Jeff Scott

Jeff Scott CEM, CMVP, CRE

Key Accounts & Outreach Manager

What Jeff says about his career

 

What is my role as Key Accounts and Outreach Manager?

I work with ENWIN’s industrial sector and large accounts to identify opportunities for energy-saving projects. Once projects are identified and customers want to proceed with implementation, I work with them to ensure that they meet and follow Save on Energy program requirements for incentives. To many of my customers, I am their first point of contact at ENWIN, even on non-Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) matters.

 

How did I reach this position?

My previous role of selling compressed-air systems to industrial accounts in the Windsor region allowed me to meet many of the customers that I now work with for conservation purposes. When selling air systems, I always encouraged prospects to look at the energy costs of the equipment they were purchasing, and I used the Save On Energy incentives to help me “close projects”. Moving to the LDC’s CDM team just seemed like a natural transition.

 

How does CIET training help me in my work? 

I was quite experienced with compressed-air systems and some refrigeration systems (chillers, etc.), but the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) training took that to a whole new level and exposed me to much more technology. Since measurement and verification is such an important element of what we do in CDM, it just made sense to pursue the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) designation too. I feel the designations gained from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) through CIET indicate a degree of credibility since it’s about exhibiting industry experience, expertise, aspiration, and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

 

What skills are key to my work?

Leadership, communication, and a general business acumen. Building trust and strong, genuine relationships is critical. Being comfortable in any situation, from the board room to the boiler room, and having the ability to speak the language of the people that you interact with. Listening to their problems so that you can find mutually beneficial solutions is critical to anyone that manages relationships with customers.

 

What is the best career advice I have ever received? 

Zig Ziglar said, “You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want”. Also, if you want to succeed, you need to be prepared to step out of your comfort zone. As Theodore Roosevelt said, “Nothing worth having comes easy”.

 

 

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Sales-oriented careers in Energy

Typical sales-oriented positions in energy

 

  • Account Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Energy Advisor
  • Program Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Sales Engineer/Representative
  • Technical Sales Representative

 

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