Energy Manager Facilities

Houston, TX
Sep 20, 2017
Institution Type
Community College
The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

You will find a collaborative, collegial atmosphere at HCC; one in which you will receive strong support at the highest levels of administration. Our leaders foster a positive work environment through empowerment of team members and direct reports.

We are currently seeking a Energy Manager Facilities who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity

You: Innovator. Pacesetter. Agent of change. If you're a tech savvy, process improvement-focused Student Champion with a talent for developing partnerships with communities and individuals, we're looking for you.

Your mission: We'll rely on you to provide and direct a complete program of energy management that will reduce downtime and operating costs and increase the safety and attractiveness of campuses and facilities across the HCC System.


Develops and implements practices and procedures designed to reduce energy consumption and/or improve efficiency of energy usage. Provide direction for a team that performs Building Automation/HVAC "controls" for day to day operation, maintenance and repairs for approximately 5M square feet of usable space.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  1. Monitor energy usage of the HCC system;
  2. Proactively organize the coordination of systematic energy conservation;
  3. Implement an effective energy cost control program;
  4. Examine patters of energy usage system-wide and report to executive team;
  5. Manage building schedules for access control, HVAC and lighting;
  6. Manage, coordinate, and initiate communication to all relevant facility, campus and departmental personnel when events occur that may affect building functionality/operation such as power outage, gas leaks, alarms etc.;
  7. Serve as contact for HCC power profiles "energy management server" for tenant billing;
  8. Oversee HCC work order tracking system;
  9. Oversee server for building automation;
  10. Establish and maintain energy benchmarks and goals for the HCC system;
  11. Conduct energy efficiency training and communications;
  12. Create carbon footprint reduction initiatives and strategies;
  13. Conduct market research for new technologies and best practices;
  14. Provide reports from the Continuum database monthly and/or as needed;
  15. Manage building schedules for HVAC, lighting and access control;
  16. Ensure compliance of all Code required inspections are performed;
  17. Involved in the continuous monitoring and improvement of facility energy performance;
  18. Coordination of recording and forecasting energy usage data;
  19. Develop and promote energy conservation best practices for the HCC system;
  20. Develop and draft proposals for energy efficiency projects for approval;
  21. Coordinate energy management plans, projects and targets;
  22. Assist in ensuring conservation projects are completed in a timely, quality and accurate manner; and
  23. Ensure all local, state, and federal compliance requirements are followed/ achieved in regards to energy projects.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.


Bachelor of Science degree in related technical field required. A High School Diploma / GED plus (4) years related work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.


Five (5) years of experience in energy management, low voltage electronic and Access Control Automation & HVAC Automation systems required.

Prior higher education work experience. (preferred)

  1. Excellent knowledge of Building Automation;
  2. Strong, technical, research and interpersonal skills;
  3. Excellent communication skills;
  4. May be required to work from a lift or boom;
  5. Works on carpeted, concrete, vinyl and tile floors;
  6. Must be able to lift 50 pounds in a working environment and carry some reasonable distance;
  7. Must have the ability to remain calm in a stressful and/or emergency situation that may arise within the facility;
  8. Must be able to work varying shifts, weekends and holidays as needed;
  9. Must be willing to work off normal hours when needed;
  10. Must be willing to participate in an on call rotation;
  11. Excellent data analysis skills;
  12. Shall have experience auditing / managing computerized energy management systems;
  13. Display familiarity with local, state, and federal environmental legislation;
  14. Ability to manage multiple projects;
  15. Display proven team management experience; and
  16. Ability to respond effectively to reported concerns throughout the college system.

Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you're a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, we urge you to apply today.

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
  • 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

    If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

  • Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
    Office of Institutional Equity

    PO Box 667517

    Houston TX, 77266

    713 718.8271 or

    HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.
    Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.
    HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

    This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.