Reporting to the Senior Director of Energy Management & Sustainability, the Campus Energy Manager is the principal individual responsible for the development and implementation of the University of Chicago's energy programs. This individual analyzes and manages all energy use on campus, ensuring all energy systems operate at their optimal efficiency. Additionally, the Campus Energy Manager will manage energy team(s) to provide energy management services to support the energy management program. The Campus Energy Manager will be a key player in promoting achieving the University of Chicagoâ™s energy goals.
Manage University of Chicago Energy Management Program (15%)
Develop, implement and manage the Universityâ™s Energy Management Program that includes eliminating energy waste and improving energy efficiency per the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan FY2018 â“ FY2025 (https://d3qi0qp55mx5f5.cloudfront.net/sustainability/uploads/images/UChicago_OS_GHG_Emissions_Reduction_Plan_FY18-FY25_(E).pdf).
Develop building priority list and assign energy specialist to buildings.
Develop and ensure the regular tracking of appropriate information to support necessary reporting and continuous improvement to the energy management program
Develop systems and processes to support energy conservation efforts by measuring pre and post project energy consumption, M&V
Collaborate with other Facilities Services Units on energy conservation initiatives and energy management issues
Monitor federal, state, and local utilities incentive programs and apply those programs at the University if deemed cost effective.
Monitor the Universityâ™s energy usage through benchmarking and utility analysis
Manage the Universityâ™s compliance with the City of Chicagoâ™s Energy Benchmarking Ordinance
Collaboratively develop preventative maintenance based existing building commissioning program (PM+Cx)
Develop project planning sheet and progress tracking. Monthly reporting on energy program.
Develop energy program goals for each FY.
Iâ‹mplement Preventative Maintenance based Commissioning (PM + Cx) and Energy Projects (85%)
PM+Cx - Implement PM+Cx in selected buildings to reduce energy and cost consumption and improve occupant comfort
PM+Cx - identify and implement in-scope preventative maintenance
PM+Cx â“ identify and resolve in-scope deferred maintenance
Energy Projects â“ identify and implement capital energy projects
PM+Cx and Energy Projects â“ perform necessary reporting and M&V
Provide technical expertise to Facilities Services in identifying and ultimate implementation of operational performance improvements. Work with a team of in-house engineers, mechanics, controls technicians, etc. to retro-Commissioning various HVAC, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and controls systems.
In coordination with the Energy and Utilities Manager, oversee all aspects of energy projects from initial identification and study through construction completion and closeout. Work with and manage a team of design consultants, cost estimators, architects, commissioning authorities, contractors, etc.
Lead Performance & Flawless Execution
Exhibit Business Acumen & Organizational Astuteness
Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering, Energy Management OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience is required
Minimum of five years relevant experience in facilities management, energy management, or equivalent field is required
Experience in analyzing building and system energy consumption patterns to identify energy conservation and efficiency improvement opportunities, appropriate technology applications and likely project cost and energy saving forecasts is required
Experience in a customer oriented environment is highly desired
Hands-on experience with and knowledge of computerized building automation, lighting controls and energy management systems is highly desired
Two or more years working in an institution of higher educationis highly desired
Experience resolving building issues utilizing root cause analysis/building forensics is highly desired
Licenses and Certifications:
Current certification as Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Professional Engineer (PE)ishighly desired
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, and Microsoft Project is required
Understand complex interrelationships between multiple electrical, mechanical and controls based systems.
Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail in a fast paced environment of changing priorities
Ability to handle ambiguity and exert informal authority.
Skill to effectively communicate orally, in writing and electronically.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Ability to move around campus to inspect buildings & equipment; ability to review architectural/engineering plans and specifications.
Keyboarding; bending; stooping to reach files; light lifting; standing
Periodic work in research spaces, mechanical equipment rooms, crawl spaces, areas where there are odors from maintenance products, areas with restricted access and noise, and materials containing asbestos.
List of references
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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