Energy Manager

  • Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
  • Houston, TX 77002, USA
  • Aug 09, 2018
Full time Energy Energy Efficiency Green Building - Sustainable Development Management

Job Description

Basic Functions

Assists the Vice President Facilities Maintenance in analyzing current energy usage and developing the authority's energy management plan to provide cost effective energy utilization.  The Energy Manager helps to develop, implement, and coordinate policies on matters involving gas and electric energy conservation and procurement.  Assists in the development, maintenance and administration of water, gas and electricity consumption and cost forecasting models.  Works closely with the Vice President Facilities Maintenance and Procurement in sourcing, negotiating and administering energy supply contracts.  Advises the Vice President Facilities Maintenance and other management on the practical and necessary steps to conserve energy. Responsible for the planning, development and implementation of maintenance programs for the Administrative Building (High Rise).  Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

  • Provides primary managerial direction and performs personnel administrative functions of direct report staff (e.g. training, supervising, work assignments, timesheets, performance evaluations, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining necessary staffing, enhancing productivity of staff and ensuring necessary department outcomes are achieved
  • Assists in developing, coordinating, and implementing the goals and objectives of strategies and policies to reduce energy consumption, monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of these policies and strategies; including coordinating monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports
  • Works with the Vice President Facilities Maintenance and Procurement in devising policies and systems for buying energy and helping with contract negotiations
  • Provides technical and practical advice and offers training on energy efficiency
  • Manages energy related projects and initiatives, as well as miscellaneous projects as directed by the Vice President of Facilities
  • Develops promotional activities and materials to publicize particular schemes
  • Contributes to sustainable development initiatives
  • Liaises and negotiates with contractors, building supply industry, council services and other relevant organizations
  • Ensures accurate records are maintained and energy monitoring data is collected regularly
  • Prepares specifications, drawings and tender documents for building services, improvement or plant replacement work, including obtaining statutory approvals
  • Liaises with and provides technical support to mechanical/electrical design engineers on new and refurbishment projects regarding sustainability, energy and water conservation
  • Conducts site inspections and energy audits
  • Prepares detailed schedules of work/feasibility studies and cost estimates
  • Benchmarks energy consumptions against best practice guidelines
  • Plans, develops and implements maintenance programs and plan capital projects for the Administrative Building (High Rise).
  • Acts as the Safety Director for the Administrative Building (High Rise).
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications/ Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field with emphasis on Facilities Management

Minimum of five (5) years progressive experience in Energy or Facilities maintenance to include two (2) years of Lead/supervisory experience.

Knowledge of energy management program development.  Knowledge of HVAC and lighting systems.  Ability to manage budget and personnel.  Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.  Direct experience in team building and total quality management principles and practices. Experience in High Rise building maintenance. Good human relations, organization and communication (verbal/written) skills. Extensive knowledge of building codes, blue printing reading, construction methods, and environmental issues. Professional designation of Certified Energy Manager (CEM), preferred. Other considered professional certifications include; Accredited Texas Energy Manager (ATEM), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), International Facility Management Association (IFMA) or equal.

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Sector

Government- Local/Regional