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Energy Manager

Company: Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Learn more about what it's like to be a member of Team RDU!

Are you ready to join an exciting, growing, and well-established organization that honors leadership, integrity, teamwork, excellence, and respect, rewards achievements, and fosters career growth? If so, RDU Airport Authority, a medium-sized airport, could be your next and best career move. Our organization offers a dynamic, fast-paced environment that promotes teamwork, creativity, and collaboration. Take the next step and see what RDU is about!

The Energy Manager is responsible for developing and implementing energy management strategies that align with the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority's Sustainability Management Plan (SMP). The SMP has four pillars - Economic Viability, Environmental Stewardship, Operational Efficiency, and Social Responsibility. The Energy Manager will work cross-functionally and proactively to deliver industry-leading energy-efficient programs, including establishing and maintaining standards and managing and tracking energy use and greenhouse gases (GHG). In addition, the Energy Manager will direct the supply of energy procurement strategies that bring the best value to the Authority. This position reports to the Vice President of Operational Asset Management.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Takes a leadership role in energy resilience, conservation, and efficiency, by implementing the following SMP initiatives:
Oversee the commissioning process for new facilities identified in the SMP.
Champion retro-commissioning and re-commissioning activities to support efficient building operations.
Oversees ASHRAE Level Energy Audits and facilitates the implementation of Energy Conversation Measures (ECM)
Design and implement a Standard Energy Tracking Program for energy usage and develop analytics.
Evaluate and recommend strategies to expand the use of building automation and building management systems (BAS, BMS) in all Authority Buildings.
Research, evaluate, and recommend the use of alternative forms of renewable energy (e.g., solar, wind, geothermal) on Authority property.
Develop a Strategic Energy Management Plan (SEMP) with input from Authority staff.
Determine the feasibility of purchasing "Green Power" from a local energy provider to fund renewable energy research, development, production, and use from offsite sources.
Analyze demand and viability of Electric Vehicles (EVs), ZEVs, low emission, or alternative fuel vehicles and their infrastructure and develop a plan for the installation of the infrastructure.
Create an EV Master Plan.
Establish, lead, and continuously evolve the system-level energy management program, including long-range goal setting and strategy development to achieve those goals.
Develops, monitors, and communicates Key Performance Indicator (KPI) metrics and trends for energy and waste/recycling.
Using data-driven analysis, create, implement, and measure energy efficiency initiatives with a focus on cost reduction and return on investment. Track and analyze data to help determine the success of the programs. Communicate findings and recommendations to senior leadership.
Design and implement a training program for OAM personnel to maintain/increase personnel job knowledge related to Energy reduction practices; develop and support energy and sustainability system-wide policies and programs.
Maintains completeness and accuracy of property utility/energy data. Serves as the point of with Utility companies.
Analyzes consumption data to inform energy efficiency and procurement initiatives, including renewable energy. Assists Finance with budget projections for utility costs.
Remains informed of local/regional regulatory requirements and incentive rebate programs.
Supports the Authority during the design process for new buildings and major renovations relating to energy spend and budgeting, consumption, and infrastructure.
Cross functionally leads the supply energy procurement/purchase strategies for electricity, natural gas, and renewable resources including the development of the overall strategic approach.
Participates in emergency and disaster planning and response including winter weather and other events.
Performs additional related work as required.

Hiring Range: Minimum $90,928.45 to Maximum - Commensurate with experience


Knowledge of:

Working knowledge, experience, and expertise in automated building control systems for monitoring, operation, and proactive maintenance
Knowledge of HVAC, refrigeration, electrical, and plumbing systems and the ability to effectively communicate, to stakeholders, energy conservation decisions.
Knowledgeable of energy markets, policies, voluntary programs, and regulation
Knowledge of energy types and the direct purchase or collection of each.
Knowledge of building, fire, and life safety codes as it relates to the duties of the position.
Knowledge of OSHA regulations, safety hazards, and safety practices.
Knowledge of computers and computer programs necessary to complete the duties of the position such as MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams)


Hard/Tech Skills

Experienced in energy procurement dealing with energy brokers
Skilled in energy data analysis and data analysis tools
Experienced with managing utilities/energy operations across a multi-building portfolio.
Capable of conducting energy audits
Budgeting and financial acumen
Knowledgeable of economic terms and principles

Soft/Interpersonal Skills

Communication with peers, hourly associates, and management
Written and verbal communication skills
Priority setting and communication of a program's vision
Ability to work in a fast-paced and data-driven environment
Organized and attention to detail
Self-starter / Self-driven, capable of performing without daily oversight
Decision-making skills
Effective presenter

Ability to:

Become proficient in one or more energy modeling software programs


The work environment and exposures described here are representatives of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

The employee may be subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme temperatures, airfield noise, noise, mechanical hazards, fumes, odors, dust, gases, oils, close quarters, and crawl spaces.
Work flexible hours including nights and some weekends to perform the duties of the position.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Manual dexterity, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, sitting, standing, climbing, pushing, pulling, and repetitive motions.

Light physical demands, such as exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Visual acuity to operate a computer terminal and other office machines, to proofread materials, and read extensively.


At RDU, you're not just a blip on the radar. We appreciate you and care about your health, happiness, and future. Here's a snapshot of our awesome benefits!

Work-Life Harmony
Paid Vacation Leave
Paid Sick Leave
11 Paid Holidays
Flexible Holiday Options
Health and Wellness
Comprehensive Wellness Program
On-site Fitness Classes & Employee Fitness Center Access
Health Savings Account (HSA) - with matching employer contributions
Flexible Spending Accounts - medical and dependent care options
Opportunities for employer-paid or discounted insurance plans
Financial Wellness
Tuition assistance and career development
Shift Differential pay
401(k) plan, Traditional and Roth options - with matching employer contributions
457(b) plan, Traditional and Roth options
NC Pension Retirement Pan
Employee Discounts - cell phone service plans, RDU Airport Terminal stores, and restaurants.

5 year(s): 5 years energy-related experience
10 year(s): 10 years energy-related experience
Bachelors or better in Engineering or related field
Masters or better in Engineering or related field
Licenses & Certifications
Prof Engineer's Lic
Written Communication
Verbal Communication
Customer Service
Budgeting & Forecasting
Critical Thinking
Research & Analytics
Collaborative: Supports organization and team goals
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
Results Driven: Utilizes all available resources effectively in delivering desired results
Business Oriented: Applies broad knowledge and seasoned experience in addressing complex issues
Active Listener: Listen effectively and understand the topic at hand
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Keywords: Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority, Raleigh , Energy Manager, Professions , Raleigh, North Carolina

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