Manager, Energy Systems

Coral Gables, Florida
Mar 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The Energy Systems Manager oversees the highly technical areas of benchmarking, analysis, implementation, monitoring and closeout of UM’s energy management project portfolio. This includes implementation of energy/utility procurement, utility analysis and reporting, utility infrastructure documentation, capital planning and improvement programs.
The position requires a level of technical expertise in developing cost-savings energy projects (in detail) inclusive of cost/benefit analysis. Accountable for monitoring utility budgets and identifies opportunities for one or more of these disciplines: increasing revenues and containing costs and ensuring compliance with policies.
The Energy Systems Manager is a professional position, responsible for providing Leadership and technical support in the analysis, development and implementation of energy programs including, energy/water efficiency and conservation projects and identifying cost saving opportunities for the Coral Gables Campus.
This position has the primary responsibility for leading the university energy conservation program, and will be instrumental in continuously improving the university’s energy management plan, thereby reducing utility consumptions across the board for the Coral Cables campus.

Leads the Energy Conservation & Utilities Consumption Analysis:
Ensures the monitoring of utility consumption; Provides analysis on building electricity, natural gas, water, and renewable sources. Performs utility rate analysis to identify possible rate structure improvements. Reports monthly on energy consumption and conservation activities. Leads, coordinates and ensures the regular tracking of appropriate performance measures to support continuous improvement in energy management and conservation.

Leads the Implementation of Campus Energy Services:
Manage the continuous development of the campus Building Energy Services program (utilities consumption strategies and conservation programs) that includes improvements in equipment and energy technology, building systems and occupant behavior practices. Requests funding for energy conservation initiatives and works with the utility company on innovative demand side management strategies and peak load management. Works to identify opportunities to reduce utility fiscal impact.

Leads the Energy Conservation Measure Development:
Identifies building lighting, mechanical and process load problems impacting energy consumption; analyzes heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting systems to determine optimum operating conditions. Develops and recommends technologies and strategies to improve operating efficiency. Work with the building systems manager to implement alternate strategies to optimize energy efficiency in building spaces, while maintain space conditions in accordance with industry standards and codes.

Provides direct Leadership with Energy Technical Assistance / Training:
Reviews plans and specifications for building construction and renovation projects; makes recommendations regarding energy conservation and appropriate technology to ensure efficient energy. Reviews and supports value engineering discussions during project planning. Holds regular training activities on Energy Conservation best practices and policies with Facility Management and Facility Design & Construction Teams. Collaborates with the Office of Sustainability to implement strategic programs aimed at reducing, reporting and educating the community on the University’s carbon footprint. Acts as the subject matter expert in areas of energy codes, design standards, and building systems optimization.

Specific Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Implement, update and continuously enhance the university’s energy services program, to include auditing, commissioning, training, and performance tracking.
- Analyze, report and make recommendations regarding the University’s utility costs/variances, procurement, rate structures and energy use indexes for all campus assets.
- Frequently perform comparative energy use analysis between University assets and those of other academic institutions of similar type, using industry standards for categorization (CBECs)
- Identify opportunities and execute initiatives for energy savings and provide economic calculations for cost savings initiatives.
- Maintain and update the Energy Management plan by providing reports indicating the overall effectiveness of the energy plan.
- Provide analysis, reviews and recommendations regarding the design and planning of energy systems for new facilities and for renovations of old building systems.
- Collaborate with FD&C to assure design and planning adheres to component standards.
- In collaboration with managers ensure that mechanical equipment of the Gables Campus buildings are operating at optimal levels.
- Analyze building mechanical and automation systems, and recommend control strategies that promote maximum efficiencies of equipment.
- Works closely with Energy Management personnel regarding technical matters concerning the energy management system. Advises and makes recommendations for training needs and system upgrades.
- Manage and review refrigerant usage, stockpiling, and external personnel training program to comply with the final rule set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards in lieu of building codes.
- Identify potential cost savings rates & rebate opportunities with other utility companies used (water and gas).
- Review and analysis of Cx/Re-Cx reports, test and balance reports and M&V information related to conveyance for new construction projects and/or existing buildings to identify energy efficiency opportunities and issues.
- Accomplish building energy audits to identify potential cost saving project initiatives.
- Continuously audit, review and make recommendations on the Mechanical, Electrical and energy controls preventive maintenance programs to improve equipment efficiency.
- Designate personnel to assist in the gathering of data to be used in the economic analysis of future conversions, replacement and containment systems.
- Support the forecasting and preparation of the Energy Management budgets for submission to the administration. Monitor cost expenditure of the management budget as it relates to energy services.
- Compile information on normal operating systems/operating performance criteria including outside air ventilation rates, potable hot water storage, delivery requirements, space pressurization, space humidity and temperature requirements.
- Create a checklist for the visual inspection of building systems and perform periodic inspections based on this checklist.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Energy Management Systems or designee.

Reporting Relationships
This position reports directly to the Associated Director of Energy Management Systems or his designee.

- Ideal candidate will possess a Bachelors degree (Engineering degree, Mechanical/ Electrical)
- Ideal candidate will be a LEED Accredited Professional or be able to obtain a LEED certification within 12 months.
- Ideal candidate will hold Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification from the Association of Energy Engineers, or be able to obtain a such certification within 12 months.
- Energy management or services experience and project management experience required; clear and demonstrative 10 years effective work-related experience including initiation, implementation, measurement and verification (IPM&V), reporting and closeout of energy projects,
- Must have detailed knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems as they are related to buildings.
- Must have knowledge of applicable building environment and energy codes and standards, as well as knowledge of compliance tracking and reporting.
- Must have knowledge of electrical systems up to 480V 3PH.
- Must have solid experience in large tonnage chillers, variable pumping, and air systems including: variable air, constant air, multiple-zone air, and dual duct air systems.
- Must be able to use input, data extraction and interpretation of building automation systems to categorize and evaluate energy retrofit projects.
- Must be able to work in conditions which are adverse (hot, dusty, cramped, wet, dirty, enclosed); work from heights and in areas where climbing is required up to 40 feet.
- Must have experience in the preparation and administration of contracts for energy consultation, services, and performance contracts.
- Must have good analytical skills with ability to effectively manage and maintain a budget.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, with ability to effectively handle conflict resolution and problem solving.
- Must have excellent people skills in order to build positive relationship with staff, customers and stakeholders.
- Must have good leadership skills and lead by example.
- Must be able to multi-task with strong prioritization, scheduling and delegation abilities.
- Must have excellent organizational skills.
- Must maintain a valid Florida Drivers License with good driving record.
- Has advanced knowledge of data analysis and computer skills (to include: Microsoft Outlook, Word Excel).
- The Energy Systems Manager for Facilities Management will participate in the University of Miami’s National Incident Management System (NIMS). This level requires 16 hours of training.
- Excellent customer service, communications and interpersonal skills. Must be professional, responsive, and reliable and exceed customer expectations.
- The Energy Manger is considered essential personnel.
- This position supports and participates as a member of the facilities On-Call program.
- Maintains a positive working relationship with University staff and elicits their support in the DIRECCT Common Purpose, Values and Behaviors.
- Must follow and support University and Departmental Mission Statements and Core Values. Core Values below:
a. Quality Workmanship
b. Honesty, Integrity and Ethical Behavior
c. Respect for Each Other
d. Providing a high level of Customer Service / Customer Satisfaction
- Stays abreast of all incentives and rebates offered by all utilities companies.
- Must work well within a team environment as directed by Facilities Management to provide customer-oriented services to meet the changing need of the University.
- Other duties as assigned.

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