Alexandria, City of Alexandria, VA, USA
Dec 09, 2019Full time
Energy Management Analyst The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Energy Management Analyst position. An Overview The Energy Management Analyst position is the City's principle energy and climate change action analyst that supports the City's Eco-City Alexandria 2040 (Download PDF reader) energy, climate change action, resiliency, and sustainability management programs, including: energy, greenhouse gas emission, utility use, and cost reduction efforts; and the processing and tracking of utility, energy, and fuel billing. The person serving in this position will apply expert data analysis, data visualization and reporting, and analysis communication skills to contribute to the City's Eco-City Alexandria environmental sustainability vision and goals supporting the efficiency, sustainability, and resiliency of the City's facilities and operations – including implementation of the City's 2019 Green Building Policy and net-zero energy goals - and the delivery of programs to the Alexandria community. The person serving in this position will also take leadership roles and contribute substantially to the City's energy and climate change action outreach and communications to the Alexandria community and broader stakeholders. This position serves under the general supervision of the City's Energy Manager and will work closely with the City's Energy Manager, the energy management team, facility practitioners, capital programs professionals and green building engineers, sustainability coordinators, and numerous other City and community sustainability stakeholders 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 data analysis and evaluation of City energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and costs 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. In addition, 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 analysis software experience, energy use analysis software experiencing, software programming experience, data reporting and visualization software experience, or geographical information system analysis experience is beneficial. Creative and effective communication skills to support energy, climate change action, resiliency, and sustainability outreach to the Alexandria community and broader stakeholders is very advantageous. The successful person is a self-starter who can thrive working independently and as a member of various organized or organic teams, and can work with a variety of stakeholders, including City and community stakeholders. Enthusiasm and passion for energy, climate change action, and sustainability issues is extremely advantageous. The Opportunity – Examples of Work Coordinates with the City's Energy Manager, Energy Project Specialist, Utility Analyst, green building engineers, sustainability coordinators, and other City and community sustainability stakeholders in developing energy and utility management, climate change action, renewable energy, building and transportation electrification, resiliency, and related plans, processes, and procedures to effectively implement the City's Environmental Action Plan 2040 energy, climate change action, green building, and resiliency priorities; Manages and 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, 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; Develops energy benchmarking reports and coordinates energy performance disclosure efforts, and supports integration of energy performance and greenhouse gas emissions analyses into capital program and operating budget planning, and tracks project implementation, and performs analyses to support implementation of the City's 2019 Green Building Policy and net-zero energy performance standards; Collects data and conducts accounting, analyses, and reporting for City and community greenhouse gas emissions inventory development using best practice protocols and tools (including ICLEI ClearPath or similar) and climate action planning efforts; Conducts research and supports the development and implementation of innovative and best practice community energy and climate action programs – ex. CPACE, SolSmart, electric vehicle programs, renewable energy purchasing, energy efficiency programs, benchmarking and disclosure, community choice aggregation, etc. Assists in the development and implementation of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) plans of energy management initiatives using IPMVP guidelines; Leads coordination of sustainability reporting to Global Covenant of Mayors, CDP, US DOE Better Buildings Challenge, ACEEE City Scorecard, LEED for Cities and Communities, and others as appropriate; Develops outreach and education material on energy, climate change action, greenhouse gas emissions, and resiliency for publishing to the City's website or community engagement opportunities; 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; 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; 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; Utilize interval energy use, building management system, occupancy, and weather and atmospheric data, provide advanced analysis to support building retro-commissioning projects and the optimization of facility operations; Utilize 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; Perform analysis of City vehicular fleet performance and fuel use; perform community energy modeling, analysis, and mapping using geographic information system (GIS) technologies for energy efficiency and renewable policy and program development and evaluation; Coordinates with utility companies to resolve billing errors, establish utility service installation, communicate utility outages at City operations, etc. About the Department Our mission is to provide exceptional management of the City's real estate, property, and other support services for all our customers, internal and external, and to support community environmental sustainability. 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. The Department of General Services (DGS) is a first response department and as such all DGS employees are deemed essential or emergency personnel and maybe required to report to work when the City government is open with liberal leave or closed during emergencies. This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to a criminal background. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !