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Energy Manager
Job Category:   Managerial/Professional
Unit:   Facilities
Position Code:   SFAC7836A
Status:   Closed/Cancelled
Closing Date:   05/11/2018
Salary:   $75,000 - $85,000
Location:   Campus Site
Background check:   Background check and fingerprinting 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 nearly 8,000 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. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.


The Energy Manager uses skills as a seasoned, experienced technical professional with a full understanding of industry practices and policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of energy-related issues. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. The Energy Manager maintains design, implement, and document control systems for various types of automated equipment, including building systems, especially HVAC systems. Oversight of Building Management Systems, preferably ALC, Siemens, JCI, Phoenix.

Under the general direction of the Director of Energy, Engineering and Sustainability, the Energy Manager will serve as the primary point of contact for reporting utilities and maintaining pertinent data including water, and greenhouse gas emissions, to the California Climate Action Registry and American College & University President’s Climate Commitment. Compiles, summarizes and present climate data for the campus community, meetings and presentations. Works on compliance matters & offers solutions for various climate and energy related situations. Coordinate with the UC Office of the President on climate initiatives. Gathers and assembles analytical and factual data on assigned problems and issues. Track utilities usage for entire campus, communicating data to the annual call for Partnership for Performance and various UCOP reports. Contributes projected utilities costs to the annual Budget Call for Facilities Management. Completes LEED Existing Building: Operation and Maintenance certification for UCM campus. Participates on various campus working groups as related to this position. Work with cross-functional teams throughout the entire life-cycle of the product and processes.


1) Applies professional project management concepts to address natural gas, bio-methane, carbon management, energy efficiency, direct access and/or wholesale electric power. Applies professional concepts to perform analysis of data and systems pertaining to moderately complex projects, policies and/or processes and functions. Serves as the primary point of contact to collect and report UC Merced’s greenhouse gas emissions to the California Climate Action Registry and the American College & University’s President’s Climate Commitment. This includes all campus utilities, munitions by Police Department, gas from BBQ, emissions related to Fleet and Transportation. Hires 3rd party engineer to audit results prior to submission. Presents data to various campus groups as needed. Assists energy management staff with LEED-EBOM projects by compiling ASHRAE Level 1 and 2 audits. Manages and compiles monthly utility recharge spreadsheets. Performs numerical and analytical energy analysis related to campus energy consumption. Schedule HVAC systems and lighting in campus building automation system. Develops and implements energy saving control strategies for campus building operations. Troubleshoots and provides technical assistance for campus laboratory ventilation and temperature control system. Assist campus engineering services with troubleshooting and system optimization. 15% Works with cross-functional teams throughout the entire campus to maintain, optimize the building systems. Experience with building management system, preferably Automated Logic, JCI, Siemens

2) Collects and maintains utility related information. Investigates building system issues and provide analysis. Works with other groups to address customer complaints related to comfort issues.

3) Monitors the project from initiation through delivery, including oversight of system integration, project and communications, interface with vendors and managing risk.

4) Organizes the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget constraints,

5) Collects and prepares information for use in discussions, meetings of high level management and external constituents.

6) Provides a variety of analytical duties in support of a function, program and/or organizational unit.



• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, energy or technology field AND three (3) years of progressively responsible related experience in sustainability, energy, performance tracking field or equivalent experience/training.


• Strong background and experience in the design, maintenance, and operation of HVAC, Building Automation Systems, and lighting control systems.

• Knowledge of energy management related initiatives and an understanding of impact to organization of such initiatives required. Experience in facilities management, preferably in a higher education or Institutional environment, with emphasis in HVAC construction, commissioning, controls, operation, and maintenance.

• Knowledge of one or more of the following areas: natural gas, biomethane, carbon management, energy efficiency, direct access and/or wholesale electric power.

• Working knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer application programs. MS-Word, Excel, SQL, Web pages and other common desktop applications.

• Must have working knowledge of Building Controls, specifically ALC.

• Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.

• Ability to address concerns or problems and ensure cooperative and productive working relationships.

• Solid ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes/deadlines.

• Ability to work with a diverse staff and faculty.

• Ability to analyze information and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.

• Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.


• Advanced degree in engineering discipline.

• Certification in Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE).

• Certified Energy Manager (CEM) , LEED, Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) Professional Certification

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, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. 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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