Energy Manager

Washington D.C.
Jun 18, 2018
Jun 22, 2018
Full Time
Job Description



  • Bachelor’s degree in Energy Management


  • A minimum of four (4) years’ experience as an Energy Manager within a mid to large size organization who has demonstrated experience in energy budgeting, energy purchasing and energy project expertise


  • None


  • None
Medical Group:

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.


The Energy Manager is responsible for developing, monitoring and forecasting the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) utility budgets and utility purchasing that includes electricity (traction and non-traction), compressed natural gas and water/sewer.


  • Prepares annual utility budget for WMATA's electricity (traction and non-traction power), compressed natural gas, natural gas and water/sewer for all WMATA.  Responsible for revisions to utility budget based on proposed changes to operations and for developing monthly allocations of budget based on seasonal changes which impact cost.
  • Monitors expenditure levels on a monthly basis and provides reports to appropriate personnel within WMATA. Prepares monthly accrual reports for utilities and uploads the information into PeopleSoft, ensuring accurate utility budget estimates will be incorporated into the annual operating budget submission and accurate accounting on monthly expenditures.
  • Initiates procurement of electricity and natural gas supply for WMATA. Prepares independent cost estimates and technical specifications for the procurement.  Provides technical expertise to procurement officer in developing Invitation for Bid. Prepares technical responses to supplier questions concerning Invitation for Bid.
  • Serves as chairperson for the technical evaluation team and prepares technical assessment of potential vendors.  Prepares spreadsheet for cost evaluation of individual suppliers to ensure WMATA manages utility supply costs by obtaining the lowest cost for electricity and natural gas based on market conditions.
  • Reviews vendors’ invoice submittals to ensure all charges are accurate.  Provides technical response to Procurement if there are requested price change to Contracts due to change in law.  Contacts appropriate vendors in writing or by e-mail to resolve billing issues, to ensure vendor compliance with the terms of the supply contract.
  • Provides oversight of the review and verification of all WMATA utility invoice for electricity, natural gas and water/sewer.  Contacts utilities to initiate service for new facilities once WMATA has performed Substantial Completion Inspection. Contacts utilities regarding service issues or billing disputes and ensures resolution.  Coordinates meetings with utilities and internal WMATA offices for projects or service issues. Enters WMATA utility information into Energy Star Portfolio Manager on a monthly basis, to ensure WMATA is auditing utilities.
  • Advises legal counsel regarding utility rate case participation. Provides technical expertise for WMATA's legal counsel on utility issues that impact WMATA financially. Initiates procurement of outside technical expertise for rate case testimony, if needed. Provides WMATA’s executive leaders with cost impacts of Public Service Commission rate case decisions, to ensure that WMATA is being financially responsible in regards to utility operating cost.
  • Initiates energy conservation initiatives for various WMATA facilities.  Prepares technical responses and cost benefit analysis for proposed energy projects to include lighting retrofits, HVAC retrofits, energy storage, solar and improved rail car efficiency.
  • Coordinates WMATA’s involvement in utility demand response program with a qualified service provider. Negotiates the terms of the program agreement with procurement and qualified service provider.
  • Coordinates necessary access to appropriate facilities with Systems and Plant Maintenance so qualified service providers can install monitoring equipment. Ensures providers makes appropriate payments to WMATA based on terms of agreement. Investigates additional opportunities for demand response and provide cost benefit analysis, to ensure WMATA is minimizing utility operating costs.


The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria:

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.
Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:

    Personal Interview  Skills Assessments  Verification of education and experience  Criminal Background Check  Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening  Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists.  Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment.  It is not intended to replace the official job description.  Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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