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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Energy Manager

Date posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Job Details:

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Requisition ID 2017-8846




Do you excel in an environment that values exploration and discovery? We have a universe of opportunities waiting for you!

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is NASA's lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system. Our core competency is the end-to-end implementation of unprecedented robotic space missions to study Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe.JPL, located in Pasadena, California, has a casual, campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.

We are proud to be part of NASA and Caltech, as we explore the universe and make history through new discoveries.





The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is the world's leader in deep space exploration. Everyday JPL inspires millions of people with our daring missions to unexplored reaches of the universe. JPL employees exemplify hard work, creativity, and a desire to achieve the impossible. Each day we strive to continue what JPL has been known to successfully do best: explore our vast universe and teach countless individuals about space! If you are capable of committing yourself to this extraordinary and awe-inspiring environment, then JPL is the place for you.



As an Energy Manager in Facilities Maintenance and Operations Section. You will be responsible for the collection and validation of information and data from multiple sources. In addition, you will perform mechanical and root cause analysis on utility and mechanical applications related to energy consumption. You will be responsible for analyzing data to determine strategies and report these findings to management. The selected candidate will have the responsibility of analyzing and managing all utilities for input into various reporting tools for both JPL and NASA. You will develop and conduct sustainability measures, and report to NASA regarding energy consumption measures, etc.

You will also be committed to evaluating the quality of work performed by Maintenance and Operations (subcontractors). Identify a representative random sample of PMs, PT&I and other work, cleanliness of equipment rooms and related work areas, etc. Recognize deficiencies in work performed and reference contract clauses in any case where the subcontractor is non-compliant. Maintaining and generating reports to verify subcontractor performance. Responsible for identifying energy conservation projects beyond the scope of the subcontractor's area of responsibility and submit the projects to Engineering and Construction for implementation. Analyze the Facilities Condition Assessment program, Deferred Maintenance studies, and support numerous miscellaneous audits as required. Also perform design reviews and plan checks for new construction and reconstruction projects. In addition, you'll be participating in punch walks and report your findings.

In addition, annual utility forecasting, energy conservation project development and reporting to NASA are requirements for this position. Participation on team assignments with other NASA Centers and engineers to review, update, and develop facilities procedures, guidelines, standards, and practices. Leadership of Energy Management working groups and the creation of Energy Budgets and Forecasting models.

Caltech/JPL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Caltech/JPL to provide equal employment opportunities, actively recruit, and include for employment consideration all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



Typically requires Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 9 years of related experience. Master's degree with 7 years of experience or a PhD with 5 years of experience. Knowledge in Energy Conservation Measures. Energy Management Systems, HVAC and Electrical Distribution principles. A strong background with the principles, theories, concepts and techniques in Energy Management; understanding of technical developments in appropriate fields, with specific emphasis on energy management and facility maintenance methods. Previous experience in updating and developing facilities procedures and guidelines related to energy conservation measures. Experience in problem solving, demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills; documentation skills; self-starter; ability to work with project teams in a dynamic and fast paced; technical environment. Proficient in MS Office/Project programs and general PC applications. Knowledge of Energy Saving Performance Contract Measurement and Evaluation and management of the Electric Vehicle Charging process.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge of various regulatory agency requirements related to energy is a plus. Experience with Energy field analysis and sustainability measures and implementations. 10+ years'; experience with an emphasis in building; retro-commissioning; Energy Star Rating, LEED and EMS operations. An understanding of Siemens/Staefa EMS Systems and knowledge of central plant operations and principles. LEED Certification, AP Certified, BD&C or O&M or are capable of becoming LEED Certified within 12 months is desired. Facilities Maintenance and Operations (M&O) experience is preferred; and awareness of new and emerging technologies is a plus. The ability to read and comprehend mechanical plans and control drawings. Knowledge of applicable Laboratory policies and procedures. NASA policies and procedures and government regulations is a plus. Experienced with the State, County, City and Regional Utility Providers as well as experience with Energy Saving Performance Contracts.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. JPL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. For more information about "EEO is the Law" click here: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federal facility. Due to rules imposed by NASA, JPL will not accept applications from citizens of designated countries unless they are Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S or have other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). The Designated Countries List is available at http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/nasaecp/


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4800 Oak Grove Dr.
Pasadena CA 91109
Phone: 818-354-0190 

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