Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona, United States

Energy Management Specialist Lead - Tempe campus

Posted 27 days ago · Full time · $31.25 - $35.04 Hourly

Job Description

Energy Management Specialist Lead - Tempe campus

Arizona State University

FDM FM Energy Mgmt Systems SS

Campus: Tempe


Job Description

Facilities Development and Management seek an Energy Management Specialist Lead to perform work of a complex nature and lead the work of and assign Energy Management personnel in the repairs, operations and programming of building automation systems.

Looking for an employer that offers you solid growth opportunities, as well as an inclusive culture and work/life balance? ASU offers the following employee benefits to enhance the total compensation of its staff:

  • Flexible work schedules
  • 22 days of vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10 paid holidays annually for all staff
  • World-class educational opportunities at deeply discounted rates for employees and eligible family members through its employee tuition reduction program. For more information visit
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child
  • Comprehensive and very affordable benefits package including dental, vision, and life insurance benefits. More information available at
  • Retirement program designed to promote long-term savings and provide income upon retirement which includes Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
  • Paid time for volunteer and professional development
  • Wellness program for preventative health education and screenings
  • Disability and leave program for income protection
  • Free and confidential Employee Assistance services, helping to manage personal difficulties or life challenges
  • ASU Discounts to sports/events along with discounts with ASU partnerships

Salary Range

$31.25 – $35.04 per hour or commensurate of experience and education. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the State of Arizona.

Close Date


Essential Duties

  • Operate and program building automation systems.
  • Utilize the campus' Energy Information System to diagnose and troubleshoot building’s inefficiencies and make recommendations for repairs.
  • Assign and inspect the work of Energy Management Specialists, Trades and vendors.
  • Inspect work in progress to insure it is completed within allotted time limits and for acceptable quality standards.
  • Determine material and labor estimates.
  • Train and instruct employees in new methods or procedures and remains alert for opportunities to effectively decrease costs.
  • Perform all building automation maintenance on all Controls systems whether Direct Digital Control (DDC) or Pneumatic systems from the Front End or onsite to and including the end device controlled.
  • Perform database uploads and downloads to maintain field and Front End controller with most current programs and upgrades.
  • Operate and monitor computer control system equipment.
  • Detect source and nature of system problems (Fault Detection Diagnostics Systems).
  • Make adjustments to change operating parameters of the system(s) due to emergencies, malfunctions and changes requirements or to optimize operations.
  • Perform emergency corrections to neutralize alarm conditions and restore proper operation.
  • Verify correct system and control sequence operations.
  • May perform scheduled and unscheduled remote start and stop of equipment.
  • Update air handlers/Equipment schedules upon request for air conditioning services.
  • Import and audit data from a variety of computer systems and compiles energy management reports.
  • Perform Control System Upgrades.
  • Study plans, drawings, specifications, and work order requirements.
  • Conduct energy auditing and provides reports by accumulating data from multiple automation systems and/or software support programs.
  • May develop macros and queries to produce energy management reports.
  • Evaluate HVAC systems and implements changes to conserve energy.
  • Review, modify, and implement programming changes to building automation system to ensure efficient and effective system operations and conformance with standards and guidelines.
  • Monitor and adjust process loops for optimum performance.
  • Develop operator qualifications, training and responsibility parameters for continual operation.
  • Train appropriate staff.
  • Calibrate, repair, and replace building automation system sensing devises to specifications.
  • May dispatch trouble calls to appropriate personnel to respond to customer needs.
  • Troubleshoots power supplies, controllers, and transducers.
  • Perform backup and restoration of critical system files and maintains archives.
  • Attend meetings on behalf of supervisor as needed.
  • Utilize computer to operate plant and building automation systems.
  • Ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Use ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications

Seven years experience in energy management engineering or with building automation systems OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Some positions may require Chloroflourocarbons Certification upon employment. Employee must possess a valid US Drivers license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.

Desired Qualifications

Evidence of

  • Graduating from an accredited/certified trade school such as Building Automation Controls, HVAC training program or Electrical training program.
  • Effective communication skills.

Experience in:

  • Automation systems and process controls.
  • Network administration and server support.
  • Programming of building automation systems and equipment (e.g. JCI Metasys, Siemens Controls Systems, Aircuity, and/or Phoenix Laboratory Controls but not limited to other third party systems).
  • Process control calibration.
  • Control valve replacement and sizing.
  • Mechanical systems operation and diagnostics.
  • Electrical systems operation and diagnostics.
  • Electrical Systems Safe Work Practices up to and including 480 volt 3 Phase systems.
  • Air side ventilation systems operation and diagnostics.
  • Process systems operation and diagnostics.
  • Refrigerant side systems operation and diagnostic.
  • Use of customer service skills, which are critical to the organization.
  • Administrative maintenance time management.

Working Environment

  • Work in extreme and varying temperatures, restricted movements, confined spaces (tunnels, manholes, vaults), and intense noise.
  • Frequent bending, stooping, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 45 pounds is required.
  • Work off ladders to download/upload field controls and relocate/install thermostats.
  • Utilize hand tools (wire strippers, screw drivers, pliers, wrenches, volt amp meter, temperature/humidity calibrator) and power tools (drill).
  • Wear personal protective equipment (e.g. safety glasses, face shield, gloves).
  • Drive University vehicle and/or cart to job site.

Department Statement

ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM’s vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university’s mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We provide quality customer service, effectively steward our resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative and collaborative efforts.

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States. Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located at the Central Plant on Tempe Main campus.

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

Must pass pre-employment physical examination post offer of employment to include audiogram, asbestos worker clearance, respiratory clearance questionnaire and respiratory fit test.

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of all background, including fingerprint checks.

This position requires working a rotating on-call/stand-by schedule and may be called in for emergency response including nights, weekends, and holidays.

This position is dependent on the continuation of funding from a specific source other than state appropriations. As such, this appointment may terminate when the funding is no longer available.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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