Associate or Assistant Engineer, Load Management
New York City DEPT OF CITYWIDE ADMIN SVCS
New York, NY

$70,000 - $90,000 a year

EducationSkills
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/Associate Engineer #1, Load Management (“LM”) (based on qualifications) to work on the LM Team within our Energy Supply Unit. The person in this position will help support the expansion of the City’s LM Program, which is intended to achieve energy savings, cost savings, and emissions reductions by having City staff use real-time data visualization and analysis to implement ongoing operational improvements.

The Assistant/Associate Engineer #1 will report to the Engineer, LM and work in close collaboration with a second Assistant/Associate Engineer (#2) to be hired as a peer. S/he will help plan and manage the LM Program’s technical aspects, including working with LM and agency staff to implement LM projects on the ground in City buildings. Specifically, with significant latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative, the Assistant/Associate Engineer will be charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Managing a portfolio of LM projects at City buildings: The LM Team will work together to ensure that this portfolio matches overall City targets for the total number of facilities to be enrolled in LM and the total energy usage and cost savings to be realized.
  • Working with facilities staff at target City buildings to implement LM: The Assistant/Associate Engineer #1, LM will work with facility staff at target City buildings to evaluate energy loads and identify and implement LM measures to reduce loads.
  • Identifying effective LM measures: The Assistant/Associate Engineer #1, LM will use available tools and resources to identify effective LM measures that can be implemented across the City’s portfolio to reduce monthly energy usage, costs, and emissions. These tools and resources include historical billing data, real-time interval data, and Building Management System (“BMS”) trend data. The Assistant/Associate Engineer #1, LM also will remain current with industry best practices for LM.
  • Identifying opportunities for BMS upgrades to support LM implementation: The Assistant/Associate Engineer #1, LM will identify opportunities to perform BMS upgrades to support LM implementation. S/he will help agencies take advantage of existing DEM funding mechanisms to put in place these measures.
  • Creating agency-wide LM plans: The Assistant/Associate Engineer #1, LM will build on efforts currently underway at DEM to work with agencies to create agency-wide LM plans. S/he will help inventory and evaluate work done to date by agencies.
  • Supporting the development and delivery of LM training: The Assistant/Associate Engineer #1, LM will help develop LM Program training materials. S/he also will assist with the delivery of field training to empower behavioral change among City building operators.
  • Supporting performance reporting for the LM Program: The Assistant/Associate Engineer #1, LM will help track and report on project- and program-level progress and manage data collection. S/he will ensure that planned LM measures have been implemented at facilities.
  • As needed, providing technical and analytical support to other DEM programs. These programs include, but are not limited to, the Demand Response and Real-Time Metering Programs.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization, and five years of full-time 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. One year of the experience as described in “1” above and a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U. S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), in engineering, engineering technology, architecture, architectural technology, landscape architecture, construction, construction technology, or construction management; or
3. One year of the experience as described in “1” above and 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; or
4. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization, and a combination of at least two years of experience as 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 as described in “2” above may be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits for one year of satisfactory full-time experience up to a maximum of three years of experience.

Note: Candidates must specify for each construction project they worked on: a description of the construction project, the time period they worked on the construction project, and the type of work they performed. Candidates must also specify the money allotted for the project.

Driver License Requirement: At the time of appointment to this position, you must have a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York. If you have moving violations, license suspension or an accident record, you may be disqualified. This license must be maintained for the duration of your employment.

5. For Assignment to Level II, In addition to meeting the "Qualification Requirements" above, candidates must have one additional year of satisfactory full-time experience working in Assignment Level I; or one additional year of satisfactory full-time experience as described in "1" above.
6. For Assignment to Level III, in addition to meeting the Qualification Requirements for Construction Project Manager, candidates must have two additional years of satisfactory full-time experience working in Construction Project Manager Assignment Level I and II; or two additional years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in question "1" above and possess a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York which must be maintained for the duration of employment noting that if you have moving violations, license suspension or an accident record, you may be disqualified.
Preferred Skills
  • A degree in electrical, energy, mechanical, or facilities engineering.
  • At least 3 years of experience implementing energy efficiency-focused operational improvements at large commercial or institutional buildings or other relevant technical energy engineering experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of building science and energy-consuming building systems and equipment, including, but not limited, to Building Automation Systems (“BAS”); electrical systems; energy distribution systems (chilled water, steam, and hot water); HVAC systems; HVAC controls; lighting systems; plumbing systems.
  • Experience in energy management program development and management, especially practical applications of Load Management, Demand Response, and Real-Time Metering.
  • Status as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), Certified Demand-Side Manager (CDSM), and/or Professional Engineer (PE) or Engineer-In-Training (EIT).
  • Ability to read architectural and mechanical drawings.
  • Knowledge of utility rates and utility billing protocols.
  • Strong quantitative data analysis skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including experience using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to create professional memos, reports, and presentations. In particular, the ability to communicate technical findings to non-technical audiences.
  • High productivity, with the ability to consistently meet and even exceed deadlines and strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong commitment to collaboration and high emotional intelligence.
To Apply
Please go to www.nyc.gov/jobs or www.nyc.gov/ess for current NYC employees and search for Job ID#: 409173
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Residency Requirement
New York City Residency is not required for this position