Chief of Energy, Sustainability and Transportation (501554)

  • California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Aug 15, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Transportation or Transit

Job Description


Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Chief of Energy, Sustainability and Transportation. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Administrator III

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Chief of Energy, Sustainability and Transportation to provide leadership through policy direction and application of engineering, economics, and regulatory principles to the energy, sustainability, transportation/parking and utility aspects of the operations of CSU facilities. The Chief will develop utility, sustainability and transportation mode tracking and reporting systems, utility procurement programs, pursue regulatory and legislative changes, seek project funding opportunities to support campus operations.



Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Capital Planning the Chief of Energy, Sustainability and Transportation will:

-Supervise the Energy, Transportation, and Sustainability unit staff to provide oversight and systemwide training.

-Maintain a high level of technical competence and knowledge of current technology and important issues to share with the campus Executive Facility Officers, Directors of Facilities Operations, Parking Directors and Energy and Utilities Managers Council through professional organizations, contacts with other universities and various agencies and private firms, publications review, and attendance at technical seminars. Provide back-up support and technical assistance for the Chancellor's Office building as needed.

-Develop programs and policy to support efficient procurement/use of energy and meet transportation and parking demand for the CSU system.

-Negotiate with utility companies and municipalities on rate, facilities needs and charges, and energy efficiency rebate programs, in support of each campus.

-Establish, update, and disseminate energy and sustainability policy for utilities and infrastructure systems to be used by design firms and campuses.

-Develop and administer master enabling agreements related to mechanical peer review, mechanical review board activities and parking and transportation studies.

-Provide technical review of proposed energy/utility projects, utility master plans and major building renovations to assist CPDC planners and campus personnel.

-Assist the AVC in developing sustainable practices and facilities, and environmental awareness programs.

-Represent the CSU on to and with other state agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and transit agencies on energy/utility/sustainability/transportation working groups to share concerns and issues with proposed policies and programs.

-Oversee and manage CSU's compliance with Air Resources Board (ARB) cap and trade program to ensure least cost and prudent management of allowance inventory.

-Manage the Mechanical Review Board and the Energy Contracts Oversight Board.

-Lead CSU's Climate Action and Adaptation planning efforts collaborating with Emergency Services.


This position requires:

-Bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education and related experience is required.

-Minimum of five years of senior level administrative experience, demonstrating the skills and abilities to perform referenced duties.

-Significant experience in large facilities plant operations and energy management.

-Must be effective in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with frequently changing priorities.

-Thorough understanding of the principles of heating ventilation, and air conditioning systems, boiler and fuel systems, energy conservation techniques, electrical distribution systems, lighting systems, central plant design, energy management and control systems, solar energy generation and battery storage systems, and utility distribution infrastructure systems.

-Strong interpersonal and excellent communication skills, verbal and written.

-Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills in a professional setting.

Preferred Qualifications

-LEED Accredited Professional preferred

-Licensed Professional Engineer, Chief Engineer, or equivalent certification from Association of Professional Engineers, preferred.

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by September 24, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.

How To Apply

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.


This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.


The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

Title IX

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Long Beach, California 90802 United States View Map