Assistant Program Director

Phoenix, AZ, United States
Energy Systems
Position type:
Full Time


About us

We are the independent expert in assurance and risk management. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence.

As a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful organizations, we use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions to tackle global transformations.

About the role

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a team dedicated to making the world safer and more sustainable? DNV – Energy Systems group is seeking an Assistant Program Director to join our Phoenix, AZ team. At DNV, we strive to make a difference every single day. We’re committed and passionate about sustainability and are expanding our team.
Our Phoenix office helps Arizona’s businesses and multifamily communities understand their energy use and utilize more clean energy. This Assistant Program Director position requires an experienced professional who will work directly with the client, local team, and national support staff. The ideal candidate will be responsible for partnering with the local DNV team and utility client to develop, write, and execute strategic high-quality strategies, assist with financial and budgetary oversight, assist with managing the DNV team, and help oversee the delivery of contract objectives.

This position is based in our LEED-certified Phoenix, AZ office (Relocation allowance is available).

What You’ll Do

  • Work closely with utility client to roll out and execute energy programs for utility customers.
  • Lead efforts to hire, train and supervise administrative, engineering and outreach/marketing staff to meet energy savings goals within budget.
  • Work with the local DNV team to develop program strategies and tactics that help achieve client goals and engage identified local business and multifamily segments.
  • Serve as liaison between local DNV team and utility client.
  • Develop and implement an operations strategy that will meet utility defined performance, financial, and energy efficiency savings goals
  • Demonstrate the ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems.
  • Work closely with utility client personnel to monitor program/project results including energy savings, quality assurance and to develop recommendations to improve the program as needs are identified.
  • Work with Program Analyst to manage budget and performance against goals.
  • Provide support for business development strategies and activities.
  • Present to a variety of organizations including utility customers, trade allies and utility management on energy-efficient technologies and utility incentives for these technologies.
  • Work with the Outreach team to support and develop concepts for concepts for outreach/marketing materials to the extent needed to produce client-ready drafts and final deliverables.
  • Manage and collaborate with program team members to help oversee day-to-day operations.
  • Help oversee executing of weekly, monthly, and annual reporting.

What we offer

  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick days, company holidays, personal days)
  • Multiple Medical and Dental benefit plans to choose from, Vision benefits
  • Spending accounts – FSA, Dependent Care, Commuter Benefits, company-seeded HSA
  • Employer-paid, therapist-led, virtual care services through Talkspace
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company provided life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability benefits
  • Education reimbursement program
  • Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities
  • Charitable Matched Giving and Volunteer Rewards through our Impact Program
  • Volunteer time off (VTO) paid by the company
  • Career advancement opportunities

**Benefits may vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee election**

How We Do It

We Care, We Dare, We Share

DNV is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit or business need, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

DNV is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. US applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the North America Recruitment department ( Information received relating to accommodations will be addressed confidentially.

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What is Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree: business, engineering or technical discipline preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of operational, staff management, or project management experience in a technical environment, preferably in a regulated industry (government and/or utility) or consulting environment.
  • Project Manager (PMP) certification is optional, but preferred.
  • Ability to work positively with the wide range of individuals involved in program management.
  • Demonstrated success delivering complex programs within budget.
  • Experience and knowledge relating to energy efficiency and electrification technologies and practices, including commercial HVAC, commercial building, and various lighting technologies.
  • Strong communication skills as demonstrated by experience with presentations, papers, or other public forums; strong report-writing skills.
  • Ability to take technically complex concepts and communicate them in layperson’s terms.
  • Solid understanding of Lead Management (CRM) tools and processes.
  • Knowledge of operational process workflows and manage through operational metrics.
  • Intermediate Excel skills including, pivot tables, simple look ups and graphing.
  • Intermediate MS Word skills, including working with document templates.
  • Intermediate MS PowerPoint skills
  • Must be willing and able to travel 10% of the time; some over-night travel required. Most travel will be in Phoenix metro area.
  • Reliable transportation and current driver’s license is required.
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening.

**Immigration-related employment benefits, for example visa sponsorship, are not available for this position**


Profit Share

You’ll be part of our global profit share scheme that means we all share in our success as a business. If we profit, so do you. This will be part of our Total Compensation approach each year and depends on our year-end results.

Personal Development

You’ll have a lot of opportunities to learn and grow. Whether it’s building your network, having resources to plan and realise your career goals or enjoying genuine freedom to satisfy your curiosity, we’ll make sure you’re always growing and developing

Purpose-led organization

You become part of a world-leading company where we know and live our purpose; to safeguard life, property, and the environment, with the opportunity to tackle global change through your work.


DNV provides the option for eligible employees to enroll in our professional managed 401(k) plan. We’ll match up to a percentage of employee elected investment, which will become fully vested after a few years.

Healthcare and more

You’ll have multiple medical plans to choose from including Dental, Vision, RX plans, AD&D, Critical Illness, ST/LT Disability, Paid Parental Leave, Virtual TalkSpace Therapy.

Additional benefits

ID theft protection, generous PTO accrual, company paid holidays, discounted pet insurance, charitable donation matching, additional vacation hours purchase plan, commuter benefits, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), tuition reimbursement.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At DNV, our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is not only an ethical choice, but also a business decision.

Diversity, fairness, and a sense of belonging are a source of strength for our people, our business, and our customers, and help us to deliver on our purpose, vision, and values.

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Working here

Since 1864 we’ve been dedicated to safeguarding life, property and the environment. Today we remain at the forefront of new technologies and techniques to help our customers transform for a more sustainable future.

At DNV you can expect to deliver career and industry defining work. You’ll be given the time to build your network, the resources to support your development, and the freedom to satisfy your curiosity and desire to learn.

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