Energy Project Manager (Expense Projects)

DCAS’s mission is to make city government work for all New Yorkers. From managing New York City’s most iconic courthouses and municipal buildings, to purchasing over $1 billion annually in goods and services for more than 80 City agencies – what we do ensures that all agencies can deliver on their mission. Our reach touches every facet of city government and is instrumental to the successful day-to-day operations of the City of New York.

Our commitment to equity, effectiveness, and sustainability guides our work providing City agencies with the critical resources and support needed to succeed, including:
• Recruiting, hiring, and training City employees.
• Managing 55 public buildings.
• Acquiring, selling, and leasing City property.
• Purchasing over $1 billion in goods and services for City agencies.
• Overseeing the greenest municipal vehicle fleet in the country.
• Leading the City’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from government operations.

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The Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ Facilities Management Division (DCAS FM) is a critical partner in contributing to the City’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 80 percent by 2050 from a 2005 baseline (80×50). As part of the Climate Mobilization Act (LL 97 of 2019), the City also recently set new targets to reduce emissions from City government operations by 40 percent by 2025 (40×25) and by 50 percent by 2030 (50×30).

The DCAS FM Energy Team is committed to implementing energy management best practices across DCAS FM’s portfolio of 55 buildings, totaling 16M square feet, to help meet the City’s emissions reduction targets, including 40×25, 50×30, and 80×50. The Energy Team works to track overall energy usage and identify energy-saving opportunities in buildings; implement energy-efficient operations and maintenance (O&M) practices; and delivery energy efficiency retrofit projects.

Job Description:

DCAS FM seeks to hire an Energy Project Manager (Expense Projects) to serve within our Energy Team. The Energy Project Manager (Expense Projects) will report to the Energy Manager and be responsible for helping implement expense-funded energy efficiency projects and operations and maintenance (O&M) measures across the portfolio of facilities operated by DCAS FM. These projects are likely to include, but are not limited to, BMS upgrades, boiler tuning, LED lighting upgrades, motor upgrades, and VFD installations, and VRF installations.

Specifically, the Energy Project Manager’s responsibilities will include the following:
• Managing energy efficiency project scoping: Develop and review scopes of work for energy efficiency projects, working closely with contractors and consultants. Review completed energy audits and Energy Efficiency Reports (EERs) for buildings to help guide project selection and alternatives analysis.
• Quantifying energy conservation opportunities: Perform technical calculations to estimate the expected energy savings, cost savings, and emissions reductions for energy efficiency projects. Help prepare applications for funding programs.
• Delivering energy efficiency projects: Working closely with consultants and contractors, manage design and construction for energy efficiency projects and ensure that projects are completed in a timely, cost-effective manner. Review, provide comments, and make recommendations on design packages submitted by consultants for projects. Manage contracts and budget throughout project implementation. Review contractor proposals for accuracy. Resolve technical project issues.
• Performing project tracking and reporting: Maintain project-related documentation, including work orders, scopes of work, cost proposals, invoices, project status sheets, and progress reports. Perform data collection and tracking necessary to ensure accurate, on-demand project reporting in a range of areas, including compliance with project schedules, budgets, and scopes and verified energy savings and emissions reductions.
• Performing site visits throughout the project implementation process: Conduct field visits to assess energy usage reduction opportunities at City buildings; refine proposed scopes of work; facilitate consultants and contractors’ walk-throughs; ensure projects’ compliance with scopes and schedules set forth in contract documents; inspect completed work for project close-outs; and support measurement and verification.
• Supporting project measurement and verification (M&V): Help develop M&V plans consistent with the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol. Perform M&V activities to assess realized savings from completed energy projects or review M&V results.
• Providing other necessary support to the DCAS FM Energy Team: Contribute to the other initiatives being advanced by the DCAS FM Energy Team as needed.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization, and five years of full-time satisfactory experience managing and/or inspecting one or more construction projects which must have a total cost of at least $300,000 for each of the five years of the required experience; or
2. One year of the experience as described in 1 above and a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U. S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), in engineering, engineering technology, architecture, architectural technology, landscape architecture, construction, construction technology, or construction management; or
3. One year of the experience as described in 1 above and a valid license as a professional engineer, registered architect, or registered landscape architect, issued by a board of examining engineers, architects, or landscape architects duly established and qualified pursuant to the laws of any state or territory of the United States; or
4. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization, and a combination of at least two years of experience as described in 1 above and the education as described in 2 above to equal a total of five years of education and experience. Matriculation in an undergraduate college degree program as described in 2 above may be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits for one year of satisfactory full-time experience up to a maximum of three years of experience.

Note: Candidates must specify for each construction project they worked on: a description of the construction project, the time period they worked on the construction project, and the type of work they performed. Candidates must also specify the money allotted for the project.

Driver License Requirement: At the time of appointment to this position, you must have a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York. If you have moving violations, license suspension or an accident record, you may be disqualified. This license must be maintained for the duration of your employment.

5. For Assignment to Level II, In addition to meeting the “Qualification Requirements” above, candidates must have one additional year of satisfactory full-time experience working in Assignment Level I; or one additional year of satisfactory full-time experience as described in “1” above.
6. For Assignment to Level III, in addition to meeting the Qualification Requirements for Construction Project Manager, candidates must have two additional years of satisfactory full-time experience working in Construction Project Manager Assignment Level I and II; or two additional years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in question “1” above and possess a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York which must be maintained for the duration of employment noting that if you have moving violations, license suspension or an accident record, you may be disqualified.

Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate will bring the following skills and experience to this position:
• A bachelor’s degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical, or facilities) or architecture.
• A master’s degree in engineering (mechanical, engineering, and facilities).
• Strong understanding of building energy systems and energy efficiency technologies.
• Experience with the design and construction of energy efficiency retrofit projects in existing buildings, especially diverse buildings varying in age, size, and use.
• Experience with HVAC systems, including both boiler and chiller work; HVAC controls; computerized building automation and energy management systems; variable air volume (VAV) distribution systems; steam and chilled water systems; heating and cooling applications.
• Familiarity with technical project management operations, including project planning, scope development, design and construction management, and project close-out.
• Knowledge of and experience with ASHRAE or AEE Procedures for Commercial Buildings Energy Audits.
• Familiarity with NYC electrical and energy codes.
• Knowledge of energy costs and billing, energy savings calculation methodologies, and emissions calculations methodologies.
• Certified Energy Manager (CEM); Certified Energy Auditor (CEA); Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) or Existing Building Commissioning Professional (EBCP); or Building Operator Certification – Level 1 credentials.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Proficient computer skills.
• Commitment to customer service and demonstrated ability to effectively manage simultaneous projects.

To Apply


55-a Program

This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.

Public Svc Loan Forgiveness
As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at .

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position


The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Job Category
Science and Engineering
Job Type
USD 85,147.00 - 93,587.00 per year
United States
Career Level
City of New York