Careers at BKi

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BKi is growing and looking for new talent to join our team.

About BKi

Composed of engineers, economists, scientists, public policy professionals, writers, analysts, and graphic artists, BKi is a management consulting firm that promotes technologies and programs for cleaner, more-efficient energy use. From advanced power plants to fuel cell vehicles to community-scale building energy retrofit programs, our goal is to move promising new technology from the laboratory into commercial use. Our typical clients include gas and electric utilities, local governments, nonprofit research organizations, national laboratories, the California Fuel Cell Partnership, and state and federal energy and air quality agencies. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and flexible hours. Our office is informal and environmentally savvy. We’re an equal opportunity employer, committed to the professional growth of our people. BKi has offices in both downtown Oakland and Los Angeles, California, conveniently near transit hubs.

Current Openings

Oakland, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Program Assistant – Energy & Water Efficiency Programs
Full Time Temporary Position
BKi – Oakland, CA

Working within a fast-paced and team-oriented environment, the Program Assistant will support the development of new innovative software tools that support increased energy and water efficiency in homes.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research and document local utility rates (including electricity, natural gas, water, and sewer utilities) for multiple regions across the United States
    • Use internet research to identify all utility providers within a given geographic region
    • Capture utility rates and tiers in a consolidated database
    • Identify and document utility territory boundaries
    • Document data sources
  • Identify opportunities to automate or streamline the research process
  • Clearly communicate questions and barriers with supervisor, and collaborate to devise solutions to those problems
  • Work with another temp in the same position to share research tips and strategies
  • Maintain excellent data organization and closely follow data capture guidelines
  • Follow strict confidentiality protocols

REQUIRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCE

  • Strong MS Excel® skills
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Experience performing large-scale data entry and organization in Excel, SQL, or other spreadsheet tools
  • Experience performing open-ended internet research
  • Background in PostgreSQL or other SQL databases a plus
  • Background in energy or water utilities a plus
  • Ability to work independently, but also work collaboratively with a peer and supervisor to troubleshoot
  • Ability to be professional and follow confidentiality protocols
  • Proficiency in MS Word®, MS PowerPoint®, MS Outlook®, and Windows® operating systems required, Access® (or other database) experience preferred

COMPENSATION

Hourly Rate: $20 per hour
Status: Temporary Full Time
Hours: M-F; 40 hours a week; 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Duration: 3 months

TO APPLY

Only serious qualified candidates need apply. To be considered for this position you must submit a current resume and cover letter to: jobpostings@bki.com

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Program Assistant–Finance Programs
Full Time Temporary Position
BKi – Los Angeles, CA

Our Southern California office is located in the historic PacMutual building in downtown Los Angeles, across the street from the Pershing Square Metro station. Our engaging work atmosphere is casual, collegial, focused, and active.

Working within a fast-paced and team-oriented environment, the Program Assistant will support the administration of existing local programs that support increased energy efficiency in homes.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the management of consumer facing finance programs, including loan audit, account reconciliation and loan activity reporting.
  • Maintain, improve and implement quality assurance procedures and controls in finance programs management.
  • Perform quality assurance review on applications and supporting documentation to ensure compliance with program specification and requirements.
  • Maintain pipeline of projects for timely processing of applications flow.
  • Field incoming inquiries from contractors and homeowners related to program eligibility and application processing.
  • Prepare and maintain weekly reporting on program metrics for various stakeholders.
  • Assist with communication and marketing plans to ensure stakeholder buy-in, leverage all available marketing distribution channels, engage customer participation, and drive recruitment for program offerings.
  • Actively participate in local events to engage homeowners in planning energy efficiency home improvement projects. Inspire homeowners to take action and provide them with information on how energy efficiency programs can help them make the right upgrades to their home.

REQUIRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCE

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or other relevant field.
  • Ability to both follow guidelines and think independently to solve problems.
  • Excellent analytical skills including proficiency with MS Excel®.
  • Commitment to in-detail quality: must strive to deliver 100% accurate products.
  • Curiosity to investigate numbers and data.
  • Good spoken and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a peer and supervisor to troubleshoot.
  • Proficiency in MS Word®, MS PowerPoint®, MS Outlook®, and Windows® operating systems required.
  • Flexible schedule; available to work weekend events and occasional evening events to help reach our homeowner and contractor audiences.
  • Personable and diplomatic in working with diverse constituencies and inspiring participation from community members.
  • Some local travel may be required at times - clean driving record required.

