Energy Systems Manager | Salem State University

Energy Systems Manager | Salem State University

Energy Systems Manager | Salem State University

General Statement of Duties

Facilities is seeking an energy systems manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the campus energy systems, as well as serve as a technical expert on energy, mechanical, electrical, plumbing operations and construction projects. The energy systems manager is a critical partner in the university’s efforts to reduce energy use and decarbonize building operations to meet Salem State’s goal of carbon neutrality, including a $53 million decarbonization project in the planning stages for north campus.

The Salem State Facilities Department maintains the grounds and almost 1.6 million square feet of building space across five main campuses. Salem State University values and appreciates diversity in all its forms and endeavors to create a space that reflects the campus community population which it serves. Our students come to Salem State University from 38 states and 48 countries and reflect the demographics of the greater Boston community in which we live. We are passionate about providing an experience for them and our fellow staff and faculty, where everyone can feel supported while they explore, learn, and celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences. We invite you to become a member of our community.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Manage and operate the Energy Management System
• Troubleshoot EMS operating issues, including connectivity with Network Services, and other vendor(s) systems
• Provide 24-hour emergency response for EMS/BAS systems
• Schedule and program all non-automated events, holidays or special requests in the EMS/BAS
• Interact with the technical staff on too hot/cold calls from building occupants, investigating nature of the problem and proposing solutions
• Perform detailed energy analyses to identify opportunities to reduce energy use
• Develop/implement improved systems and projects
• Determine systems scheduling for optimal efficiency and cost
• Generate reports on energy use trends, budget, and climate commitment
• Oversee campus solar arrays to ensure proper energy production and revenue. Establish and manage maintenance contract and utility & SREC records
• Manage demand response program
• Generate, update, and maintain preventive maintenance programs
• Assist in establishing department standards on controls and HVAC
• Work closely with others to oversee maintenance operations regarding energy conservation and efficient system operations
• Supervise and coordinate the activities of consultants and vendors on HVAC designs and energy-related projects
• Serve as the subject matter expert for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades; work closely with the Trades Workers in these areas
• Review studies and designs as the lead technical resource on capital project teams and on energy projects including the current North Campus Decarbonization Project
• Perform other duties as requested
• Serve on university committees, ad hoc task forces and/or workgroups as designated
• Demonstrate sensitivity to students with a diversity of learning styles
• Demonstrate sensitivity to student, faculty and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds


    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or facilities management
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze problems, identify and implement effective solutions
    • Three to five years of experience in energy management. Certified Energy Manager or comparable designation will be considered in lieu of up to 2 years of experience
    • Extensive Knowledge of Energy Management Systems and Building Automation Systems

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated ability to analyze problems, identifies solutions, make and implement effective solutions
    • Demonstrated ability to oversee a variety of programs and assignments simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities and requirements
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to interact with various agencies/individuals (i.e. employees, other departments, outside agencies and vendors) to coordinate activities and resolve problems
    • Ability to interpret blueprints and electrical/mechanical drawings
    • Ability to coordinate with energy project teams as the lead campus technical resource

    Working Conditions
    This is a hybrid position which has on-site, in-person responsibilities.

    Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5-10 pounds.

    Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter.

    Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university.

    This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

    EEO Statement:
    Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

    Interested candidates may apply at here

      Climate and Sustainability Leader | ARUP

      Climate and Sustainability Leader | ARUP

      Climate & Sustainability Leader | ARUP

      Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of designers, advisors and experts working globally. Founded to be humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination and technology to shape a better world.

      We strive to build a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable world. From climate action to social equity, we consider the broadest impacts of our work. Sustainable development is at the heart of everything we do, and this purpose shapes our culture and the focus of our leadership. We incorporate environmental and social benefits into our work with communities and clients. Arup offers a broad and deep range of climate and sustainability services, spanning from decarbonizing buildings and electrifying transport to improving climate resilience.

