Reporting to the Director of Facilities Operations & Services, the Energy Manager has campus-wide responsibility for coordination of energy programs and analysis for approximately 4.7 M square feet of academic, research, administrative and residential building occupancies. The University seeks to achieve significant energy and costs savings while minimizing environmental impact through reducing the University’s carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. The Energy Manager will play a key role in advising the University on how to create and implement strategies to reduce energy and CO2 emissions in its operations and capital program. The Energy Manager will also work closely with University budget officials to track utility costs and utility purchasing policies and to coordinate efforts.
The University is a Member of the “American College and University Presidents’ Climate Initiative” and is also participating in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Leading by Example Program to reduce the environmental impacts of state agency operations. The University is participating in the Commonwealth’s Building Energy Intelligence (CBEI) program, under which state-of-the art energy meters were installed to measure the performance of building energy systems, allowing the University to make real-time adjustments to save energy and costs, and identify longer term capital needs
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or directly related field with emphasis on energy management
Seven years of experience in energy management, operations or maintenance of energy related systems, or directly related facilities management experience is required
Exercise experience and knowledge of energy conservation and familiarity with environmentally sound building practices
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Exceptional ability to work constructively with a wide range of technical, academic, administrative, and professional people
Ability to review construction and submittal documents and provide energy recommendations
Must have strong analytical and evaluation skills to prepare reports and spreadsheets which quantify benefits and savings resulting from energy and utilities operations and practices
Demonstrated experience and knowledge in providing a comprehensive energy management program that promotes conservation
Knowledge of green building practices, sustainability opportunities, energy management, and technical expertise for addressing such matters while maintaining a balanced sense of environmental and energy stewardship
Excellent computer skills especially using Excel, Outlook, and Word
Excellent written and verbal skills both from a technical and client facing perspective
Excellent customer service skills required
Possession of a valid state driver’s license required
Masters degree and/or additional professional development
Professional designation as Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and/or LEED A.P. certification preferred
Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in developing & implementing energy-focused capital improvement programs
Experience in a similar institution or government organization
Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in developing & implementing energy-focused maintenance and operational training/ improvement programs
Demonstrated experience in utility contract strategy development and implementation
Demonstrated knowledge of management and operations of energy programs that use central heating (steam generation) plants with absorbers
Knowledge of HVAC, electrical, DDC, water distribution and photovoltaic systems
Demonstrated expertise in energy efficiency measure identification and analysis, including lifecycle cost analysis
Demonstrated experience working with building controls and metering systems hardware, software, and analytics
Knowledge of renewable energy technologies
Ability to manage budget and personnel
Experience in grant-writing, success in obtaining grants and incentives for energy programs
Demonstrated ability to administer contracts and oversee supporting contracts and vendors
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.
Internal Number: 497766
About University of Massachusetts Lowell
UMass Lowell is a public university committed to preparing our students for work in the real world? solving real problems and helping real people? by providing an affordable high-quality education.Whether you?re pursuing a career path or still searching for one, UMass Lowell is the ideal place to discover and achieve your purpose. Our campus is bursting with energy? enrollment is up, new academic programs are being launched, and new facilities are being acquired and are under construction. Most importantly, our students are more successful than ever thanks to highly accredited programs, our focus on experiential ?hands-on? learning, and personal attention from our accomplished and committed faculty and staff.