Work Schedule: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 22, 2018.
Overview: Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning & Management, plans, manages, administers and evaluates the University's energy management and sustainability programs and utility budget. Manages and executes sustainable projects around the campus to establish CSUSB as a leader in sustainability and energy management within the CSU system and at the state, regional, and national levels.
The incumbent is responsible for providing direction and leadership to the entire campus in the area of sustainability, energy management, utility supply and demand, energy conservation, including the operations, maintenance, repair, installations, and improvements of the campus utility infrastructure, central plant and campus HVAC. The incumbent will research, coordinate and identify environmental stewardship best practices. Develops operational implementation guidelines and manages the process for sustainability practices and the communication of results.
Please note: "Please attach a cover letter, resume (or curricula vitae) and diversity statement. The diversity statement may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational/professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for the role you are applying for at California State University, San Bernardino. (Maximum 250 words)"
Duties may include but are not limited to, the following:
Utilities and Energy Management:
Evaluate capital project designs for energy impacts, perform energy audits, identify project and funding requirements, prepare work scope and contract documents, review as-built drawings and O&M manuals, assure system commissioning, and develop design standards;
Develop utility budgets and forecasts, monitor and analyze costs/usage and markets, recommend procurement strategies, apply energy conservation policy, and investigate new technologies;
Ensure that all available rebates and/or grants are pursed to facilitate the reduction of campus operating costs;
Identify energy conservation opportunities taking into account system interaction, utility rate structure, equipment life expectancy, maintenance, impact on building operation and relative payback;
Provide technical support to the maintenance and operations program, review HVAC and building automation operations, recommend schedule and control strategies to maximize central plant efficiency;
Ensure that energy management operations support the academic mission of the University, with an emphasis on the University's special-use facilities;
Promote environmental stewardship consistent with University goals in this area;
Interact with local utility companies and various state and federal agencies to stay abreast of current trends;
Recommend strategies for cost-effective procurement of electricity;
Prioritize resources to determine which energy conservation measures should be undertaken-identifying the initial cost, total savings, rate of return, and the benefits and liabilities of each energy conservation opportunity;
Monitor changes in the utility rate structure to ensure that energy savings are properly reflected in energy costs seen by management;
Document energy savings and cost avoidance to management to receive continued support of the program;
Work with internal operating staff, consultant engineers and utility companies to develop a comprehensive plan for energy conservation;
Serve as the University liaison with the Chancellor's Office to evaluate energy programs and partnership opportunities;
Responsible for University adherence to the California State University energy policies, procedures, objectives, and safety standards;
Serve on committees and task forces both within the department with amongst outside agencies; and
Other duties as assigned.
Research, establish and develop sustainable technologies, services, projects, strategies, and prepare recommendations including feasibility studies identifying funding sources where appropriate;
Manage and develop public relation and educational content as it relates to sustainability;
Serve as the University liaison with the Chancellor's Office on sustainability;
Responsible for University sustainability legislations/regulation and policy;
Monitor Federal and State regulatory and congressional proceedings;
Work with Federal and State government and regulatory agencies to represent CSUSB's interests;
Evaluate waste management practices and work toward zero waste goals;
Develop and implement water management plans and water conservation programming to improve campus water use efficiency;
Work with the campus community on programming around sustainability including participation in intercampus competitions such as Recyclemania, Campus Conservation Nationals, etc.;
Manage Sustainability data and progress toward reaching Climate Leadership Commitments;
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Energy Management, sustainability related disciplines, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field(s) and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience as outlined below:
Minimum of four years' experience in Sustainability/Environmental related programs, or progressively responsible experience in managing complex or technical Environmental programs.
Minimum of four years' progressively responsible work experience in facilities plant operations with advanced computerized energy automated systems which includes a minimum of three years leading and/or supervising the work of others.
Minimum of three years of budget accounting or other related experience with the preparation and presentation of financial reports.
Other relevant experience includes closely replaced energy conservation program development work for a utility, government entity, or commercial enterprise.
Work experience in an academic setting, ideally Higher Education and possession of a Certified Professional Engineering (PE), and/or Energy Manager or related license is preferred.
Ability to work with a diverse group of people. Duties may involve the use of a state vehicle which would necessitate possession of a valid California driver's license and the successful completion of the campus Defensive Driving examination.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift, lower, push, and pull loads ranging in weight from 5-60 lbs.; must be able to carry loads ranging from 20-50 lbs. for distances up to 20 feet; must be capable of kneeling, reaching overhead, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, twisting, stooping, and bending; depending upon the project, employee may spend 20-50% of day sitting, 20-50% of day standing, 20-50% of day walking.
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.