University of Pennsylvania ENERGY PLANNING ASSOCIATE - 3YR TERM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 96-26077


School Name Facilities and Real Estate Services

Org Operations and Maintenance Administration

Posted to the Web 07/14/2017

Posted Job/Salary Grade 026

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule varies

Months 12

Position Length End Date Established

Position End Date 06/30/2021

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) provides the expertise, business process, policies and standards required to plan, design, construct, operate, maintain and renew the physical assets of the University, excluding the health system. In addition, the Division, comprised of approximately five Departments, is responsible for the strategic planning, management and operation of non-academic University property, and collaborating with the neighborhood to create a safe, diverse and economically vibrant destination. With close to 12M square feet of space, FRES maintains 186 buildings on a campus of 276 acres, completes over 60,000 maintenance requests per year, and starts approximately 250 projects a year. FRES is comprised of the following Departments: Administration, Office of the University Architect, Design and Construction, Real Estate, Operations and Maintenance.The University of Pennsylvania is implementing a campus transformation entitled Penn Connects ( This comprehensive, award winning effort is expanding the campus over the next 20 years, including the construction of new academic research and recreational facilities. In addition, the University has secured $300M in Century Bond funding and continues to upgrade existing facilities over the coming years.


Provide project management and technical support to the engineering and energy planning group. Assist in managing project databases focusing on energy conservation including the Energy Reduction Fund (ERF), Facilities Renewal Fund (FRF), and Century Bond Fund databases. Perform calculations and reporting in support of measurement and verification for energy conservation projects. Troubleshoot and repair the meter data collection and historian system.Perform analysis of data in support of Penn’s Climate Action Plan (CAP). Under the guidance of senior engineering staff conduct engineering reviews of designs for adherence to Penn’s engineering standards. Provide field support on operations and maintenance issues requiring engineered solutions. Position will be supervised by and provide technical support to the Energy Planner in his/her role of planning to meet the long-range energy and utility infrastructure needs of the University. This is a three year term position.


Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years to 3 years of experience in engineering or energy related field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.Engineer-in-training (EIT) certification preferred. Knowledge of computer software including AutoCAD, building automation systems, Microsoft Office Suite, and energy modeling is preferred. Knowledge of intermediate computer networking concepts including TCP/IP and Modbus protocols is required. Knowledge of basic electronics and electricity is preferred.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

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  • What is your highest level of education completed?

  • Less than high school education

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Vocational or Technical School

  • Associate's Degree or Two Year College

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree

  • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree

  • How many years of experience do you have related to this position?

  • 0 to 1 Year

  • 1 to 2 Years

  • 2 to 3 Years

  • 3 to 5 Years

  • 5 to 7 Years

  • 7 to 10 Years

  • Over 10 Years

  • Do you possess a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or energy related field?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you possess an Engineer-in-training (EIT) certification?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have knowledge of computer software including AutoCAD, building automation systems, Microsoft Office Suite, and energy modeling?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Knowledge of Intermediate computer networking concepts including TCP/IP and Modbus protocols?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have basic knowledge of electronics and electricity?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter