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Energy Manager - Facilities

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Facilities Operations&Services
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
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General Summary of Position:

Reporting to the Director of Facilities Operations & Services, the Energy Manager has campus-wide responsibility for coordination of energy programs and analysis for approximately 4.7 M square feet of academic, research, administrative and residential building occupancies. The University seeks to achieve significant energy and costs savings while minimizing environmental impact through reducing the University’s carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. The Energy Manager will play a key role in advising the University on how to create and implement strategies to reduce energy and CO2 emissions in its operations and capital program. The Energy Manager will also work closely with University budget officials to track utility costs and utility purchasing policies and to coordinate efforts.

The University is a Member of the “American College and University Presidents’ Climate Initiative” and is also participating in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Leading by Example Program to reduce the environmental impacts of state agency operations. The University is participating in the Commonwealth’s Building Energy Intelligence (CBEI) program, under which state-of-the art energy meters were installed to measure the performance of building energy systems, allowing the University to make real-time adjustments to save energy and costs, and identify longer term capital needs

 Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or directly related field with emphasis on energy management
  • Seven years of experience in facilities management, energy management, operations or maintenance of energy related systems, or directly related experience is required
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
  • Exercise experience and knowledge of energy conservation and familiarity with environmentally sound building practices
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional ability to work constructively with a wide range of technical, academic, administrative, and professional people
  • Possession of a valid state driver’s license required

 Additional Considerations:

  • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in developing & implementing energy-focused capital improvement programs
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in providing a comprehensive energy management program that promotes conservation
  • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in developing & implementing energy-focused maintenance and operational training/ improvement programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of management and operations of energy programs that use central heating (steam generation) plants with absorbers
  • Knowledge of HVAC, electrical, DDC, water distribution and photovoltaic systems
  • Demonstrated expertise in energy efficiency measure identification and analysis, including lifecycle cost analysis
  • Demonstrated experience working with building controls and metering systems hardware, software, and analytics
  • Knowledge of renewable energy technologies
  • Ability to manage budget and personnel
  • Experience in grant-writing, success in obtaining grants for energy programs
  • Competency in all common office computer application, email, spreadsheets, word processing, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to administer contracts and oversee supporting contracts and vendors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in a similar institution or government organization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional designation as Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and/or LEED A.P. certification preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.  

Please submit a cover letter and resume.      

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.