Energy Engineer

Location
Raleigh
Posted
Jan 24, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00061591

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The 900+ positions of the Facilities Division service the students and staff of the University's teaching, research/administrative space and 2,240 acres of infrastructure. The 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, building, and equipment modifications to the University.

Essential Job Duties: The Energy Engineer works within the Energy Management group. Energy Management is a part of Energy Systems (Utilities & Engineering, Building Maintenance and Operations, Energy Management and Sustainability) which reports to Facilities Division. Energy Management has responsibility for the following 6 areas of influence for NC State University: (1) Energy Data Management, (2) Energy Supply Management, (3) Energy Use in Facilities, (4) Energy Efficiency, (5) Campus Integration and (6) Water Conservation. The Energy Engineer is primarily responsible for the following programs and technical initiatives within Energy Management's 6 focus areas: 1. Energy Supply - Energy Purchase Optimization: The Energy Engineer is the process owner for all energy procurement programs. The Energy Engineer monitors the various energy supplies for the campus (electricity, natural gas, fuel oil), develops strategies to optimize procurement (i.e. natural gas procurement program), establishes energy procurement contracts and maintains energy consultant relationships. NC State's utility budget is in excess of $38 million and electricity ($17 million) and natural gas ($8 million) a major cost drivers. The Energy Engineer actively pursues the most cost effective strategies for purchasing energy. 2. Energy Supply/Water Conservation - Central Plants: The Energy Engineer is the process owner for central utility plant optimization (steam, chilled water, hot water and electricity) including major equipment (combustion turbine generators, steam turbine generators, chillers, boilers, motors, VFDs, etc) and control system purchases, upgrades and optimization (with an emphasis on commonality across the systems). The Energy Engineer is also responsible for water conservation projects and systems within the central utility plants (re-use water and rain water capture). NC State has 5 central utility plants for electricity, steam chilled water and hot water serving the campus. In addition, the central utility plants have several water conservation and re-use systems in operation for utility cost reduction and drought protection. The Energy Engineer works closely with the Utilities and Engineering group to develop strategies for operating the central utility plants in the most efficient manner possible. 3. Energy Use in Facilities/Energy Efficiency - Capital Project Design Reviews: The Energy Engineer participates in all major renovation and construction projects to ensure energy efficient design of buildings (motors, pumps, building shell - windows/entry systems), infrastructure (underground utility systems), building automation systems and metering systems. NC State has over 300 buildings and conducts 3-5 major construction projects every year. The Energy Engineer is the liaison between Energy Management and the Capital Project Management staff. 4. Energy Data Management - Metering System Technology and Guidelines: The Energy Engineer is the process owner for selecting the "best" metering technology for the various systems on campus (electricity, natural gas, chilled water, steam/condensate, heating hot water, water, re-use water, etc) and maintaining/updating the Energy Management Metering Guidelines and Metering Construction Guidelines. NC State has over 850 utility meters collecting data vital to our mission of operating, tracking and optimizing our central utility plants and buildings. The Energy Engineer ensures that the metering systems installed are able to support this mission by researching various metering system technologies (meters, sensors, data collection devices, energy computers, etc) providing design guidelines, checking building design documentation, verifying installed components and verifying the operation of installed systems. 5. Engineering Support - Project Work: The Energy Engineer supports all of Energy Systems with energy related project work across the campus. 6. Acts in the stead of the Director of Energy Management as necessary when the Director is not available (meetings, projects, and during times of leave or absence).

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: Adept with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint Experience with analytical programming suites like MATLab or JMP Experience with InStep (Schneider) software or equivalent energy analytic tools like eDNA and EBS - Excellent oral and written communication skills, multi-tasking abilities, mathematical aptitude, and problem-solving abilities. - Excellent customer service skills and ability to work effectively with diverse personality types. - Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, and state and Federal government regulations. - Ability to compose and write correspondence and reports. - Ability to effectively present information as required. - Ability to define problems, collect all necessary data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, exercise discretion and independent judgment. - Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions in written, mathematical, or spoken form, and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. - Ability to see the other side of an issue and work a problem or task to conclusion, utilizing any resource available.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Previous work history in one of the following fields: energy services, utilities or engineering consulting. Work experience with energy and water metering system technology, including equipment specification, assembly design, installation, final integration/acceptance and monitoring/troubleshooting. CEM certification through AEE CEP certification through AEE PEM certification through IEP (NCSU energy diploma program)

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: Valid DL required. Valid North Carolina driver's license is required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.

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.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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