Campus Energy Manager

Job description

UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting Title:

Campus Energy Manager



Job Location:


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Salary Information:

Salary commensurate with experience.

Department Summary:

The Energy group within the Facilities Support & Services Department, at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Campus Energy Manager to join our team.

The Facilities division of Support and Services consists of two main functions; Facilities support, and campus services. We support Facilities staff and operations by managing the Facilities operating and project budget and finances, providing procurement liaison services (purchasing, contracts and invoicing), business analysis and reporting; serving as the Facilities customer service center for all University related maintenance and construction needs by being the primary line of communication between University faculty, staff, and students and the Facilities construction and maintenance departments; and overseeing the safety and training of Facilities employees by providing current training and proper protective equipment for all Facilities staff. Campus services consists of the Facilities Central Store, which stock and supply over 4,000 items to Facilities technicians and the rest of campus; and Automotive Services, which maintains and manages over 500 motorized vehicles and equipment items.
For additional information on the Facilities Support & Services department, you may visit our website at:

As one of the nation’s largest public universities and the most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we are dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to a diverse student body of approximately 38,000 students. UNT is a student-focused Tier One Public Research University with 12 colleges and schools offering 101 bachelors, 82 masters, and 38 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. With more than 400 student organizations, NCAA Division I athletics and an array of concerts presented by our world-renowned College of Music, there’s something for everyone at UNT. UNT has been named by Forbes as one of America’s 100 Best College Buys® for 21 consecutive years, the state’s most affordable research university, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and The Princeton Review named us a “Best in the West” university. named Denton the 9th Best College Town in the nation.

The Facilities organization at UNT is a service provider comprised of the following divisions FPDC; Facilities Maintenance (FM) and Facilities Support & Services (FSS). We are responsible for the planning, renovation, maintenance and repair of university buildings and facilities, as well as other services playing an essential role to the mission of the University of North Texas. Facilities has over 325 employees who lead the way in caring for and operating over 170 facilities and 904 acres of landscape. Our goal is to provide world-class support for the University by ensuring safe, reliable, efficient facility and utility services delivered with outstanding customer services and effective stewardship of resources and the environment. For additional information on Facilities, you may visit our website at: . University of North Texas Career Bands are located on the Human Resources website at: under the subtitle of Pay Plan.

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for functioning as a strategic manager and is keystone to the success of the University’s energy conservation goals, ensuring efficiency and good stewardship of resources. The position acts as a resource to all groups within UNT Facilities as well as the general campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field and four years of professional related experience; or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of the principals and thermodynamic characteristics of all types of HVAC equipment. Has understanding of typical maintenance practices for such equipment. Stays abreast of changes in technology, or in the application of existing technologies, as they pertain to energy efficiency or energy cost reduction. Ability to perform energy cost savings calculations of such items as chillers, boilers, air handling systems, electric motors, lighting systems, pumps and control strategies related to all of the above. Experience with life-cycle cost analysis and software (BLCC), commissioning, and building system optimization, budget and financial management systems such as Microsoft Office especially Excel and other database software and accounting systems, energy management systems, and work order systems.
  • Energy auditing and energy modeling experience including energy modeling software. (DOE)
  • Working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods.
  • Knowledge of processes, procedures, and methods used in facilities operations including concepts, principles and practices of management, engineering as applied to innovative research applications, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, goals and objectives; document existing and new processes; evaluate process effectiveness and develop changes or alternatives; identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions; read and interpret technical manuals, equipment diagrams and specifications; interpret technical and artistic designs and create a final product.
  • Knowledge of co-generation.
  • Experience managing shared savings and performance based contracts.
  • Fuel and electricity procurement experience.
  • Background in building automation controls, HVAC/mechanical systems and construction.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.BS in engineering (electrical, mechanical, industrial) or equivalent work experience.
2.2-4 years of experience with energy conservation, energy management, performance contracting or energy engineering. Commissioning and/or Retro commissioning experience.
3.Working knowledge of HVAC, electrical, mechanical, building automation and control systems across a variety of building types including commercial offices.
4.Professional Engineer (PE) and/or Certified Energy Manager (CEM),or Certified Energy Auditor (CEA).If not CEM or CEA, Energy Manager in Training desired or ability to achieve within one year, CEM within 2 years.
5.Experience with building control systems & metering.
6.Familiarity with energy cost savings calculation methodology.
7.Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
8.Experience presenting information to all levels of management.
9.Strong computer skills including proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint, online software platforms, with the ability to use spreadsheets and data analysis applications.
10.Ability to multi-task and effectively organize responsibilities.
11.Self-starter, team player, with the ability to bring alternate points of view to the discussion and analysis.
12.Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
13.Strong project management and leadership skills.
14.Proven record of excellent internal and external customer service
15.Ability to recommend improvements to energy and utility procurement operations and maintenance

Required License / Registration / Certification:

• LEED AP Certification or ability to become certified within 24 months.
• Certified Energy Manager from Association of Energy Engineers or ability to be certified within first 12 months.
• Energy Star Certification experience.

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Energy Engineer

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Climbing, Crawling, Driving, Kneeling, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate


Serves as the primary campus resource on energy management issues and develops programs to affect behavioral energy management practices. Leads and coordinates the energy conservation and energy use measurement efforts on the campus.


Provides leadership and technical support in the analysis, development and implementation of sustainable energy initiatives including energy efficiency and conservation projects, infrastructure assessments, and infrastructure augmentations. Will identify and assess re-commissioning and retro-commissioning measures and requirements.


Prepares and distributes monthly, quarterly, yearly, and bi-annual reports. Compiles, maintains, and files all data to keep the University current and in compliance with local, county, state, and federal regulations and reporting requirements pertaining to energy usage and conservation.


Analyzes and monitors utility billings and meter data for the purpose of developing baselines to quantify energy impacts and recommending methods of cost containment and assists in development and management of the annual utilities operating budget. Sets benchmarks for energy usage, developing and implementing appropriate energy conservation measures and deploying systems to display, analyze, and react to energy efficiency issues on campus. Prepares technical data and cost estimates for programming documents. Reviews contracts and makes recommendations for proposal changes.


Prepares documentation supporting funding for energy conservation and utility infrastructure initiatives and provides advice and cost/benefit analytics supporting the business case for those programs. Identifies and manages energy efficiency projects that will pay for themselves in energy savings. Identifies and seeks outside funding opportunities such as grants, rebate programs or other savings programs for the development and implementation of energy management projects and programs. Performs energy audits, reviewing the efficiency of electrical and mechanical systems, and developing energy management action plans in cooperation with the Facilities Maintenance Department and the campus community.


Reviews utility systems operations, material conditions, and maintenance practices and provides advice to the appropriate Facilities personnel. Provides recommendations on other steps to develop a sound and efficient utility infrastructure and reduce cost and greenhouse gas emissions. Provides strong strategic guidance to the expansion of campus-wide metering systems.


Works with in-house engineers and in-house departments by providing technical assistance, research, and support. Documents energy savings through energy modeling and analysis on MEP and other system retro-fits. Maintains liaison with the Maintenance/Operations department and other colleges, departments, and administrators and their staffs in order to provide optimum facility comfort while reducing energy consumption levels and supportive of the instructional and research goals of the University. Serves as a Project Manager as needed for various projects and initiatives as determined by the Senior Director of Facilities Maintenance. Facilitates LEED-EB processes.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 1/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time