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Senior Project Manager - Evaluation


About Energy Trust of Oregon

Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy development. We serve Oregon customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas and Avista, and SW Washington customers of NW Natural. Year over year Energy Trust is recognized as one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon.

Our Vision

Clean, affordable energy for everyone.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We recognize the lack of diversity in our industry, and we actively seek to address it with our hiring and retention practices as well as our values. We believe every person and their lived experience is integral to building a vibrant culture and delivering effective services to all customers we serve. We are committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, and we encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds and experience to apply.

Our Location

Energy Trust provides for a range of work location options, including remote, hybrid and in-office work. This position will represent Energy Trust in public settings and potentially at community events. We are open to candidates who live throughout Oregon and Washington. The Senior Project Manager – Evaluation would be expected to report to the office on a quarterly basis, at minimum.

What We’re Looking For:

The Senior Project Manager designs, plans, develops, and manages qualitative and quantitative evaluations of Energy Trust’s programs, initiatives, and pilots, as well as market research. These include projects conducted by Energy Trust staff and by outside contractors. The Senior Project Manager coordinates with other Energy Trust departments and programs to access data and meet their informational needs.  The Senior Project Manager also represents Energy Trust in collaborative regional and national projects; interprets product results for use in program planning, design, and estimation of savings/generation; and recommends program design and implementation improvements based on research results. This position also serves as an advisor to Energy Trust staff and management on evaluation processes and techniques and supports the Evaluation & Engineering Manager and Director of Planning and Evaluation in developing and tracking the annual Planning and Evaluation budget. The Senior Project Manager presents evaluation projects and their results to staff, the Energy Trust board of directors, and external stakeholders.

The Senior Project Manager supervises Evaluation Project Managers.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design, develop, and manage quantitative and qualitative market research and evaluation projects including data management and analysis. Negotiate with program managers and stakeholders to establish project goals, strategies, and timeline.
  • Design and manage the request for proposal (RFP) process for projects involving contractors and direct the work of selected market research and evaluation contractors.
  • Negotiate, execute and conduct and manage complex, performance-based contracts/grants.
  • Keep current on evaluation methodologies especially regarding research and sample design and advise project stakeholders on their use.
  • Conduct internal evaluation and market research activities.
  • Conduct descriptive and statistical data analyses and market research for evaluation and market research projects.
  • Review program or initiative progress or status updates.
  • Support the Evaluation & Engineering Manager and the Director of Planning & Evaluation in developing and tracking the annual Planning & Evaluation budget.
  • Provide leadership to staff and contractors on when to use a program evaluation, what research and sample designs might be used to achieve a project’s goals, and how we should use those results.
  • Mentor program staff on research methods.
  • Communicate and present evaluation and market research results and implications to program staff, management, Energy Trust board Evaluation Committee and Conservation Advisory Council, and external stakeholders.
  • Lead and actively participate in internal and external market research and evaluation teams to meet the needs of multiple departments and outside stakeholders. Provide additional evaluation and market research support to other departments and contractors.
  • Present market research and evaluation results in public settings to residential, business, or government audiences and to the evaluation committee of the Energy Trust Board of Directors.
  • Act as an Energy Trust representative on regional and national projects, authorized to help guide those projects and commit Energy Trust funds to them.
  • Maintain accurate and organized project information records.
  • Perform all job functions in a safe manner.

The above information is designed to outline the functions and position requirements of this job. It does not identify all tasks that may be expected, nor address the performance standards that must be maintained.


Position will hire and directly manage Evaluation Project Managers. Oversees the work of contractors, suppliers, and/or vendors as necessary in the course of managing specific projects. Supervises and mentors evaluation interns.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (such as economics, social sciences, planning, business) or equivalent experience. Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • At least 6 years of experience conducting program evaluation or market research, preferably in the energy efficiency or renewable energy fields, including research and sample design, survey design and analysis, data management and analysis, and interpretation and communication of results.
  • 2 years of demonstrated experience successfully leading teams and/or directly managing staff.
  • 3 years of project management experience, including the management of technical contractors.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently and with others to successfully complete projects.
  • Strong statistical and data analysis skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong knowledge of statistical and database applications, such as R, Python, or SQL.
  • Written and verbal communication skills, including negotiation and project supervision skills and experience.
  • Survey construction and sample and research design skills and experience.
  • Ability to direct and lead staff and contractors in executing technically complex multipurpose studies involving multiple data sources.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a collaborative team environment, including with parties that may have divergent interests.
  • Must be able to interact with a diverse workforce and be comfortable working in culturally diverse settings and groups.

What You’ll Get:

  • Health/dental/vision insurance
  • Employer sponsored and paid life/disability
  • 401(k) with a company contribution of 6% of your salary after 90 days of employment
  • TriMet pass
  • Access to health and dependent FSA/HSA accounts
  • Generous paid vacation, holidays and sick days
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • Employee assistance program
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Great colleagues and culture
  • Flexibility to work from home and/or an office space at the Portland, OR location
  • Work from home laptop provided


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and People of Color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Energy Trust we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace—if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles.

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Please submit your resume and cover

Attn: Senior Project Manager – Evaluation

Energy Trust of Oregon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, mental and physical disability, political affiliation, union membership, status as a parent, military or veteran status or other non-merit based factors. We will provide reasonable accommodation throughout the application, interviewing and employment process. If you require a reasonable accommodation, contact us. Energy Trust of Oregon is an E-Verify employer. This policy is applicable to all phases of the employment relationship, including hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Energy Trust is committed to pay equity. Energy Trust is committed to fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class (race, sex, veteran status, disability, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation) in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary by completing a review of your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience and training.

Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, and certifications in the pay equity assessment to determine equitable salary placement.

Starting Compensation: $95,100 – $117,700