Monitor the utility metering systems, forecast and analyze energy consumption and cost information for budgeting, accounting and financial purposes. Identify energy usage that is outside normal limits and take corrective action as appropriate.
Develop and ensure the regular tracking of appropriate data and information using EnergyCAP and ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to support necessary reporting and continuous improvement to the energy management program.
Manage the Universityâ™s compliance with the City of Chicagoâ™s Energy Benchmarking Ordinance using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
Manage the Universityâ™s compliance with the City of Chicagoâ™s Remediation Wastewater Ordinance including leading the bi-annual coordination of campus-wide wastewater testing.
Support implementation of capital and operating energy efficiency projects as identified in the Universityâ™s greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan in the areas of: HVAC controls upgrades, air handling unit retrofits, building weatherization, plug load management, laboratory energy retrofits, campus-wide lighting retrofits, chilled water and steam plant optimization, compressed air optimization, renewable energy, water usage optimization.
Oversee all aspects of energy projects from initial identification and study through construction completion and closeout. Work with and manage a team of design consultants, cost estimators, architects, commissioning authorities, contractors, etc.
Develop and implement energy conservation measures using in-house staff or contracted resources.
Develop and ensure the regular tracking of appropriate information to support continuous improvement in energy management and conservation.
Review plans and designs for building construction and renovation projects and recommend possible energy efficiency improvements.
Analyze life-cycle costs of building equipment to recommend replacement strategies.
Collaborate with other Facilities Services and campus Units on energy conservation initiatives and energy management issues.
Develop and manage the Universityâ™s water conservation plan.
â‹All matters pertaining to students, including supervision of Sustainability Ambassadors program management, ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunts & Battle of the Buildings coordination and management, Campus and Utility Plant Walking Tours and other events and outreach as it pertains to Sustainability and Energy.
Participates in the development and implementation of capital improvement projects, such as construction, remodeling, renovation, and maintenance of buildings and facilities.
Researches, designs, develops, tests, evaluates, and installs structures, systems, equipment, and/or components. Analyzes and develops solutions to technical problems and conducts tests to maintain quality. Performs development activities including drawing board layout and interpretation and implementation of project specifications and documentation requirements.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in engineering or energy related field, or combination of equivalent education and experience.
Masterâ™s degree in engineering or related field strongly preferred.
2 years of experience in energy and utilities management for a large and complex building portfolio with multiple stakeholders.Â
Experience with a peer higher education or equivalent healthcare campus strongly preferred.
Licenses and Certifications:
Professional Engineer license strongly preferred.
Certification in Energy Management or the ability to achieve the certificate within one calendar year of hire strongly preferred.
LEED AP certification or the ability to achieve the certificate within one calendar year of hire strongly preferred.Â
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Demonstrated understanding of energy analysis, energy auditing and utilities procurement and forecasting.
Advanced Excel and Access skills or equivalent.
Strong analytical, quantitative and customer service skills.
Demonstrated understanding of financial analysis, rate setting, and life cycle costing.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to build accurate and transparent business cases tied to the mission and goals of the University.
Ability to accurately forecast and implement interventions in order to achieve committed outcomes.
Foster Partnership & Collaboration through communication and transparency.
Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude.
Must be able to climb stairs and ladders and be capable of working at heights as required.
Be able to enter and survey equipment condition in tight spaces and be able to withstand working environment within mechanical equipment rooms and central utility plants including temperature, humidity and noise.
Be able to perform keyboarding and common administrative tasks on a computer.
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