Field Project Manager - Statewide Energy Programs
Requisition Number:2023-ENERGY-007
Department:Climate Equity & Impact
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35


Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) stands as Boston's largest community action agency. Since its inception, ABCD has been deeply committed to promoting self-help efforts for low-income families and individuals. We offer a wide array of programs that cover all stages of life, from infant care to elder services, and ensure that every individual, regardless of their background, has an opportunity to thrive in their community. Every year, we touch the lives of more than 100,000 Greater Boston residents, creating ripples of positive change.

Why Work Here:

  • Make a Difference: Every day, your work directly impacts the lives of thousands in the Greater Boston community, empowering them and making positive, lasting change.
  • Inclusive Environment: ABCD values the diversity of its workforce, with an inclusive culture that respects individuality and promotes collaboration.
  • Continuous Learning: We offer numerous training and development opportunities, ensuring our staff remain at the forefront of community action methodologies and strategies.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: At ABCD, we take care of our own, providing a competitive benefits package, including health coverage and retirement plans.
  • A Legacy of Impact: Join an organization that boasts a legacy spanning over half a century, consistently championing the rights and needs of our community's most vulnerable.
  • Teamwork & Camaraderie: Be a part of a passionate team, united in their mission to combat poverty, and ensure every individual can reach their fullest potential.

The Climate Equity & Impact program at ABCD offers a number of heating and energy services to income eligible residents of Boston, Brookline, Newton and the Mystic Valley cities and towns of Malden, Medford, Everett, Melrose, Stoneham, Winchester and Woburn. 

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for conducting energy audits, quality control, and post inspections of energy efficiency upgrades performed in residences of low-income clients in both single and multifamily housing.
  • Schedule appointments with eligible clients and owners of single and multifamily properties for pre- and post-inspection of energy efficiency units, coordinating with intake staff for specialized outreach to the handicapped, elderly, or hard to reach clients. 
  • Conduct energy audits and surveys which would include identification of existing air infiltration conditions, measurements of attic and wall areas, testing of heating equipment, etc., to determine the kinds of conservation improvement opportunities.
  • Coordinate contractor walkthroughs for clarifying scope of work for bidding purposes, as necessary.
  • Monitor work in process by subcontractors to determine that work performance and materials used are in conformance with accepted standards as required by the funding source.
  • Conduct technical screening of single family energy efficiency projects submitted by Home Performance Contractors across the state.
  • Conduct quality control inspections for Home Performance Contractors statewide.
    Perform post-inspections on all energy efficiency projects completed to ensure that work performed meets required standards, equal amounts invoiced, and that necessary certificates are displayed.
  • Coordinate inspections in conjunction with utility program multifamily projects to ensure compliance with installation guidelines.
  • Provide energy conservation training through demonstrations and written materials to weatherization clients as required by program and state guidelines.
  • Install weatherization materials on a demonstration basis to illustrate conservation principles.
  • Screen and input gas projects for authorization.
  • Update gas utility program software billing and reporting systems.
  • Manage gas program electronic and paper files.
  • Produce required billing and reporting data to gas utility funders in compliance with contract guidelines.
  • Prepare reports and assemble data as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a high school diploma/GED or equivalent is required.
  • Minimum of one-year experience in conducting energy audits is required. 
  • Strong knowledge of Massachusetts building codes required.
  • Experience with the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Program is highly preferred.
  • Certification and membership to the Building Performance Institute (BPI) is highly preferred.
  • Ability to interpret state and federal conservation program guidelines is highly preferred.
  • Good mathematical and detail skills.
  • Ability to record audit findings accurately.
  • Ability to deal sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse cultural and economic background.