The Energy Management Specialist is responsible for the university's overall utility management program and activities with the goal of reducing utility use and carbon emissions while maintaining campus operations. This includes managing utility use, renewable energy and carbon reduction programs.
Oversees and/or conducts energy audits at each facility to identify energy conservation measures.
Prepares and disseminates energy performance reports to a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Leads energy awareness education and engagement activities, including at external events and meetings.
Develops and manages organization's energy budget in coordination with other offices, which includes tracking energy consumption, costs/budget forecasting and advises on energy commodity purchasing.
Researches, recommends and initiates renewable energy and carbon reduction projects.
Plans and advocates for UTA's future renewable energy use and carbon reduction goals in coordination with UTA's sustainability office.
Applies for and manages incentives and grants that support energy projects and programs.
Tracks, analyzes, and acts on state and federal energy legislation and regulations that impact the organization.
Maintains central energy database that includes utility and operational data; performs energy data entry and energy data analysis activities.
Participates in capital improvement and new construction projects concerning facility design to ensure maximum resource efficiency and sustainable building practices.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's in engineering, environmental science or related field.
Three to five (3-5) years of professional experience in energy or facility management, environmental services, engineering, or equivalent experience promoting resource efficiency within an organization.
Experience with budgeting, procurement, contract documents and financing including grant programs.
Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP), Building Operator Certification (BOC), or other relevant credentials are preferred.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of building science, mechanical systems, lighting, and controls equipment.
Knowledge of carbon reduction strategies.
Knowledge of renewable energy systems and operation.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret building designs and construction plans, control drawings, service bulletins, technical procedure manuals, equipment specifications, and governmental regulations.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with multiple stakeholders.
Ability to drive UTA vehicle.
Ability to complete all physical tasks as needed.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of the company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, a summary of job duties, and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
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