Portland Public Schools is hiring a Program Manager of Building Operations & Energy. Click here to view the job posting on their website.

Compensation:  $61,590-75,657

Apply on line at job at http://jobs.pps.net

Position number #2100013258

Closing Date:  10/15/2015

Location:  Portland, Oregon

Portland Public Schools (PPS), founded in 1851, is an urban school district in Portland, Oregon. As the largest school district in the Pacific Northwest. PPS serves more than 48,500 students in 81 schools, as well as alternative schools, charter schools and specialized programs for students with special needs.

The District is focused on eliminating systemic racism and its impact on student learning. PPS is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all its educational and employment activities. The District prohibits discrimination based on race; national or ethnic origin; color; sex; religion; age; sexual orientation; gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; familial status; economic status or source of income; mental or physical disability or perceived disability; or military service.
Portland Public Schools is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

At PPS, our goal is that by the end of elementary, middle and high school every student by name is meeting or exceeding academic standards and is fully prepared to make productive life decisions.

To obtain more information about our district, schools, learning environment and programs, please go to http://www.pps.k12.or.us/files/about-us/PPS-Info-Sheet-2014-15.pdf. To learn more about our schools, and programs, please go to:

The Program Manager for Building Operations & Energy serves as a project manager, technical specialist, and active collaborator, working with and providing data to both internal and external stakeholders to track consumption of energy and other resources and to help the district become more efficient in the use of these resources.

The Program Manager for Building Operations & Energy is also responsible for developing and managing the District’s utility budget, by maintaining the District utility accounting database, prioritizing and implementing conservation, renewable energy, and other sustainability-related projects. The Energy Program Manger also collaborates with other internal and external stakeholders to develop and support broader sustainability plans, policies and awareness throughout the District.

Major Duties and responsibilities:
1. Develops and monitors annual district utility budget
2. Manages and administers the district utility accounting database. Provides information and analysis on resource consumption to all internal and external stakeholders. Analyzes data, including looking for errors and anomalies in use. Maintains relationships with utility key account managers
3. Manages the Districts Senate Bill 1149 Public Purposes funds for Schools program. Acts as District liaison for Energy Trust or Oregon Programs. Seeks out utility funding opportunities including grants, partnerships and pilots. Prioritizes projects, coordinates implementation completes required program documentation including incentive applications and paperwork.
4. Identifies, plans, designs, and manages energy or sustainability-related projects and/or works closely with other project managers to manage these projects. Collaborates with internal departments (e.g. Project Management, Maintenance, Procurement, Information Technology and the Office of School Modernization). Develops scope of work and bid documents, presents innovative projects to Board, Works on all aspects of projects Includes developing bid documents, presenting information to the Board, negotiating contracts with vendors, scheduling, execution, and close out payment and warranty.
5. Work with Maintenance and Custodial departments on operational issues affecting energy and conservation expenditures (e.g., energy management systems, water leaks, boiler operations, lighting control systems). Also investigates and coordinates new product/technology vendor demonstrations.
6. Serves as District liaison to other agencies, school districts on a variety of city, local, and state task forces and initiatives on resource conservation and sustainability. Includes giving presentations, tours, etc.
7. Develop and collaborates on boarder District-wide sustainability planning and policy initiatives, legislative review, incentive program and serves as resource for Americorps program and teachers.
8. Monitors expenditures against budget; prepares necessary documentation for supervisory review/approval; tabulates budgetary data, calculates figures, and checks for accuracy
9. Analyzes budgetary data, verifies figures, and develops budget proposals; recommends allocation of budgetary funds.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, business, education or closely related field
2. At least 3 years’ experience in energy efficiency/ project management activities in a variety of settings.
3. Working in a collaborative environment
4. Must be familiar with sustainability and conservation-related concepts (e.g., triple-bottom line), techniques, and technology.
5. Must be numbers-oriented — able to perform data analysis and to develop assumptions and calculations for a variety uses.
6. Must be able to perform financial analysis using utility cost, savings and usage information (e.g., payback)
7. Must be able to develop budget and schedules and estimates with project information and details.
8. Proficient in a variety of software applications including Excel, PowerPoint.
9. Must be a licensed driver with personal auto with personal liability insurance.
10. Strong verbal and written communication and negotiation skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience as an Energy Engineer or Energy Manager and/or Energy Star Portfolio Manager.
2. Energy or Sustainability program certifications (e.g., Building Operator, LEED, Certified Energy Manager).


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