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Job TitleClimate and Energy Manager
LocationSan Diego, CA, US
Organization NameSustainability
Department Description
Brief Description

This is a full-time, temporary, benefit based position with an anticipated assignment end date of December 31, 2020.

 

The Climate and Energy Manager will develop, manage and continuously improve processes and implement projects that lead to energy savings and reduced Greenhouse Gas emissions for the University of San Diego (USD). This includes tracking of utilities, the creation and continuous revision of institutional standards and policies related to climate and energy management, and the ongoing identification and implementation of projects to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption on campus. The Climate and Energy Manager will also develop and maintain a set of key performance indicators for utility consumption to assess progress toward efficiency and renewable energy goals.

Detailed Description

This is a full-time, temporary, benefit based position with an anticipated assignment end date of December 31, 2020.

 

The Climate and Energy Manager will develop, manage and continuously improve processes and implement projects that lead to energy savings and reduced Greenhouse Gas emissions for the University of San Diego (USD). This includes tracking of utilities, the creation and continuous revision of institutional standards and policies related to climate and energy management, and the ongoing identification and implementation of projects to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption on campus. The Climate and Energy Manager will also develop and maintain a set of key performance indicators for utility consumption to assess progress toward efficiency and renewable energy goals.

 

The Climate and Energy Manager will coordinate USD’s energy efficiency programs, including: energy conservation and efficiency; demand management; building performance, benchmarking and retro-commissioning; consumption and cost forecasting for utility purchasing. This position works in cooperation with various departments of Facilities Management.

 

The Climate and Energy Manager will also help inventory USD’s progress in its climate initiatives including annual GHG reporting and other sustainability reporting including the STARS ratings from AASHE.  The Climate and Energy Manager will be supervised by the Director of Sustainability.  The Climate and Energy Manager will supervise the Utilities Graduate Assistant, work closely with the HVAC Automation Controls Specialist to develop, track and report on Demand Response efforts, and have opportunities to supervise student interns as needed.  

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

The responsibilities described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Monitor and analyze energy consumption and costs on a building-by-building basis
  • Develop forecasts and reports for budget management and energy consumption
  • Work closely with SDG&E to identify funding opportunities on rebates and incentives for the validation and quantification of efficiency and conservation projects
  • Identify other third-party financing options and grant opportunities to help develop the energy efficiency program at USD
  • Coordinate and implement strategic plans for energy management, including long-term conservation and efficiency plans to meet the relevant goals of USD’s Climate Action Plan, Sustainability Strategic Plan and SDG&E Partnership
  • Develop and recommend operational strategies to maximize energy efficiency and conservation; analyze financial, environmental, and other impacts of proposed efforts
  • Coordinate the implementation of energy retrofit projects and energy audits, including a retro-commissioning/monitoring-based commissioning process (Energy Star) for campus facilities
  • Act as the lead liaison for our campus solar program, fuel cell partnership, possible future battery partnership and other energy partnerships that may arise.
  • Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with campus contractors and suppliers for equipment upgrades and retrofits; review vendor products pertaining to energy use
  • Oversee campus metering and energy monitoring program, including compiling and reporting data to campus community via the Siemens Navigator Dashboard or other method
  • Establish effective standards and procedures for the operation of HVAC, electrical, and mechanical systems, ensuring comfortable and efficient indoor environments
  • Promote energy management practices in academic and facility programming, design, construction, and renovation, including assisting in cost/life cycle evaluations of equipment choices
  • Identify funding opportunities (including grants, rebates, and third-party financing options) for the implementation of efficiency and conservation projects
  • Serve as primary campus resource on energy management issues, including documenting and reporting to campus community on energy management efforts and progress
  • Undertake appropriate research on policies, practices and procedures relating to climate change, environmental management, and ecological sustainability, and ensure that USD response is appropriate, relevant and sustainable
  • Facilitate stakeholder communication and consultation
  • Meet USD’s internal grant reporting requirements
  • Develop, select and track efficiency trainings for university employees
  • Review all Planning, Design, and Construction projects
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

·    Bachelors degree in related discipline, or equivalent career experience

·    Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills

·    A minimum three years’ experience in energy management, sustainability, facilities retrofits/design, maintenance or related field, preferably in higher education

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated career experience in mechanical and lighting systems, including the ability to read and understand building drawings/blueprints, architectural plans, and operational/maintenance manuals

Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to develop strategic plans and strategic planning processes for the university.  Ability
  • to develop a system of metrics to monitor program performance.
  • Ability to conduct business analyses, case studies, return on investment analyses, and to create models for key financial analysis and planning.  Knowledge of financial management principles for economic analyses and life cycle costing. Capacity to handle large data sets and run analytics preferred.
  • Skill in written and oral communication sufficient to prepare and present findings and recommendations, carry out specific actions regarding controversial issues, and selling or implementing new ideas and concepts.
  • Advanced knowledge of PC based word processing, spreadsheet, and graphic applications.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

·    Designation as Certified Energy Manager (CEM) preferred

·    LEED GA/AP preferred

 

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

 

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.   

Additional Details

Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits. 

 

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

 

Hours:  40 hours per week; Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Closing date: October 2, 2016

 

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

 

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

 

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

How To Apply

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter detailing your approach to energy management and salary expectations and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at hr@sandiego.edu

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