Energy & Water Program Manager II

Job ID 2020-36870
Area of Interest
Project/Program Management
Location Name
Roosevelt Commons
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Regular
Department
Transportation/ Sustainability
Shift
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Seattle
Primary Location : State/Province
WA

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children's -- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

 

- Energy & Water Program Manager II - 

 

Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families' ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho -- the largest region of any children's hospital in the country.

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children's among the nation's best children's hospitals -- for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children's among the nation's best children's hospitals - for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America's best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it's delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.

Overview

Reporting to Sustainability, this position leads work to coordinate, oversee, centralize, and standardize intradepartmental building operations and activities as needed to most effectively plan and implement energy and water reduction initiatives. Manages the organization’s efforts to promote responsible use of natural resources and protection of the natural environment, primarily by reducing the use of energy and water. Manage and maintain building automation system (BAS) and energy use controls. Act as the liaison for city, county state and federal compliance issues. Assist with long-range planning and program implementation. Assist with construction design, planning and investigation as pertaining to high performance buildings and energy/water management.


Responsible for high performance building energy operation management and intradepartmental collaboration for Seattle Children’s owned facilities. Optimize the performance of mechanical, electrical and water systems for energy and water efficiency. Identify areas of opportunity for energy and water reduction through improved operation, sequencing and/or replacement.


Manage, organize, and coordinate building automation controls and continually identify energy reduction opportunities. Oversee BAS sequencing and controls, establish standardized parameters throughout the organization. Troubleshoot BAS system issues, minimize system interruptions and provide optimization in support of the organization’s energy reduction initiatives. Consult with the BAS vendor on upgrade and programming issues and work with Building & Engineering department (B&E) to schedule vendor provided upgrades to the system.


Participate and provide input to the Manager of Sustainability and Director of B&E for operational and capital budgeting, capital acquisition, strategic planning, and other global inter-departmental activities from an energy and water efficiency perspective on an ongoing annual basis. Establish and maintain effective vendor relations related to energy and water efficiency.
Provide Level 2 energy audits as required by the WA Clean Buildings Law. Design and implement energy reduction projects and provide life-cycle cost analysis pre requirements; estimate cost savings from reduced usage and rate charges in conjunction with the public utility. Provide Sustainability manager and B&E director with annual energy budget predictions. Benchmark annual energy consumption and report to City of Seattle through Energy Star Portfolio Manager.


When required, attend construction design and planning meetings to represent energy reduction and sustainability initiatives and provide solutions to standardize sustainable efforts for the organization.

 

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

 

Responsible for high performance building energy operation management and intradepartmental collaboration for Seattle Children’s owned facilities. Optimize the performance of mechanical, electrical and water systems for energy and water efficiency. Identify areas of opportunity for energy and water reduction through improved operation, sequencing and/or replacement.


Manage, organize, and coordinate building automation controls and continually identify energy reduction opportunities. Oversee BAS sequencing and controls, establish standardized parameters throughout the organization. Troubleshoot BAS system issues, minimize system interruptions and provide optimization in support of the organization’s energy reduction initiatives. Consult with the BAS vendor on upgrade and programming issues and work with B&E to schedule vendor provided upgrades to the system.

 

Responible for compliance and reporting for the WA Clean Buildings Law and required performance EUI targets, for all affected Seattle Children’s facilities. Perform financial analysis to build the business case for energy & water reduction, and demonstrate progress. Work to continuously improve energy performance for organization’s portfolio of buildings. Work to lower energy, especially natural gas, to adhere to hospital goal of “Carbon Neutral by 2025”.

 

Participate and provide input to the Manager of Sustainability and Director of B&E for operational and capital budgeting, capital acquisition, strategic planning, and other global inter-departmental activities from an energy and water efficiency perspective on an ongoing annual basis. Establish and maintain effective vendor relations related to energy and water efficiency.


Provide Level 2 energy audits as required by the WA Clean Buildings Law. Design and implement Project energy cost reductions from reduced usage and project rate charges in conjunction with the public utility. Provide Sustainability manager and B&E director with annual energy budget predictions. Benchmark annual energy consumption and report to City of Seattle through Energy Star Portfolio Manager.


When required, attend construction design and planning meetings to represent energy reduction and sustainability initiatives and provide solutions to standardize sustainable efforts for the organization.  Actively participate in coordination of internal and external Continual Improvement and Innovation activities, and other focused events.

Requirements

 

Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Minimum five years experience in energy and water management.
- Five years experience in Hospital Facility Operations Management.
- Minimum five years experience in building operations, plus three years experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems including report generating functions.
- Minimum five years experience in building automation system operations programming and trend analysis.

 

Required Credentials:
- Certified Energy Manager (CEM), or the ability to obtain the certification within twelve (12) months through the Association of Energy Engineers

 

Preferred: 
- Pediatric healthcare experience.
- Previous experience in construction planning and design

- Previous experience in building commissioning, continuous commissioning and energy & water audits.
- Preventative Maintenance Optimization for energy & water efficiency.
- Continuous improvement experience such as LEAN Six Sigma.

 

 

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children's are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

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