- Demonstrated knowledge of standard microcomputer applications and computerized building energy management systems
- Ability to keep accurate records, prepare reports, and make presentations to facility department officials
- Ability to manage energy procurement budget
- Strong interpersonal, organization and communication skills, both orally and in writing
- Ability to initiate, plan, develop, and direct complex building energy conservation projects, including training aspects through in-service sessions, publications, and presentations
- Ability to deal effectively with students and a wide range of staff to implement program goals and activities
Associate's Degree in related field
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Minimum of 1 year of experience in scheduling and planning facilities and work orders
Minimum of 3 years of experience in energy management, and/or facility energy systems finance and procurement preferred
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES REQUIRED
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in classrooms, offices, work stations and meeting rooms.
The position requires occasional walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and lifting/carrying work related items weighing less than 40 pounds, such as books, papers and presentation materials. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Attendance at conferences and professional development is required. Work involves everyday risks and discomforts which require normal safety precautions when operating equipment or performing job duties. May work prolonged or irregular hours and must be able to maintain emotional control under stress.
This position has infrequent exposure to fumes and chemicals in warehouse and transportation area. Some activities involve inspection and monitoring of facilities. Extensive in-district travel is required. Occasional irregular hours. Must be able to handle stressful situations.
JOB PURPOSE SUMMARY
The Specialist Energy Management, under Energy Manager's guidance, will coordinate and support the District's Energy Management/Conservation and Waste/Recycling Program; provide instruction and training to all system constituencies and provide the technical expertise required to monitor and implement energy saving activities on the human and technical level.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
May be required to perform other related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities, required unless otherwise stated as preferred. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions.
- Act as Energy Manager during Energy Manager’s absence
- Facilitate the payment and procurement of an estimated $15,000,000 in utility bills which require extreme attention to detail to ensure accuracy
- Analyze all bills, looking for unusually high usage which would indicate a leak or excessively running equipment
- Track and analyze all water usage for leaks/problems and collaborate with the Supervisors and Plumbers to locate possible water leaks
- Oversee the District’s energy provider’s program
- Perform lighting audits which requires using specialty equipment and several hours in each facility including software analysis of proper classroom lighting levels
- Perform energy audits of buildings requiring specialty equipment and knowledge of all HVAC systems
- Act as a liaison with engineer performing retro-commissioning projects in multiple schools to ensure buildings are operating at maximum efficiency
- Process Demand Response actions during potential electrical brown out/black outs to minimize possibility of schools losing power during Energy Manager’s absence
- Act as coordinator with the District’s energy providers and multiple Municipal Utility Districts
- Participate in utility contract specifications and negotiations; provides energy-related input to school design, operations and maintenance including use of state of the art computers/telecommunications
- Pursue outside funding sources for equipment retrofits
- Assist with collaboration and coordination with appropriate personnel in schools, office, departments, and other agencies in carrying out the functions and responsibilities of the energy conservation and waste/recycling programs
- Maintain accurate records, prepare reports, and make presentations to facility department officials
- Manage cradle-to-grave waste/recycling process
- Maintain school well meters and attends meetings and coordinates with the coaches and grounds supervisor
- Initiate, plan, develop, and direct complex building energy conservation projects, including training aspects through in-service sessions, publications, and presentations
- Work effectively with students and a wide range of staff to implement program goals and activities
- Communicate with local utility companies to assure best rates
- Maintain the Energy Star program which rates buildings on their energy efficiency
- Assist Energy Manager in developing and planning the annual energy budget and projects energy use for the next fiscal year
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
All Applicants Must:
1. Complete or update an Online application.
2. Select the position applied for in the “Employment Preferences/Add Position” section on the online application.
3. Upload a copy of high school diploma/college transcripts, if required for the position.
4. Upload a copy of Résumé.
Complete applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on February 12, 2021.
Pay Grade 202 – Salary according to experience and qualifications. To view pay structures, click here.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT(DAYS):
This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
FBISD Human Resources
3119 Sweetwater Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479