Description

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (“DCAS”) Division of Energy Management (“DEM”) serves as the hub for energy management for City government operations. Today, we develop the City’s annual Heat, Light, and Power Budget; manage the City’s electricity, natural gas, and steam accounts; help our agency partners identify and pursue energy-saving opportunities at their buildings; do energy efficiency and clean power generation projects across the City’s portfolio; and implement operations and maintenance (O&M) best practices.
 
DEM is tasked with leading the City’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (“GHG”) by 80 percent by 2050 from a 2005 baseline (“80 x 50”). The City also has set a near-term goal to reduce GHG emissions from City government operations 40 percent by 2025 and 50 percent by 2030 from a Fiscal Year 2006 baseline. To meet these goals, DEM is committed to collaborating very closely with our agency partners to help them achieve major emissions reductions in their buildings. We are actively working to provide them with the energy efficiency and clean energy project funding, project delivery vehicles, technical expertise, staff resources, strategic planning support, and data analytics that they need to succeed.

DEM seeks to hire an Engineer, serving as an Associate Project Manager, for our Operations unit. The Engineer will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of diverse energy efficiency projects. His/her primary responsibility will be to manage consultants and contractors who are engaged in the design and construction of energy efficiency capital projects at City facilities. With wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative, the Engineer will be charged with the following:

• Managing energy efficiency project scoping: Develop and review scopes of work for energy efficiency projects, working closely with contractors and consultants. Review completed Energy Audits and Energy Efficiency Reports (EERs) for buildings to help guide project selection and alternatives analysis.

• Managing the design and construction process for energy efficiency projects: In close collaboration with contractors and consultants, manage the execution of design and construction for a sizable portfolio of energy-related capital projects. Ensure that projects are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner. Review, provide comments, and make recommendations on design packages submitted by consultants for proposed energy efficiency projects.

• Performing technical calculations to verify estimated project energy, emissions, and cost savings: Perform engineering calculations and energy modeling to verify the reasonableness and accuracy of estimated energy usage reductions, avoided greenhouse gas emissions, and energy cost savings for proposed energy efficiency projects. 

• Performing site visits throughout the project implementation process: Conduct field visits to assess energy usage reduction opportunities at City buildings; refine proposed scopes of work; facilitate consultants and contractors’ walk-throughs with agency staff; ensure project compliance with the scope and schedule set forth in contract documents; and perform measurement and verification.

• Conducting measurement and verification activities: Perform measurement and verification tasks to assess realized savings from completed energy efficiency retrofit projects. 

• Coordinating with agency partners, consultants, and contractors: As designated, represent DEM in meetings with different City agencies, consultants, and contractors involved in energy efficiency project implementation. 

• Performing program data collection, tracking, and reporting: Perform program data collection and tracking required to ensure accurate, on-demand project reporting in a range of areas, including compliance with project schedule, budgets, and scopes; measurement and verification of energy savings and avoided emissions; and projects’ contributions towards the City’s goals. Maintain relevant DEM project tracking databases.

Skills and responsibilities

The preferred candidate will bring the following skills and experience to this position:
·         Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Environmental Engineering (undergraduate and ideally master’s)
·         P.E. preferred
·         Experience in the design and construction of energy efficiency retrofits in diverse buildings that vary in age, size, and use
·         Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in analyzing building energy efficiency technologies and controls and specifying upgrades to improve the energy performance of building systems
·         Strong knowledge of applicable IESNA/ASHRAE design codes, design standards, and specification requirements, with the ability to interpret and apply them to specific project scopes
·         Familiarity with the National Electric Code and NYC electrical and energy codes
·         Familiarity with energy usage, energy cost savings, and avoided greenhouse gas emissions calculation methodologies
·         Skilled at managing program operations and budgets
·         Strong written and verbal communication skills
·         Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft applications. 
·         Well-organized, detail-oriented, and capable of managing multiple responsibilities and deadlines simultaneously.

Details

  • Location:
    New York
    ,
    NY
  • Salary:
    $75,000.00
    -
    $95,000.00
    yearly
  • Deadline:
    2019-10-13

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

One year of full-time satisfactory experience in supervising employees performing project management work, such as planning, administering, managing, coordinating, or expediting, on engineering and/or architectural and/or landscape architectural projects, or supervising a construction project with a value of $1,000,000 or more, and either: 
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, engineering technology, architecture, architectural technology, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in project management work, such as planning, administering, managing, coordinating, or expediting, for engineering and/or architectural and/or landscape architectural projects; or 
2. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and five years of experience as described in “1” above; or 
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization plus any combination of college education and/or experience described in “1” above to make up the equivalent of five years of education and experience. One year of experience credit will be given for (a) each 30 semester credits of college education leading to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in engineering, engineering technology, architecture, architectural technology, landscape architecture, business administration or public administration; (b) 
a Masters degree from an accredited university in one of the disciplines described in “1” above; or (c) a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer, Registered Architect, or Registered Landscape Architect. 
Experience which is primarily of a design nature is not acceptable towards meeting the qualification requirements. 
 
For placement into Assignment Level II, in addition to meeting the qualification requirements for Assignment Level I, candidates must have at least one additional year of experience as described in "1" above in a supervisory capacity or have served for at least one year as a project manager for a large and/or complex construction project. 
 
For placement into Assignment Level III, in addition to meeting the qualification requirements for Assignment Level I, candidates must have at least two additional years of experience as described in "1" above in a supervisory capacity or have served for at least two additional years as a project manager for a large and/or complex construction project

To apply: Please go to www.nyc.gov/jobs or www.nyc.gov/ess for current NYC employees and search for Job ID# 406479