VP of Energy Operations

Operations · Detroit, Michigan
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Executive


The Vice President of Operations will be responsible for the strategic leadership of multi-program operation across 5 states for SEEL, our energy efficiency program management company. The selected candidate will have 4-6 direct reports and a total organization of over 100 employees. The VP of Operations will primarily be responsible for the overall direction, completion, and financial outcome of all projects across the company – also possess the ability to build business with current customers by delivering on commitments and create new business with potential customers in a proactive manner, promoting all of our company services.


  • Drive continuous operational productivity, efficiency and EBITDA improvement through program execution and KPI governance, pyramid rationalization, greater use of shared services capabilities, process change and automation
  • Lead centralized operational KPI capture, reporting and governance
  • Lead centralized program performance governance including program overperformance capture and program underperformance risk mitigation
  • Enforce operating model policy compliance with keen focus on contract, regulatory, and pricing compliance; refine operational policies over time to enhance business outcomes
  • Coach, train, and mentor program managers to help them meet their specific program goals, effectively manage their team, and process improvement best practices
  • Participate in leadership team initiatives as a member of MCL JASCO Executive Leadership Team
  • Direct the preparation of various contracts, requests for proposals (RFPs), and reports according to company and management expectations and guidelines and consults with Senior Management as directed regarding preparation of key correspondence
  •  <!--[endif]-->Collaborate with Strategy and Marketing to ensure SEEL is represented in energy networks and related industry events
  • Ensure appropriate internal controls and measurement systems are in place to support operations


  • Master’s Degree in related field
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
  • 10+ years of operations delivery, consulting, process transformation, process excellence experience in a mid to large organization
  • 10+ years of experience in energy management and/or utilities
  • Six Sigma and/or Lean Expert experience preferred
  • Leadership experience driving process transformation initiatives
  • Strong interpersonal written, verbal, and analytical skills with an emphasis on strategic and persuasive communication
  • Strong, polished interpersonal skills
  • Consistent demonstration of sound judgment and professionalism
  • Leader that can communicate with clarity and operate with finesse in a matrixed organization
  • Strong client service background
  • Creative thinker with the ability to identify innovative business solutions
  • Travel time up to 50%
  • Ability to pass company vetting requirements

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  • Location
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Executive