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Energy Engineer
Job Category:   Managerial/Professional
Unit:   Facilities
Position Code:   SFAC3594A
Status:   Closed/Cancelled
Closing Date:   03/01/2012
Salary:   $56,508 - $65,000 Annually
Location:   Merced
Background check:   Background check may be required

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The campus seeks an Energy Engineer responsible for identifying and implementing projects that save energy and water. This position will report to the Director of Energy and Sustainability within Facilities Management and be part of a team dedicated to achieving a "Triple Zero committment" to zero net energy, zero landfill waste, and climate neutrality by 2020. The campus strategy to achieve zero net energy relies on aggressive energy efficiency in new building design, operations, and retrofits.

Projects may include energy efficiency retrofits, modifications to building control sequences, repairs to building systems or equipment. Activities may include energy analysis, financial analysis, project scoping, project management, managing contractors or in-house facilities staff to complete projects, measurement and verification, monitoring of energy performance, configuration of building control sequences, outreach, and documentation of savings. Creative solutions to saving energy and water may involve other activities not listed here, and will be encouraged if savings can be documented. The position will have access to advanced energy and water information systems that allow unique opportunities to monitor energy performance and identify savings opportunities.

Qualifications:   • Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field.

• At least three years of experience in energy or water management and project implementation in either a university setting or similar environment.

• A master’s degree is equivalent to 1 year of related experience.

• Must have content knowledge in energy or water efficiency.

• Must have excellent organizational skills.

• Ability to prioritize work, and operate effectively both independently as well as in team settings.

• Must have ability to work in a fast-paced work environment and support multiple functions with fluctuating priorities.

• Must have ability to meet deadlines and ability to work with a diverse staff and faculty.

• Must be proficient in Microsoft programs of Word, Excel, Windows, Outlook (or similar e-mail program), as well as internet browser/search usage.

• Skill in energy modeling and experience with energy management and control systems a plus.
To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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