Department: FM&P Building Systems Maintenance-1004
Description of Work:
Ranked as one of the Best Employers in the state of Nebraska, the University of Nebraska is committed to providing a work environment and culture that fosters personal and professional success and satisfaction. We invest in our staff by offering fantastic benefits like vacation, sick, and holiday pay, a variety of insurance options, retirement plans, employee and dependent tuition reimbursement, and numerous others. By joining our team, you will be given opportunities to grow as an individual and contribute to the significant impact that we make within the University of Nebraska community and Nebraska's economy each year.
As the Lead Energy Engineer, you will drive the strategic development of energy efficiency programs and identify opportunities on campus to support the University's Sustainability Master Plan, plan and direct projects, and supply technical inspiration, leadership and consultation to a team of energy engineers and commissioning agents, participate in and contribute technical expertise for new building and project design reviews, and manage energy efficiency project budgets and recommend allocation of O&M and capitol funds.
Additionally, the Lead Energy Engineer will identify, design, commission and verify performance of energy-saving and renewable energy projects, including design and implementation of new energy savings and sustainability control sequences, analyze campus energy use, demand, cost and greenhouse gas emissions, advise leadership on trends and propose, prioritize, and support savings opportunities, and collaborate and coordinate with campus leaders, peers, contractors, third-party vendors, and other internal departmental personnel to ensure success of comprehensive campus energy efficiency improvements and to project future needs.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, or related field. Four years of relevant professional experience one or more of the following: Performing energy audits, modeling building energy use, commissioning and/or recommissioning buildings, identifying and prioritizing energy-savings opportunities, designing HVAC and building energy improvements, optimizing HVAC controls sequences, and/or estimating energy cost savings.
Strong understanding of commercial construction, HVAC equipment and controls, psychrometric processes, liquid and gas fluid flow, thermodynamics, heat transfer and electrical processes. Strong understanding of district energy concepts and applications (both supply- and demand-side). Familiar with ASHRAE, IECC, IGBC, WELL and other relative building design, performance and energy codes. Skilled in clear and concise communication, verbal and written. Strong problem solving and analytical skills. Skilled in in organization and planning. Adaptable and flexible to adjust to the fluctuating changes in projects. Willingness to acquire and develop new skills. Ability to travel frequently across campuses as needed. Ability to work autonomously and make self-directed decisions about priorities and workload management. Strong team member, high initiative, and the ability to supervise and effectively lead a team. Ability to recognize sensitive information and use discretion as appropriate. Must have a valid driver's license and meet University driver eligibility requirement.
Master's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, or related field is preferred. Experience (including graduate work and CEUs) in demand-side energy management, commercial construction, HVAC, controls, hydronics, psychrometrics, energy modeling, energy efficiency, and/or LEED/green buildings. Experience designing and integrating renewable energy systems. Experience in construction estimating and/or project management. Experience in energy accounting, billing, and commercial utilities. Supervisory experience including personnel and budget responsibilities. Considerable knowledge of life cycle analysis, energy analysis, and sustainable design are desired. Received pass rate or higher on Fundamentals of Engineering (F)E exam. Licensed Professional Engineer. Certified Energy Auditor, Energy Manager and/or Commissioning Professional preferred.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.