POSITION TITLE: Energy Services Engineer (Mechanical Engineer II) (Full-Time Regular) (Classified)
REQUISITION #: req3893
DEPARTMENT: Utilities Customer Connections
LOCATION: 222 LAPORTE
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time Regular
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $67,181.00 - 111,967.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
SELECTION PROCESS: Open until filled
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check required.
The Community: The City of Fort Collins sits nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River. At 5,000 feet in elevation, residents enjoy a moderate, four-season climate, with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. With 174,800 residents, Fort Collins is Colorado’s fourth-largest city and spans 57 square miles. With the 20 year growth projection, the City of Fort Collins is expected to reach 255,000 residents.
The first people who hunted in this region arrived approximately 11,000 years ago, and Northern Colorado remains an integral part of the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations. European-American trappers and traders arrived by the early 1800s but rarely established permanent settlements. Gold and silver discoveries in the Colorado mountains in the mid-1800s and the prospect of land for farming and ranching attracted people from eastern cities and across the globe to the Colorado Territory, including what would become the town of Fort Collins; an agricultural colony that emerged from its founding days as a military fort. The expansion included the sugar beet industry's growth, which brought new residents whose descendants still live here today, including Mexican-American families from southern Colorado, New Mexico, and northern Mexico, as well as Germans from Russia. Since 1879, Fort Collins has been the home of the state’s land grant institution, Colorado State University, which currently enrolls 34,000 students. Along with the university, the city’s major high-tech and manufacturing companies and breweries attract new residents from all over the country and world. The community’s overall social diversity continues to grow.
There are abundant outdoor recreation opportunities available to the many residents who enjoy healthy lifestyles. The nearby Horsetooth Reservoir is a key attraction, as is the Cache La Poudre-North Park Scenic Byway. The Downtown district provides many venues for live music, shopping, dining, and nightlife within the city. Fort Collins is widely considered the Craft Beer Capital of Colorado. The City has a strong appreciation for arts, culture, and entertainment. Various national organizations and magazines recognize Fort Collins as one of the best places to live in the nation.
The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:
No. 5 Best Remote-Ready Cities: Livability.com Jan 2021
Top 30 Creative Small Cities: CVSuite – May 2020
No. 18 Safest Cities in America: SafeWise – April 2020
No. 1 Best Place to Live: Livability.com March 2020
No. 9 Most Fitness Friendly Places: SmartAsset – Dec 2019
No. 7 Safest Driving Cities: Allstate – June 2019
No. 4 Best U.S. Cities to Raise a Family: MarketWatch – April 2019
No. 9 Best Performing Cities: Milken Institute – Jan 2019
No. 3 U.S. Cities with Highest Economic Confidence: Yahoo – Nov 2018
No. 2 Brain Concentration Index: Bloomberg – Nov 2018
No. 1 City in America for Cycling: PeopleForBikes-May 2018
Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation Award: Alliance for Innovation-April 2018
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award-Nov 2017
18th Best City for Career Opportunities: SmartAsset – Sep 2017
3rd Best College Town to Live in Forever: College Ranker – July 2017
25 Best Towns Ever: Where to Live Now: Outside Magazine – June 2017
No. 1 Stable and Growing Housing Market: Realtor.com-June 2017
11th Happiest City in America: Yahoo! Finance - March 2017
No. 9 Top 150 Cities for Millennials Report: Millennial Personal Finance - Feb 2017
No. 2 Best Cities for Small Business Owners: ValuePenguin – Feb 2017
Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?
Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following date of hire
Paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick
Retirement + company contributions – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting
Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both
Employee Assistance Program: counseling, legal, financial assistance
Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
>Wellness program, workout facilities
Employee/family Onsite Health Clinic
Personal & professional learning opportunities including supervisory and leadership development; plus career mobility
Collaborative work environment
Engineering work related to the development, implementation and evaluation of efficiency programs and technical support for meeting the energy efficiency, conservation and renewable objectives of the City's Utilities Energy Services division.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.
Plan for new, or revisions to existing, energy services programs. Contribute to project management, engineering analysis and development of program materials.
Manage and oversee the technical and programmatic implementation of complex energy services programs, requiring coordination with the Energy Services team and other interdepartmental stakeholders.
Provide technical analysis related to the development and evaluation of energy programs.
Develop the necessary documents for procurement, contracting and oversight of third party vendors related to energy program implementation.
Approve financial transactions related to implementation of energy programs.
Maintain knowledge of industry standards as they apply to administration and implementation of Utilities programs.
Develop reports related to technical and programmatic performance of energy programs.
Verify customer energy project compliance with program standards
Provides direction to customers regarding energy decisions and alternatives, via telephone, email and face-to-face meetings.
Communicate applicability of energy programs to customers.
Gather, analyze and interpret site and aggregated utility data, and effectively communicate complex utility rate structures to customers.
Perform on-site energy audits of residential, commercial and industrial facilities.
Prepare reports and deliver presentations for customers and stakeholders related to improving efficiency and related participation in energy programs.
Develop and provide oversight of related contractor training.
Generate and revise calculation tools to improve the accuracy and/or efficiency of energy programs.
Support the Energy Services team in staffing customer education and outreach events.
Professional development. This involves reading publications, accessing web sites, and attending or presenting at seminars and conferences.
Educates and trains citizens and professionals by preparing written materials and making presentations on energy efficient services programs.
Demonstrated cultural competence to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of diverse identities, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds.
Strong learning orientation. Leverages all resources and is creative in ways of learning for self to continue adapting to changing issues and trends.
A desire and ability to understand the diverse needs of internal and external customers, and to create experiences and deliver services that exceed their expectations.
A desire and ability to utilize digital tools for organizational information, individual, and teamwork.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of engineering practices and principles.
Skilled in the use of computer tools, including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate to technical information to non-technical audiences.
Knowledge of energy efficiency and conservation.
Knowledge of building energy systems.
Ability to conduct research using reports, journals, and other sources of information.
Ability to perform statistical analysis.
Ability to apply advance mathematical concepts.
Ability to write clear, complete and accurate reports.
Ability to present clearly to both large and small groups.
Planning and organizing skills; ability to manage projects and consultants; long-term project planning over multiple budget cycles.
Ability to collect data through experimentation and direct measurement.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers.
Ability to perform commercial and residential energy audits.
Ability to work effectively on teams.
MINIMUM/PREFERRED EDUCATION LEVEL
Minimum Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university.
Minimum three (3) years related experience.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.
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Mechanical Engineer II
The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.
Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use:
Because the possession and use of marijuana, whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy.
The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.
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