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Southern Company Energy Project Developer - Federal Sector in Rome, Georgia

Energy Project Developer - Federal Sector



Energy Project Developer - Federal Sector


This position will work long-term energy conservation and resilience programs for Georgia Power's Federal customers using our contracting vehicle. Responsible for identifying, developing, negotiating and selling energy conservation and energy infrastructure projects in highly competitive markets including Federal and MUSH. Identify potential customer opportunities, develop relationships with customers, and participate in project scope development, financial evaluations, and technical specifications, customer facility walkthroughs, and negotiate final customer contracts at acceptable margin levels. Successfully sell and act as customer liaison during energy conservation construction on budget and on schedule while leaving customer very satisfied with results and Georgia Power.

Job requirements

  • 4-year degree – Engineering and/or Business degree preferred

  • Ideal candidate will have strong sales experience (minimum of 10 years) in the energy conservation field, related mechanical equipment, and general building mechanical systems including HVAC or central chiller and boiler plant(s). Ideal candidate will also have successful sales experience in the Federal market, using the Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) and / or Energy Service Performance Contracting (ESPC) contract vehicles.

  • Strong knowledge of the Federal Energy Mandates and which GPC solutions are good options for helping our customers to meet them.

  • Successfully partner with internal resources on each opportunity to follow GPC internal policies and procedures.

  • Specifically developing and selling “paid from savings” energy projects.

  • Demonstrated sales skills in areas of serving the customer, building positive customer relationships as demonstrated with repeat sales, high customer satisfaction with Federal, institutional, municipal, educational type customer base.

  • Demonstrated skills in drafting, writing, assembling, and responding to RFQs and RFPs for energy conservation projects. Skills include verbal presentations at various levels of customer management. Demonstrated proficiency in sales after selection at a site, delivering maximum value to the customer. Ability to interface at all levels of a complex client, briefing the project and providing information to different groups to obtain their approval.

  • Demonstrate record of successful sales in highly competitive markets to complex buyers with many influencers Ability to identify and successfully work with economic buyers at a client.

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of energy conservation projects (includes ability to understand technology, ECM opportunities, financial evaluation, customer financials, key contract terms, payment terms, performance period, life cycle analysis, etc.)

  • Ability to partner with internal and external engineers, customer representatives, and other vendors in order to collaborate with customer to identify new opportunities during a potentially very long (3 years) sales cycle.

  • Strong attention to detail, problem solving skills, and ability to multi-task.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills including interface with internal and external customers, contractors and multiple levels of management.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify customer issues, identify solutions, and negotiate positive outcomes in a highly professional manner between all on energy related projects.

  • Ability to travel, primarily to large customer sites across the state of Georgia.

  • Must be extremely self-motivated, highly productive, and model the behaviors of Our Values: Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment

Job Responsibilities

  • Development and sale of performance contracts (energy efficiency/energy conservation) primarily to Federal, Municipal, Schools (k-12), Universities on behalf of Georgia Power – referred to as MUSH market.

  • Identify and pursue energy efficiency project sales, develop and negotiate customer contracts.

  • Participate in the drafting, development, financing, and pricing of projects based on bids or external quotes.

  • Act as the primary interface between customer and vendor during implementation of energy projects.

  • Manage all aspects of energy projects developments and customer contract negotiations.

  • Comply with all GPC and ES processes and procedures (including participating in risk review process).

  • Insure high quality of work and customer satisfaction with customer – provide feedback to GPC and vendor.

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit at and connect with the Company on Facebook ( ), Twitter ( ) and Instagram ( ).

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Job Field: Sales & Marketing

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Other Locations: Georgia-North Georgia-Athens, Georgia-West Georgia-Columbus, Georgia-South Georgia-Albany, Georgia-North Georgia-Cartersville, Georgia-Central Georgia-Macon, Georgia-Coastal Georgia-Savannah, Georgia-South Georgia-Valdosta, Georgia-North Georgia-Rome, Georgia-East Georgia-Augusta, Georgia-Coastal Georgia-Brunswick, Georgia-Coastal Georgia-Statesboro

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 75 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Athens Local Office - 1001 Prince Avenue (1001ATHENS)

1001 Prince Avenue

Athens, 30606

GPC - Columbus - 1800 1st Avenue (1800Columbus)

1800 1st Avenue

Columbus, 31901

Transmission Maint Center Albany - 101 Ga Power Rd. (101ALBANY)

101 Ga Power Rd.

Albany, 31701

Cartersville Local Office - 10 Massell Drive (10CARTERSVILLE)

10 Massell Drive

Cartersville, 30121

Key Street Division - 960 Key Street (960MACON)

960 Key Street

Macon, 31204

Savannah Operations Center - 3102 Kilowatt Dr. (3102SAVANNAH)

3102 Kilowatt Dr.

Savannah, 31405

GPC Operating - 200 Miller St (200VALDOSTA)

200 Miller St

Valdosta, 31601

Rome Business Office 901 N Broad St (901ROME)

901 N Broad St

Rome, 30161

Augusta North Leg - 2103 North Leg Drive (2103AUGUSTA)

2103 North Leg Drive

Augusta, 30909

Brunswick Oper Hdqtrs - 3951 Community Road (3951BRUNSWICK)

3951 Community Road

Brunswick, 31520

Columbus Local Office - 1112 Veterans Parkway (1112COLUMBUS)

1112 Veterans Parkway

Columbus, 31901

Statesboro Local Office - 111 Stockyard Rd. (111STATESBORO)

111 Stockyard Rd.

Statesboro, 30458

Req ID: GPC2007154

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