Energy Efficiency Manager, HVAC Building Automation

  • CBRE
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • Oct 31, 2018
Full time Energy Energy Efficiency Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to develop energy efficiency projects and support the implementation of energy and sustainability initiatives within an account.  This person manages the organization’s efforts to promote responsible use of natural resources and protection of the natural environment, primarily by reducing the use of utilities and operation of facilities. The individual utilizes various tools and software to monitor building utility consumption to assist with determining energy reduction projects for the organization.


Collaborates with utility providers energy service and equipment providers to coordinate organizational energy and sustainability programs and provide analysis, information and recommendations to applicable leadership. Responsible for providing technical analysis, review, measurement, and verification projects. 

Manage projects in a rapidly changing environment. He or she must be able to maneuver quickly between design challenges, implementation, and market coordination. This position requires excellent planning, budgeting, and people-management skills. 

Develops and implements practices and procedures designed to reduce energy consumption and/or improve efficiency of usage. Prepares annual budgets associated with conservation programs. May research alternative/renewable energy technologies and determine their feasibility and cost-effectiveness. 

The successful candidate will: 
• develop short and long-term implementation plans; 
• actively lead program implementation activities; 
• develop trusted relationships with clients, industry, stakeholders, and program contacts; 
• respond to client requests. 


  • Deliver successful energy efficiency programs to utility client(s) per contract terms and program budgets.
  • Identify, define, quantify, track and drive program deliverable to be submitted accurately and on time.
  • Continuous assessment of project progress to goal and development of creative solutions to new issues or market dynamics.
  • Develop, manage, and foster partnerships with sub-contractors, community groups, and other industry affiliates/stakeholders.
  • Manage client relationships, including leading regular client meetings and acting as point of contact for specified client relationships.
  • Ensures that global energy and sustainability standards are applied throughout the managed properties. 
  • Responsible for identifying and implementing cost saving strategies for utilities within an account. 
  • Coordinates implementation of new energy savings technologies with the Americans energy and sustainability platform.
  • Develops, updates, communicates and implements energy efficiency standards. Manages resource initiatives for all sites/regions/portfolio, as assigned.
  • Develops and presents monthly energy and sustainability status reports. Monitors and reports on energy use at assigned facilities. 
  • Engages team and the global energy and sustainability platform to identify and develop projects.
  • Responsible for formalizing the scope, obtaining quotes, performing project savings analysis, estimate
  • Utility incentives, and obtaining project approval with all the stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with the global director on the account in regards to the development of energy and sustainability projects in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Communicate present and future energy plans and performance through formal presentations to account team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year College or university. Minimum of five years of related experience and/or training. Training and accreditation related to Building Automation Systems, HVAC Systems, and knowledge of operations is Office and data Centers.  

CEM accreditation preferred. 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.
Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.

Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and fees. Conducts financial analysis related to energy project development.

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires analytical and quantitative skills.

Sustainability reporting as it related to GHG and Carbon reporting experience or training preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of Software is required. .

Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for meeting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

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