Compensation: Meet & Confer - Grade 14, $57,421 per year
Reports to: Executive Director of Facilities
Posting Close Date: December 2, 2022
Grand Rapids Community College provides an excellent benefits experience for our GRCC family. Our benefit package is designed to enhance employees' health and well-being. Part-time employees have different benefits outlined in the specific collective bargaining agreements and handbooks. Below is an overview of these benefits, additional details are available on the Human Resources/Benefits website:
Six health insurance plan options (includes a high deductible plan with a health savings account option).
A unique dental & vision reimbursement program (includes coverage for adult orthodontia & lasik eye surgery).
Employer sponsored retirement plans as well as voluntary retirement savings plans (403b or 457 plans)
Tuition benefits at GRCC for you, your spouse and your dependents.
Tuition reimbursement at other higher education institutions for you.
Generous time off that includes sick, vacation and personal leave banks.
Paid holidays and holiday shutdown period in late December!
Position oversees and manages college energy initiatives. Provides project management for sustainable initiatives, including HVACR, mechanical, utility, renovations and other capital projects. Operates and sustains the energy management software, the pursuit of rebates and incentives, and updates the facilities department web page, and other duties as assigned.
Essential Job Functions
Serve as a primary point of contact with energy and equipment providers (Trane, Vicinity, Consumers Energy, DTE, MISEC, etc.) to ensure reliability. Solicit proposals for repairs, projects, maintenance, etc. and manage outcomes so issues are addressed in a timely manner.
Research manufacturers, suppliers and equipment during project design and implementation phases to assure compatibility with current and future systems.
Review, assess and validate the efficiency and effectiveness of proposed HVACR equipment and management software systems pertaining to energy management, improvement projects, renovations and replacements.
Oversee, incorporate and validate building automation systems for all HVACR/sustainable projects, renovations and major equipment replacements.
Monitor all facilities coupled with the energy management system (EMS) and establish direction for system adjustments to the HVACR technicians and electricians, to ensure buildings function efficiently and reliably, and college requirements are complied with, while assuring occupant thermal comfort
Validate, coordinate, and implement building occupied/unoccupied system run schedules, with HVAC technicians and operations leaders.
Note deviations from normal building operation system settings and provide appropriate information for the dispatch of staff for resolution.
Conduct audits to identify energy conservation measures.
Record and log utility billings, rates, consumptions and costs.
Prepare applications for rebates, incentives and grants relating to energy conservation measures and projects.
Review and implement utility system modifications with maintenance technicians.
Prepare training materials and instruct staff and faculty on proper HVACR system settings and use.
Provide independent management and supervision to college facility bond/capital outlay projects, new construction, renovations and internal facility projects ranging from $1,000 to exceeding $1,000,000, particularly those with major infrastructure improvements with trades staff involvement and input
Develop proposals for implementation of existing utility system improvements. Proposals will include cost estimates, overall scope, and a projected work schedule. Manage project budgets to ensure accuracy and integrity for all projects
Analyze buildings and operational status to determine the optimum utilization of HVACR, electrical and lighting. Provide feedback to technicians and facilities management.
Promote participation of faculty, staff and students in energy conservation.
Manage utility data to ensure correctness, analyzing costs, and usage.
Promote stewardship and resiliency towards the optimization of campus infrastructure
Risk analysis and mitigation of college infrastructure
Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Marginal Job Functions
Coordinate with manufacturers, vendors, contractors and suppliers in procuring building closeout and equipment data for building information archives, utilizing BetterGIS.
Provide input and assistance to architecture/engineering firms and technicians in their formulation and preparation of contract documents related to mechanical and electrical systems improvements.
Attend commissioning and start-up meetings. Collaborate with engineering firms, technicians, and relevant parties to ensure that systems and equipment are working properly per design. Inspect and review modifications and renovations to ensure that energy efficiency is optimized.
Conduct and provide weekly facility environmental assessments through physical validation of building mechanical and electrical systems throughout the campus.
Provide monthly assessments on energy use and cost.
Develop and maintain quarterly and annual energy cost projections for budget purposes.
Prepare studies and reports identifying where improvements are required within HVACR, gas, water and electrical systems.
Bachelor's degree in engineering or other facilities management-related field, and/or significant commensurate experience and credentials required.
Minimum three years' experience in HVAC or energy management field.
The following competencies are essential and will be evaluated for our candidates through the evidence-based selection process:
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Training and Teaching Others
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
Coaching and Developing Others
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
Scheduling Work and Activities
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
Knowledge of HVAC controls, lighting controls, and energy management building systems.
Knowledge of energy management program development and implementation.
Must be able to read various forms of written materials and must be able to recognize different signs and symbols, including 'blueprints', specifications, and contract documents.
Proficiency in computer applications (AutoCAD, Revit, GIS, CMMS, BIM, Procore, Project, etc.) preferred, or the willingness to advance these skills within six months of hire.
Sitting, perform desk-based computer tasks.
Stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, climb (use a ladder, scaffolds, or other).
Kneel/crawl, reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
Must be able to travel campus(s) to accomplish projects, meetings, and oversight of physical plant.
Provide excellent customer service in all instances.
Interact with all levels of college personnel, students, vendors, consultants, and the public.
Exercise good judgment in implementation of energy and HVAC policy(s).
Ability to analyze and interpret technical data and communicate it to non-technical individuals.
Strong communications, persuasion and diplomatic skills.
Operate within a highly fluid environment.
Manage many projects and priorities simultaneously.
Must be comfortable in a high profile, high stress setting.
Grand Rapids Community College will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Employees will be directed to our GRCC Policy(s) for compliance information.
Must demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Work is performed in an office (60%) and in the field (40%)
Commitment to irregular hours (nights, weekends, holidays, etc.)
Ability to work inside or outside in all weather conditions required, when needed.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position athttps://www.grcc.edu/jobs. Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. The opportunity to apply for this position will close on December 2, 2022 at 11:59PM. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.
Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.
The urban campus of Grand Rapids Community College is situated on a six-block area in the heart of Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area with a population approaching one million. GRCC, founded in 1914, is the oldest community college in Michigan, but the atmosphere is exciting and contemporary; its top-notch faculty, commitment to diversity in programming and campus lifestyle, and the strong spirit of community collaboration under the leadership of President Bill Pink, make it a vital and rewarding workplace. Known as “The Community’s College,” GRCC is responsive to the needs of surrounding business, economic, cultural and educational environments. The college offers credit and non-credit, associate degree and certification programs, and workforce training at both on- and off-campus locations so that students of all ages and abilities can pursue personal goals for higher education and/or enhanced job opportunities with success. For more information about GRCC, visit our website at www.grcc.edu