The Energy Manager is responsible for promoting and facilitating energy conservation by identifying and implementing various options for saving energy, leading awareness programs, and monitoring energy usage and utility rates. They focus on energy conservation and energy efficiency of campus systems and are the leader of the university energy programs. The Energy Manager works hand in hand with the leadership of HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing groups under the direction of the Director of Utilities.
1. Promotes energy efficiency by developing and implementing university energy efficiency measures.
2. Calculates/determines energy efficiency and savings, develops energy efficiency program strategies, and makes recommendations to the university staff and leadership by evaluating energy audit and inspection information.
3. Obtains important information pertaining to energy efficiency on campus and in campus facilities by conducting energy audits, inspections, and studies.
4. Provides monthly and annual electric, gas, and water utility reports for Facilities staff, track utility budgets, and track the Energy Utilization index (EUI) for the campus. Manages energy tracking, performs statistical analysis for strategic planning and forecasting, establishes utility benchmarks, and outlines cost savings targets and objectives.
5. Provides technical expertise in the identification of operational performance improvements and implementation strategies.
6. Analyzes and provides technical expertise in electrical, mechanical, HVAC, controls, water, wastewater, irrigation, building envelope, and lighting systems, to recommend improvement measures for equipment and components to minimize utility costs.
7. Identifies opportunities for energy efficiency improvements in existing facilities and develops implementing projects by applying knowledge of energy engineering principles and building systems.
8. Promotes and creates a university awareness of energy efficiency and conservation programs and initiatives by preparing and delivering presentations and marketing energy efficiency programs on campus.
9. Assures inclusion of energy efficiency means, methods, and materials in capital projects and assists contractors as required to resolve design and construction progress issues associated with energy efficiency by actively participating in capital project design and construction status reviews.
10. Identifies new and proven energy-saving technology that has a cost benefit for the campus.
11. Includes and maintains certain TCU facilities in the DOE’s Portfolio Manager.
12. Attend energy efficiency-related meetings and conferences through professional organizations on the local, State, and National levels.
13. Works with university and local business peers to stay abreast and implement industry best practices
14. Performs other related duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or another related engineering discipline.
• 5 years of energy management experience including conducting energy audits and experience with operations of Building/Energy Management and Control Systems, HVAC systems, steam, and hot water boilers, and chillers.
• Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Certification or ability to achieve such registration within one year of hire.
• Valid Texas Driver’s License.
• Must be insurable under the university motor vehicle requirements.
• Knowledge of utility rate/tariff structures for electrical, gas, and water.
• Knowledge of department-specific software such as AutoCAD.
• Skill in some or all components of Microsoft Office.
• Skill in the navigation of Microsoft Windows, including Excel and PowerPoint.
• Skilled in strong interpersonal/human relations skills.
• Ability to mentor TCU engineering students as interns.
• Ability to clearly communicate verbally.
• Ability to draft grammatically correct correspondence.
• Ability to analyze situations accurately and develop effective solutions or courses of action.
• Ability to read building plans.
• Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
• Knowledge of Johnson Controls Metasys Energy Management Control System (EMCS).
• Knowledge of the Schneider Electric Power Monitor Expert (PME).
University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on-campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
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