Position Description

Energy and Utility Resource Manager
Job Category Fulltime Regular
ExemptOvertimeEligible Exempt
Benefits Eligible Benefit Based
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Job Summary

The Energy and Utility Resource Manager is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of Caltech’s best-in-class energy and utility services program including the development, implementation, and execution of initiatives and strategies related to sourcing, optimization, and demand management of the thermal, electric and water utilities. This person serves as a key member of the Facilities team tasked with achieving campus sustainability objectives and minimizing building and campus operating costs. This person will help lead Caltech Facilities forward with the successful integration of resilient and flexible district utilities, efficient building systems, advanced controls, automated diagnostics, enhanced facilities operations and proactive maintenance management.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment both individually and as an effective member of cross-functional teams. This person will have a thorough understanding of the deployment and use of sub-metering, controls, automated fault detection and data analytics and possess strong communication skills with the ability to distill large amounts of data into compelling life-cycle cost business cases for senior management. Additionally, this person must be customer oriented and able to explain technical concepts clearly and concisely to end-use customers.

The Energy and Utility Resource Manager reports to the Senior Director for Facilities Services and Integrated Planning.

Job Duties

– Execute Caltech’s utility purchasing strategy to achieve the Institute’s financial and sustainability goals
– Manage the Caltech Energy Conservation Investment Program (CECIP), a multi-million dollar revolving loan fund that finances energy conservation initiatives throughout campus
– Identify conservation opportunities, model savings, and develop projects and initiatives to achieve required payback.  After implementation, monitor and verify savings to ensure payback goals are met and savings are sustained
– Support Caltech’s utility infrastructure planning efforts to develop a reliable, adaptive and resilient system that meets mission requirements and satisfies the Institute’s financial objectives
– Develop, implement and maintain all utility performance metrics and prepare regular reports on the efficacy of supply and demand-side strategies and initiatives
– Compile, analyze and model utility usage for forecasting, budgeting and cost accounting purposes
– Manage the payment of all utility bills and the charge-out of all auxiliary utility costs
– Serve as a member of the smart commissioning team to guide program development, and help establish relevant protocols and standards
– Lead utility analytics to identify opportunities for optimization, and life-cycle cost reduction
– Work in collaboration with sustainability programs to set a sustainable path for energy and water utilities and promote resource conservation efforts
– Partner with maintenance management and operations to develop building operations & maintenance criteria and execute a successful building maintenance program
– Provide guidance on capital project design including the development of design guidelines, technical review of construction documents, and implementation of LEED standards
– Research and interpret federal, state, and local energy, water, emissions and environmental regulations and assist in regulatory reporting to ensure compliance
– Performs other functions as assigned

Basic Qualifications

– Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree
– Minimum 5 years technical experience in sustainable facilities energy and utility management with experience in energy analysis and retro-commissioning best practices
– Applied knowledge of building mechanical and electrical systems, controls and energy management systems, with the ability to read and comprehend mechanical, electrical and controls plans and drawings
– Understanding of utility systems, codes, applicable laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to energy and environmental compliance
– Proficiency in analyzing large data sets, metric development and life cycle cost analysis methods
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate technical objectives and strategies to varied audiences
– Highly developed interpersonal and organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work pro-actively with a demanding client base and all levels of management and staff

Preferred Qualifications

– Master's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or equivalent experience with at least five years
– Experience in building automation system controls and/or equivalent certifications
– Applied knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems for high performance medical or laboratory buildings
– Understanding of building management systems (BMS) such as Tridium and knowledge of emerging technologies such as SKYSPARK and/or other BMS analytical applications
– Professional certification including PE, CEM, LEED© AP, or a related industry certification
– Knowledge of district heating and cooling systems and distributed energy resources
– Experience in higher education campus operations or facilities management

Required Documents

– Resume

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Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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