyond regular work hours as necessary to respond to staff and firm needs
Public Sector Consultants has a flexible worksite policy that allows employees to work from a remote worksite for up to 60 percent of the workweek with some exceptions. New employees will work in the office a minimum of three days per week for employee onboarding and team relationship building. Work is primarily performed indoors, with extended periods at a computer or on the telephone. The nature of the work involves multitasking, completing repetitive tasks, and having contact with the public and clients.
We know that employees want more than a job—they want to be part of a community. We offer opportunities to take on meaningful work, get involved in the community, grow professionally, and to learn from a diverse network of colleagues. Your time and talent make a difference beyond the office and extend into the community around you. For us, culture is a way of being, bringing our whole selves to work, and showing up for our colleagues—many of whom we call friends. We’re more than the work we do, and we’ve all got social, emotional, and physical lives that flourish with a healthy work‐life balance. At PSC, we understand that we benefit from the sum of our individual differences, self-expression, and life experiences. Our clients also benefit from having access to different perspectives and a broad range of problem-solving approaches. It’s that rare place where you can be true to yourself and your passions while still working collectively toward an important and common goal—making a difference for our clients and the people we serve. We foster openness and inclusivity, share triumphs, and cultivate lessons learned. The deep care and dedication we have for each other and our communities shine through in our unique personalities and commitment to a job well done. Want to know more? Learn about why PSC is a great place to work.
Public Sector Consultants is a certified Women‐owned Small Business and a Women’s Business Enterprise, and we are committed to creating a space for all voices to be heard and understood. We have served hundreds of government agencies, nonprofits, associations, and regulated industries in our more than 40‐year history. We take pride in our role as an independent, nonpartisan public policy consulting firm that is trusted, respected, and engaged in our community. We don’t just follow best practice, we create it. PSC strives for excellence in relationships with both clients and colleagues and was recognized as one of the Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces in 2020 and 2021, as well as a 2021 winner of Crain’s Business Detroit Cool Places to Work contest. Since our founding in 1979, PSC has built a reputation as the consulting firm of choice for anyone working to better people’s lives.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for residents of Michigan and beyond through the development and implementation of innovative, actionable public policies.