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• Leading the City's efforts to reduce carbon emissions from government operations.
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The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Division of Energy Management (DEM) serves as the hub for emissions reduction and energy management for the City government portfolio. DEM develops the City’s annual utility energy budget; manages the City’s utility accounts; helps our agency partners identify and pursue energy-saving opportunities at their facilities; leads energy efficiency and distributed generation projects across the City’s portfolio; and helps implement operations and maintenance best practices.
Broadly, DEM is tasked with leading the City’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from City government operations 40 percent by 2025 (40x25), 50 percent by 2030 (50x30), and 80 percent by 2050 (80x50). Beyond 40x25, 50x30, and 80x50, the City has also made other energy-related commitments, such as pledging to install 100 MW of solar photovoltaic on City buildings by 2025. DEM works closely with our agency partners to help them reduce emissions and improve energy management in their facilities, including providing them with project funding, project delivery vehicles, technical expertise, staff resources, strategic planning support, and data analytics.
The Project Manager will be responsible for program data collection and tracking required to ensure accurate, on-demand, project reporting including measurement and verification of project(s) cost, scope and schedule, energy and greenhouse gas emissions savings, project completion, and progress towards achieving the City’s goals. The Project Manager will also support financial project management tasks including reviewing and processing invoices, tracking project expenditures against budget, preparing budget documents and reporting program results. The individual must be versatile in directing diverse operations and demonstrating strong project management skills.
Under the leadership of the Senior Project Manager, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative, the Project Manager will be charged with the following:
• Deliver lighting projects: Working closely with consultants and contractors, manage design and construction for lighting projects and ensure that projects are completed in a timely, cost-effective manner. Review contractor proposals for accuracy. Manage contracts and budget throughout project implementation. Resolve technical project issues.
• Perform 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, avoided greenhouse gas emissions, and energy cost savings for proposed projects.
• Perform project tracking and reporting: Maintain project-related documentation, including work orders, scopes of work, cost proposals, invoices, project status sheets, and progress reports. Perform data collection and tracking necessary to ensure accurate, on-demand project reporting in a range of areas, including compliance with project schedules, budgets, and scopes and verified energy savings and emissions reductions. Gather and review quarterly project updates.
• Manage invoicing and project close-out: Gather invoices and provide updates to tracking systems that document project costs. Oversee the project close-out process, including securing necessary documentation.
• Conduct site visits throughout the project lifecycle: Performs site visits to assess the potential energy usage reductions associated with proposed lighting projects in City buildings; refine proposed project scopes of work; ensure projects’ compliance with scopes; and assist with measurement and verification.
• Support project measurement and verification (“M&V”) activities: Help develop M&V plans consistent with the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol. Perform M&V activities to assess realized savings from completed energy projects or review M&V results.
4. In addition to meeting the qualification requirements for Assignment Level I, candidates must have at least one additional year of experience as described in "1" above in a supervisory capacity or have served for at least one year as a project manager for a large and/or complex construction project.
5. In addition to meeting the qualification requirements for Assignment Level I, candidates must have at least two additional years of experience as described in "1" above in a supervisory capacity or have served for at least two additional years as a project manager for a large and/or complex construction project.
The ideal candidate will bring the following skills and experience to this position:
- Degree in electrical, energy, facilities, or mechanical engineering.
- Experience in the design and construction of energy efficiency retrofits in diverse buildings that vary in age, size, and use.
- 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.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft applications.
- High level of productivity: able to meet and even exceed deadlines and handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.
As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/
The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.