The Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games will be hosted in Los Angeles, California in 2028, returning to the United States for the first time in over 30 years. 2028 will be the first time LA hosts the Paralympic Games, creating an opportunity to expand awareness, understanding and inclusion of people with disabilities.
LA28, the organizers for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles, is on a mission to create an unparalleled Games experience for athletes, fans, partners, our community and our people. Our vision is to collectively create what’s next through sport, community and the power of our differences.
The 2028 Olympics and Paralympics will represent LA and leverage the strength of our community’s diversity and creativity as we collectively work to design a Games that we all want to be a part of. We do this by focusing on people and by inviting everyone into the story of the LA28 Games.
The LA28 organizing committee is an independent, non-profit organization that is privately funded and governed by a board of directors.
Our Vision is to collectively create what’s next by harnessing sport, community and the power of our differences. Our Mission is to create an unparalleled Paralympic and Olympic Games for athletes, fans, partners, our community and our people.
Values and Behaviors:
- Optimism – Embody a positive, enthusiastic, and solution-oriented attitude in everything we do; challenge the status quo, inspire and support one another to achieve our best; have our eyes on the future and believe we can make a meaningful impact
- Integrity – We communicate openly and honestly, listen, and respectfully value multiple perspectives; we do what we say and are accountable for everything we do; we do the right thing, always. Even when it isn’t easy
- Excellence – We hold ourselves to the highest standard and expectations; we live our values and truths and persevere through challenges; we are continuous learners and adapt and pivot with speed to meet changing needs
- Inclusion – We seek to represent, include, empower and level the playing field; our work reflects the communities we serve and the world in which we live; we leverage our platforms to bring awareness to issues relevant to who we are
- Co-Creation – We are authors of a shared story. Everyone contributes their unique voice to our shared mission; we share pride in our accomplishments and ownership of our shortcomings
- Boldness – We embrace creativity, courage and outside-the-box thinking; we are unafraid to take risks, explore unconventional solutions, and learn from the process; we are innovators, disruptors, and challengers of the status quo
The Games Planning & Delivery group aims to deliver the most seamless, innovative, and engaging Games experience ever for all athletes, fans, partners, and the community. The Games Planning & Delivery team is organized in four key areas: Venue Management, Venue Infrastructure, Revenue & Commercial, and Games Operations. The VP of Energy will sit within the Games Operations team and report to the Chief Operating Officer.
The Vice President of Energy will serve as the head of the Energy function for the LA28 Organizing Committee. This role will lead all aspects of Energy, including but not limited to refining and delivering the strategy for Energy during the Games; defining and building the Energy functional area; coordinating with private partners we identify in the secondary power space, public agencies and utilities; and integrating key activities across all other functional areas. A successful VP of Energy will be highly operational and extremely strategic; they will be someone with a proven record of translating values and goals from multiple internal and external stakeholders into bold, actionable, and realizable plans.
Internally at LA28, this role will work in close coordination with other department leads such as the VP of Venue Infrastructure and VP of Transportation, the VP of Sustainability as it relates to developing the overall energy strategy, and with the Chief External Affairs Officer as it relates to government and public agency relations.
Externally, this role will be expected to build relationships with key stakeholders and co-develop the Games Energy Council, which shall bring together LA28, City of Los Angeles partners, and all parties (e.g., Olympic and Paralympic Stakeholders, relevant City agencies and utilities, non-City municipalities, non-City agencies and utilities) responsible for delivery of power infrastructure and service to 2028 Games-related infrastructure projects, venues, and events. Additionally, they will also need to build and own the relationships with private companies to source our secondary generation power and fuel needs as well as with the venue partners to assess supply requirements.
- Develop and implement the Energy function's strategic direction, aligned with the LA28’s objectives around sustainability, fiscal responsibility, and operational excellence.
- Develop the Energy functional area organizational design and workforce plan ramping up to 2028 (together with Strategy and HR)
- Develop a clear growth plan for the department from present through Games-time.
- Prepare and manage the budget for energy planning and Games-time delivery.
Energy Technical and Operational Planning
- Collaborate across GPD and the LA28 organization to deliver key milestones that are related to or have implications to energy.
- Evaluate existing facilities for current capabilities and supply capacities and identify gaps to meet Games operational needs.
- Assess energy needs for critical functional areas (e.g. Transportation, Broadcasting, Technology, Ceremonies).
- Develop, in partnership with the VP of Venue Infrastructure, the strategy for the design and implementation for all installed and temporary power installations at each venue.
- Develop risk management policies to ensure necessary safe, reliable and resilient and uninterrupted energy throughout the Games.
- Identify cost saving opportunities through design, optimization of user requirements and use of alternative technologies as appropriate.
- Partner with the VP, Sustainability to set energy sustainability goals and metrics and identify opportunities to maximize renewable energy sources.
External Partner Management and Coordination
- Serve as the main point of contact within LA28 for the Games Energy Council. The Head of Energy’s role on the council will be to define objectives, clarify responsibilities, and drive coordination across the agencies.
- Partner with stakeholders to identify opportunities to accelerate investment in the region’s infrastructure in alignment with the goals of the City.
- Own the energy supplier relationships from selection, through contract negotiation, planning, execution and dissolution.
- Collaborate with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Olympic Broadcast Service [OBS], and other key Olympic and Paralympic stakeholders to understand and define service requirements.
- Collaborate with the commercial sponsorships team to ensure maximization of partnership opportunities.
- Minimum 15+ years of experience in energy management
- Experience in energy planning for large-scale events
- Fluency in laws, regulations, guidelines, and best practices governing utility and energy industry.
- Ability to oversee a complex, comprehensive energy program at a rapid pace, have cross-functional and/or cross-organizational experience, and a can-do attitude
- Proven track record of fostering, building, and maintaining relationships with key external and internal stakeholders
- Ability to communicate at all levels of the internal organization and external stakeholders
- Self-starter with experience in defining tasks, seeking feedback, and evolving work
- An excitement for the committee's mission of building the best Olympic and Paralympic Games, while thinking differently all along the way
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
- Demonstrated knowledge of the impact of sustainable and renewable energy to underserved and disenfranchised communities
- Understanding of the LA energy landscape and its vision for the future; strong knowledge of the key players preferred
- Not afraid to roll up the sleeves when needed
- Ability to roll with the transitional nature of the organization as it grows and establishes itself over the next 6 years
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Cover Letter (optional but encouraged)
The annual base salary range for this position is $200,000.00 - $267,000.00. The pay scale provided is the range that LA28 reasonably expects to pay as starting base compensation for this role. All LA28 compensation remains subject to final determination based on individual candidate qualifications, experience, or other reasonable criteria consistent with LA28’s operational business needs and applicable law.
LA28 does not provide relocation assistance
LA28 is committed to operating fair and unbiased recruitment procedures allowing all applicants an equal opportunity for employment, free from discrimination on the basis of religion, race, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, color, ethnic or national origin, or any other classification as may be protected by applicable law. We strive to build a team that is diverse, inclusive and encourages qualified candidates of all backgrounds, perspectives, and identities to apply. We assess applications based on relevant skills, education, and experience a candidate can add to our team.