COMPENSATION

Hourly Rate: $20 per hour
Status: Temporary Full Time
Hours: M-F; 40 hours a week; 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM, plus some nights and weekends
Duration: through 11/20/15 

TO APPLY

Only serious qualified candidates need apply. To be considered for this position you must submit a current resume and cover letter to: jobpostings@bki.com

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Program Assistant–Customer Service
Full Time Temporary Position
BKi – Los Angeles, CA

Our Southern California office is located in the historic PacMutual building in downtown Los Angeles, across the street from the Pershing Square Metro station. Our engaging work atmosphere is casual, collegial, focused, and active.

Working within a fast-paced and team-oriented environment, the Program Assistant will support the administration of existing local programs that support increased energy efficiency in homes.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain pipeline of projects for timely processing of applications flow.
  • Perform quality assurance review on applications, project completion forms and supporting documentation to ensure compliance with program specification and requirements.
  • Field incoming inquiries from contractors and homeowners related to program eligibility and application processing.
  • Prepare and maintain weekly reporting on program metrics for various stakeholders.
  • Manage call center phone calls and emails inputting all customer information into database.
  • Perform account management duties with residential contractors.
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships, including the recruitment and retention of participating contractors.
    • Provide exemplary support in programmatic understanding.
  • Assist with communication and marketing plans to ensure stakeholder buy-in, leverage all available marketing distribution channels, engage customer participation, and drive recruitment for program offerings.
  • Actively participate in local events to engage homeowners in planning energy efficiency home improvement projects. Inspire homeowners to take action and provide them with information on how energy efficiency programs can help them make the right upgrades to their home.

REQUIRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCE

  • Attention to detail and a passion for delivering a quality product that is 100% accurate.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Good communication skills, especially spoken and written communication.
  • Background in energy efficiency, contracting or account management a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, but also work collaboratively with a peer and supervisor to troubleshoot.
  • Proficiency in MS Word®, MS PowerPoint®, MS Outlook®, and Windows® operating systems required, Salesforce®  experience preferred.
  • Flexible schedule; available to work weekend events and occasional evening events to help reach our homeowner and contractor audiences.
  • Personable and diplomatic in working with diverse constituencies and inspiring participation from community members.
  • Some local travel may be required at times - clean driving record required.

COMPENSATION

Hourly Rate: $20 per hour
Status: Temporary Full Time
Hours: M-F; 40 hours a week; 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM, plus some nights and weekends
Duration: through 11/20/15 

TO APPLY

Only serious qualified candidates need apply. To be considered for this position you must submit a current resume and cover letter to: jobpostings@bki.com

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Program Assistant–Marketing, Education & Outreach
Full Time Temporary Position
BKi – Los Angeles, CA

Our Southern California office is located in the historic PacMutual building in downtown Los Angeles, across the street from the Pershing Square Metro station. Our engaging work atmosphere is casual, collegial, focused, and active.

Working within a fast-paced and team-oriented environment, the Program Assistant will support the administration of existing local programs that support increased energy efficiency in homes.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively participate in local events to engage homeowners in planning energy efficiency home improvement projects. Inspire homeowners to take action and provide them with information on how energy efficiency programs can help them make the right upgrades to their home.
  • Develop thorough reports on your efforts to promote energy efficiency resources at outreach events in the field.
  • Under the direction of the marketing lead, develop communications materials for homeowners and contractors, encouraging participation in energy efficiency programs.
  • Execute communication and marketing plans to ensure stakeholder buy-in, leverage all available marketing distribution channels, engage customer participation, and drive recruitment for program offerings.
  • Actively work with stakeholders, partners, and the public to continually discover and leverage communication channels and opportunities to exceed program goals.
  • Assist in the coordination with participating local governments to promote available resources.
  • Provide support to the marketing team on an ad-hoc basis.

REQUIRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCE

  • Flexible schedule; available to work weekend events and occasional evening events to help reach our homeowner and contractor audiences.
  • Superb communication skills; personable and diplomatic in working with diverse constituencies and inspiring participation from partners, media outlets, and community members.
  • Entrepreneurial, creative, and superb on follow-through.
  • Enjoys working with a variety of social media tools and creative approaches to community engagement online, by phone, and in person.
  • Experience in cause-driven campaigning, community organizing, and marketing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in all sectors at all organizational levels in a professional, ethical, and nonpartisan manner.
  • Ability to review, understand and design basic communications pieces within basic existing branding guidelines.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign required.
  • Proficiency in MS Word®, MS Outlook®, and Windows® operating systems required.
  • Some local travel may be required at times - clean driving record required.

COMPENSATION

Hourly Rate: $20 per hour
Status: Temporary Full Time
Hours: M-F; 40 hours a week; 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM, plus some nights and weekends
Duration: through 11/20/15 

TO APPLY

Only serious qualified candidates need apply. To be considered for this position you must submit a current resume and cover letter to: jobpostings@bki.com

We’re an equal opportunity employer, committed to the professional growth of our people.

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