Director – Deep Energy Retrofit Program

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (“DCAS”) Division of Energy Management (“DEM”)
Closing Date: 
Tue, 12/31/2019

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.

Job Description
DEM seeks to hire a Director – Deep Energy Retrofit Program for our Operations Unit. The Director will be responsible for overseeing delivery of a large portfolio of Deep Energy Retrofit projects—comprehensive, whole-building retrofits that seek to achieve building-level energy reductions of greater than 50%. The Director will manage a large capital implementation program to ensure proper and timely delivery of capital projects. The person will exercise full administrative and technical oversight over capital project planning and delivery and manage staff and contractors engaged in the design and construction of Deep Energy Retrofit projects at City facilities.

Specifically, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative, the Director – Deep Energy Retrofit Program will be charged with the following:

• Developing an overall strategy for the Deep Energy Retrofit Program: Working with in-house engineering staff, outside consultants, and City agency partners, develops and executes a strategy for undertaking Deep Energy Retrofit projects at scale across the City’s portfolio of buildings.

• Managing the design and construction process for energy efficiency projects: In close collaboration with consultants, contractors, and agency partners, manages the execution of design and construction for the queue of Deep Energy Retrofit projects. Ensures that projects are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner. Reviews, provides comments, and makes recommendations on design packages submitted by consultants for proposed projects. Coordinates with in-house or third-party Measurement and Verification (“M&V”) providers to ensure expected outcomes are realized.

• Spearheading the identification of candidate buildings for Deep Energy Retrofits: Works with other DEM business units, City agency partners, and consultants to identify and analyze promising candidate buildings for Deep Energy Retrofit projects. Converts assessment findings into project scopes and actionable work proposals to be advanced to design and construction.

• Driving project administration: Manages the overall review and approval process for administrative documentation necessary to advance Deep Energy Retrofit projects, including overseeing budgetary approval package preparation, task order registration, change orders, payment requests, invoice review and other tasks.

• Performing technical calculations to verify estimated project energy, emissions, and cost savings: Performs engineering calculations and energy modeling to verify the reasonableness and accuracy of estimated energy usage reductions, energy cost savings, and avoided greenhouse gas emissions for proposed energy efficiency projects.

• Performing site visits throughout the project implementation process: Conducts field visits to assess energy usage reduction opportunities at City buildings; refine proposed scopes of work; facilitate consultants and contractors’ walk-throughs with agency staff; ensure project compliance with the scope and schedule set forth in contract documents; and perform M&V activities.

• Oversee program data collection, tracking, and reporting: Oversee project managers’ and analysts’ efforts to collect, track and analyze program data to ensure accurate, on-demand project reporting in a range of areas, including compliance with project schedule, budgets, and scopes; measurement and verification of energy usage savings and avoided emissions; and projects’ contributions towards the City’s goals. Maintain relevant DEM project tracking databases.

Preferred Skills and Experience
The preferred candidate will bring the following skills and experience to this position:
• Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical, or environmental engineering.
• Master’s degree in electrical, mechanical, or environmental engineering.
• Professional Engineer (P.E.) license.
• Experience in the design and construction of energy efficiency retrofits in diverse buildings that vary in age, size, and use.
• At least 5 years’ experience in analyzing building energy efficiency technologies and controls and specifying upgrades to improve the energy performance of building systems.
• Strong knowledge of applicable IESNA/ASHRAE design codes, design standards, and specification requirements, with the ability to interpret and apply them to specific project scopes.
• Familiarity with the National Electric Code and NYC electrical and energy codes.
• Familiarity with energy usage, energy cost savings, and avoided greenhouse gas emissions calculation methodologies.
• Skill at managing program operations and budgets.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft applications.
• Well-organized, detail-oriented, and capable of managing multiple responsibilities and deadlines simultaneously.

Minimum Required Qualifications
At least six years of full-time satisfactory experience in construction management work on capital projects, each one of which must have had a dollar value of at least $15,000, at least eighteen months of which must have been in a managerial or consultative capacity in an organization responsible for the management of construction; and a combination of the following, sufficient to equal a total of ten years of education and experience:
1. Full-time satisfactory experience in construction inspection on capital projects, each one of which must have had a dollar value of at least $15,000. One year of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of construction inspection experience up to a maximum of four years.
2. Full-time satisfactory experience in building construction as a journeyperson in one or more of the skilled building construction trades. One year of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of journeyperson experience up to a maximum of four years.
3. Education in an accredited college leading to a bachelor's degree in architecture, landscape architecture, or air pollution control, chemical, civil including structural and bridge design, electrical, mechanical, or sanitary engineering will be credited on the basis of 30 credits for one year of acceptable experience up to a maximum of four years.

A New York State license as a professional engineer or registered architect or a license as a professional engineer or registered architect from a state that has reciprocity with New York State may be substituted for the four years of education and experience described in "a", "b" and "c" above. However, all candidates must have at least six years of experience in construction management work described above, including at least eighteen months in a managerial or consultative capacity in an organization responsible for the management of construction. In addition, candidates managing asbestos removal or lead abatement staff must meet applicable regulatory and medical requirements. Candidates must not have any condition which would prevent a good face seal when wearing a respirator. Periodic medical examinations will be administered as applicable while persons are assigned to asbestos removal or lead abatement management.

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