Energy Project Manager (520599)

  • California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Project Management

Job Description


Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Energy Project Manager. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Administrator I

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking an Energy Project Manager to provide regional project management and analytical support for campuses in the Northern California region. Additional campus support may be required dependent on vacancies or need. This position requires frequent travel to campuses in need of Energy Management and energy project support. Activities will include energy conversation measure and carbon reduction project identification and development, funding acquisition, project management, report writing, utility bill analysis, maintaining and operation of the systemwide energy and utility database tracking and reporting system, preparing quarterly energy financial reports for campus operations systemwide. The incumbent will work with campus facilities staff and assume lead roles in various teams and committees that are formed to facilitate and achieve energy efficiency conservation and sustainability goals.


Under the general direction of the Chief of Energy, Sustainability and Transportation, the Energy Project Manager will:

Efficiency and Carbon Reduction Project Management

-Research, coordinate and identify energy efficiency best practices and develop projects to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions by incorporating these practices through energy efficiency, renewable energy, and efficient facilities operations.

-Provide direction and leadership to campus(es) for the critical and complex area of energy management, utility supply and demand management, utility procurement, energy conservation and efficiency, including the responsibility for the efficient use and operations of the campus utility infrastructure.

-Develop and maintain program, monitor funds, and provide progress and financial status reports to CSU administrators and other government agencies as required.

-Communicate both verbally and in writing with campus staff, staff of CPDC, Department of General Services (DGS), California Energy Commission (CEC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Air Resources Board (CARB) and other government agencies as required to administer various program.

-Provide documentation and technical statements of work to the campus contracts administrator for inclusion into energy project contracts.

-Provide utility budget forecasts for campus.

Project Program Funding and Administration

-Seek and evaluate feasibility of alternative financing/grant opportunities for energy projects such as lease revenue bonds, SallieMae, ESCOs, Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Energy (DOE), and other federal and state funding programs.

-Review invoices, provide chart string payment information, and submit invoices for approval and payment.

-Provide procurement oversight for the solicitation of new technology, products and services.

Utility Consumption Data Analysis

-Oversee and manage the submission of Monthly Energy Reports (MERs) to CPDC staff.

-Retain data analysis by utility type, account.

-Analyze the utility data to provide recommendations for cost-effective participation in utility programs.

-Perform trend analyses of utility data to be used in negotiating systemwide procurement opportunities.

-Analyze utility tariffs and develop cost projections.

Miscellaneous Responsibilities as assigned

-Review and analyze contracts, general terms & conditions and make recommendations to management and campus energy staff.

-Future supervision of student staff may be required.

-Other duties as assigned.


This position requires:

-A bachelor’s degree in a related field and 3 years progressive administrative experience demonstrating the technical, financial and project management skills necessary to perform the duties as described, OR a minimum of seven years of equivalent combination of education and experience.

-Thorough knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling and punctuation; thorough knowledge of office methods, procedures and practices.

-Experience managing energy-related projects or programs; experience interacting with utility programs.

-Ability to apply judgment, discretion and initiative in performing administrative work in a variety of subjects, programs or projects; ability to draft and prepare clean and concise cover memoranda in final form and correspondence requiring selection of materials and references from a variety of sources; ability to keep records and files; ability to interact in a professional capacity with campus staff, vendors, contractors and executive management.

-Ability to coordinate many different administrative tasks, determine relative importance of each, set deadlines, prioritize and complete projects accordingly; ability to learn, independently interpret and apply a variety of academic and organizational policies and procedures; ability to identify appropriate applications of written policies and procedures; ability to learn the operations of a department.

-Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with personnel both within the CSU as well as outside the organization.

-Possess and apply general understanding of accounting concepts.

-Experience with contract preparation, language, and process requirements.

-Experience with basic budget management and forecasting

-Given the financial documenting required of the position, personal integrity, quality, accuracy and timeliness of work is vital.

-Applicants must possess the following additional knowledge, skills and abilities: a minimum of five (5) years of successful experience in the energy and/or utility industry; working knowledge of the principles of public finance, governmental budget and accounting; general technical knowledge of energy systems such as lighting, HVAC, EMS, TES, Cogeneration; ability to (a) research and analyze energy and utility data, including tariff rate structures, and prepare summary reports, (b) communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, (c) monitor and reconcile complex project budgets with multiple fund sources; (d) develop and maintain effective working relationship both within the CSU system and with outside agencies and private firms and ; (e) the ability to travel to campuses within the CSU system.

-Operate PC and proficient in Microsoft Work; Excel, PowerPoint, calculator, and copy/scanning machine. Ability to investigate and learn new program functions if not presently known. Ability to self-study and acquire a working knowledge of standard computer software, Microsoft Office Suite, Oracle Primavera P6 or later project tracking.

Preferred Qualifications

-Certified Energy Manager and/or LEED accredited

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by November 10, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.

How To Apply

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.

Title IX

Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at:


This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

COVID19 Vaccination Requirement

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The systemwide policy can be found at

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.


The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Long Beach, California 90802 United States View Map