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Energy Manager

Apply now Job no: 497766
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 energy management, operations or maintenance of energy related systems, or directly related facilities management experience is required
  • 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
  • Ability to review construction and submittal documents and provide energy recommendations
  • Must have strong analytical and evaluation skills to prepare reports and spreadsheets which quantify benefits and savings resulting from energy and utilities operations and practices
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in providing a comprehensive energy management program that promotes conservation
  • Knowledge of green building practices, sustainability opportunities, energy management, and technical expertise for addressing such matters while maintaining a balanced sense of environmental and energy stewardship
  • Excellent computer skills especially using Excel, Outlook, and Word
  • Excellent written and verbal skills both from a technical and client facing perspective
  • Excellent customer service skills required
  • Possession of a valid state driver’s license required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree and/or additional professional development
  • Professional designation as Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and/or LEED A.P. certification preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in developing & implementing energy-focused capital improvement programs
  • Experience in a similar institution or government organization
  • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in developing & implementing energy-focused maintenance and operational training/ improvement programs
  • Demonstrated experience in utility contract strategy development and implementation
  •  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 and incentives for energy programs
  • Demonstrated ability to administer contracts and oversee supporting contracts and vendors

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 include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.        



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