Salary Range: $81,144 to $100,000
The Energy and Technical Services Manager will manage the City of Atlanta’s efforts to promote sustainability and climate resilience as it relates to the use and conservation of natural resources, including electricity, natural gas and water. Under the purview of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Resilience (OSR), the Energy and Technical Services Manager will be responsible for the management and continuous improvement of the City of Atlanta’s energy management standards and utility data collection and reporting operations across the City.
The Energy and Technical Services Manager will be housed in the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Resilience (OSR) and report to the Chief Sustainability Officer. The Energy and Technical Services Manager will serve as the primary person responsible for analyzing energy data, generating reports, performing cost studies, developing procedures and standards to manage the City’s energy usage and, developing and managing energy projects to reduce energy waste; work across city departments, coordinate with community partners, consultants and various governmental bodies and entities to achieve City of Atlanta’s sustainability, resilience and equitable clean energy goals and objectives.
The Energy and Technical Services Manager will support OSR leadership on all operational engagements related to energy management while ensuring efficient utility data operations and excellent customer service internally and externally largely focused on utility data collection and reporting.
This position receives guidance regarding overall mission, short and long-term objectives, scheduling, unusual priorities, and is expected to structure their workday to accomplish established goals. This position may work independently while also supporting high achieving teams that engage on critical projects and utilize multiple technical platforms. Direction received will range from specific and task oriented to general with collaboration expected to shape the final deliverable.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Expect to perform other duties as assigned.
- Analyze existing energy source contracts and programs and determine greater cost-effective energy use through assisting in the development and implementation of the City’s energy/utilities management.
- Work with all levels of staff, consultants, and vendors to obtain information, make recommendations, and resolve a variety of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing equipment problems and issues that will result in reduced energy usage.
- Maintain a variety of records, research data, and prepare reports as required. Review plans and specifications and serve as a technical resource for energy/utilities system management; promote energy consumption awareness within the City.
- Develop and update procedures/standards manuals to address energy management programs guidelines and objectives. Researches, develops, and recommends standards, specifications and procedures for the construction, operation and maintenance of utility delivery systems and equipment to optimize system costs.
- Identify priority energy projects and use project management techniques to implement energy projects within the City.
- Participate in rate and cost of service studies, support budget development and use goals making recommendations as appropriate; directs and participates in field analysis of equipment operations and efficiencies, and applies data gained to studies and recommendations.
- Utilize a variety of tools and software to monitor and manage energy efficiency across City of Atlanta-managed facilities.
- Create long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines.
- Serve as a departmental representative on special projects, committees and tasks forces as assigned.
- Liaise with multiple city departments and offices, and external partners to ensure that interdepartmental project timelines, meeting schedules and project requirements remain on track.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The applicant is expected to exhibit detailed knowledge, skills, and abilities of the following:
- Knowledge of ISO 500001 Standards and its Certification Process
- Working knowledge of cost and savings studies and incorporating energy conservation measures
- Knowledge and experience with HVAC, control, electrical systems and proficiency with energy analysis tools
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret plans, specifications, contract documents, control drawings, service bulletins, technical procedure manuals, equipment specifications, and governmental regulations
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from top management, service personnel, and the community
- Working knowledge of budget preparation and management.
- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business Administration and five (5) years’ experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience in Utilities/Energy Management.
- Must possess a valid Georgia driver's license.
Preferred Education & Experience
- Master's degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Environmental Science or related area (Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis).
- Minimum of 10 years of work experience in a Utilities or Energy Management capacity.
Licensures and Certifications
One or more of the following certifications are preferred:
- Certified Energy Manager (CM)
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
- Certified Facility Manager (CFM)
- Sustainable Facility Professional (SFP)
- Project Management Professional (PMP)
Essential Capabilities and Work Environment:
This hybrid work position is considered essential and thereby requires, on occasion, that the incumbent work outside of normal operating hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays, as well as during inclement weather and/or times when the city would otherwise be closed.