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 Director of Energy and Central
Utilities, the Energy Systems Specialist is responsible for
assisting the 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 Energy and
Central Utilities service contracts; assisting in the management of
the Title V air permit and requisite reporting, and assisting in
the coordination of the Energy management Systems office (MS and
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Knowledge, Skills & Ability:
- Assists in organizing and planning the activities for the
Office of Energy and Central Utilities, including assisting in the
establishment of goals and objectives to implement as work
programs. Assists in decisions to dispatch central plant equipment
in the most economical manner.
- Assists in the development, recommendations, administration and
monitoring of the utility and operating budgets for the Office of
Energy and Central utilities, which is the largest operating budget
at the College, and maintaining balances within the established
operating budget. Assists in analyzing data and modeling of the
operating cost and performance of existing campus buildings and
utilities. Prepares 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 computer technology
to improve the operating efficiency of the central plant, utilizing
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 utilities plant computer systems, archive and backup
databases of Computerized Emissions Controls Systems (CEMS) 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 computes 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. May
coordinate annual Fume Hood testing/calibrations with
- Assists with the implementation of environmental concerns as
they pertain to the Central Utilities Plant, including, but not
limited to, the Clear Air Act, the Clean Water Act, CFC’s and Air
Quality. Works closely with the Environmental Programs Specialist
to ensure compliance with all applicable environmental
- 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, SchoolDude) 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.
- Two years of full-time comprehensive experience in a facilities
operation’s environment in a technical or energy 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.
- 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/
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.