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Manager, Energy Conservation

Austin, TX - Posted on: Thursday 07/28/16


Position Information

Location Service Center
Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Salary Manager 3/125 ($56,379.00 - $80,541.00)
FLSA Status Exempt
Reports To Director, Energy & Sustainability
Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
General Statement of Job

The Energy Conservation Manager will be responsible for analyzing current energy usage and developing the District's energy management plan in order to provide quality learning environment with cost effective energy utilization. The Energy Conservation Manager will collaborate with all College constituencies to develop a working model for the integration of energy management and other sustainable concepts and practices into the operations of the College. The Energy Conservation Manager will be tasked with advancing the energy component of ACC's Climate Action Plan. The Energy Conservation Manager will work in collaboration with various departments across the District, including Building and Grounds Department, Facilities Department and outside vendors and contractors and students. The Energy Conservation Manager will identify desirable energy conservation initiatives; assess cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and impact; and gain acceptance by the College Community.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  1. Coordinates the development, implementation, and maintenance of the College's energy conservation initiatives, including developing and tracking the performance metrics of carbon footprints.
  2. Monitors and analyzes District's electricity, water and gas usage and makes suggestions for improvement.
  3. Promotes the College's energy conservation programs to both internal and external constituencies.
  4. Develops and maintains the utility tracking database.
  5. Tracks the progress of the College's carbon reduction goals.
  6. Participates in the shared governance process as a sustainability liaison providing technical knowledge on ACC's energy conservation and sustainability initiatives.
  7. Researches energy conservation "best practices" at peer and other institutions.
  8. Develops long-range plans for implementing energy conservation plans.
  9. Assists Facilities Department and Building and Grounds department in evaluating HVAC and other energy and lighting equipment to ensure effectiveness.
  10. Compiles, maintains and files all energy reports, billings, and other documents required.
  11. Pursues other funding sources such as federal and state grants or utility incentive programs when available.
  12. Analyzes existing building systems for the purpose of improving operating efficiency. Analyze data and performance of boiler, heating units, air conditioning machines, and other mechanical equipment to perform life cycle analysis.
  13. Works with college employees and students to raise and maintain energy awareness throughout the College. Promotes the participation of faculty, students, administrators, and staff in analyzing, monitoring, and assisting in the development and implementation of Energy Conservation Measures.


Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Principles and concepts of sustainability.
  • Energy conservation principles.
  • Green Building Principles.
  • Project planning and management principles.
  • Federal, State, and Local Regulations and National Standards relating to applicable areas of Energy management and sustainability but not limited to Energy, Water, Gas, Recycling, Refuse, Carbon Emission.
Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Maintaining an established work schedule which may include some early mornings, late evenings, and weekends.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.
  • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including public speaking and technical writing, with tact and diplomacy.
  • Effectively using organizational skills, with attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Effectively using analytical skills.
  • Effectively working independently and as a team so that multiple projects are prioritized and effectively managed.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Technology Skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications such as Word, Excel and Power Point as well as web development and maintenance software.
Required Work Experience
  • Three years related work experience.
  • Completion of the ACC Supervisor Certificate Series Program will satisfy the supervisory experience required for this position.
Preferred Work Experience
  •  Eight years experience in energy management and implementation of sustainable practices.
  •  Experience working in an higher education setting with diverse constituencies.
  •  Experience in managing Building Automation Systems.
Required Education
  • Bachelor's degree.
Preferred Education
  •  Bachelor's degree or higher in architecture or engineering discipline.
Special Requirements
Licenses/Certifications; Other
  •  Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation for ACC in-district travel.
Other Preferred Qualifications
  •  Certified Energy Manager.
  •  LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional).
  •  Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Physical Requirements
  • Work is performed in both an internal and external environment with occasional exposure to inclement weather and varying temperatures.
  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals.
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, climbing, stooping, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and manual dexterity.
  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 40 pounds.
  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

To Apply:

Please visit https://eapps.austincc.edu/ehire/application/instructions.php


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.