Senior Director, Energy Systems
Position Number: 00106327
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The 900+ positions of Facilities Division service the students and staff of the University's teaching, research/administrative space and 2,240 acres of Ground and Transportation Infrastructure. Facilities Division provides design and building services, maintenance, custodial, landscape, solid waste removal, utility, mail, and motor pool services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The goal is to: deliver cost effective services to the University, ensure completed projects and maintenance that conform to codes and regulations, while minimizing University liabilities and disruptions caused by the maintenance, repair and building, and equipment modifications to the University.
Essential Job Duties: I. Provide leadership, oversight and management for following four subordinate directorates and corresponding mission sets and key tasks. 2. Utilities & Engineering - Directs activities of the Utilities and Engineering Services unit in the operation and maintenance of the central utility co-generation plants, thermal distribution systems, high voltage distribution systems, and energy management/campus automation systems on the three campuses. This position develops strategic goals and long-term objectives and assists in long-range capital planning and infrastructure development. This position is also responsible for the development and implementation of procedures to comply with regulatory programs as they apply to the central plants and electrical distribution systems. o Responsible for the preparation and approval of updates to the annual energy report sent to the State Energy Office. o Acts as liaison for utility issues with Progress Energy, PSNC, and City of Raleigh. Interacts with EPA for regulatory issues. o Reviews and evaluates contractual documentation and correspondence for complex capital improvement projects for completeness, compatibility, and compliance with engineering and architectural principles, standards, codes and design needs including management and oversight of change orders; fee amendments; invoices and progress billings; schedules; material submittals; and budget constraints with little oversight. 3. Building Maintenance & Operations - Provides full authority for building system engineering, maintenance and operations for over 9,000,000 sq. ft. in 200 facilities on multiple technically intensive campuses. Provides leadership to 161 FTE in eight (8) maintenance zone shops, an electronics shop, a building automation shop, maintenance planners and HVAC engineering serving all facilities. Manages an $11,000,000 operating budget. Responsible for all life safety systems for buildings on five (5) campuses. Provides oversight and management for engineering analysis, troubleshooting, design document reviews, and capital project planning for building systems. o Sets strategies for determining Most Efficient Organization (MEO) through decisions on out-sourcing vs. in-house services. o Establishes operating standards, performance measures, quality levels, and benchmarks. o Conducts assessments of facilities for departments and colleges' campus-wide to assure that systems are meeting customer needs and that system alterations are buildable and maintainable. o Provides management and oversight for all aspects of building maintenance, engineering, repair, and operation of university buildings, as well as, highly sophisticated hospital animal care and research space, including but not limited to HVAC systems, indoor air quality, fire protection, and building envelope. o Provides management and oversight for all aspects of maintenance, repair, and operation of campus fire alarm, fire protection, life safety, fire suppression, lab safety, and building automation systems, in all campus buildings. o Provides oversight for engineering plans and specifications for new buildings or renovation of existing buildings on campus. o Develops preventive maintenance standards and conducts risk/cost analysis. o Provides oversight for building condition assessments to determine priorities for renewal and capital replacement. o Responsible for all building systems in the CBC hospital complex, animal care areas, and research building and ensure services meet the rigorous requirements of the hospital and AALAC accreditations. o Prepares, evaluates and awards contracts for services. o Develops and maintains emergency plans and procedures to ensure restoration of services following failures or catastrophic events. Manages all aspects of disaster response and recovery. o Interact with departmental, college, and corporate customers on Main, CBC and Centennial Campuses to ensure quality services delivery and to ascertain customer needs and priorities. 4. Energy Management - Responsible for the administration, supervision, maintenance and operations of the Energy Management Unit, which has responsibility for energy management, energy procurement, energy conservation, and campus automation systems for the Main Campus, CVM, and Centennial Campus. This position makes decisions on strategic initiatives with the goal of meeting the University's commitments to energy reduction. It is responsible for developing and maintaining the Energy Strategic Plan to ensure that the activities align with the overall University mission and goals. In addition, this position is responsible for coordinating the energy procurement and utilization of the campus' central utility plants in order to maximize efficiency and minimize cost. The position provides engineering services to the Capital Project Management Office in support of capital renovation and new construction of building systems and utility infrastructure. This work includes the design of in-house energy