February 11, 2015 | Posted in Jobs | By

The University of Washington’s Facilities Services department has an outstanding opportunity in its Finance and Business Services (FABS) group for individuals who are experienced in facility energy accounting, monitoring, analysis, audits, and capital project delivery of energy conservation services for public institutions and higher education facilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Identifying, evaluating and recommending energy savings opportunities in university facilities and campus infrastructure. Conduct facility energy assessments and audits involving operational observation, testing, evaluation and measurement of energy consuming equipment, systems and controls. Monitor and analyze campus energy consumption. Prepare technical reports to calculate the potential energy savings as well as the capital scope, schedule and budget required to secure such investments. Interact with and coordinate with utility providers, facility operators, stakeholders and senior management in a positive constructive manner to reduce utility consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in campus facilities.
  • Participate in and follow through with University of Washington process improvement initiatives (Balanced Score Card, Lean, Idea Systems). Support the goals and objectives of the department.
  • Perform detailed utility consumption analyses of the university’s energy usages and develop recommendations for more efficient operation of facilities (peak shaving, load shedding, time of use scheduling, etc.).

  • Monitor, review, recommend and assist the university in participation of Federal, State, and local and utility energy conservation initiatives, programs and rebates.
  • Field observation, inspection and support of capital improvement projects including responsibility for measurement and verification tasks.
  • Observe and guide the work of Facilities Services personnel and contractors in execution of capital and non-capital conservation initiatives and opportunities (i.e. compressed air leak surveys, turn-it-off programs, programming adjustments, operating procedure improvements, etc.).
  • Facility energy analysis, development of facility improvement scopes, preparation of technical recommendations, such as:
  • Prepare and maintain baseline information on key energy parameters (i.e., Compressed Air, Lighting, Building Envelope, HVAC, etc.) relative to applicable significant energy consuming activities within the university.
  • Advise campus engineering and operations on executing scheduling and prioritizing energy savings projects.
  • Develop and maintain a current energy savings project and opportunities list to assist with forecasting the utility budget for the university.
  • Reporting and support to senior management and stakeholders, such as:
  • Review proposals and provide energy conservation input on new capital investments, and equipment replacements.
  • Develop business cases and assist in writing capital and/or resource appropriations requests.
  • Perform detailed Utility bill analyses of the university’s energy usages and develop recommendations for more efficient operation of facilities (peak shaving, load shedding, time of use scheduling, etc.).
  • Seek out opportunities to improve building user satisfaction through recommendation and implementation of energy efficient alternatives
  • Conduct periodic energy audits to determine the energy cost savings opportunities and report progress work with Facilities Services personnel as required maximizing non-capital opportunities (i.e. compressed air leak surveys, turn-it-off programs, programming adjustments, operating procedures, etc…)
  • Prepare and maintain baseline information on key energy parameters (i.e. Compressed Air, Lighting, Building Envelope, HVAC, etc.) relative to applicable significant energy consuming activities within the university.
  • Assist the university and campus engineering on executing scheduling and prioritizing energy savings projects

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Business, Architecture, Engineering Technologies or related field.
  • Must have (5) years’ experience in conducting energy and/or building engineering studies, managing energy project development, and/or directing and inspecting energy project implementation and/or energy audit work teams.
  • Excellent quantitative skills, including high proficiency in Excel.
  • Analytical skills to assess problems and situations, develop recommendations and implement solutions, including economic justifications.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to present ideas, findings and recommendations in a logical, clear manner, negotiate and persuade effectively and to effective interactions with team member’s internal and external customers, and vendors/suppliers/contractors.
  • Demonstrated self-leader and work without constant direction.

Desired:

  • Washington State Professional Engineering License
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering
  •  US Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified Professional Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), AEE Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), AEE Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP), Energy Management Software competency including Niagara AX Certification, Johnson Controls Metasys, Siemens and Alerton Graphical User Interface experience.

For additional details, or to apply visit this page at UW Hires, or search for requisition # 116991 on the UW Hires website.

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