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Energy and Utility Operations Manager

Miami Dade College
Miami, Florida (US)
$78,930 - $98,662
Date posted
Mar 13, 2024

Job Details

Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus is now accepting applications for Energy and Utility Operations Manager. The Energy and Utility Operations Manager develops and executes a strategic energy conservation and high impact utility program to increase efficiencies for the College. The position provides oversight and manages functional areas that include energy (electricity, natural gas and other fuels), water/sewer and solid waste.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops, plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the College’s utility management program and utility tracking database
  • Analyzes, recommends, and implements changes to existing building systems for the purpose of improving operating efficiency
  • Manages and oversees vendors performing utility improvements
  • Researches best practices for energy conservationpromotes the College’s energy conservation programs to both internal and external constituents
  • Researches and analyzes utilizations of utilities; conducts utility audits and makes recommendations
  • Reviews and provides input on HVAC, lighting and other building systems being considered on facility projects
  • Identifies potential funding sources for proposed projects and pursues available federal and state grant funding opportunities or utility incentive programs
  • Conducts life cycle cost analyses, return on investment and other financial reviews in developing and presenting business cases  


Minimum Requirements:                     

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering or related field and eight (8) years of experience in a large industrial, commercial or educational complex; or a Master's degree in Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering or related field and four (4) years of experience in a large industrial, commercial or educational complex
  • All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution 
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of energy conservation principles, green building principles and concepts of sustainability
  • Strong analytical skills, especially with operation and maintenance of building systems
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations, national standards, building codes relating to applicable areas of energy management and sustainability, including but not limited to electricity, water gas recycling, refuse, and carbon emission
  • Experience in analyzing building and system energy consumption patterns to identify efficiency improvements 
  • Experience managing facilities operations, energy and maintenance contracts and financial management of projects
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software applicable to area of responsibility, spreadsheets, computer aided design, and project scheduling programs
  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff


Miami Dade College is the largest, most diverse, and highly regarded college in the nation. We operate eight campuses with over 6,000 employees who educate over 164,000 students from around the world. The College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. With such a large organization, our employment needs are very diverse. From full-time professional faculty to part-time adjunct faculty and support staff, the people who comprise the MDC workforce are the innovators who help the College maintain our reputation as one of the most highly regarded colleges in the country.


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