Electrical Power and Energy Conservation Program Engineer

The University of Vermont

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 3 - 5 Years

Responsible for the integrity and reliability of power to the University of Vermont buildings and the distribution within buildings. Ensure the efficient functionality and stability of the electrical power grid from the local utilities and the distribution system on campus. Utilize data to develop and ensure that effective preventive and predictive maintenance programs are in place to minimize downtime related to electrical issues.

Engage with campus partners and local utilities to develop strategies to help reduce energy consumption on campus. Track and utilize efficiency funding, create projects that reduce power consumption. Promote, recommend, and implement renewable energy projects to reduce the university’s reliance on non-renewable resources.

Recommend solutions resulting from changing regulatory dynamics and rate changes. Perform energy and project engineer responsibilities for miscellaneous energy conservation, deferred maintenance and special Facilities Management projects. Complete engineering calculations, drawings, multiyear plans, and project proposals.

Actively engage in learning and practice principles of social justice and inclusion, environmental sustainability and delivering great customer experience. This position reports to the University Engineer.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering discipline with two to five years’ experience in power engineering, energy management, and computer modelling skills for both are required. Power distribution experience in commercial or industrial applications. Certified Energy Manager (CEM). E.I.T.,E.I. or F.E certificate. Computer skills for typical office software and the ability to learn new software are required. Effective communication skills are required. Must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when performing specific job functions. Must be comfortable on construction sites. A valid driver’s license or ability to obtain and driver’s check is required. Initial employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check.

Desirable Qualifications

Professional Engineer (PE)

Experience working with utilities related to rate structures, efficiency programs and regulatory compliance. Familiarity with Johnson Controls, Honeywell or OSI-Pi platforms, and proficiency with Arc Flash Software.

Project Management; Technical Writing; Electrical/HVAC Systems Design and Function; Contract Management; Codes/Regulations/Construction Standards & Practices; Knowledge/experience with Building Control Systems. OSHA 10 and OSHA 30.

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