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Virtual CommissioningTM (VCxTM) is an innovative energy efficiency program which provides utilities with a mass market small and medium business (SMB) solution by capitalizing on AMI investment. Want to learn more?
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We leverage data and software to provide innovative, virtual energy efficiency solutions to utilities and their business customers; for people and the planet.

Impactful in our
work.

At Power TakeOff, we strive to change the utility industry and fight climate change in our daily work. Finding effective, unique approaches to promoting energy efficiency to businesses across the U.S. and Canada.

Supportive in our practice.

Supporting one another, collaborative problem solving, and kindness are core components of the virtual workspace we create at Power TakeOff.

 

Innovative in our
industry.

From fighting the climate crisis, to saving money and energy for schools, small businesses and public institutions- we aim to make a difference for people and the planet through our software and services.

 

A virtual workplace committed to connection.

A dedication to putting employees first.

At Power TakeOff, we take pride in being among the top 2% of employers for paid time off. New employees start with 41 days of paid time off, and increase to 46 days off after the first year. We believe that in order for us to do great work together, we have to take care of ourselves outside of work. From the moment you start with Power TakeOff, employees receive:

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Paid Wellbeing Days

Employee mental health matters. We provide 7 days of wellbeing time to employees to promote wellness. 

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3+ Weeks of Paid Vacation

When you start at Power TakeOff, you receive 15 vacation days. After your first year, that number increases to 20. 

 

Holiday Break

All-Company Winter Break

We take a paid, all-company holiday break between December 25th and January 1st.

 

Friyays

Summer “Friyays”

From June through August, we take each 2nd and 4th Friday off. More long weekends for adventure.

Sabbatical

Sabbaticals

Every 5 years, we give our long term employees an extra 10 days off to use on an extended paid break. Every 5 year period, that paid break grows.

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Volunteer Days

We value giving back to our communities. Each employee receives paid volunteer time, and each office organizes group activities.

 

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Parental Leave

We support parents. This includes paid leave to parents as well as flexible return to work arrangements. 

Retirement

401k Retirement Plan

We invest in our employees, who receive a 401 (k) retirement plan with company matching.

Student Loan Assistance

Student Loan Assistance

We support recent graduates. Employees with student loans qualify for monthly assistance.

 

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Medical Insurance

At Power TakeOff, medical insurance plans include vision and dental insurance, as well as contributions to a Health Savings Account (HSA).

View Our Open Positions

Power TakeOff is seeking an Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Consultant to support the design and development of a vSEM pilot. We anticipate that this position will be in effect for at least 18 months. If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and cover letter to emily.startz@powertakeoff.com  by October 31, 2022. 

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future and industry expansion of SEM. If you have always wanted to innovate and push the boundaries of how to deliver SEM, this opportunity is for you! The Consultant should bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to drive the development and continuous improvement for the vSEM (Virtual SEM) pilots from Power TakeOff that begin in 2023. Historically, SEM programs have delivered deep, persisting energy savings and cost benefits to industrial, manufacturing, data center, and healthcare organizations. Power TakeOff is excited to apply our success and experience in data analysis and small-to-medium size participant engagement in Virtual Commissioning (VCx)  to the world of SEM. We are seeking an SEM expert to provide pilot design guidance and lead delivery of the pilot design plan that details the steps and processes within the customer journey that will be used for implementation of vSEM.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Provide critical knowledge and insight into the program design and resources for a successful pilot, providing subject matter expertise and leadership, assisting the Program Director with executing a successful pilot, while coaching the team on best practices and continuously improving our execution and implementation. The consultant will act as a sparring partner with external expertise that helps make internal leaders make better decisions with regards to utility client pilot development and deliverables. 
  • Provide leadership and develop a plan to control the pilot process and will have shared accountability with the Program Director on the outcome. 
  • Introduced to internal subject matter experts and build their expertise, feedback, and recommendations into the pilot design and project plan.
  • Work closely with the existing utility Program Managers to establish reporting requirements that are in line with SEM programs. 
  • Plan and facilitate workshops with internal staff to increase their education and capture program design element ideas with respect to the SEM minimum requirements and specifically, commitment, implementation, planning, and reporting.  
  • Have the expectation that the role will evolve to focus on different aspects of program design, resource and material planning, workshop development, recruitment tactics, improved engagement and reporting to participants.
Success criteria specific to the SEM Program Manager:

Success in this role is primarily measured by a successful (measured in energy savings, customer and utility impact) pilot in 2023. This person should also:

  • Have a clear understanding of the direction and vision for the vSEM initiative. 
  • Strive for alignment and consensus with internal stakeholders
  • Request and escalate the need for additional resources, if necessary, to be successful including time, people, or budget
  • Develop and maintain an organized and robust roadmap or project plan that can be transparently tracked. 
  • Have the confidence and skills needed to address mistakes, address inaction, or fail fast.
  • Be an excellent communicator – being open, engaged, approachable, respectful, and pausing to educate internal stakeholders to ensure people are informed and continue to learn from and be engaged with this process.