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Energy Engineer (0480U), Facilities Services
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 23, 2019
Title Energy Engineer (0480U), Facilities Services
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department Engineering and Technical Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Energy Engineer (0480U), Facilities Services

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Departmental Overview

Facilities Services works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community.

Engineering and Technical Services helps develop the vision, strategy, incentives, and initiatives that will align operations, planning and design processes, and resource management with the principles of sustainability. Engineering and Technical Services consists of: Engineering Services, Energy Office, Strategic Energy Program, Energy Management, Fire Prevention Services, Facilities Preventive Maintenance.

The Energy Engineer is responsible for the Facilities Services programs relating to sustainability in particular to conservation of energy & water and utilities metering by working with Construction & Designs Energy Efficiency Partnership Program Manager on major projects, with other C&D Project Managers and various campus Building Managers & Coordinators on smaller to medium scale projects, and with internal entities as CalCAP, CACS & CALGet, Budget Office, and external entities as PG&E and UC Office of the President. Current financial magnitude of the projects the position is involved is as high as $4 to $5 million per program.


-Reviews project applications to PG&E and UCOP for completeness in terms of data required, forms being complete, and timeliness of submission. Monitors the projects progress and provides periodic project update reports.

-Manages and responsible for campus-wide utilities metering program, network assessment and project management from installation, IT connection, software and hardware programming and system diagnosis.

-Meets with clients to help define project scope and program. Serves as technical & program advisor and assists management on all planning and related project matters, exercising independent judgment and initiative, and rendering opinions and making decisions having long-term effects on campus energy use. Reviews cost estimates, establishes project schedule and budget and reviews with clients. Formally establishes campus project, including working with other units, departments and the Office of the President (i.e., SMCP, Budget Office and Capital Project Units) to facilitate this effort and ensure funding is transferred.

-Works with architectural/engineering firms to develop project requirement, design criteria, and preparing energy savings calculations.

-Provides expertise in selection of design and construction professionals, in fee and contract negotiations, in project code compliance and regulations, in engineering and technical support, in campus policies procedures, and in guiding project development.

-Participates in data gathering, tracking and analyzing campus building energy usage. Also provides historical utility data & costs with analysis for buildings being considered for project study & implementation

-Develops and implements campus automated utility metering (electric, steam, gas and water) including meter installation, data server configuration, programming, and management. Works with outside vendor in set-up of programming & account and with FS shops and contractors in project implementation.

-Performs organizational, campus and administrative activities not directly relating to projects, including serving on campus committees representing department or unit.

-Participates in campus water conservation program including consumption metering and reporting, conservation outreach and water conservation project implementation.

Required Qualifications

  • Expert written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, including expert level political acumen and negotiation skills.
  • Expert knowledge of design and construction, contract administration and California Building Codes, including expert understanding of industry practices or highly specialized and critical disciplines.
  • Expert knowledge of the campus, including its infrastructure and short and long range strategic building plans.
  • Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office especially Excel.
  • General understanding of networking, network security, data server, software updates, and programming.
  • Within area of expertise, expert skill in advising and consulting with all levels of campus management and/or capital planning, budgeting and construction professionals.
  • Expert skill in promoting, advancing and implementing programs within area of expertise.
  • Advanced knowledge of the campus, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short and long range strategic plans preferred.
  • Expert analytical, organizational, project management and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills.
  • Thorough organizational and analytical skills including skill to provide high quality control.
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in building mechanical and electrical maintenance repair and construction activities.
  • Knowledge of campus policies, practices and standards relating to the maintenance program and inspection control or ability to learn.
  • Ability to operate automated data base, work control, and computerized maintenance management programs.
  • Working knowledge of appropriate building and safety codes and regulations.
  • Ability to complete assignments and meet established deadlines.
  • Ability to use sound and independent judgment and make decisions based on engineering judgment and analysis.
  • Ability to conduct training sessions and seminars.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans technical manuals, diagrams, architectural, mechanical and electrical drawings and specifications used in the building, mechanical and electrical trades.
  • Ability to plan and schedule work and to maintain reports and records.
  • Ability to make standard arithmetic and engineering computations, to size and locate various details of the work and to calculate the quantities and costs required to complete a project.
  • Maintains proficiency at a current level and continually updates knowledge through appropriate courses, seminars, publications and contacts with others in the trade.
  • Demonstrated skill to fully analyze assignments, gather data and information, determine and evaluate solutions and alternatives and provide final recommendation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineer In Training (California State Certification)
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Certification (UC Extension or established educational or training entity)

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt position. Salary will commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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