GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general supervision, the position will focus on improving conservation to contain Sound Transit's resource consumption and operational facility costs. The position will develop and implement cost-effective systems, procedures, practices and support policy development aimed at more efficient utility resource consumption.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties. Primary Duties: • Establishes an agency Resource Conservation Program to implement strategies that maximize utility savings and cost avoidance while protecting the environment. Prepares relevant audit reports and action plans to meet agency utility management and program needs. - Manage, monitor, analyze and report on agency utility accounts. - Establishes and/or maintains resource accounting software. • Partner with Facilities to identify and implement efficiency opportunities and assist with project development. • Represents Agency for all utility vendors including but not limited to: new accounts, utility inquiries and billing discrepancies, rebates, closing account verifications and vendor notifications of upcoming rate adjustments and system changes. • Oversees the Agency Utility Locate program per RCW 19.122. Manages and collaborates with Utility Locate contractor regarding daily tickets and Sound Transit as-built drawings. Coordinates with internal stakeholders including staff from DECM Civil and Structural Engineering. • Collaborates with internal stakeholders to streamline the transition of utility accounts across the phases of project development from property acquisition to operations. • Establish consistent policies, procedures and guidelines for utility transitions, construction installations and utility improvements that comply with all agency goals and state and federal regulations. • Lead the strategic development and implementation of short-and long term resource conservation strategies for the agency's Sustainability Program. Monitor and track progress to those goals. • Coordinate with sustainability staff to provide and analyze data for annual sustainability and GHG emissions reporting. • Support implementation of renewable energy projects at existing facilities • Support the strategic development and implementation of the agency's system wide Sustainability and Efficiency Fund for Operations. • Coordinate with Sound Transit's Grants Division to seek funding opportunities for energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy projects.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in construction management, accounting, business administration, environmental science, resource conservation or closely related field and five years of experience that includes project management and control (cost and scheduling), research, utility analysis, and reporting in a medium to large organization, preferably in a public sector transit related organization; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. -AEE Certified Energy Manager or Energy Manager in Training Certification preferred. Familiarity with LEED and Sustainability practices in an institutional environment.
Required Licenses or Certifications: None.
Required Knowledge of: • Understanding of utility rate structure, energy costs and consumption patterns • General principles, practices, and procedures of energy efficiency, facility management, business administration and public administration. • Familiarity with developing and implementing renewable energy projects. • Project management principles, practices, and procedures. • Public contract administration principles and practices. • Methods and techniques of data collection, research, and report preparation. • Methods and techniques of statistical and financial analysis, including ROI and life cycle analysis • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis. • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulation related to utility management and resource conservation. • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Analyze resource use trends (personal behavior and consumption): interview building managers and staff, survey facilities, collect baseline data.
Required Skill in: • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports. • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public. • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies. • Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations. • Providing technical expertise and assistance in administering the project control functions for contracts and projects in the capital program. • Collecting, evaluating, and interpreting information and data from multiple sources. • Conducting research and analysis and providing appropriate recommendations based on findings. • Analyzing and reviewing financing plans and related budgetary information to determine impact on projects. • Preparing clear and concise analytical, administrative and financial reports. • General budget preparation and administration. • Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication. • Maintaining good customer relations with positive customer service orientation. • Applying project management techniques and principles. • Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies. • Monitoring program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Work is performed in a standard office environment. • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, hazardous chemicals, infectious disease, and extreme noise when conducting site visits and working in the field.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.
All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.