Energy and Compliance Coordinator - Facilities, Planning, and Management
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Internal Number: 2300000206
Energy and Compliance Coordinator (Administrative Professional 2 - MR12)
Facilities, Planning, and Management
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate utility system initiatives to reduce cost, consumption, or adverse impacts. This involves energy management, water management, carbon reduction, waste reduction and recycling, and all associated measurement, verification, and reporting. This requires collection and analysis of pertinent data, utilization of best practices, new technologies, and benchmarking tools. This also requires knowledge of applicable policies, codes, and regulations. The identification of outside funding opportunities and employment of a variety of procurement and contracting methods will also be required.
Develop and Implement Utility System Improvements
Performs collection and analysis of data to provide recommendations with supporting rationale for improvements
Monitors and verifies results of implemented improvements which would apply but not be limited to the following areas:
Energy conservation measures
Lighting - equipment efficiency, control strategies, and operations parameters
Water management - storm water, potable, irrigation (permits, water quality fees, fee credits, reductions)
Carbon inventory reductions, mitigation, or offsets
Other related duties as assigned
Compliance/Goal Measurement and Reporting
Measures and reports facilities related components of carbon inventory and Climate Action Plan, storm water or other compliance/ goal-oriented reporting
Develops and reports on appropriate metrics, including fiscal, on our alignment with identified goals and how they can be benchmarked
Monitors and manages University utility billing, rate schedules, recoveries, and credits
Legislation and Initiatives
Remains current with relevant legislation, regulations, policies, initiatives, new technologies, best practices, and accepted benchmarks
Provides a variety of sustainability benchmarks of UTC against measures from Tennessee Higher Education Institutions, peer institutions and industry/ national standards
Attends related seminars and conferences, consultation with manufacturers/ vendors, designers, outside agencies/ groups, service on related committees both internal and external
Programs and Funding
Identifies and seeks out outside funding opportunities, rebate programs, and other savings programs
Coordinate and compile University data for ongoing accreditations/certifications (Tree Campus, Arboretum, etc.)
Assists in the development of contract documents/ methods to implement initiatives both internal and external
Serves on campus committees as assigned
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Advanced knowledge of energy efficient technologies & implementation strategies, expertise in high performance building tools, performance contracting, and energy management
Knowledge of engineering, architectural and construction concepts, policies, and procedures
Knowledge of government procurement/ contracting practices, water efficiency strategies, project management and cost estimating methods
Strong analytical skills and knowledge of data collection and analysis
Ability to work independently
Broad working knowledge of common software applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, database, scheduling)
Presentation, organizational and communication skills, verbal and written
Working knowledge of technical software applications (e.g. energy accounting and management, AutoCAD, GIS)
Extensive knowledge of engineering, architectural and construction concepts, policies, and procedures
Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
Review of applications will begin September 25, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Minimum Qualifications:Typically requires a bachelor's degree in a relevant field and four years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in engineering, or related field; 5 years of more of related utility system experience in commercial, industrial, or institutional setting; experience in a facilities organization of similar size, scope and scale in an institutional or Higher Education setting;highlydiverseexperienceinpertinent areas;directexperienceinpertinentareasasopposedto oversight only; and Certified Energy Manager (CEM) are preferred.
Professional experience and training may be considered in lieu of degree.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.