To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey
is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong
commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and
strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to
The Department of Facilities and Administrative Services is a large
operational service organization that provides abroad array of
services to the campus community through the following offices:
Access Control Services, Automotive Services, Building Services,
Energy and Central Utilities, Facilities Operations, Grounds and
Landscape Maintenance Services, Mailing and Receiving Services,
Occupational Safety and Environmental Services, and Risk Management
Services. This position is assigned to the Office of Energy and
Under the direction of the Senior Director of Sustainability and
Energy Management, the Energy Systems Specialist is responsible for
assisting the Senior Director in maintaining high quality energy
services throughout all campus facilities and to facilitate
customer relations through focused service. This includes providing
professional expertise in the central utilities plant to deliver
reliable, safe, and cost-effective services; researching and
implementing sustainability and energy savings initiatives;
development and control of budgets; management of the
Sustainability and Energy Management service contracts; assisting
in the management of the Title V air permit and requisite
reporting, and assisting in the coordination of the HVAC and Energy
Management Systems activities.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Knowledge, Skills & Ability:
- Serve as manager for projects initiated by the Sustainability
and Energy Management office, including assisting in the
establishment of goals and objectives to implement as work
programs. Provide direction to dispatch Central Utility Plant
equipment and resources in the most economical manner.
- Perform analysis to inform recommendations, administration and
monitoring of the utility and operating budgets for the
Sustainability and Energy Management office, which is the largest
operating budget at the College, and maintaining balances within
the established operating budget. Collect and analyze data and
modeling of the operating cost and performance of existing campus
buildings and utilities. Prepare reports that utilize this data to
identify utility/infrastructure/building deficiencies. Develops
remedial plans and budgets to address said deficiencies.
- Initiates, modifies and executes the latest technology to
improve the operating efficiency of facilities, utilizing local and
central controls and monitoring systems. Performs the compilation
of information and summarizes statistical and other data from
various sources for use by the Department or the College. Maintains
central utility plant computer systems, archive and backup
databases of Computerized Emissions Controls Systems (CEMS), energy
meters, and maintain control room process PCs, upgrading and
installing new software and backing up data. Works closely with
College's IT department to ensure proper operation of all process
computers in Central Utilities Plant.
- Researches alternative energy sources and the potential for
implementation. Remains current on emerging sustainable energy
trends and technologies, and develops project scopes of work and
requests for proposals for potential initiatives.
- Familiarizes oneself with all college buildings and supporting
infrastructure, and clearly understands existing conditions and
needs. Reviews and interprets applicable principles, federal,
and/or state laws and regulations in the course of official
- Prepares central annual service contracts and assists in
negotiations and service contract administration with outside
vendors for operating equipment in the areas of central utilities
and energy management. Assists in the procurement of electric and
fuel to support the campus, power generation, and steam production.
Ensures that all procurement practices are adhered to.
- Identify and document environmental impacts as they pertain to
the Central Utilities Plant, including, but not limited to, the
Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, CFCs and Air Quality Works
closely with the Environmental Programs Specialist to ensure
compliance with all applicable environmental regulations.
- Compiles, maintains and analyzes Peak demand and energy
consumption for individual buildings, feeders and total
- Must possess analytical ability to utilize Microsoft Excel to
develop models to assist in decision making. This includes the use
of measured and published energy data to predict energy consumption
for proposed new facilities and renovations; estimate energy costs
associated with campus buildings; and, assist in performing
accurate energy and utility budget projections.
- Must possess excellent organizational, analytical, verbal and
written communication skills. Must have the ability to read, write,
speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to
perform the duties of this position. American Sign Language or
Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
communication. Must be able to write hardware specifications.
- Must have the ability to create and maintain accurate records
of work performed using a computer and college supported software
programs (e. g. Microsoft Office, FAMIS/School Dude), and be able
to schedule work for others to complete.
- Must have the ability to develop energy conservation
initiatives to reduce costs; methods to reduce energy consumption;
and, participate and develop sustainability practices.
- Must have the ability to collaboratively work with the
College's HVAC, Electric and Plumbing trades to advance energy and
sustainability initiatives and advance the College's strategic
Education & Experience:
- Must be able to walk distances in extreme weather conditions,
navigate stairs, climb ladders, kneel and negotiate tight
- Must be capable of lifting tools, materials and equipment
commensurate within the functions of this position (up to 50
- Must be able to ensure limited lighted situations with extreme
temperatures (e.g., non-air-conditioned spaces).
- Must be able to safety use various tools and equipment.
- Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor's degree.
Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute
on a year for year basis.
- Three years of full-time comprehensive experience in a
facilities operation’s environment, sustainability, engineering, or
an energy management related role.
- Exhibited proficiency in the use of computers, computer
technology and various software programs, with an emphasis on
Microsoft Excel analytics.
- Valid driver’s license in good standing issued by state of
- Superior organization, analytical, verbal and written
- Graduation from an accredited college/university with a
Bachelor’s degree in financial analysis, economics, environmental
studies, or architecture/engineering - Experience in energy
management, sustainability, and central utilities plant, including
- Work experience in an institutional setting (e.g., school,
hospital, correctional facility).
- Three (3) years of full-time comprehensive experience in a
facilities operation’s environment, sustainability, or an energy
management related role.
NJ CSC Title:
- Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful
completion of background check and reference checks
- COVID-19 Testing and Compliance - The College has a mandatory
COVID-19 vaccination requirement. To learn more, please read the
policy here: COVID-19 Requirements and Protocols. You will be
required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Human
Resources office prior to your first day of employment. https://hr.tcnj.edu/covid-19-employee-info/
Professional Services Specialist 2,
Job Spec Code:
State Class Code:
P24/ $66,479.38 - $75,778.40
TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national
recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ
has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and
is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive
colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75
"Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of
American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the
northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report.
TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the
Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa
chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and
universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the
foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts
& Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social
Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and
Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a
commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by
train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is
set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known
for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings.
Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of
interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information
for three professional references. Applications will be considered
until a viable finalist has been found.
In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70,
effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain
positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey
residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet
the requirements listed.