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Posted: 2/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 49847BR

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Senior Energy Engineer - Energy Innovations
Arizona State University
FDM Energy Innovations
Campus: Tempe

Job Description:
Facilities Development and Management, Energy Innovations, seeks a Senior Energy Engineer to perform independent technical engineering, preliminary design, and economic and analytical analysis to aide in the development and preparation of project proposals and studies in the fields of distributed generation, mircogrids, smart grids, renewable energy, operational optimization, utility investment strategies and energy efficiency strategies in support of ASU’s energy and sustainability goals and initiatives. In addition, the position will oversee the work of others on a project basis and potentially have other supervisory responsibilities.

Salary Range:
To be determined

Close Date:

Essential Duties:

  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of ASU’s existing utility infrastructure, energy use, demand profiles and applicable utility rate tariffs.
  • Stay abreast of energy policies that would have an impact to ASU and propose measures/strategies to observe those policies.
  • Perform comprehensive technical, financial and feasibility analyses to make recommendations and proposals relating to energy generation, storage, distribution and management systems; energy procurement strategies and transactions; and building and other load operation strategies that are economical, sustainable and reliable.
  • Develop technically sound documentation that effectively communicates and justifies proposal/recommendation positions.
  • Work with various ASU departments and key ASU faculty/researchers in the course of developing recommendations/proposals.
  • Perform systematic life-cycle cost analyses to provide a basis for comparison amongst recommendations and other options, considering such factors as energy consumption and demand, operations, maintenance, repair/replacement costs, escalation and residual value.
  • Seek emerging solutions, technologies and strategies to solve or address ASU challenges/goals.
  • Participate in business related discussions with internal and external entities.
  • Work with Purchasing, other departments and/or management to prepare energy related RFPs and negotiate energy related agreements to achieve low-cost/high quality services, goods and energy delivery.
  • Champion projects up to management and funding approval and support the implementation efforts with Capital Programs Management Group during design and construction, and Facilities Management during operation.
  • Prepare correspondence and communicate with other departments and organizations regarding status or technical aspects of proposed projects.
  • Analyze current and future energy needs, and provide recommendations on how to satisfy those needs.
  • Perform financial evaluations, including determining net present value, internal rate of return, and amortization schedules.
  • Assist with the development of campus energy and infrastructure master plans.
  • Assist with the contract management of ASU’s solar portfolio
  • Participate in professional growth and development.
  • Oversee the technical work performed by outside consultants to assist in achieving department goals.
  • Produce reports, agreements, and data analysis to inform policy makers, legal, students, staff, faculty, management and others about energy resource issues.
  • Present and assist with preparing presentations to management and outside groups.
  • May supervise, lead and monitor activities of subordinates.
  • Organize resources and manage multiple concurrent projects and assignments.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Communicate, participate and encourage support of the institution’s sustainability programs.
  • Perform other assignments and projects as directed.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with eight (8) years of power systems or energy related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Employee must possess a valid US Drivers license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.Must possess, or obtain within six (6) months of hire, a certificate of registration as a professional engineer (PE) in the state of Arizona; OR have the ability to receive reciprocity within six (6) months of hire if registered in another state. If not in possession of a PE license, proof of passing the PE exam is required.

Desired Qualifications:
Two years of related engineering experience working for a university campus or large facility.

Experience in:

  • working on power systems and electrical distribution systems.
  • drafting RFPs and negotiating agreements.
  • working in the utility industry.
  • working in the solar energy industry.
  • design and/or proposal development related to distributed generation, smart grid, microgrid, energy storage and/or utility investment strategies.
  • working with rate tariffs/structures

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • applicable codes, standards, and policies.
  • distributed modeling software such as HOMER.
  • PV energy system modeling software such as SAM, HelioScope and PVWatts.
  • electrical engineering software such as SKM and ETAP.
  • energy simulation programs such as eQUEST, EnergyPlus, and IES VE.
  • structuring PPA deals for renewable energy projects.

Working Environment:
Most activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse. Travel throughout campus will require standing and walking significant distances between and within buildings on campus. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. May also include activities that require bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 20 pounds, may climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding, and working at heights above thirty (30) feet. Certain tasks may require working in confined spaces and within extreme temperature ranges. The ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see, and hear to perform essential functions is required. The position will drive University vehicles and/or carts as required.

Department Statement:
Facilities Development and Management measures performance expectations and seek candidates who are aware of, participate in, and encourage team support of Arizona State University's sustainability programs. The University has made an institutional commitment to lead by example through the sustainable operations of its campuses. By demonstrating exemplary practices and sharing solutions, ASU stimulates changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable world.

ASU offers tuition waiver (to include yourself, spouse and dependents), paid vacation and holidays, excellent benefit package, employee training and development opportunities, and an employee assistance program.

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States. Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

This position is dependent on the continuation of funding from a specific source other than general operating funds. As such, this appointment may terminate when the funding is no longer available.

ASU Statement:
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement:
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply:
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

To apply please go to click "External Applicant" under Jobs at ASU, enter Req Id# 49847BR

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