On-Site Energy Manager

SUNY Maritime College
Bronx, New York
May 18, 2024
May 18, 2024
Position Type
Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Company Description:

SUNY Maritime College located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel with the greatest city in the world. An impressive view of the sound extends toward the North Atlantic, yet only a few miles away are Yankee Stadium and midtown Manhattan. SUNY Maritime offers an array of employment opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth and development among its employees.

Job Description:

The Energy Manager will be responsible for providing direction and management regarding SUNY Maritime's energy consumption and reduction efforts. The Energy Manager will work integrally with the Facilities Department and the Capital Program to provide expertise regarding energy efficiency in accordance with NYSERDA PON 3701 - On-site Energy Manager Program. This position seeks to improve the college's profitability by delivering operational improvements and cost management while simultaneously promoting sustainable practices.

The Energy Manager will complete the tasks associated with NYSERDA PON 3701 including:
  • Identify immediate savings opportunities and cost-effective energy conservation measures that are feasible for SUNY Maritime to adopt and accomplish
  • Develop an Energy Management Plan within the first three months of employment to act as a guide map for the college's short-term and long-term energy management efforts
  • Draft comprehensive project proposals that aim to reduce campus energy consumption and administer the projects from conception to completion
  • Monitor and record energy consumption and cost trend data to tabulate and compile monthly energy and cost data reports for all utility consumables
  • Analyze data to pinpoint peak demand drivers, identify equipment scheduling inefficiencies, and adjust system setpoints as seasons and conditions change to optimize system efficiency
  • Interface with the existing Siemens Desigo Building Management System (BMS), including WinPM, and maintain the existing submetering infrastructure and expand it as needed
  • Submit required documentation with the following databases and agencies: Energy Cap, BuildSmart 2025, New York Energy Manager, Executive Order 22
  • Provide recommendations regarding new sustainable initiatives, equipment, systems, and technologies and substantiate recommendations with a dollar value and cost-benefit analysis
  • Perform calculations to quantify successful reductions in energy use and document progress in the New York Energy Manager (NYEM) database system
  • Conduct energy performance testing and periodic walkthrough audits to improve the efficiency of various systems.
  • Outline and lead a Preventative Maintenance Program to extend the useful life of existing equipment
  • Collaborate with the Facilities Department to address campus needs with the Capital Program and initiate operational procedures with key campus operations personnel
  • Build and orchestrate a "cross-functional energy team" to gain the collective support of stakeholders and cohorts towards the common goal of energy efficiency
  • Promote awareness and behavioral changes that encourage a culture of cooperation with the adoption of New York State and New York City climate action guidelines, obligations, and requirements
  • Administer training to increase the knowledge and skills of various staff members and implement standard professional practices in energy management
  • Create a culture of sustainability and efficiency within the campus through access to information, transfer of successful practices, and targeted information for key audiences about energy management
  • Report progress to NYSERDA: participate in NYSERDA kick-off and exit meetings and project management check-ins with NYSERDA via conference call at least once per month
  • Produce quarterly savings reports that document results from capital improvements and operational modifications. Deliver a final report that documents overall effort and progress toward SUNY Maritime's energy reduction goal.
  • Record your experiences as the acting OsEM and capture the energy management process with collated project deliverables to generate a case study intended for online publishing
  • Coordinate and expand the college's additional sustainable obligations such as the Waste Diversion Plan, Off-Shore Wind Program, NY Plastic Free Act, Disadvantaged Communities Reporting, Embodied Carbon Reporting, and Zero Emission Vehicle Transition, etc


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, environmental science, HVAC technology, energy management, or a related field
  • At least five (5) years of related energy management experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Auditor, Building Operator Certification, LEED Accredited Professional, or another relevant professional certification
  • Ten (10) years of related energy management experience
  • Five (5) years of related facility management experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of energy management, HVAC equipment and controls, lighting systems, Building Management Systems/Building Automation Systems, energy audit methodology, and potential energy conservation measures
  • Must have knowledge of New York State Energy Code (NYSEC) and the National Electric Code (NEC)
  • Must have familiarity with Executive Order 22, BuildSmart 2025, Climate Action Council, GreenNY Council, and emerging New York State sustainability and climate action initiatives
  • Ability to identify and implement energy saving opportunities related to operational initiatives, preventative maintenance, and capital improvements
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and the understanding of risk vs reward necessary for effectively presenting energy saving projects to the College's Administration Department
  • Ability to navigate existing computer systems and standards and operate relevant software such as a Building Management System (BMS), Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word
  • Able to demonstrate their aptitude for analysis, issue identification, implementation of effective solutions, and achieve positive results
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and project management skills
  • Ability to effectively interact as a team member and drive a collective effort towards a common goal

Additional Information:

Classification/Salary Range: The On-Site Energy Manager is a UUP position. The anticipated salary range for the position is $100,000.00 to $110,000.00 annually, with an outstanding benefits package. For more information please see the Full Time UUP Benefits Summary . Review of applications to commence immediately and conclude when the position is filled.

Special Notes: This is a full-time calendar year appointment UUP Position. Fair Labor Standard Acts (FLSA) Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.

Budget Title: Senior Staff Associate
Local Title: On-Site Energy Manager
Line #: 00559

SUNY Maritime College is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For our full non-discrimination statement, see: .

SUNY Maritime College is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its students, faculty, staff, volunteers and the general public that use our facilities. Therefore, in order to ensure the hiring of employees of the highest integrity and to maintain a safe campus community, SUNY Maritime College will conduct pre-employment background investigations on all individuals for whom employment is to be offered.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161 , no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at or via email at .

In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling . It can also be viewed online by selecting University Police > Safety Information > Clery Safety Report (Annual Security & File Safety).

Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should apply online. Please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance Maritime's commitment to inclusive excellence
  • Names and contact information of three professional references . click apply for full job details