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A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.
As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.
What we offer
- Impact – The work you do here matters to millions.
- Growth – Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it?
- Diversity & Inclusion – Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.
- Benefits – We care about your well-being.
The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the city to improve quality of life in all of Philadelphia neighborhoods through addressing environmental justice, reducing the city’s carbon emissions, and preparing Philadelphia for a hotter and wetter future.
The Office of Sustainability’s Municipal Energy Office (MEO) promotes municipal energy conservation, efficiency, and emissions reductions. As part of our work, we:
- Oversee municipal energy procurement and analysis of City utility bills and energy contracts.
- Manage energy conservation programs including demand response, load management, and building monitoring.
- Assist municipal buildings with achieving compliance to building performance, facility benchmarking, and energy efficiency and environmental design regulations.
- Lead capital improvement projects, such as energy performance contracting and the Greenworks Sustainability Fund.
- Support municipal electrification measures, including electric vehicle infrastructure and the Municipal Clean Fleet Plan.
- Guide City operations to align with climate and energy goals, including those listed in the Municipal Energy Master Plan.
The Program Coordinator, Energy Infrastructure Performance reports to the Program Manager, Energy Infrastructure Performance and collaborates with other members of the MEO Energy Office, the Office of Sustainability (OOS), Department of Public Property, building management teams, building controls vendors, and additional partners including other departments. This position leads the City’s Building Monitoring Program, which uses building automation systems (BAS) to understand building energy consumption and implement measures to reduce it. This position is also responsible for providing support with the City’s BAS Central Supervisor and network of BASs in coordination with vendors and consultants.
Additional duties include coordinating the creation of reports highlighting energy infrastructure condition of buildings and plans for improving facilities energy consumption and resilience. This is an opportunity to help solve complex problems, gain valuable experience in energy management, building automation system basics, and municipal operations, and to contribute to Philadelphia’s sustainability goals as outlined in the City’s Municipal Energy Master Plan.
- Support the City’s Building Monitoring Program.
- Support contract and contractors for the program.
- Organize meetings with contractors and building managers.
- Support building managers in identifying and implementing operational efficiencies.
- Keep building automation systems and associated inventories and software/hardware updated.
- Support the development of capital projects based on data collected from program.
- Work to expand the program by including additional systems and buildings.
- Coordinate energy infrastructure reports for select municipal buildings.
- Support the development of requests for proposals (RFPs) and manage associated contracts.
- Support the Procurement and Analytics unit in running reports, analyzing data, supporting energy conservation and efficiency programs, and office administrative items.
- Assist all members of the Municipal Energy Office in energy reporting, messaging about energy use, addressing energy use anomalies, and other tasks as required by the team.
- Collaborate with a multitude of City agencies including OOS, the Office of Innovation and Technology, and the Department of Public Property to develop and implement programs that further reduce the City’s energy use.
Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong meeting and group facilitation skills.
- Strong organizational and analytical skills.
- Ability to effectively develop presentations highlighting data for various audiences of internal stakeholders.
- Ability to manipulate, analyze, and organize large data sets.
- Comfortable and effective working both independently and with a team.
- Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint.
- Familiarity with building commissioning, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC) controls, and/or building automation systems is preferred.
Working hours are generally 37.5 hours per week. Our team is currently hybrid with both virtual and in-office days, however the position can opt to come in the office each day if desired
- Associate degree in environmental studies, information technology, energy management, data management, or other relevant education or 2 years relevant experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- 1-3 years supporting energy/water conservation programs.
- LEED accreditation and/or professional education in energy management and environmental studies preferred.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume.
Salary Range: $55,000 – $60,000
OOS is committed to building the capacity of staff members. In addition to access to external trainings, certifications, or other professional development opportunities, learning also occurs in a shared setting. All team members jointly participate in exploring new concepts, resources, and skills. The entire OOS team convenes regularly to strengthen skills and competencies through knowledge exchange, resource sharing, and peer-to-peer support.
Staff further build skills and knowledge through mentoring with members of the senior leadership team and peer-to-peer mentoring. Staff receive guidance and coaching from other OOS staff as well as other partners based on professional growth interests.
Discover the Perks of Being a City of Philadelphia Employee:
- Transportation: City employees get unlimited FREE public transportation all year long through SEPTA’s Key Advantage program. Employees can ride on SEPTA buses, subways, trolleys, and regional rail for their daily commute and more.
- Parental Benefits: The City offers its employees 6 weeks of paid parental leave.
- We offer Comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents.
- Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
- Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
- Generous retirement savings options are available
- Pay off your student loans faster – As a qualifying employer, City of Philadelphia employees are eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Join the ranks of hundreds of employees who have already benefited from this program and achieved student loan forgiveness.
- Unlock Tuition Discounts and Scholarships – The City of Philadelphia has forged partnerships with over a dozen esteemed colleges and universities in the area, ensuring that our employees have access to a wide range of tuition discounts and scholarships. Experience savings of 10% to 40% on your educational expenses, extending not only to City employees but in some cases, spouse and dependents too!
Join the City of Philadelphia team today and seize these incredible benefits designed to enhance your financial well-being and personal growth!
*The successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire
Effective May 22, 2023, vaccinations are no longer required for new employees that work in non-medical, non-emergency or patient facing positions with the City of Philadelphia. As a result, only employees in positions providing services that are patient-facing medical care (ex: Nurses, doctors, emergency medical personnel), must be fully vaccinated.
The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to email@example.com.
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