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Market Development Initiative Project Manager ( R-00087539-OTHLOC-PL-2D0205 )

Business Development

Project Manager



Belleville, Illinois, United States


Job Description:

Leidos, Inc., the implementer for Ameren Illinois' award-winning energy efficiency programs, seeks a Market Development Project Manager. Ameren Illinois operates the Market Development Initiative (MDI) aimed at developing a best-in-class model to engage diverse and economically challenged communities, businesses, and individuals through energy efficiency investment. The MDI Project Manager's primary responsibility is to coordinate the planning and execution of all projects related to this initiative throughout the Ameren Illinois service territory, to include Peoria, Bloomington-Normal, Decatur, Springfield, Collinsville, and Marion.

Travel will be approximately 25% throughout the territory.

Job Location: Ameren Illinois and Leidos believe it is very important to provide employment opportunity to the utility ratepayers that reside in Illinois. Therefore, there is Strong preference for the successful candidate to be located in the Ameren Illinois service territory. (roughly the southern two-thirds of Illinois). The Ameren Illinois service territory includes several large to mid-size communities such as Galesburg, Quincy, Peoria, Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Danville, Decatur, Springfield, Charleston-Mattoon, Effingham, Mt. Vernon, Marion, Carbondale, and Metro East (Belleville, O'Fallon, Granite City, Edwardsville, Alton, Collinsville).

Ability to travel to the Peoria, IL and/or Collinsville, IL area as needed.

Under the leadership of the Implementation Portfolio Director, the MDI Project Manager works in cooperation with Leidos and Ameren Illinois managers to identify, plan, and facilitate Market Development Projects in underserved communities throughout the Ameren Illinois service territory. This position will regularly interact with internal resources, community-based organizations and other key groups and agencies to effectively drive projects to completion. The Market Development Project Manager will work in coordination with both the MDI and energy efficiency Portfolio Implementation teams to deliver the energy efficiency message to all Ameren Illinois customers and stakeholders.


Coordinates the planning and execution of MDI projects and activities

Assists in efforts for the achievement of key initiative goals, including boosting the number of diverse and local businesses in the energy efficiency industry, increasing the number of diverse and income-qualified program participants, and generating greater community awareness of energy efficiency

Serves as the project management advisor for MDI projects including budget tracking, scheduling, oversight, and outcomes tracking.

Assists in the creation and management of the Market Development Action Plan which details equity-based improvements and metrics within the Energy Efficiency Portfolio

Serves as primary point of communication between MDI team and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Implementation team

Assists in efforts to identify new community partners and developing connections with new partners to the energy efficiency program

Works with diverse business enterprises in the Ameren Illinois service territory with potential to participate in the energy efficiency programs

Continues to be flexible throughout the program year to adjust engagement strategies and tactics based on initiative needs

Creates and tracks project timelines and budgets as assigned to ensure all tasks are completed on-time and on-budget

Provides information and/or makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups, businesses, and the general public on programs, services, projects, and plans

Provides regular status reports to Ameren Illinois and program implementer team members on project status


Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years of work experience in economic development, city planning, community-based organization/not-for-profit, communications or related field. Background in energy efficiency preferred but not required. High school diploma with additional 4 years related experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Minimum of 2 years of project management experience preferred

Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time

Demonstrated capability and success in project development and execution strategies

Ability to work closely with community partners, including community action agencies across central and southern Illinois

Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to speak in front of medium size groups

Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills

Energetic, can-do attitude and will to succeed

Exceptional attention to detail, quality, and follow-through

Adaptability and flexibility with required changes

Professional demeanor and dedication to delivering top notch customer service

Experience with record-keeping and organization of data

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Pay Range:Pay Range $65,000.00 - $100,000.00 - $135,000.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.