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Energy Auditor

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Energy Auditor
Role Title: Engineering Technician III
Posting Number: SW0180243
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Energy Engineer, the Energy Auditor will conduct field measurements of critical parameters affecting energy consumption in campus buildings and support the implementation of energy auditing, retro-commissioning, and other energy projects on campus. Candidate will work in a team environment with Facilities Operations to perform investigations of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment; energy management control systems (EMCS)/direct digital control (DDC) systems; and lighting, power, or other energy-related systems to identify energy conservation opportunities. The Energy Auditor will help facilitate implementation of projects, initiatives, and programs that reduce energy consumption and demand, save money, and help the environment. Work tasks will involve a combination of office duties and frequent field visits in and around various building sites. The Energy Auditor will have the ability to perform measurement and verification activities to assure implemented projects are generating the projected energy savings.

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in engineering, applied science, or technology from an accredited school or university or significant related training and/or experience in energy management, energy auditing, HVAC, or retro-commissioning for commercial buildings.
- Experience conducting energy audits for commercial buildings.
- Experience maintaining and troubleshooting commercial HVAC systems.
- Experience conducting field measurements and data logging.
- Experience using energy audit tools such as infrared camera, combustion analyzer, multi-meter, thermo-anemometer, ultrasonic flow meter, foot-candle meter, etc.
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently.
- A valid driver’s license is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
- Journeyman Electrical (HVAC) license and ability to receive Master Electrical (HVAC) license within two years of employment.
- TAB/Commissioning Certifications.
- CEM certification by AEE.
- Experience using building automation systems such as, Siemens “Apogee”, JCI “Metasys”, Honeywell “EBI”, Trane “Summit”, etc.

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver's license check, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

- Additional hours or modified schedule may be required to meet the needs of the department.
- Must wear employer-provided uniforms as instructed by supervisor or lead.
- As situation dictates, must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, applicants must complete the online application at, posting #SW0180243, and submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references as an attachment to the application. Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2018.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: FS - Facilities Engineering Ops
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8 am - 5 pm; Mon-Fri
Posting Date: 04/10/2018
Review Begin Date: 04/23/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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  3. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
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  4. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents