The City of Sacramento, Department of Public Works is seeking a Senior Engineer to manage and advance energy projects and sustainability efforts for general use City facilities. This position is in the Facilities Division which provides support for the maintenance of existing buildings and the construction of new buildings. The Department seeks a leader that can develop the City’s Energy Efficiency Program and establish a strategy to achieve the City’s ambitious goals for energy reductions, electrification, and carbon neutrality. Key responsibilities will include advancing the City’s energy projects and providing energy management to reduce energy use and realize cost savings. The position will develop the City’s strategy to lead by example and achieve the City’s goals of carbon neutrality by 2045. The position will work with key staff to plan for the City’s renewable energy initiatives, including both offsite community solar and an existing onsite 4.9 mega-watt solar photovoltaic power purchase agreement. The position will be responsible for coordinating with and engaging with the City’s utility providers, including planning for City efforts in response to the 2030 Clean Energy Vision of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. Position responsibilities will include developing, maintaining, and prioritizing a project pipeline, and advancing other City energy initiatives. Tasks will include utilizing existing funding resources and developing a sustainable funding strategy for ongoing capital improvements.
This new position responds to recent direction from the City Council, which prioritized energy leadership in City facilities and the investment in forward-thinking retrofits. The position will lead Department efforts to respond to recent Council directives for City facilities and assist with responding to key recommendations from the City Auditor’s Audit of the City’s Green Efforts (Report #2020/21-04, December 2020) and the Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change. The position will work with the newly formed Climate Action Program in the City Manager’s Office, to operationalize energy leadership in City facilities.
Note that the position will reside in the Department of Public Works, which is responsible for City facilities. This position will coordinate with the Energy Manager in the Department of Utilities (DOU), who is separately responsible for specialized DOU accounts and facilities, including pumps, sumps, and water and wastewater treatment plants.
The ideal candidate will have strong experience working developing and managing a diverse portfolio of energy projects. Further, the department desires a candidate with experience in public buildings such as police facilities, fire stations and commercial office buildings. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate with mechanical, electrical and architectural consultants, and contractors. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will have robust experience working with a range of internal stakeholders and supporting managers and policy makers. Technical writing skills and a strong understanding of construction is also desired. Further, the ideal candidate will have robust experience securing and managing a variety of funding sources, including state and/or federal grants.
Recruitment Period 3/15/2021 to 4/30/2021 EXTENDED
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