Demand-Side Programs Director
NYC, Washington DC
In the race to combat climate change, time is of the essence. The Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) is investing billions of dollars in projects that will play an essential role in achieving the world’s net-zero goals, deploying next-generation energy technologies, and establishing new clean energy markets across America. OCED’s mission is to deliver clean energy demonstration projects at scale in partnership with the private sector to accelerate market adoption, deployment, and the equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system.
If you want to be a significant player in this space, we’re offering an opportunity you can’t afford to ignore.
Reporting to the Director for Portfolio Strategy, the Demand-Side Programs Director will create a new program and team to establish innovative demand-side support mechanisms (i.e. Advanced Market Commitments, Contract for Differences, etc.) to catalyze nascent clean energy deployments and markets.
Demand-side support measures represent a potential tool to achieve DOE’s deployment
mission by catalyzing a predictable commercial market for early deployments of clean energy
technologies. Demand-side support measures have accelerated commercial scale-up of
technologies in energy and for other critical products and services, both in the United States
The Demand-Side Programs Director will apply expert knowledge of energy markets and commodity trading, strategies to de-risk nascent clean energy technologies through demand certainty or other means, and private sector investment decision-making to aid OCED in building and managing a $1B demand-side support program for clean hydrogen markets, with the potential expand this program into other clean energy products over time.
This program is part of a well-diversified ~$30 billion portfolio of demonstration projects that
will unleash private sector capital, establish new clean energy markets, and drive a just
transition to a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.
Working with OCED, you will learn about cutting-edge clean energy and decarbonization technologies, work with a dynamic team, grow expertise in technology commercialization, and inform policies across the Federal Government.
- Stand up a new OCED program to resolve critical barriers to private sector capital formation for clean energy deployment, focused on establishing and overseeing a new demand-side market support mechanism (which may leverage Advanced Market Commitments, Contract for Differences, etc.) for clean hydrogen, with the potential to expand into other markets.
- Oversee establishment of strategic partnerships, with established and/or newly-formed entities, as needed to support implementation of a demand-side support measure to support DOE’s Regional Clean Energy Hubs program.
- Apply experience in commodity markets, project finance, and commercial contracting to advise on the design of demand-side support or other market-supporting mechanisms, starting with demand-side measures to support projects affiliated with DOE’s Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs.
- Oversee the establishment of appropriate governance mechanisms and processes for identifying, vetting, and ultimately selecting projects for commercial agreement execution.
- Interface with clean energy developers, investors, Government partners, academic institutions, non-traditional partners, and other stakeholders to inform and support DOE’s demand-side activities overall and support commercial liftoff for clean energy technologies.
- Prepare analysis and briefing materials for senior Department leadership to communicate findings and articulate program impacts for OCED and DOE decision-making.
- Evaluate future opportunities to expand demand-side support mechanisms into markets beyond clean hydrogen.
- 12-15 years of demonstrated experience with a depth and breadth that encompasses commodity markets, project finance, and commercial contracting, especially in clean energy, ideally with some expert knowledge of clean hydrogen value proposition.
- Experience engaging with clean energy developers, investors, market participants, and other stakeholders, ideally in hydrogen and other clean energy technologies.
- Ability to stand up and oversee business systems, operations, and control systems that ensure sufficient legal, IT, accounting, financial, and management oversight..
- Ability to build and motivate high performing, cross-functional teams.
- Strong commitment to fostering and supporting a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace.