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Energy Manager

Apply now Job no: 522306
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Engineering/Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades

Department: Campus Planning and Facilities Management - Utilities and Energy
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $80,000 - $90,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
July 16, 2018; open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application. Complete applications must include the online application, a cover letter addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications of the job posting, and a resume.

Department Summary
Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270 employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction. The units of CPFM strive to provide excellent customer service to the University of Oregon campus and operate with the highest professional standards, communicating and collaborating with customers to support the stewardship of the campus.

Utilities and Energy (U&E) provides Steam, Chilled Water, Electricity, and other district energy services for the University of Oregon. The Utilities and Energy Department is comprised of specialized and diverse staff including Electrical technicians, Co-Generation Engineers, Maintenance technicians, and administrative staff. The U&E staff work 24 hours a day to ensure safe, reliable, and energy efficient utilities are delivered to the University of Oregon.

The department is responsible for all aspects of operations, maintenance, and repairs of the campus utility systems including a 10MW Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, 6.5MW emergency power generation, production and distribution of campus heating steam using two industrial natural gas fired boilers, production and distribution of electrical power, 7,500 ton chilled water plant and distribution system, compressed air, and other services to more than 80 buildings and over 4 miles of distribution tunnels. The department works closely with other campus departments from across different business units to ensure effective operations, avoid unsafe conditions, and mitigate service interruptions in all utility functions.

Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to act as a technical expert and provide support to CPFM units and support the efforts to meet energy goals determined by the CPFM Energy Team. The Energy Manager will lead the Energy Steward shop which includes one Energy Specialist. The Energy Manager is responsible for demand side energy benchmarking, energy audits, analysis, reports, modeling, and supporting the energy analysis needs of campus partners. The position will take a leading technical role in executing energy action plans designated by the Campus Energy Team. The Energy Manager reports to the Director of Utilities and Energy.

This position will have shop level budget authority. This position will also be responsible for staff supervision including: hiring, training, development, and performance management. This position will make regular recommendations to Director and CPFM leadership, as well as determine the day to day aspects of how the Energy Program are managed. This includes how energy data is organized, stored, and disseminated. The analysis and recommendations made by this position will influence major ways in which building systems and main utilities are operated and greatly influence energy related projects and institutional energy costs.

Driving Requirement:
It is an essential requirement of this position to qualify for and maintain UO driver's certification eligibility, which includes maintaining an Oregon driver’s license throughout employment in this position.

Essential Personnel:
This unit may provide essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Energy Management and five years of demonstrable experience in the position of an energy manager or energy engineer of a university campus or large industrial facilities;
• 10 years of demonstrable experience as an energy manager or energy engineer at a University or large industrial facilities.

• Certification as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

It is an essential requirement of this position to qualify for and maintain UO driver's certification eligibility, which includes maintaining an Oregon driver’s license throughout employment in this position.

Professional Competencies
• Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university.
• Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem solving and positive interactions.
• Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it.
• Pay close attention to detail.
• Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
• Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
• Model the highest ethical standards.
• Provide superior customer service.

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of energy management related initiatives and an understanding of impact to organization of such initiatives required.
• Experience in facilities management, preferably in a higher education or Institutional environment, with emphasis in HVAC construction, commissioning, Building Automation Systems, controls, operation, and maintenance.
• Demonstrated experience determining payback and financial savings on energy projects (ROI, Life Cycle Analysis).
• Demonstrated experience conducting ASHRAE building energy audits.
• Demonstrated experience managing a building energy audit program.
• Demonstrated energy analysis experience supporting retro-commissioning projects.
• Demonstrated experience in the field of High Performance Buildings.
• Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining energy benchmarking programs including use of Energy Star Portfolio Manager.
• Demonstrated experience conducting analysis, developing recommendations, and executing energy action plans for demand side energy systems.
• Demonstrated experience using analysis to develop recommendations for projects that reduce energy costs.
• Demonstrated experience using building automation control systems, energy control systems, or SCADA.
• Demonstrated experience conducting efficiency studies of industrial level steam, chilled water, and utility level electrical systems.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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