A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS) drives institutional sustainability efforts throughout operations, research, and healthcare. This position is a part of the Energy Management (EM) team, a subset of the OCS.
The Regional Energy Manager (REM) is responsible for developing and maintaining the organization's energy conservation program. Working in collaboration with building owners, building occupants, managers, and maintenance personnel, the REM ensures that assigned buildings are meeting the needs of occupants (faculty, staff, and students) while consuming the least amount of energy in respect to electricity, steam, natural gas, and water. The REM works with EM support staff to implement energy reduction methodologies and building system optimization. The position will report directly to the Manager of EM.
Fan scheduling & runtime reporting
Building walkthroughs to identify energy waste
Monitor monthly utility consumption for variations
Coordination with facilities maintenance groups (with a focus on energy conservation)
Steam trap testing coordination
Main contact for building facility manager regarding energy issues
Review capital project plans and provide comments related to system selection/design for energy efficiency
Identify and analyze other potential operational savings
Building Automation System (BAS) programming/trend review
Lead building energy deep dives with engineering support
Develop scopes of work for re-commissioning projects
Identify potential Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) including cost analysis with payback period and GHG reduction impact
Assist with ECM commissioning, measurement & verification, and closeout
Participate in the budget planning process (as requested)
Other assignments as identified that result in decreased utility consumption
Create new and implement existing energy programs as opportunities arise
Identify and lead new technology pilot projects
Identify operational issues using remote commissioning techniques and submit to maintenance or BAS for repair
Act as the OCS project manager for ECM and Retro-Cx projects
Assist the facility/school/college in developing a short/long-term ECM capital plan (as needed)
Lead the evaluations of new technology pilot projects
Assist in the development of new tools and methods to increase workflow efficiency
A Bachelor's degree in a technical field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Demonstrated knowledge of building heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, and water systems
Practical experience with digital building control technology and BAS
5 years experience in a facilities management environment
Demonstrated experience in leading programs and projects
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing at all levels of an organization
Demonstrated proficiency with current computer technology and applications (i.e. Google Docs, Microsoft Office Suite, work management interface, etc.)
Ability to travel frequently between sites across the U-M Ann Arbor campus
Certified Energy Manager certification from the Association of Energy Engineers or the ability to be obtained within 1 year
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
Experience working in research laboratory facilities and associated building systems
Experience in higher education, public service, or a non-profit organization
Prior knowledge of and experience with commercial or university buildings
Prior experience interacting with a diverse population at all levels, including bargained-for and non-bargained-for staff
Demonstrated passion for energy conservation and waste reduction activities or environmental action
Demonstrated success leading cross-functional teams
Demonstrated proficiency with AiM software (work management interface)
The work schedule is primarily regular business hours; however, the candidate must be able to adjust their schedule for occasional after-hours, work-related duties.
The University of Michigan, with an operating budget of over $7 billion, is a leader in higher education. We offer our employees an extensive total compensation package including competitive pay, a two-for-one retirement contribution, a variety of health insurance options, and a generous vacation plan. In addition, there are seven paid holidays and four paid season days.
The Office of Campus Sustainability seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
To learn more about The Office of Campus Sustainability and our work on campus, please visit our website at www.ocs.umich.edu.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.