Colorado - Posted on: Wednesday 07/16/14
The University of Colorado Boulder Facilities Management (FM) department welcomes applicants for an Energy Manager. The energy manager will analyze current campus energy and water usage and develop management and conservation plans that provide proper environmental conditions with cost effective energy and water utilization. The energy manager will be responsible for monitoring the CU-Boulder building automation systems (BAS) and energy management computer system in order to achieve this purpose.
We are looking for someone with strong management and communications skills, who possesses a knowledge and appreciation for safety and environmental issues and has the ability to promote and instill these concepts with managers and employees. The position must be able to work with constituents at different levels both on and off campus.
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, business or related field with three (3) years of experience working in energy management and/or maintenance with an energy or utility group in a multi-building site (campus environment). Professional experience working with an energy or utility company with emphasis on facilities management can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the degree requirement.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone who would like to help advance the CU Boulder goal of becoming a leader in environmental excellence among higher education institutions.
As the energy manager, you will be responsible for the following:
- Ensure that energy and water management operations are supportive of the instructional goals, sustainability goals, maintenance, and operations of the CU-Boulder campus.
- Act as liaison with the various campus Operations and Sustainability Departments and their staff in order to provide optimum facility comfort and environmental stability while reducing energy and water consumption levels.
- Develop and maintain long-term campus wide energy and water management plans.
- Compile utility budgets and energy conservation measure cost estimates based upon documented program needs.
- Identify energy savings opportunities and make recommendations to achieve more energy efficient operation.
- Provide regular reports as to the overall effectiveness of the energy management program and recommend sound policies directed toward energy conservation.
- Conduct energy audits to evaluate energy use, costs, or conservation measures and perform energy modeling, measurement, verification, commissioning, or retro-commissioning.
- Develop training options and/or improvement plans to ensure the best operation in the area of HVAC and energy equipment maintenance.
- Supervise and evaluate the performance of support staff assigned to the area of energy management.
- Manage the energy administration group responsible for compiling, maintaining, and filing all energy reports, billings, and other documents required.
- Monitor all facilities design and construction activities as relates to energy management.
- Recommend maintenance supply and equipment purchases to ensure energy efficient replacements are being specified.
- Determine economic, service, or feasibility of the energy efficient designs.
- Articulate the mission and goals in the area of energy management to the campus and solicit its support in realizing the mission.
- Provide consultation to campus users or other engineers on topics such as climate control systems, energy modeling, energy metering, energy management control systems, lighting design, sustainable design, and energy auditing.
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, business or related field.
- Three (3) years of experience working in energy management and/or maintenance with an energy or utility group in a multi-building site (campus environment).
Substitution: Professional experience working with an energy or utility company with emphasis on facilities management will substitute on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor’s degree.
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities
- Demonstrated skills in effective management and supervision
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Customer service
- Professional designation of Certified Energy Manager (CEM).
- Previous experience with HVAC and lighting systems in a college or university setting.
- Familiar with AutoCAD and PowerPoint presentation software.
- Knowledge and appreciation for safety and environmental issues and the ability to promote and instill these concepts with managers and employees.
Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified