Energy Project Manager – MacDonald-Miller

Under general direction, the Energy Project Manager (EPM) is the single-point of accountability for the successful completion of energy and sustainability projects for our Building Performance Group. S/he performs, manages and confirms tasks as required to execute and fully complete assigned projects including: scoping of work, estimating, scheduling, project management, commissioning, performance verification, project closeout and successful owner acceptance. The EPM is responsible for the project financials, monthly financial forecasting, coordination with design engineers, equipment procurement, project close-out and delivered results inclusive of securing utility incentives of assigned projects. The EPM manages communication with the entire project team, utility company representatives and the customer during all phases of the assigned project as well as confirms the work direction provided to engineers, system technicians, balance technicians, electricians, administration assistants and subcontractors as necessary. S/he reports to the Operations Manager.


The Energy Project Manager performs the following:

  • Provide technical support and leadership for the development and management of energy conservation projects and contracted energy savings obligations.
  • Reviews specifications, submittals, and design documents to ensure that a complete scope of work is developed thereby minimizing costly changes to the project once execution of the project has commenced.
  • Understands and manages the presentation and implementation of project financing options, utility incentives and other identified grant/rebate programs.
  • Evaluates the contractual scope of work and the impact of client issued bulletins, field directives and/or scheduling changes. Communicates both technical and business related issues with the clients, MMFS project management and sales personnel.
  • Coordinates the hardware design, software programming and equipment installation using established BPG standards and issued construction documents.
  • Manages and confirms the provision, review and acceptance of customer submittal information.
  • Performs and manages the selection, ordering, budget and delivery schedule of materials to be procured for the projects assigned.
  • Coordinates and assists in the MEP planning of the control system electrical installation.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the applicable permits are applied for, obtained, extended, and signed off by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
  • Validates complete system functionality and troubleshoots problems with subcontractors and other trades to ensure proper operation.
  • Manages the timely delivery of accurate project as-built and commissioning documentation to the customer.
    Manages costs for all BPG departments, as applicable, on assigned projects.
  • Manages the on-site coordination between BPG personnel and other MMFS Trades, Utility Company, General Contractor, Electrical Contractor, Fire Alarm Contractor, or other third party contractors.
  • Performs internal BPG kick-off meeting as applicable for projects to ensure clarity of scope, budget, communication/reporting expectations and project schedule.
  • Develops BPG Work Packages in conjunction with the responsible foreperson/team leader.
  • Effectively communicates the status of projects to management and provides weekly forecasts of resource needs and project costs (Work Package management).
  • Manages and confirms site-specific HVAC controls and systems training for owner/operator.
  • Performs/manages the customer closeout and acceptance inclusive of the successful transition to the MMFS service and performance management personnel as well as receipt of all applicable utility incentives.
  • Works closely with our internal Energy Engineers to identify energy opportunities; manages the development of scope of work documents inclusive of cost estimates and utility incentives; authors reports and conducts regular customer status meetings.
  • Gathers all data necessary, including site walk throughs, to perform a complete energy assessment including building information, utility usages and costs, controls and maintenance history.
  • Manages the development of the formal energy report which is submitted to Owner and forms the basis of an energy savings business agreement.
  • Completion of applicable forms and coordination with Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (Energy Division) for state ESCO projects.

This is a condensed job description. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties this position may perform.


The Energy Project Manager position requires a person with good written and oral communication skills, and a working knowledge of: Project Management, Electrical & Mechanical Systems, Building Automation Systems and Controls, Energy Management Strategies, Building Codes, Lighting and Metering Systems, Project Administration, Financial Forecasting, Document Control, Crisis Management and Project Scheduling as well as good computer skills with the ability to use Scheduling Tools such as MS Project, and Business Tools such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

The individual must also demonstrate:

Ability to effectively interact with customers, field personnel, sales, and office staff.
Strong verbal, written, analytical, persuasion and interpersonal skills.
Ability to accurately and calmly handle multiple priorities with frequent interruptions.
Ability to consistently set goals and meet deadlines.
Ability to adapt to flexible responsibilities.
Ability to work independently or in a team atmosphere.
Pride in one’s work and accept a level of responsibility for his/her professionalism and accuracy.
Qualities of an innovative thinker and team leader.
A positive image of the Company and herself/himself to customers.
Have an excellent attendance record at prior employment.
A valid license and clean driving record.


Bachelor Science Degree or Equivalent Work Experience in Electrical/Mechanical Building Systems.
National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) Certification for Air & Hydronics, Building Commissioning and / or Sound & Vibration.
Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Certification from the Association of Energy Engineers.
Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) from the Association of Energy Engineers.
United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional.
Facility operations experience.


The candidate must possess and be adaptable to the following physical abilities and working conditions:

Constant computer use.
Ability to see, hear well (either naturally or with correction) and speak clearly.
Coordinate the movement of your eyes, hands, and fingers.
Reach for, handle, use fingers and manipulate objects.
Physical requirements include: standing, bending, and sitting; repetitive motions of hands and wrists.
Ability to work in all weather conditions.
Must be capable of working extended hour days when job/business needs demand.


MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions presently provides employee coverage for:

Medical, dental, vision for employee {coverage available for dependents for shared premium}.
401k retirement plan including Company matching.
Holiday, vacation, and sick leave compensation.
Disability income protection.
Employee and Dependent Life Insurance.
Flexible Spending Account (Childcare).
Employee Assistance Program.


Please read all pages of this job description. Your resume or application is reviewed prior to setting up a personal interview, so please make sure your resume is up to date. If you do not have a resume, you may fill out an application at the address listed above.

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a non-smoking facility. MacDonald-Miller is also a drug and alcohol free workplace and tests all new hires (subject to and in accordance with union bargaining agreements).

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. This information is kept completely confidential, is obtained only after a candidate is hired, and will not be used to pre-screen any job applicant.

This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position would perform. All employees of MacDonald-Miller are expected to perform tasks as assigned by MacDonald-Miller supervisory/management personnel regardless of job title or routine job duties.

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