City Energy Manager - City of Cincinnati

April 28, 2021 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Organization: City of Cincinnati

Salary: $70,685.54 - $94,995.46 Annually

Location: Ohio 45202, OH

Job Type: Full-time Unclassified

Department: City Manager's Office

General Statement of Duties

Responsible for analyzing current energy usage and developing the City's Energy Management Plan in order to minimize costs and environmental impact of the City's energy use and maximize sustainability (primarily through energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies) with ultimate goal of achieving 100% renewable energy by 2035. The Energy Manager will be responsible for planning, regulating and monitoring the energy use of all City of Cincinnati departments and City owned property. Work will include efforts to optimize and improve energy efficiency and the overall cost of energy through careful evaluation of the City's energy use, purchasing options for energy commodities and the implementation of energy-saving measures to achieve this purpose. The Energy Manager will assist City Departments by examining current use of energy, setting goals for future energy use, implementing new energy-saving and renewable energy measures, and making recommendations on maintaining energy production and distribution equipment. The Energy Manager will work to achieve the Energy and Built Environment recommendations laid out in the Green Cincinnati Plan. Work will also include leading the City's electric and natural gas aggregation programs, including overseeing the activities of the existing aggregation companies, and implementing new aggregation contracts over time. The Energy Manager will also lead the City's efforts to promote, encourage and incentivize energy efficiency and renewable energy work in private sector buildings through programs like SolarizeCincy. The Energy Manager will provide technical assistance to Departments around the utilization of electric vehicles. The Energy Manager will also work with external stakeholders and vendors to develop funding opportunities to implement energy programs. The Energy Manager should be focused on efficiency and safety, attempting to lower the cost of electricity and fuel use, while still allowing the City Departments to carry out their overall goals. Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)

Knowledge of:

Knowledge of energy management program development.

Knowledge of motor driven equipment (pumps fans, blowers, compressors, etc.), electric/pneumatic or other energy related controls, electric and natural gas utility operations, and HVAC and lighting systems.

Ability to manage or recommend annual energy budgets for electric, natural gas, and fuel. Experience in energy procurement which may include utility rate making, real-time purchasing of utility power or other regulated / unregulated energy programs (including renewable energy credits (RECs)).

Experience with energy billing audits, the EPA's ENERGY STAR certification program, aggregation account techniques, budget estimating and energy tracking.

Experience in working with local, state, and federal governmental agencies such as OKI, the Public Utility Commission of Ohio, or US DOE.

Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, and a basic knowledge of computer skills and Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Skill to:

Operate a computer and other standard office equipment in performance of assigned duties.

Operate monitors and various instruments in performance of job.

Operate assigned vehicle in performance of job duties.

Ability to:

Inspect complex city facilities, equipment, and employee work practices to determine energy usage and opportunities for energy efficiency.

Recommend and implement goals, policies, and procedures for providing effective and efficient energy use.

Prepare clear and concise analytical and statistical reports.

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Interpret and apply federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Recognize potential on-the-job hazards and respond appropriately.

Required Education and Experience

Each applicant must have a Bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, engineering technology, business, public administration or similar degrees; or related field with prior experience managing facilities energy, energy efficiency or renewables. Professional designation of Certified Energy Manager (CEM) by the Association of Energy Engineers is preferred. A Master's Degree in one of the above stated fields or professional certification from an accredited professional organization dealing with environmental issues is preferred. In addition, five years of experience in energy management, energy efficiency, mechanical / electrical systems design, construction, and/or maintenance, renewables, or closely related field. Detailed relevant experience with large industrial, utility or government entities in the area of energy procurement, especially experience in the State of Ohio and in the Duke Ohio service area is a plus.


Must have a valid Driver's License.

Other licenses and/or certifications may be required, depending on area of responsibility.


Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.

Working and Physical Conditions

Environmental Conditions: Travel from site to site; office/field environment; exposure to computer screens, noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, potentially hazardous chemicals, toxic materials, potentially hostile environments; human or animal body fluids; waste and infectious materials; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; work or inspect in confined spaces; work or inspect underground; work on slippery or uneven surfaces; work around heavy construction equipment; may be subject to call back and/or overtime work.

Physical Conditions: Duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for heavy, moderate or light lifting; bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling; walking or standing for prolonged periods of time.

Other Conditions: Travel to local energy conferences or training opportunities is expected. Periodic exposure to conditions in mechanical/boiler rooms, ceilings, roofs, and under floor areas. Occasional irregular hours.

Agency: City of Cincinnati

Address: 805 Central Avenue Suite 200 Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

Phone: 513-352-2400


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