Campus Energy Manager

Western Washington University - Posted on: Friday 03/14/14


This position exists to enhance and improve Western Washington University’s energy management program. The incumbent will analyze and identify ways and means (technical and procedural) to improve the effectiveness of energy consumption on campus; participate in the preparation and review of cost estimates, specifications, drawings, and construction documents for maintenance, repair, and alterations; serve as the key advisor to the Director of Facilities Management on energy matters; and be a visible and active proponent of the Energy Management Program.

The Campus Energy Manager will collaborate with all University constituencies to develop a working model for the integration of energy management and other sustainable concepts and practices into the operations of the University.  Providing leadership to the University’s energy program, the incumbent will be tasked with advancing the energy component of Western’s Climate Action Plan. The Manager will work in collaboration with various departments across campus to include the Office of Sustainability, Maintenance Trades, Facilities Development & Capital Budget, and auxiliary activities.  The Manager will identify desirable energy conservation initiatives; assess cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and impact; and gain acceptance by the University community.

This position will monitor and analyze energy consumption and costs, oversee campus metering and energy monitoring programs, identify funding opportunities, and coordinate energy retrofit projects and energy audits, including a retro-commissioning/monitoring-based commissioning process for campus facilities.  This position will also establish effective standards and procedures for the operation of HVAC, electrical, and mechanical systems, ensuring comfortable and efficient indoor environments.



Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related technical or engineering discipline.

- Ten years of relevant experience in the field of energy management, facilities management, energy system design, and/or energy project development and implementation may be substituted for the degree

- Minimum of five years’ experience in energy management, facilities retrofits/design, and/or maintenance, including experience with sustainability programs, initiatives, and implementation of sustainable practices

- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with management, staff, and colleagues with diverse backgrounds and goals

- Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills - Valid Driver License or the ability to obtain one prior to starting work

Preferred Qualifications:

- Energy Manager Certification or ability to obtain within 1 year of employment

- Licensed professional engineer in the State of Washington or ability to obtain within 1 year of employment

- LEED AP or ability to obtain within 18 months of employment

- Demonstrated experience conducting energy audits and commissioning and/or re-commissioning studies

- Demonstrated experience with Building/Energy Management and Control Systems operations, with ability to perform diagnostics and troubleshooting

- Demonstrated career experience in mechanical, lighting, and HVAC systems, including the ability to read and understand building drawings/blueprints, architectural plans, and       operational/maintenance manuals

- Working knowledge of HVAC systems, steam and hot water boilers, & distribution systems

- Demonstrated experience with construction estimating - Demonstrated experience with condition assessment and audits

- Demonstrated experience with spot market and future/options market utility contracting

- Demonstrated experience working in an institutional setting

- Demonstrated experience managing multi-million dollar utility and/or construction project budgets

- Working knowledge of architectural drafting software such as AutoCAD

- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software

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