Wesleyan University Energy Manager in Middletown, Connecticut

Position Information

Job Posting Number S00495

Position Title Energy Manager

Department Utilities Management-1206

Job Category Staff Posting

Position Type Full-Time

Position Details

Wesleyan University Campus is comprised of almost 3 million square feet of academic, administrative, athletic and residential space in approximately 300 buildings.

Reporting to the Project Engineer, the Energy Manager is responsible for the safe, sustainable, and efficient operation and maintenance of the campus building automations systems as well as monitoring and control of campus wide consumption of utilities including, but not limited to electricity (including Cogeneration and solar generated electricity), gas, oil, domestic water, steam, chilled water, and sewer.

Responsibilities include:

Explore opportunities to develop and implement “sustainable” energy solutions on campus (e.g. solar power, geothermal energy) toward the goal of reducing institutional carbon emissions.

Manage comprehensive energy projects to address envelope insulation, water conservation, alternative energy, replacement of inefficient equipment, gas conservations, lighting upgrades, etc.

Prepare applications for energy rebates from public utilities and explores grant opportunities for energy conservation projects.

Prepare reports of consumption and trends, validate accuracy, compare data to previous years and peer schools, and take corrective action to continuously improve the efficiency of building systems and equipment and the effective use of fiscal and natural resources.

Collaborate with the directors of physical plant to create and maintain multi-year scheduled equipment and systems maintenance and replacement schedules.

Coordinates system outages to minimize disruption with all end users.

Manage all regulatory reporting and compliance including, but not limited to stack testing, title 5, boiler blow down, emergency generators, combined heat and power, air permits and other power plant and cogeneration permitting as required including assembling and maintaining the data as necessary to update and obtain permits.

Collaborate with University departments (faculty, students, staff and parents) regularly regarding policies related to indoor environments including temperatures, lighting and air quality, goals for energy conservation and peak performance of university utilities.

Work with project managers to ensure that utility infrastructure and energy management system needs are defined and addressed during new construction and major renovations.

Work with HVAC mechanics on software and hardware changes and to improve equipment maintenance and operation.

Respond to emergency calls for assistance when needed after hours, on weekends and holidays and may be required to fulfill on-call manager responsibilities.

Performs all other duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Trade license in mechanical or electrical field plus 5 years progressive experience in institutional building and infrastructure operations and maintenance including building automation systems, central power plant and distribution systems, Cogeneration, and chilled water system balancing.

Demonstrated skills in project management.

Advanced knowledge of HVAC, controls, energy and electrical distribution systems.

Working Knowledge of all local, state and national building and fire codes and other regulations applicable to area of responsibility including but not limited to: NFPA, OSHA, EPA.

Proper use of personal protective equipment related to trade.

Knowledge of Material Safety Data Sheets and proper waste disposal methods. Proper application of Lockout Tagout, confined space, and other safety procedures.

Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and build to blueprints, drawings.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Strong customer service competencies and customer follow-up.

Desktop computer skills including proficient use of Energy Management Systems, MS Word, Excel, internet and e-mail.

Must have and maintain a valid State of Connecticut driver’s license and safe driving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, building operations or related field plus 10 years relevant experience.

Registered Professional Engineer in Connecticut.

Certified Energy Manager Certification or equivalent.

Experience writing, interpreting, and enforcing maintenance contracts.

Proficiency in MS Power Point, report writing, and graphing of energy data.

Management Competencies Not Applicable

Competencies Functional/technical skills, Planning/priority setting, Problem solving, Project management, Teamwork/collaboration, Work environment & safety, Respects diversity, Commitment to sustainability

Special Instructions to Applicants

Additional Information

Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University

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