Description: Energy directors coordinate all aspects of energy management, develop and implement strategies to reduce energy consumption, and encourage the use of renewable and sustainable energy.
Knowledge Required: Energy directors must be organized and able to maintain records and produce documentation related to energy consumption and management. They must also influence and negotiate with colleagues to work towards a common goal and have knowledge and enthusiasm for energy management and renewable energy issues.
Skills: Communication, project management, attention to detail, numerical skills
Career Path: Energy directors must complete an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, such as energy management and design, environmental science and management, energy engineering, sustainable development, among others.
Best Cities for this job: San Francisco, Denver, New York City, Portland, Los Angeles
Median Annual Income: National: $96, 874; CA: $106,212
Future Growth: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has predicted an average growth in jobs nationwide for administrative services managers from 2012-2022.
From the field: “The most satisfaction I get is when I talk to the employees [and] they tell me how excited they are to work at a company that cares and has these types of environmental programs in place.” – Lisa Day
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