Energy Management Analyst

  • Alexandria, City of
  • Alexandria, VA, United States
  • Nov 22, 2016
Full time Energy Efficiency Environmental Science/Engineering Green Building/Sustainable Development Renewable Energy Sustainability

Job Description

An Overview
The Energy Management Analyst position is the City's principle energy analyst that supports the City's energy management programs, energy and utility use and cost reduction efforts, and the processing and tracking of utility, energy, and fuel billing. This position will serve to meaningfully contribute to the City's Eco-City Alexandria environmental sustainability vision and goals related to the efficiency and reliability of the City's facilities and operations. This position serves under the general supervision of the City's Energy Manager and will work closely with the City's Energy Manager and the energy management team to develop and execute our strategy and ensure accountability for our results.
 
What You Should Bring
We are looking for a creative, entrepreneurial, agile, and multi-talented person with robust skills to perform ongoing analysis and evaluation of City energy use and costs, conduct processing and tracking of utility, energy, and fuel billing, and develop and publish energy performance metrics. The successful person should have strong data collection, data management, and data analysis skills with emphasis in cutting-edge energy use analysis methodologies. Moreover, the successful person should have capabilities and experience in processing and tracking utility, energy, and fuel billing, including utility bill accounting and auditing, rate structure optimization, and using energy data management software. Capabilities and experience with building energy use modeling; building energy performance measurement and labeling; energy project measurement and verification; energy use visualization, reporting or dashboard production; greenhouse gas emissions inventory development; or energy use and cost forecasting are desirable skills. Data or energy use analysis software or programming experience is beneficial. The successful person is a self-starter and is able to thrive working independently or in a team atmosphere, and can work with a variety of stakeholders, including utility company representatives. Enthusiasm and passion for energy and sustainability issues are advantageous.

The Opportunity – Examples of Work
Assists the City's Energy Manager and Energy Project Specialist in developing energy and utility management plans, processes and procedures to enhance effectiveness in implementing the City's energy management priorities;
Utilizes the City's energy management accounting and database system (ex. EnergyCAP) for utility invoice import, auditing, and payment; data collection, import, and export, data organization, quality control, and management; and energy-use and –cost reporting;
Develops and applies analytical, predictive, and simulation models, tools and software for energy-use and –cost analyses and performance management (e.g. operation energy use and costs), billing tariffs, commodity and fuel pricing, etc. and other emerging energy and utility topics including the identification of energy efficiency and energy reduction opportunities and conduct analyses;
Utilizing building construction, interval energy use, and solar insolation data, perform advanced analysis to identify optimal locations for installation of solar photovoltaic renewable energy, battery, or microgrid systems;
Develops, produces and distributes reports on energy use, costs, and key performance indicators in standard formats as well as in response to ad-hoc information requests to City departments and other stakeholders, and provides training on reports as applicable;
Coordinates with utility companies to resolve billing errors, establish utility service installation, communicate utility outages at City operations, etc.
Develops utility forecasts and budgets, and tracks utility expenditures, and manages utility and energy data export to EnergySTAR® Portfolio Manager and other tools for use in analysis and report;
Collects data and conducts accounting and analyses for City and community greenhouse gas emissions inventory development and energy benchmarking and disclosure efforts;
Conducts outreach and education on energy awareness, policies, and procedures for employees' and their behavior and interaction with building systems; and
Assists other staff members in preparing presentations for departments, City Manager's Office, City Council, and community meetings.

About the Department
Our mission is to provide exceptional management of the City's real estate, property and fleet services, and other support services for all our customers, internal and external. The Department of General Services staff strives to provide our customers with unmatched services by proactively managing the City's assets to support the delivery of services to the City of Alexandria, responding to service requests in a timely manner, listening to our customers, and ensuring that our customers are satisfied with the resolution.

Minimum & Additional Requirements
Four-year college degree in economics, engineering, applied mathematics, data science, statistics, environmental science/policy, business administration, public administration, architecture, urban planning, public policy, accounting, finance or related field and two years of experience in energy management analysis.
 
Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will have good knowledge of energy, environmental, and sustainability principles, practices, and programs; good knowledge of energy management accounting and database software and systems; good knowledge of energy analysis tools and methodologies; good knowledge of utility and energy company billing processes, procedures, laws and codes; good knowledge of utility and energy company rate structures and billing methods; knowledge of clerical accounting, accounting theory, and budgeting applied to utility and energy billing; some knowledge of utility and energy markets and pricing; some knowledge of economic and statistical analysis methods, forecasting, computer modeling, simulation, data processing as applied to utility and energy use, costs, and billing; ability to maintain financial and statistical records and to prepare reports and statements; ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions; and the ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and courteously with employees and the public, orally and in writing

Notes
Please consider providing a curated portfolio of data analysis, data visualization and reporting, and analysis communication work that demonstrates your capabilities according to the skills we seek in the Energy Management Analyst position. Please consider submitting examples which demonstrate your work in relationship to the various examples of work this position may be asked to complete.
This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to a criminal background.

Closing 11/27/2016 11:59 PM Eastern
 
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Sector

Government- Local/Regional

Salary

$51,552.80 - $82,834.44 Annually