Energy Engineer Position at USC

Capitalizing on over 140 years of history and tradition in downtown Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC) has embarked on an unprecedented period of expansion. USC is now poised to take its place as the preeminent research institution of the 21st century and we are looking for skilled, motivated professionals to help forge the future of higher education.

The USC department of Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) – Energy Services is seeking an Energy Engineer to join its team.

THE WORK YOU WILL DO

The Energy Engineer is responsible for working on energy audits, engineering analyses, and other related technical projects and tasks, deciding approaches, ensuring quality, overseeing implementation, and tracking results. Coordinates site walks and meetings, and assists with data collection, field visits, interviews, and report reviews. Performs technical reviews of consultant-proposed designs and specifications.

The Energy Engineer:

Works on varied technical projects and tasks simultaneously (e.g., energy audits, engineering analyses, cost estimates), deciding approaches, ensuring quality, overseeing implementation and tracking results. Supports energy audits conducted by consultants on facilities (e.g., laboratories, apartments, offices) and reviews consultant reports and analyses.

Coordinates site walks and meetings, and assists with data collection, field visits, interviews, and report reviews. Collects and evaluates documentation (e.g., utility bills, as-built drawings). Completes and submits utility documentation for rebates and incentives. Supports other sustainability-related efforts and participates in relevant committee meetings as needed.

Performs technical reviews of consultant-proposed designs and specifications. Provides guidance with building management systems to enhance operability and comfort, improve maintenance services, and minimize energy usage.

Collaborates with relevant stakeholders to determine best measures to use on projects based on impact to occupants, costs, and savings potential, and tracks implementation. Coordinates with project managers to address questions and issues that arise.

Promotes an environment that fosters inclusive relationships and creates unbiased opportunities for contributions through ideas, words, and actions that uphold principles of the USC Code of Ethics.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The work schedule for this position is Monday – Friday from 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM; however, work schedules may change at any time to accommodate business needs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate for the position of Energy Engineer meets the following preferred criteria:

5 years of experience in energy engineering, energy management, and/or energy efficiency/sustainability.

Certified Energy Manager and/or Certified Energy Auditor. Experience with building systems and local/state benchmarking regulations. Familiarity with utility efficiency rebates and incentive programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates for the position of Energy Engineer must meet the following minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in energy management, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, or related fields.

3 years of experience in energy engineering and/or energy management.

Demonstrated knowledge of energy efficiency/sustainability initiatives. Excellent written and oral communication skills, and exemplary attention to detail. Advanced judgment, analytical, and decision-making skills, able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Knowledge of building systems (e.g., HVAC, lighting). Proficiency with computer operating systems and relevant applications/software (e.g., Windows, Apple, Adobe).

Demonstrated interpersonal and critical-thinking skills, able to review technical calculations, models, systems, and measurements. Experience in diverse, collaborative, and high-performing teams.

Active/valid/unrestricted CA Drivers’ license in accordance with USC’s Driver Vehicle Safety Policy

The hourly range for this position is $41.42 – $45.39. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

About Facilities Planning and Management (FPM):

FPM (formerly named Capital Construction & Development / Facilities Management Services) is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining the breadth of the facilities at USC, and is also dedicated to creating a safe environment for our USC community. Woven into every service, safety is of upmost importance. As FPM, this diverse group of innovative and talented professionals provide high quality facilities construction, operations and maintenance services at USC and serve as dedicated stewards of USC and FPM core values. FPM values integrity, excellence, well-being, open communication, accountability, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Come and join the FPM team – a team that works as trusted partners shaping an environment of innovation and excellence. Apply today!

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

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Minimum Education:
Bachelor’s degree

Minimum Experience:
3 years Three years of experience in energy engineering and/or energy management.

Minimum Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in energy management, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, or related fields.
Demonstrated knowledge of energy efficiency/sustainability initiatives.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, and an exemplary attention to detail.
Advanced judgment, analytical, and decision-making skills, able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Knowledge of building systems (e.g., HVAC, lighting).
Proficiency with computer operating systems and relevant applications/software (e.g., Windows, Apple, Adobe).
Demonstrated interpersonal and critical-thinking skills, able to review technical calculations, models, systems, and measurements.
Experience in diverse, collaborative and high-performing teams.

Preferred Experience:
5 years Five years’ experience in energy engineering, energy management, and/or energy efficiency/sustainability.

Preferred Skills:
Certified Energy Manager and/or Certified Energy Auditor.
Experience with building systems and local/state benchmarking regulations.
Familiarity with utility efficiency rebate and incentive programs.

Published on April 30th, 2024

Last updated on April 30th, 2024


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