      We are looking for a Climate & Sustainability Leader to join our growing team in Boston. You would be joining our multidisciplinary team focusing on technical excellence and innovative solutions that shape a better future for people and the planet. This role will be a key member of our Americas East climate and sustainability services portfolio leadership team, growing work and delivering ground-breaking advisory and design projects for key clients across the public, private and non-profit sectors.

      • Collaboration with the climate and sustainability leaders to inform and deliver regional strategy
      • Develop the annual plan for delivery of climate & sustainability services to the Boston market in line with the regional and global strategy
      • Business Development and Market Connection for climate & sustainability services in the Greater Boston area
      • Supporting and leading bids for climate & sustainability services across Americas
      • Delivery of climate & sustainability projects as a project manager, project director or domain expert
      • Delivery and support of climate & sustainability services thinking on projects
      • Growing the climate & sustainability services team in future years as the team and project opportunities grow

        • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Architecture, Engineering, or Planning
        • 12+ years of professional experience in built environment sustainability consulting
        • Professional licensure or accreditation in an appropriate field (CEM, PE, RA, AICP, PMP and/or LEED).
        • Demonstrated experience in climate and sustainability services for public, private and non-profit sector clients
        • Project management experience for projects
        • Market profile through professional relationships and speaking engagements
        • Self-directed, collaborative and experienced in providing guidance and leadership to team members
        • Experience writing and developing proposals
        • Understanding and engagement with local sustainability regulations and policies in Greater Boston and Massachusetts

        Benefits that Work – At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families while keeping costs low. These benefits provide health and welfare security for you as well as paid time off for rest and renewal. Our Global Profit Share Plan (paid bi-annually) provides an opportunity for you to share in the success of the Firm. As a valued employee of Arup, you can also choose to participate in our 401(k) plan with up to 10% company match to help you save for your future.

        Flexible Working – We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options for alternative schedules and the ability to work outside of the office for a portion of your workweek are available.

        Arup is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, spouse of protected veteran, or disability.

        Interested candidates may apply at

          Built Environment Plus Internships

          Built Environment Plus Internships

          Built Environment Plus Internships

          2244Position Summary

          Built Environment Plus is the pre-eminent organization driving sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and operation of the built environment. Our mission is for everyone to have green buildings to work, live, play, and study in, within a generation. This is a lot of work!

          Do you want to help make every building in the world (at least in Mass.) a green building? Would you like to participate on the inside of the movement with us at Built Environment Plus?

          As an intern for Built Environment Plus, you will be doing a variety of tasks, from supporting day to day work, small research projects, and media design tasks. Internships with Built Environment Plus are fairly general, and projects are chosen based on interest. You will be able to put the final products in your portfolio to show others your skills and your expanding knowledge base related to the green building industry. We will also help you build connections across the state among green building professionals.

          Start Date: Fall, Spring, and Summer

          Fall & Spring: 240 hours (up to 20 hours a week, 12 weeks long), remote position

          Summer: 480 hours (up to 40 hours a week, 12 weeks long), remote position


          Must be eligible to participate in and be registered through the MassCEC Clean Energy Internship Program (learn more here).


          Ideal Applicant:

          • Organized and detail-oriented
          • Familiar with green building techniques
          • Comfortable communicating basic sustainability issues
          • Able to work effectively with not-every-day supervision
          • Able to work with telecommuting colleagues
          • Passionate about expanding the green building industry


          We encourage students from community colleges to apply.


          Desired Skills

          • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
          • Excellent written communication skills
          • Intermediate knowledge of green building science, including LEED, sustainable architecture, and building science
          • Microsoft office


          Do you have references that can attest to your good working habits? Can you share a story of how you were proactive in an organization? We will prefer folks who have been involved with Built Environment Plus previously and/or otherwise can show some connection to the green building industry.

          The Intern will report to and meet at least once per week with the Executive Director for updates and planning. Interns would normally be expected to work from the Built Environment Plus office in downtown Boston. Due to COVID we have given up our space and moved to 100% remote for the foreseeable future.





          Please send an email to containing your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample that shows us how you connect with our mission. In the email, please include the term “Internship Application” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. If accepted, you will need to register through the Clean Energy Internship Program ( ).