The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water, managing wastewater and stormwater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP's water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system’s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City.
The DEP Office of Energy and Resource Recovery Programs (DEP Energy Office) is housed within the Commissioner’s Office and is committed to implementing energy management best practices across the DEP’s portfolio of buildings and operating facilities to help the City meet its ambitious greenhouse gas emissions and energy reduction goals. The DEP Energy Office works to track overall energy usage and identify energy-saving opportunities in buildings; implement energy-efficient operations and maintenance practices; deliver energy efficiency retrofit projects; and provide energy and resource recovery performance tracking, program assessment, scientific research, emergency planning, and internal auditing services.
The DEP Energy Office is seeking to hire an Energy Manager for DEP’s Bureau of Wastewater Treatment and will work under the direction of the Director of the DEP Energy Office.
Duties will include but are not limited to:
- Identify and implement energy and resource recovery research opportunities and projects. Apply for external grants and other program enrollments, including but not limited to energy funding and reliability programs. Report on project progress.
- Support and advise the Bureau throughout procurement, design, and policy-setting in order to influence decision-making processes toward energy and resource efficiency. Share energy and resource recovery best practices. Identify employee candidates for energy and resource recovery trainings.
- Identify energy conservation opportunities and potential energy efficiency projects associated with wastewater conveyance, treatment processes, building systems, and other equipment. Contribute to project scopes of work and cost estimates. Support measurement and verification efforts.
- Manage the Bureau’s Heat, Light, and Power budget, including monthly billing review and annual budget-setting processes. Investigate and correct potential billing errors. Determine and report root causes of changes in energy usage and demand. Coordinate energy utility meter, account, and service requests, inspections, replacements, and interruptions for the Bureau.
- Provide project management assistance, including developing and maintaining project plans and other documents, managing and coordinating project elements, reviewing milestones, and ensuring efficient progress on implementation through consistent monitoring of progress of initiatives and commitments.
- Assist senior staff in project management responsibilities, including adhering to internal and external timelines; ensuring the completion of high-quality deliverables; and managing budgets.
- May also be responsible for one or more discrete projects and be expected to manage the projects to completion.
- Track and provide energy and resource recovery data needed for reporting and compliance purposes. Prepare, edit, proofread, and present high-quality reports, presentations, articles, meetings, correspondence, documents, reports and other energy and resource recovery communication materials and datasets.
- Participate in ad hoc projects as they arise.
- Provide overall support for the DEP Energy Office’s mission.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
- At least five years of experience in at least one of the following areas: water or wastewater treatment design, design review, design services during construction, or construction management;
and/or energy auditing of industrial facilities.
- At least one of the following credentials: Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) or Existing Building Commissioning Professional (EBCP), and/or LEED AP credentials.
- Strong demonstrated quantitative ability; academic courses or work experience related to energy management, performance tracking and analysis, environmental/public health issues, water and wastewater utility operations, or public policy.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; solid knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook; demonstrated experience of producing high-quality data analysis and reports.
- Strong business and wastewater treatment processes analysis skills, with ability to understand and assess existing processes and identify potential energy and resource efficiency improvements.
- Knowledge of New York City/New York State energy and resource recovery policy desirable.
- Knowledge of energy and greenhouse gas emissions accounting in the water and wastewater sectors.
- Proven ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines.
- Proven time management and prioritization skills.
- Proven written and oral communication skills.
- Proven interpersonal and team skills.
DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.
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The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
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