Monitors the utility metering systems, forecast and analyze energy consumption and cost information for budgeting, accounting and financial purposes. Identify energy usage that is outside normal limits and take corrective action as appropriate.
Develops and ensures the regular tracking of appropriate data and information using EnergyCAP and ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to support necessary reporting and continuous improvement to the energy management program.
Manages the Universityâ™s compliance with the City of Chicagoâ™s Energy Benchmarking Ordinance using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
Manages the Universityâ™s compliance with the City of Chicagoâ™s Remediation Wastewater Ordinance including leading the bi-annual coordination of campus-wide wastewater testing.
Supports implementation of capital and operating energy efficiency projects as identified in the Universityâ™s greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan in the areas of: HVAC controls upgrades, air handling unit retrofits, building weatherization, plug load management, laboratory energy retrofits, campus-wide lighting retrofits, chilled water and steam plant optimization, compressed air optimization, renewable energy, water usage optimization.
Oversees all aspects of energy projects from initial identification and study through construction completion and closeout. Works with and manage a team of design consultants, cost estimators, architects, commissioning authorities, contractors, etc.
Develops and implements energy conservation measures using in-house staff or contracted resources.
Develops and ensures the regular tracking of appropriate information to support continuous improvement in energy management and conservation.
Reviews plans and designs for building construction and renovation projects and recommend possible energy efficiency improvements.
Analyzes life-cycle costs of building equipment to recommend replacement strategies.
Develops comprehensive Water Plan with measurable goals and transparent metrics to achieve minimization targets.
Collaborates with other Facilities Services and campus Units on energy conservation initiatives and energy management issues.
Develops and manages the Universityâ™s water conservation plan.
Social media accounts management, regular website up-keep and maintenance. Twelve articles, and three quarterly newsletters per year to promote project development and achievements. Other signage development as appropriate for event programming.
All matters pertaining to students, including supervision of Sustainability Ambassadors program management, ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunts & Battle of the Buildings coordination and management, Campus and Utility Plant Walking Tours and other events and outreach as it pertains to Sustainability and Energy.
Participates in the development and implementation of capital improvement projects, such as construction, remodeling, renovation, and maintenance of buildings and facilities.
Researches, designs, develops, tests, evaluates, and installs structures, systems, equipment, and/or components. Analyzes and develops solutions to technical problems and conducts tests to maintain quality. Performs development activities including drawing board layout and interpretation and implementation of project specifications and documentation requirements.
Provides professional engineering support in development and implementation of capital improvement projects, such as construction, remodeling, renovation, and maintenance of buildings and facilities.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in engineering or energy related field, or combination of equivalent education and experience.
Masterâ™s degree in engineering or related field.
5 years of experience in energy and utilities management for a large and complex building portfolio with multiple stakeholders required.Â Experience with a peer higher education or equivalent healthcare campus.
Licenses and Certifications:
Professional Engineer license.
Certification in Energy Management or the ability to achieve the certificate within one calendar year of hire.
LEED AP certification or the ability to achieve the certificate within one calendar year of hire.Â
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Demonstrated understanding of energy analysis, energy auditing and utilities procurement and forecasting.
Advanced Excel and Access skills or equivalent.
Strong analytical, quantitative and customer service skills.
Demonstrated understanding of financial analysis, rate setting and life cycle costing.Â Â Â
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to build accurate and transparent business cases tied to the mission and goals of the University.
Ability to accurately forecast and implement interventions in order to achieve committed outcomes.
Foster Partnership & Collaboration through communication and transparency.
Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude.
Must be able to climb stairs and ladders and be capable of working at heights.
Be able to enter and survey equipment condition in tight spaces and be able to withstand working environment within mechanical equipment rooms and central utility plants including temperature, humidity and noise.
Be able to perform keyboarding and common administrative tasks on a computer.
Cover Letter (Required)
List of References (Required)
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