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Energy Manager - Facilities Management & Campus Services (FMCS) - Military Veterans

at Carnegie Mellon University

Under the direction of the University Engineer, the Energy Manager is a leader in the development and implementation of a comprehensive and cost-effective Energy Management Program.  The manager is a systems integrator, project manager, and force multiplier – analyzing the optimum solutions to reduce energy consumption using technology and people in a cost-effective approach.  The Energy Manager also has an outward facing role to help advance and support the university's goal of environmental excellence among higher education institutions.  Due to the critical nature of the role, the Energy Manager must be on-site during regular working hours, major projects and emergency events.

Job Functions/Core responsibilities:

  • Leader for Green Practices participating in the development and implementation of a comprehensive and cost-effective Energy Management Program.
  • Manages university’s utility tracking and billing tool – EnergyCAP with responsibility for reporting functions.
  • Analysis of the complex campus infrastructure and mechanical building systems towards identifying projects to achieve energy savings while avoiding future capital renewal expenses, reducing operating costs and enhancing required service capacities.
  • Lead projects from requirements definition through deployment.  To coordinate internal and external resources, ensuring projects remain within scope, schedule, and defined budgets.  Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Produces monthly energy consumption/cost reporting and forecasting and prepare annual reports which highlight quantitative improvements and lessons learned from completed projects.
  • Active member of team that manages monthly bill paying and utility invoice oversight.
  • Co-manages data historian (OSI Soft) for data collection and visualization.
  • Co-manages university’s Fault Detection and Diagnostics contract with responsibility for performance reporting and quantification.
  • Assist in the development of energy management standards and guidelines for operations, design, and construction to drive future efficiency through written policies and procedures
  • Analyzes meter data and events provided by various head end systems Building Automation, OSI Soft, EnergyCAP to identify trends, abnormal operating characteristics, and develop corrective actions.
  • Coordinates with staff to ensure reliable, efficient and cost-effective operations of the steam/condensate distribution, chiller plants/chilled water distribution systems, and building systems.  Promote training and awareness to encourage best practices and behaviors.
  • Strengthen capital project commissioning to sustain energy efficient building performance and transition from design through construction to operations.
  • Work with the university’s Sustainability Initiative and Pittsburgh advocacy groups to help advance and support the university's goal to become a leader in environmental excellence among higher education institutions.
  • Respond promptly by phone or in person as appropriate to emergency situations and therefore must be available 24/7 or as required

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Carnegie Mellon University.  Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.


  • Bachelor’s degree – preferably in engineering, business, management or equivalent related field experience desired
  • Ten years of experience in energy management or facilities maintenance and operations preferred
  • Energy Management or Project Management certification
  • Professional certifications in energy management and/or controls certifications, such as Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) or similar certification
  • ASHRAE level I, II, III energy auditing for facilities
  • Demonstrated experience managing energy reporting software
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues at all levels of the organization regarding a variety of relevant issues
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, goals and objectives

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain composure when dealing with difficult situations and/or individuals
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail; keep and maintain accurate and detailed reports and records
  • Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to understand and follow strategic direction from divisional leadership
  • Able to travel across campus for meetings and related work


  • Successful Background check
  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol screen
  • Child protective clearances/Act 153

Interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today!

CMU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Staff and faculty must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. Please see Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus for details regarding the university’s current COVID-19 mitigation requirements.


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Facilities Operations

Position Type

Staff – Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


More Information: 

  • Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. 

  • Click here to view a listing of employee benefits

  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

  • Statement of Assurance

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University founder Andrew Carnegie said: "My heart is in the work." No statement better captures the passion and drive of our people to make a real difference. At Carnegie Mellon, we're not afraid of the work. Our educational environment creates problem solvers, drivers of innovation and pioneers in technology and the arts. Employers in every field say our graduates are ready to hit the ground running the day they graduate. So, join us. Whether you're looking for a career or an education. Or both.

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