Harris County Office of County Administration seeks Energy Manager
Under minimal supervision, the Energy Manager supports sustainability initiatives and projects related to the County’s Climate Justice Plan. Incumbents in this role are responsible for contributing towards the progress and achievement of the buildings and energy goals, strategies, and actions outlined in the Climate Action Plan for Internal Operations. The Energy Manager’s strategic insights and expertise will lead to the growth of Harris County’s sustainability efforts and promote a cleaner, healthier, and more resilient future.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Energy Analysis, Audits, and Planning: Conducts a thorough assessment of the County’s current energy usage, management protocols, resource allocation plans, and conservation strategies. Benchmarks utility consumption, applies for ENERGY STAR certifications, conducts energy audits at County facilities, and performs statistical analysis to support strategic planning, forecasting, cost-benefit analysis, and program evaluation for effective energy initiatives.
- Fund and Contract Management: Collaborates with the Office of County Engineer and Universal Services in overseeing energy efficiency contract work, commissioning objectives, and utility billing. As well as managing the revolving energy efficiency fund, identifying and monitoring grant funding sources, preparing proposals, and applying for energy efficiency rebates and incentives.
- Leadership: Collaborates with coaches and empowers analysts and junior staff, fostering their growth and professional development.
- Policy Compliance and Adaptation: Continuously monitor federal policies on energy, sustainability, and climate justice, ensuring grant strategies and proposals are adaptable to evolving regulations and funding priorities.
- Reporting: Creates and disseminates administrative, statistical, or narrative reports on the County’s energy efficiency program; outlines cost savings targets and objectives. Prepares and reviews periodic reports to inform the Commissioners Court of progress on grant opportunities, performance, and other projects.
- Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborates clean energy, sustainability, and climate justice initiatives with stakeholders and community organizers to maximize impact.
- Training and Development: Provides training and guidance to staff involved in grant projects, enhancing their understanding of clean energy, sustainability, and climate justice principles. Builds the capacity of the team to effectively manage and implement grant-funded initiatives.
- Other Essential Functions: Completes special projects and other duties as assigned, working on wide variety of financial, administrative, professional, management, and community issues and challenges.
Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net.
This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Facility Management, Mathematics, or a directly related field.
- Six (6) years of directly related experience
- Including one (1) year of experience with a computer based work order management system or energy management software system.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of Federal, State, and local energy programs and activities.
- Knowledge of energy management technology, best practices, standards, systems, and industry trends.
- Knowledge of sustainability, climate, social, political, and environmental issues influencing climate programs specific to Harris County and the State of Texas.
- Knowledge of changing trends and information regarding local, state, and federal regulations that may affect utility prices and availability.
- Highly skilled in problem-solving, multitasking, prioritizing, and organizing.
- Highly skilled in using computers and related software applications, including project management applications.
- Strong oral and written communication, data analysis, and reporting skills.
- Ability to research new and innovative technologies/methodologies within the energy industry, monitor state/national energy policy trends, and make appropriate recommendations.
- Ability to establish effective working relationships with contractors, architects, engineers, staff, and the public.
- Ability to apply forecasting and analytical techniques to calculate and project future energy costs for budgeting purposes.
- Ability to conduct critical analysis and offer recommendations.
NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. “See Resume” will not be accepted for qualifications.General Information
Position Type and Typical Hours of Work:
- Regular Full-time
- Monday – Friday | 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
- Occasional weekends, holidays, and overtime may be required based on the specific needs and demands of the department.
- $90,000 – $105,000 Annually
- Depends on Qualifications
- Based on 26 Pay Periods
- Plus, benefits
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
- This position is based in an office environment, where the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, scanners, and filing cabinets is routine.
- The physical demands associated with this job are minimal, with occasional lifting and moving of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
- The role is predominantly sedentary, involving mainly sitting with occasional standing and walking
- Reports To Position: Manager, Senior Energy
Employment may be contingent on passing a drug screen and meeting other standards.
Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.