Research & Evaluation Manager – La Crosse, WI 54601

Michaels Energy is a veteran-owned energy efficiency firm with a team of professionals who are hard-wired to make systems work right and waste less. Energy efficiency, resource preservation, and long-term cost effectiveness are an integral part of everything we do. By owning what we deliver, our passion is developing long-term client relationships with energy users, utilities, consultants, and partners.

A successful candidate will exemplify Michaels Energy’s core values: proactive and responsive support, analytical excellence, and a collaborative relationship of trust and respect with our clients.

Michaels Energy is seeking a seasoned energy efficiency professional with experience in utility program evaluation. The Research & Evaluation Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Michaels Energy Research & Evaluation product. This includes project management, client satisfaction, work flow forecasting, internal collaboration, QA/QC and project profit/loss. The Research & Evaluating Manager will also serve as the technical lead for department engineering projects.

Job Duties

Project Management

  • Ensures projects deliverables, timelines, and budgets are met
  • Delegates assignments and communicates with staff assigned to the project
  • Conducts QA/QC on project deliverables before delivery to clients

Client Engagement

  • Acts as main point of contact for clients
  • Communicates with clients, partners and internally to gather information required for project completion
  • Communicates openly and honestly with client about issues that arise throughout the project and proactively works to find solutions
  • Develops reasonable and actionable program improvement recommendations to utilities or program administrators
  • Visits clients, participates in project meetings and conference calls, and attends conferences to interface with clients

Staff Management

  • Performs short term and long term workload forecasting
  • Supervises small group of project managers
  • Works within a matrix organizational structure
  • Consistently applies all company policies
  • Establish performance goals and metrics
  • Perform monthly one on one meetings with direct reports
  • Mentor and support staff to help them achieve career development goals
  • Ensures staff has resources needed to be successful

Engineering and Data Analysis

  • Performs energy engineering calculations
  • Analyzes information and data and develops appropriate engineering models/simulations to accurately portray the equipment or system
  • Clearly and completely documents calculation methods, assumptions, and sources of information
  • Reviews all engineering, arithmetic, cell referencing and more to ensure results are reasonable

Written Communication

  • Writes technical reports that can be understood by a technical and non-technical audience
  • Contributes content for proposals


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Professional Engineer
  • Ten years of Evaluation experience
  • Three years of staff management experience preferred
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, and have the ability to work under a deadline
  • Must be able to effectively communicate throughout the organization



  • La Crosse, WI is preferred. Open to considering: Madison, Minneapolis, Denver.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe To Newsletter
Be the first to get latest updates and exclusive content straight to your email inbox.
Stay Updated
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.