Resource Conservation Manager

A Resource Conservation Manager (RCM) supports an organization’s energy and resource efficiency program. The RCM’s sole focus is to monitor and reduce expenditures for electricity, natural gas, fuel oil, propane, water & sewer, solid waste & recycling, and other resource expenditures. The RCM will develop, implement, monitor, evaluate and promote the most effective and efficient uses of utility resources in order to reduce operating costs and promote environmental stewardship.

PAY SCALE

$76,410 in Washington,
$73,570 in U.S. through 2028

EDUCATION

High School Diploma,
Certificate or Bachelor’s Degree

JOBS AVAILABLE

4,100 in Washington
19,600 in U.S. through 2026

Education & Training

CAREER PATH

From the RCM position, one may expand responsibilities by serving as an RCM for more than one organization (for example, multiple cities may enter into a partnership to employ an RCM) or expand position into a sustainability officer role.

EMPLOYERS

The types of employers for this position are large utilities customers such as school districts, big box stores, hospitals, cities, and universities.

TRAINING

Bachelor’s degree in related field plus one year responsible experience in appropriate field, such as facilities management, business, energy conservation or project management. A minimum of two years increasingly responsible related professional experience in planning, design or delivery of conservation or similar programs and services is desired. Most RCM training is offered by professional organizations in the form of annual conferences.

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