conservation projects through the preparation of design concepts, calculations, drawings, specifications and cost estimates. This position provides recommendations to the Director of Utility Services for improvements to the campus infrastructure that contributes to the goal of a 20% reduction per square foot in energy consumption for campus buildings. o Manages development of building construction guidelines for new construction and renovations that ensure proper use of energy wise methods and materials. Manages staff to provide periodic inspection of work in progress to ensure compliance with codes, standards, design criteria, and quality standards. o Provide professional engineering expertise to support the Utilities Services unit in analyzing current energy utilization strategies and recommend forward-looking initiatives for efficient operation of the campus utility infrastructure. o Evaluate equipment efficiency to ensure best overall thermal performance of plant. Make recommendations to plant operating staff. o Provide professional engineering services to evaluate condition and function of energy systems to assist Office of University Architect and CPM in determining needs and priorities for capital funding requests. Determine scope of work and cost estimates. o Oversee preparation of life cycle costs analysis for proposed planned capital energy system upgrades. o Direct the activities of the Energy Management group to include campus automation shop supervisor, staff engineers and administrative staff. o Projects will generally consist of modifications to electrical, mechanical or HVAC systems to increase efficiency or reduce energy consumption. o Direct activities of staff to conduct equipment and/or building energy audits, generate reports and publish results. o Management oversight of energy brokering and fuel procurement functions for central plants, including evaluating gas hedging and fuel oil negotiations. o Management oversight for In-Step billing system and eDNA historian to ensure timely billing and accurate readings of building energy consumption. o Develop operating budget for EM group, including funding requests for program expansions, system renewals and staffing increases. o Track operating and maintenance costs and ensure expenditures remain within budget. Recruit and fill vacant positions within the group. Provide appropriate feedback, recognition and counseling to staff for actions. o Provide planning, design, implementation and operation direction for the campus automation shop for control, maintenance, and monitoring of the campus infrastructure systems. Identify and develop scope and costs for projects that provide energy savings. Assign to staff to implement. o Ensure design, construction and building guidelines are current and reflect current technologies for energy efficient design and construction. o Administer programs, such as LEEDS and Energy Star, to determine progress, evaluate other programs for applicability to NCSU, and make recommendations to adopt. Develop central plant optimization strategies and generator dispatching to minimize energy consumption and cost. o Provide budgetary planning and control for the purchase of energy resources, $30 million annual budget. o Research energy alternatives such as wholesale power purchases. o Prepare efficiency studies on the cost/benefit for operating certain combinations of equipment. o Ensure maintenance program for controls and metering is adequate. o Evaluate/make recommendations on central plant equipment efficiency to ensure best overall thermal performance. Lead efforts in planning/establishing carbon footprint reduction strategies. o Provide planning, design, implementation and operation direction for the campus automation shop to assume new duties and responsibilities for campus infrastructure control systems as new technologies and processes are installed. o Ensure building consumption data, including meter deficiencies are current and reporting is accurate. o Ensure staff responds to building occupancy changes and program changes with updates to database. o Provide campus leadership to develop awareness campaigns and promotions that heighten awareness of energy issues and publicize success stories. Provide direction for energy management program and strategic plan. Provide leadership role in developing a renewable energy portfolio for the University. o Interface with State Energy Office and act as University liaison for activities. Interface with regulatory and environmental agencies concerning compliance issues.
Minimum Education/Experience: A relevant post-Baccalaureate degree, from an accredited institution, with a minimum of three (3) years or greater of related professional experience. For candidates demonstrating comparable professional backgrounds, a relevant undergraduate degree and a minimum of five (5) years or greater of relevant experience may be substituted for the advanced degree. Experience in a large Facility and/or university environment Engineering management experience Professional Registration Leadership Training Budgeting and Financial Management experience Program Management experience Utilities or similar technical expertise.
Department Required Skills: Budgeting and Financial Management experience Program Management experience Utilities or similar technical expertise.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: o Experience in a large Facility and/or university environment engineering management experience. o MS Degree in Engineering or Business Administration Professional Registration o Leadership Training, Budgeting and Financial Management experience Program Management experience, Utilities or similar technical expertise.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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