Energy Efficiency Project Manager - Operations - (20001149)
Tufts University is committed to maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and is dedicated to continuous improvement across all departments. The Operations Division is responsible for ensuring the safety, reliability and efficiency of the people, buildings and infrastructure in accordance with Tufts University policies, guidelines, standards and industry best practices. It is a fundamental tenet for all employees within the Operation Division to support and engage in dialogue and action that promotes the University's commitment to environmentally sustainable and economically defensible solutions. The Department of Facilities Services, a subdivision within the Operations Department, is responsible for the day to day operations and maintenance of buildings and utility infrastructure, consisting of approximately 5.5 million square feet of space on four campuses (Somerville/Medford, Grafton, Boston and the SMFA). A broad range of services are provided by Facilities Services to support each campus. They include the repair and reliability of the University's assets, engineering and design management, energy, water, and utilities management, commissioning and retro-commissioning, construction turnover and project closeout and grounds management.
The Energy Efficiency Project Manager (Project Manager) collaborates with Facilities, Campus Planning and Business Operations & Analytics colleagues to identify energy efficiency project and program opportunities across all campuses. In addition, and in close collaboration with the Sr. Energy Analyst, the Project Manager works with third-party utilities and consortia to identify potential energy efficiency incentive programs from which compelling energy savings projects can be derived. The Project Manager develops business plans, operating budgets, negotiates contracts and arrangements with third-party utilities and ultimately directs all phases of resulting, approved energy efficiency projects and programs. The Project Manager presents project recommendations and business cases to the Energy Revolving Fund Oversight Committee for approval and direction. Once approved, the Project Manager oversees projects to completion, in accordance with university standards and periodically reports on resulting costs/ benefits. Additional responsibilities include:
Directly manages the execution of small to medium energy and water efficiency projects throughout all 4 campuses. Periodically serve as project manager for select central plant and utility infrastructure projects.
Develops business cases and writes project narratives to request funding for energy, water and sustainability projects. Where applicable develops proposals to solicit consultant/contractor pricing, and statements of work. Develops pay back calculations, cashflow modeling and draws upon relevant energy and building systems data and metrics to support project recommendations.
Manages multiple energy conservation and retro-commissioning projects at different phases ensuring projects are on schedule and within budget while meeting or exceeding short and long-term savings projections.
Establishes project and program milestones continuously develops KPI's to measure program success; monitors adherence to program plans and schedules; identifies program problems and obtains solutions
In collaboration with Facilities Managers and the Sr. Energy Analyst, identifies and assesses problem / opportunity areas within our facilities infrastructure that could benefit from energy efficiency measures and evaluates options.
Analyzes complex data from accounting and facility information systems and is a key contributor of business requirements supporting the Division's capital technology program strategies which include the augmentation of systems, data, and processes that enable transparency in the measurement and management of energy usage, carbon footprint operating efficiencies.
Participate in ASHRAE audits of select facilities and strategic building systems and assets as directed by Facilities and Business Operations leadership.
Support the Sustainability Department with the preparation and reporting on project progress as it relates to University's comprehensive Energy, Utility, and Carbon Neutrality Plan and related programs and strategies.
Supports Tufts Sr. Energy Analyst and Enel Utility Bill Management Team to build and augment automated energy efficiency reporting including the build-out of Tufts University performance data in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Participate in reviews of utility and sub-meter data and processes enabling increased automation of data flows into our Enel Utility Bill Management System
Together with the Sr. Energy Analyst, prepare energy, water, and emissions performance reports using Excel, PowerPoint, Maximo and Tableau and Enel X. Perform data management, baseline creation, benchmarking, and analysis using these and other industry references. Prepare charts, graphs, and other visualizations to support project business cases and program progress.
Manage the incoming requests to use funds from the Energy Revolving Fund. Ensure all incentive checks, rebates, and payback strategies are being allocated to the fund. Prepare narratives for projects that may require supplemental funding or alternative funding sources that exceed or do not fully qualify to use revolving energy reserve funds.
Assist the Sr. Energy Analyst, as needed, to prepare monthly, quarterly and annual utilities budgets and allocations for each campus.
Work closely with the Business Process Optimization team to automate work order creation associated with faults and alarms within MEP controls systems and any 3rd party analytics software.
Maintain accurate records of time spent on each project in Maximo.
BA/BS degree in engineering, architecture or equivalent work experience required.
Five (5) years of experience in construction management, building operations, engineering, environmental science or equivalent field required.
Three (3) years of lead project management experience required.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Visio required;
Working knowledge of Enel, Energy Star Portfolio Manager and/or comparable energy modeling software tools.
Knowledge of utility accounting and facility information systems; and how to utilize these systems for analyzing, measuring, and reporting required.
Working knowledge of existing buildings, facility management, active systems, MEPD, and architectural systems required.
Knowledge and experience in energy efficiency and/or sustainability programs required.
CEM, LEED, CPM professional designations a preferred.
Agility to evaluate a wide variety of building MEP system.
Working knowledge of controls systems and cloud-based energy analytics
Exceptionally strong written and verbal communications skills.
Past experience performing ASHRAE Energy Audits
EIT or Licensed Professional Engineer
Experience with one or more of the following services: Icetec, Panoptix/JEMS (JCI), BuildingIQ, Splunk, or other energy analytics platforms
Experience with Rockwell Factory Talk, OSI PI & other SCADA systems
Experience with the maintenance and calibration of instrumentation, controls, valving and metering infrastructure
Experience at an institute of higher education and/or healthcare
Experience with utility bill payment, tariff rate analysis, energy procurement.
Experience with Facility Condition Assessments
Experience with implementing LEED Existing Buildings Operation & Maintenance (EBOM) Experience with Maximo or other Enterprise Asset Management software Certified Measurement & Verification Professional LEED Green Associate or LEED AP Green building and high performance systems design
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Organization: Office of VP Operations
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 10, 2020, 12:11:19 PM
Internal Number: 20001149
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