Energy Manager

About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts:

At MCLA, we're here for all - and focused on each - of our students. As a 2019 Top Ten Public College, classes are taught by educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their students thrive on every level of their lives. Nearly 93% of our graduates land competitive jobs or are accepted by some of the best grad schools in the country. We engage in the most nationally relevant conversations by hosting some of the most celebrated thinkers and speakers on our campus in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, an area known for its mountain ranges, hiking trails, and panoramic views. Our home town of North Adams is brimming with creative energy and the regional economy is booming as a result. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA is designed to elevate you as an individual, a leader, and a communicator, fully empowered to make your impression on the world.

Job Description:

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is accepting applications for the position of Energy Manager. The Energy Manager is in charge of day-to-day operations of the campus power plant and serves as the Engineer in Charge. responsible for the safe operation of the plant. Our power plant is classified by the state as a 2nd class power plant and includes high pressure steam boilers and a steam-powered turbine. The Energy Manager supervises a team of 3rd Class Power Plant Engineers, as well as the campus HVAC technicians.


1. Responsible for the management of budgets and purchasing associated with energy and utility systems.

2. Responsible for the supervision and training of staff assigned to the operations and maintenance of all college energy and utility systems.

3. Responsible for the development of deferred maintenance plans and budget requests to Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAMM) for energy and utility related repairs.

4. Responsible for communicating to the campus all energy and utility issues.

5. Responsible for developing and promoting energy saving programs among staff and students.

6. Responsible as the duly licensed Engineer-in-Charge of the MCLA Power Plant registered with the Massachusetts Department of Fire Service-Boiler and Pressure Vessel Program for the safe operation of the campus power plant.

7. Serve as the college liaison with DCAMM on energy management issues and on capital improvement projects related to energy and utility systems.

8. Oversee the implementation of any Energy Performance Contract and all the associated campus improvements contained in this contract.

9. Responsible for ensuring the college is compliant with all state and federal regulations related to energy and utility systems.

10. Responsible for the coordination of the college's energy management system to ensure user comfort and health within the context of the diverse schedule of buildings and rooms.

11. During heating season, will be on call 24/7.

12. Responsible for other duties, as assigned.

13. Responsible for training and certifying Power Plant Operators as Underground Storage Tank Class C operators.


1. Must possess a current Massachusetts Second Class or First Class Engineer license.

2. Must possess a current Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Underground Storage Tank Class A/B Operator Certification.

3. Must possess 3-5 years of experience working in a Power Plant.

4. Ability to read and interpret blueprints.

5. Possess excellent communication skills

6. Ability to work with standard computer software.

7. Computer Aided Design expertise preferred.

8. Supervisory experience.

9. Knowledge of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, mechanical and electrical systems preferred.

10. Knowledge of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Massachusetts department of Environmental Protection compliance standards/requirements with regard to Power Plant operations and maintenance of mechanical equipment and systems.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, position in the APA bargaining unit. Salary is $75,000.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit .

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately. For best consideration, please submit your completed application by September 11. 2020.

Interested candidates must apply electronically and should submit a letter of interest and resume by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below.

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