Assistant Energy Engineer
New York City DEPT OF CITYWIDE ADMIN SVCS
New York, NY
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 emissions (“GHG”) by 80 percent by 2050 from a 2005 baseline (“80 x 50”). The City also has set a near-term goal to reduce GHG emissions from City government operations 40 percent by 2025 and 50 percent by 2030 from a Fiscal Year 2006 baseline. 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 are actively working to provide them 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.

DEM seeks to hire an Assistant Energy Engineer to work within the Technical Services Team. The Assistant Energy Engineer will be responsible for coordinating, managing and reviewing energy efficiency reports and resulting measures for City-owned buildings in compliance with Local Law 87 of 2009. This position requires comprehensive energy efficiency knowledge, related project management experience, close attention to detail, accuracy, and the ability to think strategically and make recommendations.

Under the supervision of the Director and Deputy Director of Technical Services unit, the Assistant Energy Engineer will be assigned a portfolio of projects and will coordinate with various City agencies and facility representatives, ensuring that reporting requirements are planned and implemented according to the operations and needs of the City Agency.

In particular, the candidate will:
  • Coordinate and oversee energy audit execution. The Engineer will coordinate the scheduling and oversee the progress of energy audits that assess the need for HVAC, lighting and other facility energy-related needs.
  • Maintain and collect energy audit data. As energy audits are received from external consultants, the engineer will coordinate all data collection required for project completion and maintain data files.
  • Coordinate and manage external consultants. The Engineer will provide interface between consultants and agency staff, and ensure that project schedules are adhered to.
  • Review and provide guidance on audit recommendations. The Engineer will be responsible for performing technical review of energy audits, and will assess the recommendations made by consultants for appropriateness and consistency with local law requirement. The Engineer will communicate feedback to the consultants and confirm it is incorporated into the audit report, and approve final deliverables accordingly.
  • Oversee retro-commissioning project. The Engineer will also be responsible for overseeing a subset of TST’s retro-commissioning portfolio, and will coordinate and oversee HVAC diagnostic testing for retro-commissioning projects.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in mechanical engineering and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in mechanical engineering work; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and a Master's degree from an accredited college in mechanical engineering.
Preferred Skills
The preferred candidate will bring the following skills and experience to this position:

  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or Certified Energy Auditor (CEA); knowledge of and experience in working with ASHRAE Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits and Retro-commissioning; minimum two (2) years of experience in analyzing HVAC equipment operations and specifying equipment upgrades to improve system energy performance.
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a major emphasis In HVAC operations.
  • Two or more years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in engineering design and or construction management of medium to large engineering projects.
  • Familiarity with boiler and chiller operations and maintenance; HVAC controls; computerized building automation and energy management systems; variable air volume (VAV) distribution systems; steam and chilled water system optimization methods; and overall heating and cooling system performance.
  • Familiarity with energy cost, savings and greenhouse gas calculation methodology.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with issues pertaining to energy efficiency in existing buildings.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft applications (Advanced Excel skills a must).
  • Must be well-organized, detail-oriented and able to handle multiple responsibilities and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical abilities.
Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or Certified Energy Auditor (CEA); knowledge of and experience in working with ASHRAE Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits and Retro-commissioning; minimum two (2) years of experience in analyzing HVAC equipment operations and specifying equipment upgrades to improve system energy performance.
Additional Information
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.
To Apply
Please go to www.nyc.gov/jobs or www.nyc.gov/ess for current NYC employees and search for Job ID# 406475
No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted. Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted
Residency Requirement
New York City Residency is not required for this position