Brooklyn Public Library

Energy Manager

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/8/2018 10:03 AM)
Job ID
2018-1622
# of Openings
1
Category
Capital Planning & Facitilies Mgmt
Location Name
Capital Planning, Facilities M

Overview

Reporting to the Director of Building Operations & Sustainability at BPL, the Energy Manager will coordinate with the Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (DCAS) Division of Energy Management (DEM) to reduce energy and greenhouse gas emissions through improved operations and maintenance (O&M) practices at each department facility. The Energy Manager will work with DEM, BPL Agency management, Energy Liaison Officer (ELO) and individual facilities to compile and analyze data for program development and performance measurements.

Responsibilities

  • Set goals, develop measurement metrics, track progress and recommend areas of improvement for energy efficient operation and energy reduction.
  • Act as lead operator of over 20 building automation systems (BAS) and be in responsible charge of maintenance and service of facility BAS’.
  • Develops and oversees an agency-wide energy management program in coordination with DEM. The program should cover a wide variety of areas including operations improvement, preventative maintenance procedures, and information management.
    • Capability to analyze and compute high level calculations for technical grant funding opportunities.
    • Ability to interact with staff at all levels to develop buy-in from key personnel.
    • Fosters relationships with other energy managers and key DEM staff to ensure best practices.
  • Directs energy conservation research, including the study of new technologies, products and equipment. Participates with corporate and industry groups in developing new materials and equipment to conserve energy.
    • Initiates test procedures to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-efficiency of energy conservation equipment.
    • Studies the feasibility of installing/applying such devices and systems to facilities.
    • Collaborates to implement and evaluate various new technology pilot programs that involve in-house trades (where possible) to ensure practical feasibility and continuity.
    • Identifies and catalogs existing agency assets.
    • Recommend energy efficiency measures that will reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for funding by DEM. Track all expenditures and submit invoices to DEM on a monthly basis.
  • Develops and implements citywide procedures to ensure agency specific fiscal accountability for energy consumption.
    • Develops and implements monthly agency-wide energy information distribution and accountability processes and protocols (positive feedback required at negative thresholds).
    • Ensures efficient energy consumption by directing energy audits, including site inspections.
    • Analyze energy bills including utility rates and tariffs to gather historical energy usage data using proprietary software and work closely with DEM to correct any incorrect account information and estimated billings.
    • Provide monthly reports on energy trends that identify opportunities and anomalies.
    • Oversees the computation and monthly billing of energy consumption citywide for agency.
  • Works with Agency procurement staff to ensure equipment and accessories are energy compliant and non-redundant (where applicable). Additionally, works to minimize proprietary (sole source) equipment and technology (where applicable).

Qualifications

Education and/or Certification

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, engineering technology, or related field with emphasis on facilities management, or combination of technical training and experience demonstrating building engineering aptitude.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in facility operations and maintenance, energy management or mechanical systems construction.

Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of Lighting and Temperature Control Systems, Building Automation Systems, HVAC equipment, electrical distribution systems and energy management program development.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to proactively multi-task and adapt to changing and competing needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide outstanding customer service.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, using sound judgment.
  • Ability to be self-directed and work both independently and in a team.
  • Ability to manage budget and personnel.
  • Valid Driver’s License with a clean record.
  • Certification in Tridium Niagara building automation software strongly preferred.
  • Certified Energy Manager preferred.
  • Experience with training preferred
  • Facility operator experience preferred

Physical Demands

  • Must be comfortable climbing ladders, working in mechanical rooms and on rooftops
  • Ability to carry 20 pounds of field equipment
  • Must be comfortable working outdoors in inclement weather

 

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