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Job #: R-00087539-OTHLOC-PL-2D3119
Location: Mount Vernon, IL
Category: Marketing Communications
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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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.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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