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Campus Energy Manager

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 10, 2023

Campus Energy Manager

Job No: 497317
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Facilities, Other

The Campus Energy Manager is the principal individual responsible for the development and implementation of campus energy programs. This individual oversees and analyzes all energy use on campus, ensuring all energy systems operate at optimal efficiency. The Campus Energy Manager leads the campus energy conservation program to advance sustainability in support of the University's Climate Action Plan and develops strategies to help embed principles of sustainability in the areas of energy management and conservation. The Campus Energy Manager will be the key player in promoting Bucknell's energy goals.

Job Duties:
1. Monitor energy usage in campus buildings and identify and evaluate potential efficiency improvements. Develop systems and processes to support energy conservation efforts by measuring pre and post project energy consumption, M&V.

2. Implement retro-commissioning and/or continuous commissioning in selected buildings to reduce energy and cost consumption and improve occupant comfort. Perform energy audits of existing buildings and systems and lead the effort to correct deficiencies identified through the audit process.
3. Oversee all aspects of energy projects from initial identification and study, through construction completion. Work with Facilities Planning, Design and Construction group and A.D. For Utilities Maintenance to prioritize, develop and support capital projects related to energy conservation and other energy-related initiatives.
4. Plan and manage building utility metering programs, from identifying metering needs, coordinating installation of new meters and ultimately monitoring, collecting and trending meter data for analysis.
5. Participate on the Facilities Energy Team, including preparing and issuing quarterly and annual reports to the campus community.
6. Identify and develop opportunities for the institution to qualify for renewable energy credits, greenhouse gas reduction credits and other credit markets.
7. Monitor federal, state, and local utilities incentive programs and apply those programs at the University if deemed cost effective.
8. Develop and review design standards and specifications for building energy and utility systems for new construction in conjunction with Facilities Planning, Design & Construction group, including participation in LEED reviews.
9. Provide oversight of commissioning of new buildings and major renovation projects and re-commissioning of existing facilities.
10. Develop strategies and standards for the campus Energy Management System in cooperation with the Associate Director for Utilities Maintenance.
11. Promote energy conservation and sustainable practices by working closely with the Director of Sustainability to educate, inform, and reinforce concepts throughout the campus community.
12. Utilize fault detection and diagnostic tools/software to identify, analyze and resolve building and equipment inefficiencies. As needed, work closely with Utilities Technicians, Controls Technicians, Electricians, etc. to resolve issues.
13. Coordinate and implement facility occupancy schedules in the campus Energy Management System.
14. Collaborate with faculty, staff and students to identify, research, and develop ways to incorporate energy conservation programs and sustainable practices into the operations of the University. Includes participating as a member of the Bucknell Green Fund committee and providing technical guidance and assistance for student related energy conservation and sustainability projects.
15. Adhere to OSHA standards, employ safe practices, and follow safety policies/procedures. Use PPE in a safe manner, set examples for others, notify supervisor of potential hazards, and demonstrate good housekeeping habits.
16. Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications:
● High school diploma or appropriate technical training, and eight or more years of experience in the design, operation, or maintenance of institutional or commercial building HVAC systems OR Bachelor's degree plus four years of experience in the design, operation, or maintenance of institutional or commercial building HVAC systems
● Experience in analyzing building and system energy consumption to identify energy conservation and efficiency improvement opportunities, appropriate technology applications and estimated project cost and energy saving (ROI).
● Ability to read, understand, and interpret technical design drawings, specifications and engineering data for utility systems, equipment, and controls.
● Experience using energy management or building automation systems.
● Must have thorough working knowledge of commercial, institutional, and residential heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, hydronic pumping systems and components, chillers, boilers and air compressors.
● Experience with green building design, including LEED certification process.
● Excellent computer skills, including extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

Other Requirements:
● A post-offer background check and driving history check will be conducted.
● A valid driver's license.
● Excellent organizational abilities.
● Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
● Demonstrated focus on timely and high-quality customer service,
● Excellent communication skills, both written and oral to effectively engage a wide variety of constituents

Preferred Qualifications:
● Bachelor's degree in Engineering or in Management, with an emphasis on sustainability, plus 2 years of experience in the design, operation, or maintenance of institutional or commercial building HVAC systems.
● Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification.
● LEED AP or O&M certification.
● Knowledge of utility tariffs and rates.
● Experience with renewable energy systems.
● Experience with energy and utility metering, including electrical, thermal (BTU), gas, and water meters.

Physical Demands:
● Work is primarily performed in an office setting but must be able to travel throughout all areas of the campus buildings and grounds.
● Ability to work on ladders, scaffolds, elevated walkways, roofs and other elevated areas.
● Must use personal protective equipment appropriate to the task performed.
● The person in this position works indoors and outdoors. There is occasional exposure to dust, dirt, weather, and temperature changes

Work Type:
This is a full-time, year round, benefits eligible position.

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.

Salary Range:
This is a Staff Exempt position with a hiring range of $77,900 - $97,375 (E12). The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.


Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- flexible scheduling options determined by role;
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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