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Energy & Utilities Analyst

Apply now Job no: 498478
Work type: Staff
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time


Job Summary

Under the oversight and supervision of the Associate Director, Energy & Utilities, the incumbent organizes, analyzes, and develops reports associated with energy, water and emissions data (utilization and cost) for the campus. This includes tracking energy and water conservation metrics, and initiatives and aggressively pursues energy and water efficiency funding and incentive opportunities while also ensuring projects and initiatives align and mesh with those of other divisions within Facilities Development & Operations. The incumbent also performs analysis of facilities-related utility data including energy, water, waste, and related usage data, and prepares and submits reports in a variety of formats for various entities and organizations, including the development of rate-setting methodologies, utility rate proposals, and multi-year utility projections. The incumbent is responsible to coordinate with project managers to ensure all necessary reporting is completed for those projects which have a conservation component and serves as the primary liaison for all campus utility accounts.

As the department's performance metrics and reporting champion, the incumbent has a significant and influential role regarding building performance and overall campus utility usage and is a key team member for campus energy and water procurement and cost allocation strategies. The incumbent takes the lead in promoting facilities-related utility demand-side management initiatives, energy information system initiatives, and incorporating sustainability into all efforts of the department.


Key Responsibilities

  • Monitors and reviews monthly utility data collection and reporting for compliance with policy directives, regulations, laws and contracts
  • Prepare Central Plant cost allocation summary backup documents for monthly recharge to Auxiliaries and General Fund, ensuring complete and accurate allocation
  • Performs a variety of technical, analytical and administrative duties to support FD&O utility operations, with emphasis on utility operations, purchased utilities and unit calculations
  • Prepares City, state and federal regulatory reporting including CEC, EIA, and CPUC energy reports, State Water Boards, City of SJ, and DOW water reports, sewer reports, CalRecycle waste reporting, BAAQMD permit renewals, and similar documents as assigned
  • Works collaboratively with technical staff to facilitate accurate data collection and is responsible to prepare the Monthly Energy Report for submission to the Chancellor’s Office
  • Prepares plant commodities and FERC reports, and generate analysis of monthly usage for buildings connected to the Central Plant and served directly from connected utilities
  • Leads efforts associated with the development and ongoing maintenance of the cogeneration and water works operational models and applies said models to project cost allocations. Analyzes predicted performance/cost to actuals recognized and makes recommendations for adjustments in the model
  • Prepares annual utilities rate proposals for review and approval; Prepares multi-year energy utilization and cost projections for campus entities as related to the annual budget cycle or in response to requests from department leadership
  • Prepares and submits online regulatory reports and submits data required for the campus cap and trade program. Report annual emissions to EPA
  • Conducts analyses and makes recommendations related to energy procurement for the campus including market risk; price sensitivity, and economic feasibility for natural gas, electricity, water, and waste
  • Implements initiatives and changes to improve quality and services
  • Identifies and determines cause of problems; develops and presents recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply expertise as related to building energy, water, and emissions conservation tracking and reporting practices, including pertinent laws and regulations
  • Ability to analyze building energy usage and performance data including predictive and trend analysis and deciphering cause of anomalies. Ability to interpret and evaluate results, identify problems and potential cause, to develop sound conclusions and recommend solutions as well as new or revised procedures/practices
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to keep abreast of, energy, water, and emissions incentive opportunities. Ability to collect, analyze, and report appropriate data
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to keep abreast of, federal, state and city legislation that would affect SJSU utilities operations, including development of cost assessment/implications and carbon footprint analyses
  • Knowledge of statistical and analytical concepts and techniques including those standard to the utility industry and as associated with rate analysis and rate setting
  • Knowledge, skills, and ability to assess, formulate, and evaluate the impact of recommended or implemented policies from a strategic and operational perspective
  • Ability to perform basic functions in Central Energy Management and Control Systems for building scheduling and trend analysis
  • Ability to accurately develop and use spreadsheets, databases, and specialized software to analyze utility usage and performance


Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training
  • Four years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs


Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) from the Association of Energy Engineers, or similarly recognized certification program
  • A bachelor's degree in business, environmental studies or engineering and/or equivalent training
  • Four years progressively responsible experience in energy or general engineering disciplines, involving the development or improvement of policies, procedures, practices, or programs



Classification: Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Exempt II
Anticipated Hiring Range: up to $6,600/month
Salary Range: $4,693/month - $8,489/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.


Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: May 18, 2021 through June 2, 2021. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


Contact Information

University Personnel


Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).


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Last Updated Aug 3, 2020