Certified Energy Manager
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH

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The Energy Manager’s objective is to be responsible for analyzing current energy usage and developing the university energy management plan in order to provide proper environmental conditions with cost effective energy utilization. The Energy Manager will be make recommendations for the universities HVAC/Lighting control and energy tracking/metering computer system in order to achieve this purpose. This position supports CWRU’s mission to reduce its energy footprint and moving towards carbon neutrality. The Department of Facilities Service is an empowered organization that promotes employee initiative and responsibility through the development of self-directed work teams.


  • Recommend sound policies directed toward energy conservation. Develop long-range plans for implementing innovations.
  • Ensure that energy management operations are supportive of the institutional goals for the university.
  • Analyze current energy usage and develop the university energy management plan in order to provide proper environmental conditions with cost effective energy utilization.
  • Make recommendations for the universities HVAC/ lighting control and energy tracking/metering computer system in order to reduce the university’s energy footprint.
  • Assist maintenance managers in evaluating HVAC and energy equipment maintenance staff to ensure effectiveness.
  • Maintain liaison with the Medical Center Company and maintenance/ operations department and Principals and their staffs in order to provide optimum facility comfort while reducing energy consumption levels.
  • Participate in the planning, development, and implementation of major renewal and replacement projects and upgrades throughout the University.
  • Assume responsibility for compiling, maintaining, and filing all energy reports, billings, and other documents required.
  • Compile utility budgets and energy conservation measure cost estimates based upon documented program needs. Maintain records related to retro-commissioning and energy conservation projects (dates, costs, ROI, etc...)
  • Provide regular reports as to the overall effectiveness of the energy management program.

    Perform other duties as assigned.


    Department: Frequent contact with department staff

    University: Regular contact with all members of university

    External: Regular contact with vendors and contractors

    Students: Little contact with students


    This position has no direct supervision of staff employees.


    Experience: 4 to 10 years of experience in energy management, mechanical systems design, construction, and/or maintenance, or closely related field

    Education/Licensing: High school education required (Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, engineering technology, business or related field with emphasis on facilities management preferred.) Certified Energy Manager (CEM) license required.


  • Knowledge of energy management program development. Knowledge of HVAC and lighting systems. Ability to manage budget and personnel. Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, specifications, blueprints, technical procedures, and government and other regulations.
  • Possess the ability to collaborate with teams of employees to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to present information and respond to questions from groups of employees, customers, and the general public.
  • Must have excellent computer skills (MS Office)
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess the ability to define problems, collect data, establish fact and draw valid conclusions.
  • Candidate will also have the ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instruction in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Be familiar with local codes, OSHA, state and local safety rules and regulations.


    While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift and/or occasionally move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee can frequently be exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of radiation and the potential for electrical shock. The employee will occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme heat, and/or extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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    In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Reasonable Accommodations

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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