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Energy Program Manager

Detroit, MI, USA Req #273
Monday, March 4, 2019

One Water, One Team

When you work at Great Lakes Water Authority, you help make a difference in the environment and in your local community.

“One water, one team” is more than just a phrase, it’s a way of doing business. Here, you don’t work for GLWA, you work with GLWA. We are racing toward a shared goal to become the region’s most-trusted, high-quality water and wastewater resource. Are you looking for a career that can be rewarding, with opportunities for professional development and advancement? Come work with us.

We are looking for an Energy Manager for our Energy, Research, and Innovation Team. As Energy Manager you will be responsible for coordinating a comprehensive program of energy management for the Great Lakes Water Authority systems. Your primary efforts will be: monitoring the energy use of the GLWA facilities, assessing and analyzing the energy performance of each facility, assessing the energy use of electrical and mechanical subsystems, performing and/or assisting in all DTE energy rebate efforts, assessing and implementing our renewable energy programs, and developing technical guidance for new construction efforts. You will advise on energy efficient equipment and technology, evaluate and communicate energy efficiency initiatives, and promote energy efficiency and conservation throughout the GLWA organization via education and training.

Essential functions and responsibilities (not all-inclusive)

  • You will lead and/or participate as a team member of energy savings and performance contracting projects.
  • You will identify and establish working relationships with all necessary engineering, construction and procurement firms (with focus on energy conservation and generation resources) required to execute energy recommendations.
  • You will investigate new technologies.
  • You will analyze data, identify trends, create and/or deliver presentations, perform energy audits, develops budgets and manages energy project work, compiles, organizes, and manages energy reports, and develops an energy accounting system reflecting appropriate tariffs and rate schedules.
  • Develop, update, and maintain energy standards for both existing and new systems and buildings
  • Interface/engage with/train multiple partners, including but not limited to, operations, capital planning, finance, and communications.
  • Write and coordinate grants, rebates, and loan applications related to energy projects.

Required Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and five (5) years’ experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience in energy engineering/energy management. The credentials required to become a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or a professional engineer are preferred. You will be expected to achieve and maintain active status as a Certified Energy Manager.


A working knowledge of computer applications. The ability to perform engineering and financial calculations. The ability to manage budgets and personnel. Ability to learn and grow. Strong interpersonal, communication, perseverance and curiosity are needed. Kindness towards others. Lots of initiative. Respect for those of other cultures or backgrounds. Excellent project management skills, analytical skills and the ability to anticipate energy-related opportunities. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are required.  Technical writing ability plus the ability to develop presentations and prepare articles.

Other Requirements:

Must possess a valid Driver’s License and the ability to drive a motor vehicle on all terrain as well as be available to perform shift work which includes all day, afternoon, night, weekend and holiday assignments.

Follow security and safety policies and procedures in carrying out work duties as well as wear all appropriate and required personal protective equipment (PPE).

We are all strategic partners on the path to becoming a Utility of the Future, and GLWA prioritizes the selection of highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help us get there.

We are dedicated to efficiently delivering the nation’s best water and wastewater services to southeast Michigan. We offer competitive pay and the starting wage or salary, if hired, is variable. Factors such as your demonstrated hard and soft skills, your level of education, history in the sector or industry, and meaningful work experience will all be evaluated.

We also offer an opportunity for advancement, on the job training, ongoing professional development, tuition assistance and a career in a sector that safeguards public health, supports and strengthen communities, and protects the environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Other details

  • Job Family Manager
  • Job Function Staff Functions
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator At Will
  • Min Hiring Rate $85,563.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $141,295.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 10
  • Detroit, MI, USA