The Energy Project Manager (RPIII) will join the award-winning Energy and Sustainability Group (Energy Team) in the Office of Facilities Management and Maintenance (OFMM). The Energy Team works to improve sustainability, energy and water efficiency, resilience, and the environmental footprint of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by providing energy efficiency and sustainability programs to state agencies and their facilities. Programs include comprehensive capital projects focused on energy, water, and resilience improvements in a design-build format, energy retrofits, solar and alternative energy credits, demand response, and operational upgrades including existing building commissioning and savings optimization driven by energy information. The Energy Team offers advisory services to state facilities on LEED, climate change and adaptation, and approaches to renewable energy including power purchase agreements.
Generally, Energy Project Managers plan and manage energy and water efficiency, resilience, and other sustainability projects at state facilities with minimal supervision. The projects are focused on both large facilities and smaller facilities throughout the Commonwealth including state colleges and universities, courts, offices, state hospitals, prisons, sheriff facilities, and other buildings. Energy Project Managers support DCAMM maintenance and operations staff to improve the efficiency and operations of its managed assets.
This Energy Project Manager (PM) will manage projects for the Utility Vendor program. Project Managers use approved vendors to identify simple and quick-payback energy and water efficiency measures at state facilities. The PM will provide end-to-end project management for multiple Utility Vendor projects, each of which is under $100,000. The PM may also manage or support larger energy projects and other agency activities, as needed. The PM reports to Program Manager, Deputy Director, and Director.
Manage projects for Utility Vendor Program.
- Work with Energy Team and sites to identify potential projects and the best use of Commonwealth funds.
- Work with designated Utility Vendors and recommend to Management projects based on their strengths.
- Ensure Utility Vendors have the information necessary to begin facility audits.
- Develop project scopes that meet savings requirements and facility need.
- Manage Utility Vendors through audit and construction phases.
- Review audits for applicability and correctness, ensure that pricing and paybacks align with program requirements.
- Create and process associated internal project documents including Notice To Proceed, Request of Funds, compliance documentation, and other documents as required for projects to enter construction.
- Oversee construction including permit collection prior to construction, project monitoring throughout construction, ensuring timely delivery of projects and accuracy of scopes.
- Perform construction field inspections including issuance of Substantial Completion reports to Utility Vendors and confirming punch list completion.
- Perform post-construction review with client agency to ensure equipment was installed as scoped.
- Ensure that client agencies are able to operate and to maintain the new equipment.
- Address client agencies’ questions and concerns throughout the process.
- Manage project financial closeout including collection of utility incentives, vendor payment, and internal DCAMM processes.
- Field post-installation questions. Work with vendors to address warranty claims.
Manage, or assist team members in the management of other energy, water, and resilience projects as required.
Prepare and revise financial documents, payment schedules, reports, and data analysis for energy and water efficiency projects.
Coordinate between DCAMM offices, as well as between DCAMM, client agency staff, and outside consultants. Work involves preparation of energy design-build Requests for Proposals, evaluation of proposals, recommendation of selected contractors, and preparation of financial analysis for contracts.
Track projects and maintain records using Project Management Information System (e-Builder), Asset Management System (CAMIS/Tririga), or other software platforms as necessary.
Review, analyze, and make recommendations regarding technical aspects of energy, water efficiency retrofit projects for state facilities.
Develop and recommend changes to programming and planning procedures to facilitate incorporation of energy/water efficiency and sustainable design in building projects. Participate as an internal energy advisor on DCAMM building projects.
Support other team members on financial, engineering, or other matters related to project delivery.
Perform related duties as required.
- Project Management experience, 2 years.
- Bachelor’s or advanced degree in civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering, urban planning, political science, data analysis or energy/environmental policy.
- Demonstrated experience with energy and water saving measure installations.
- Knowledge of planning, energy and water efficiency, resilience, and sustainable building design principles and practices.
- Strong background in buildings and related mechanical/electrical systems.
- Experience with Mass Save program audits, utility incentive programs, and communicating recommendations to owners and installation crews.
- Ability to coordinate multiple planning tasks and juggle several different projects with multiple vendors spread geographically across the Commonwealth with multiple client agency contacts.
- Highly organized. Able to track multiple projects and communicate status when needed.
- Ability to understand how scope of project will impact facility operations.
- Ability to analyze and present data, develop financial cashflows, and create tracking reports.
- Ability to prepare technical and presentation drawings, PowerPoint presentations, and other graphic products.
- Strong writing skills, ability to produce high level reports in compressed timeframes.
- Strong communication and inter-personal skills. Ability to communicate clearly to client agency to ensure full cooperation and successful project hand-off.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, and the general public. Ability to lead or follow as needed to benefit the team.
- Ability to supervise, including motivating and coordinating the efforts of others.
- Ability to accomplish objectives with few established guidelines and with minimal supervision.
Qualifications Acquired on Job
- Knowledge of capital planning and facility management.
- Knowledge of DCAMM’s approach to energy/water efficiency contract management.
- Knowledge of the types and uses of agency forms and related government documents.
- Use of e-Builder and CAMIS Tririga
License and or Certification Requirements
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First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time technical or professional experience in urban or regional planning, environmental planning, transportation planning or land use planning, and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a professional capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in urban or regional planning, environmental planning, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, civil, environmental, or transportation engineering or environmental sciences may be substituted for two years of the required (A) experience.*
II. A Graduate degree with a major in urban or regional planning, environmental planning, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, civil, environmental, or transportation engineering or environmental studies may be substituted for three years of the required (A)experience and one year of the required (B) experience.
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of three years of the required experience. Substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.