Coordinator, Energy Conservation Programs

School District of Philadelphia |

Title: Coordinator, Energy Conservation Programs

Department: Environmental Services

Reports To: Director, Environmental Services

For forward-thinking administrators and educators, opportunities abound in the School District of Philadelphia. The School District of Philadelphia is committed to transforming the education opportunities it offers the city’s more than 203,000 school-aged children. The District seeks leaders who have a passion for working with schools, principals and communities who are committed to ensuring all students achieve.  Serving a population as diverse as ours requires creativity, commitment and vision. Will you join us?


Job Summary

Analyzes current energy usage and develops and ensures the implementation and maintenance of energy conservation practices and procedures. Analyzes and computes energy consumption rates, the review and evaluation of energy conservation opportunities, and the calculation of the cost effectiveness of energy saving programs.  Responsible for the School District of Philadelphia’s waste management operations.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains and analyzes statistics of fuel and water consumption; reviews monthly fuel bills for estimated readings, overcharges, and fluctuations in prices; confers with sales representatives from fuel companies regarding discrepancies.
  • Manages utility bill reconciliation and audit process; coordinates efforts with District and utility company officials.
  • Develops, coordinates and implements the Energy Consumption Reduction Initiatives.
  • Supports LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) project management for new and existing buildings.
  • Works with the building and maintenance personnel including Facility Area Managers and Building Engineers on proper operations of the systems and equipment.
  • Assists the Facilities department with the implementation of weekday, weekend, holiday and summer shutdown checklists and night setback programs for every building in the District; ensures efficient energy usage by custodial staff during the summer.
  • Establishes computerized energy data bank; calculates and prepares charts and graphs of energy consumption, demand, degree day and other comparisons; establishes baseline budgets for each school; reviews and synthesizes energy consumption data for use in the compilation of monthly computerized reports.
  • Communicates with stakeholders in the Operations Division, principals and building staff on the status of their building’s energy consumption.
  • Ensures that the District is on a proper utility rate schedule and is receiving the correct billing and is participating in all available rebate programs.
  • Maintains records of federal energy conservation grants received by the District.
  • Performs walk-through energy audits of all of the District’s facilities; provides advice with respect to low or no-cost measures which can be implemented in schools to generate savings; conducts studies of energy conservation projects to determine feasibility and cost effectiveness; develops recommendations for Increasing efficiencies and conservation of all types of energy and an optimum educational environment which is in compliance with the District’s energy policy.
  • Advises, assists and makes recommendations for the Chief Operations Officer and/or other executives on alternative energy sources, consumption and general energy conservation measures; provides input on energy commodity sourcing for the District’s purchase of electricity, natural gas, heating oil and diesel fuel (for emergency generators).
  • Oversees compliance with the City of Philadelphia’s Benchmarking and Building Energy Performance Policy requirements; develops and maintains contact with local, state and federal agencies and monitors energy policy trends.
  • Administers the District’s electrical retrofit contracts, including the identification of projects inspectors for finished projects; manages contracted services to develop, plan and implement energy conservation and savings projects and fulfill contractual obligations.
  • Responds to inquiries and makes presentations regarding the District’s energy conservation programs as requested; serves as the District’s representative on energy use and conservation at meetings, seminars and conferences.
  • Attends training sessions, conferences and workshops to keep abreast of current practices, programs and legal issues.
  • Performs related work as required.



Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, business administration, environmental science, education or a related field.
  • Four years of full-time, paid, professional experience in energy conservation, which has included the statistical analysis of energy consumption and the development and implementation of energy awareness and conservation methods and techniques.                          AND/OR
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) of Professional Engineer (PE).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of:
  • energy conservation methods, practices, procedures and applications.
  • methods and techniques of energy management analysis and program evaluation.
  • energy management practices and industry trends.
  • energy efficiency, building science and alternative energy technologies.
  • the resources and current literature available in the field of energy conservation.
  • statistical analysis.
  • wholesale and retail energy markets and associated regulatory frameworks.
  • utility tariffs.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
  • navigate large organizations and work with diverse stakeholders to advance sustainability and energy conservation.
  • analyze and interpret energy usage data.
  • devise and implement energy conservation methods and procedures.
  • study, analyze and evaluate proposals for energy conservation projects.
  • monitor, manage and forecast energy usage and associated budgets.
  • coordinate and oversee complex projects successfully, on-time and under budget.
  • utilize appropriate strategies and problem solving tools to make decisions concerning planning, utilization of funds, delivering services, and evaluation of services provided.
  • communicate complicated, technical information to high-level decision makers and broad audiences.
  • present oral, written, and graphic reports in a clear and concise manner.
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


The School District of Philadelphia provides to all persons equal access to all categories of employment in this District, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin or handicap/disability, gender identity, or genetic information. Please refer to Board Policy 104 for further information regarding the District’s commitment to Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices.

Primary Location: Facilities Admin Services (9700)

Job: Central Administration

Organization: The School District of Philadelphia Regular

Employee Status: Manager

Job Posting: Dec 19, 2022 9:40:41 AM

Union Affiliation: Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT)

Unposting Date: Jan 18, 2023, 11:59:00 PM

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