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29 Dec 2023

Full-Time Senior Project Manager, Building Decarbonization

Institute for Market Transformation – Posted by imtjobs Anywhere

Job Description

Status: Full Time Exempt, Salaried

Salary: $90,000-95,000, paid monthly

Working Conditions: Full-Time Remote, 35hrs/wk, Occasional Domestic Travel, Technical Setup Provided (Laptop, Monitor, Accessories)

Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Disability Coverage, Paid Time Off, Matching IRA Contributions, Professional Development Assistance

Reports to: Senior Director, Building and Energy Performance

Member of the Policy and Regulatory team. Currently includes Senior Director of Building and Energy Performance, Associate Director of Utility & Regulatory Strategy, and Manager of Building Energy Codes & Policy

Position Description

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to equitably decarbonize buildings in this decade to improve the livability of our communities. Our partnerships with local communities, government leaders, and businesses provide unique insights into how to make this vision a reality.

In July of 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $90 million in competitive awards to help states, cities, tribes, and partnering organizations implement updated energy codes for buildings. IMT was awarded $5 million to support a cohort of jurisdictions through a community-led process to design and implement building performance standards and supporting policies that focus on decarbonizing existing buildings over a three year period. This project will involve 8-10 places, including states, and IMT will be working collaboratively with 7 partner organizations and more than 10 community-based organizations.

The Senior Manager will lead on the project management side of this exciting, national-scale initiative. IMT seeks a detail-oriented, organized, results-oriented individual to project manager for IMT’s recently awarded project, Supporting Equitable Building Performance and to support coordination of our federal strategy.  The position reports to Senior Director, Building and Energy Performance.


Supporting Equitable Building Performance Project Management (80% of LOE)

Under the direction of the project leadership, this position is responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining work plans in close coordination with other IMT staff to keep activities of the project on schedule and to ensure successful accomplishment of project milestones. This will include planning and facilitating regular team meetings and following up on identified next steps
  • Monitoring delivery of services from partners for compliance and fulfillment of commitments
    • Under the direction of IMT’s technical leads, review and provide feedback on technical deliverables created as part of the project scope
  • Working with IMT’s operations team, tracks and maintain SEBP budget, expenses, and projected spend down rate
  • Developing reporting templates for SEBP project locations, synthesizes findings and outcomes of the reporting cycles, and puts solutions into motion that ensure SEBP meets its ambitious goals
  • Other duties as assigned

Federal Strategy Coordination (20% of LOE)

  • Support the Senior Director, Building and Energy Performance, in tracking, assessing, and disseminating federal funding opportunities that support IMT’s mission and goals
  • Track announcements of Requests for Information (RFIs) and funding opportunities, working closely with IMT’s Development team and program sector leads, identifying relevant IMT work sector connections and helping to prioritize opportunities per IMT strategic plan
  • Assist in crafting RFI and Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)/Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) responses in conjunction with program staff and strategic partners
  • Hold biweekly meetings to present new opportunities and track progress of planned responses
  • Coordinate sign-ons to RFI responses, advocacy letters, and other letters of interest

Qualifications and Skills

  • 7+ years of experience in a relevant role to include experience working as a project manager on a multi-dimensional project that involved external partners. Experience working on a federally funded project preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working in the buildings field with an emphasis on energy efficiency, building performance or codes, preferred.
  • Commitment to advancing social and environmental justice
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organization and time management skills;
  • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple projects, and prioritize effectively;
  • Excellent writing, editing, presentation, and communications skills;
  • Demonstrated ability as a self-starter, able to think creatively in establishing the program and to work effectively in a fast-moving, rapidly-developing environment

About the Institute for Market Transformation

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a trusted, non-partisan nonprofit organization that works to ensure that everyone in the U.S. benefits from high-performing buildings in all facets of their lives. IMT bridges the intersection of business, government, and community priorities to spotlight business practices and advance public policy to improve U.S. buildings. We do this by co-creating and deploying public policy and business practices that drive widespread market action toward improving how we collectively build, design, and operate the spaces where people live, work, learn, connect, and play. To learn more about our work, visit

Headquartered in downtown Washington, DC, we provide a vibrant, collaborative, and flexible workplace that brings together diverse expertise. IMT is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across our organization. We empower our staff to constantly learn while achieving big goals, and have fun along the way.

IMT is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All job applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

How to Apply

This is a full-time remote position. Occasional domestic travel to in-person meetings and conferences will be required. The salary range for this position is $90,000-95,000, commensurate with experience. IMT offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability coverage. IMT also offers generous paid time-off.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please write “Senior Project Manager, Building Decarbonization” in the subject line.

Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: buildings, built environment, climate, Consulting, energy, federal, grants management, management, and sustainability. Salaries: See posting for details.

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