Senior Manager

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Dependent on experience


Not Applicable


Portland, OR


Fluid was founded in 2005, and we’ve been helping people change the way they use energy ever since. We know that when we approach our work with intelligence and creativity, we effectively offset energy generation needs with heightened efficiency –  saving resources in the process. That’s what drives us.

The Senior Manager will be part of an energy efficiency team; responsible for all duties as they relate to: client communication, budget and contract management, analytics and forecasting, staff management and day-to-day program operations and planning. The ideal candidate will be a proven self-starter with the ability to stay calm in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. This position is based in Fluid Market Strategies’ office in downtown Portland, Oregon.

We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug and smoke-free workplace. Drug Screening and Background Check may be required. Fluid Market Strategies participates in E-Verify.

Feel like you’d be a good fit? Let’s talk! Send us an email to with "Senior Manager" in the subject line, no phone calls please, and share:

  1. Why you are interested in this position and how your experience will contribute to our collective success. 
  2. Resume and cover letter with your up-to-date and relevant experience. 



  • Program Development and Oversight
    • Provide key technical and operational guidance on key program materials and documents.
    • Manage and budget to ensure contract compliance.
    • Meet and manage project deliverables to high-quality standards, budget and timeline.
    • Recommend new processes to continually improve program quality and design.
    • Develop and manage savings and performance metrics.
    • Engage program participants on a quarterly basis to facilitate two-way communication between the program and customer service representatives, trade allies and partners.
    • Conduct regular meetings with clients.


  • Budget Management and Forecasting
    • Track projects to schedule, budget and periodic objectives.
    • Develop and track program performance metrics.
    • Accurately forecast spending and revenues for assigned programs and portfolios.
    • Monitor and forecast profitability of projects and programs.
    • Report status to stakeholders on a regular basis.


  • Quality Control Oversight
    • Provide key technical and operational guidance on quality control process, implementation manuals, process flows, implementation strategies and required analytics.


  • Reporting
    • Develop, review and monitor status reports prepared by Program Managers.
    • Prepare timely, accurate and meaningful project reports for management, the client or others.
    • Support all client reports and information requests as needed.


  • Staff and Subcontractor Management
    • Establish and manage work plans for Program Managers and subcontractors for each phase of the programs, assigning duties, responsibilities and scope of authority.
    • Responsible for staff recruitment or project assignment efforts.
    • Provide performance reviews.
    • Interface with key internal departments such as IT, Marketing, Finance and HR.


  • Internal Leadership
    • Carry out the company mission and vision and lead others by example.
    • Participate in business development efforts by anticipating future needs of existing clients or recognizing and creating opportunities for new business.
    • Maintain current knowledge of industry practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years relevant experience in energy efficiency, renewable energy or a related field.
  • 5 years relevant experience as a Program Manager in energy efficiency, renewable energy or related field.
  • Experience managing staff, internal teams, external subcontractors and vendors.
  • Understanding of financial statements, budgets and resource allocation.
  • Strong presentation and technical writing skills. Marketing experience desired.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up.
  • Strong analytical capabilities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Technical competencies in residential building science preferred.