Campus Utility Manager
About the University:
Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Position:
Campus Utility Management responsibilities include contracting of utilities, consumption and budget forecasts, and monthly expenditure verification including recharges. Act as primary point of contact for all utility related technical issues and required coordination with the Office of Sustainability.
This position exists to enhance and improve Western Washington University’s energy and utility management program. Analyze and identify ways and means (technical and procedural) to improve the efficiency of energy and utility consumption on campus; intensify carbon reduction efforts, participate in the preparation and review of cost estimates, specifications, drawings, and construction documents for maintenance, repair, and alterations; serve as the key advisor to the Director of Facility Management on energy matters; and be a visible and active proponent of the Energy and Utility Management Program.
- Bachelor’s degree (Ten years of relevant experience in the field of energy management, facilities management, energy system design, and/or energy project development and implementation may be substituted for the degree.)
- Minimum of five years experience in energy management, facilities retrofits/design, and/or maintenance, including experience with sustainability programs, initiatives, and implementation of sustainable practices.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with management, staff, and colleagues with diverse backgrounds and goals.
- Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet inflexible deadlines, remain calm during difficult situations, work under pressure, and work with frequent interruptions.
- Valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one prior to starting work.
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