Project Manager – Deep Energy Retrofit Program

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (“DCAS”) Division of Energy Management (“DEM”)
Closing Date: 
Tue, 12/31/2019

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (“DCAS”) Division of Energy Management (“DEM”) serves as the hub for energy management for City government operations. Today, we develop the City’s annual Heat, Light, and Power Budget; manage the City’s electricity, natural gas, and steam accounts; help our agency partners identify and pursue energy-saving opportunities at their buildings; do energy efficiency and clean power generation projects across the City’s portfolio; and implement operations and maintenance (“O&M”) best practices.

DEM is tasked with leading the City’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions by 80 percent by 2050 from a 2005 baseline (“80x50”). As part of Local Law 97, the City also recently set new targets to reduce emissions from City government operations by 40 percent by 2025 (“40x25”) and by 50 percent by 2030 (“50x30”). To meet these goals, DEM is committed to collaborating very closely with our agency partners to help them achieve major emissions reductions in their buildings. We actively are working to provide them our agency partners with the energy efficiency and clean energy project funding, project delivery vehicles, technical expertise, staff resources, strategic planning support, and data analytics that they need to succeed.

Job Description
DEM seeks to hire a Project Manager – Deep Energy Retrofit Program for the Operations Unit. The Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating the scoping, design, and construction of Deep Energy Retrofit projects—comprehensive, whole-building retrofits that seek to achieve building-level energy reductions of greater than 50%.

Specifically, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative, the Project Manager – Deep Energy Retrofit Program will be charged with the following:

• Contributing to the development of an overall strategy for Deep Energy Retrofit Program: Working with the Director – Deep Energy Retrofit Program, as well as in-house engineering staff, outside consultants, and City agency partners, assists in the development and execution of a strategy for undertaking Deep Energy Retrofit projects at scale across the City’s portfolio of buildings.

• Managing the design and construction process for energy efficiency projects: In close collaboration with agency partners, consultants, and contractors, manages the execution of design and construction for multiple Deep Energy Retrofit projects. Ensures that assigned projects are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner. Reviews, provides comments, and makes recommendations on design packages submitted by consultants for proposed projects. Coordinates with in-house or third-party Measurement and Verification (“M&V”) providers to ensure expected outcomes are realized.

• Contribution to the identification of candidate buildings for Deep Energy Retrofits: Works with other DEM business units, City agency partners, and consultants to identify and analyze promising candidate buildings for Deep Energy Retrofit projects. Converts assessment findings into project scopes and actionable work proposals to be advanced to design and construction.

• Providing administrative support for projects: Helps manage administrative documentation that is necessary to advance Deep Energy Retrofit projects, including overseeing budgetary approval package preparation, task order registration, change orders, payment requests, invoice review and other tasks.

• Performing technical calculations to verify estimated project energy, emissions, and cost savings: Performs engineering calculations and energy modeling to verify the reasonableness and accuracy of estimated energy usage reductions, energy cost savings, and avoided greenhouse gas emissions for proposed energy efficiency projects.

• Performing site visits throughout the project implementation process: Conducts field visits to assess energy usage reduction opportunities at City buildings; refine proposed scopes of work; facilitate consultants and contractors’ walk-throughs with agency staff; ensure project compliance with the scope and schedule set forth in contract documents; and perform M&V activities.

• Conducting program data collection, tracking, and reporting: Collects, tracks and analyzes program data to ensure accurate, on-demand project reporting in a range of areas, including compliance with project schedule, budgets, and scopes; measurement and verification of energy savings and avoided emissions; and projects’ contributions towards the City’s goals. Maintains relevant DEM project tracking databases.

Preferred Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will bring the following skills and experience to this position:
• Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical, or environmental engineering.
• Master’s degree in electrical, mechanical, or environmental engineering.
• Professional Engineer (P.E.) license.
• Experience in the design and construction of energy efficiency retrofits in diverse buildings that vary in age, size, and use.
• At least 3 years’ experience in analyzing building energy efficiency technologies and controls and specifying upgrades to improve the energy performance of building systems.
• Strong knowledge of applicable IESNA/ASHRAE design codes, design standards, and specification requirements, with the ability to interpret and apply them to specific project scopes.
• Familiarity with the National Electric Code and NYC electrical and energy codes.
• Familiarity with energy usage, energy cost savings, and avoided greenhouse gas emissions calculation methodologies.
• Skill at managing program operations and budgets.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft applications.
• Well-organized, detail-oriented, and capable of managing multiple responsibilities and deadlines simultaneously.

Minimum Required Qualifications
The following are the minimum required qualifications for the Construction Project Manager civil service title.

1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and five years of fulltime satisfactory experience managing and/or inspecting one or more construction projects which must have a total cost of at least $300,000 for each of the five years of the required experience; or

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with a major sequence of course work in engineering, engineering technology, architecture, architectural technology, landscape architecture, construction, construction technology, or construction management, and one year of the experience described in "1" above; or

3. A valid license as a professional engineer, registered architect, or registered landscape architect, issued by a board of examining engineers, architects or landscape architects duly established and qualified pursuant to the laws of any state or territory of the United States and one year of the experience described in "1" above; or

4. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and a combination of experience of at least two years of the experience described in "1" above and the education as described in "2" above to equal a total of five years of education and experience. Matriculation in an undergraduate college degree program in engineering, engineering technology, architecture, architectural technology, landscape architecture, construction, construction technology, or construction management can be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of satisfactory full-time experience up to a maximum of three years of experience.

License Requirement
For assignment to certain positions, candidates must possess a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York. The license must be maintained for the duration of employment in such position.

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