Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: P6005 / Energy Services Manager
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under general supervision, manages the delivery of maintenance, construction and commissioning services for energy management and control system, building HVAC digital controls, alarm systems throughout the main campus and branch campuses. Manage the daily activities of a specialized technical workforce comprising expertise in building HVAC systems, building HVAC controls, and controls logic programming. Develop master plans and manages building energy control expansion projects. Interface with Engineering staff and key clients throughout the UNM system of campuses. Ensure that project technical goals are achieved and costs are accurately tracked. Oversee system commissioning, remote monitoring and tracking of system energy consumption, implementation of control logic changes, and control system modifications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides technical leadership to the University community in the operation and administration of the campus energy management system.
  2. Manages programs to reduce campus energy consumption and encourage sustainability measures.
  3. Serve as project manager and primary point of contact for assigned energy services projects, as appropriate.
  4. Oversees building energy system commissioning activities to ensure efficient system operation.
  5. Coordinates control system requirements and specifications on capital building projects to ensure compatibility with the existing campus energy system.
  6. Supervises energy services personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and control, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  7. Oversees activities of contractors, vendor personnel, and suppliers related to energy system installation, commissioning, and operations. Monitors contracts for compliance and controls costs; adherence to contract specifications and industry standards.
  8. Participates in the development and implementation of university-wide safety programs and in formulating maintenance strategies and policies.
  9. Determine and develop potential revenue generating activities and client base in order to achieve Internal Service Unit self-sustaining goals.
  10. Serves as primary point of liaison and control with respect to HVAC control systems, commissioning and alarms to other Physical Plant Department divisions, Facilities groups and campus-wide departments.
  11. Monitors building energy consumption to ensure energy reduction goals are sustained during ongoing operations.
  12. Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the unit.
  13. Evaluate existing HVAC control logic and graphic displays. Oversee modifications to system programming to ensure accuracy and to reduce energy consumption.
  14. Evaluates preventive maintenance programs; modifies programs to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  15. Establishes and maintains appropriate customer services procedures and standards; interfaces with customers and resolves problems and conflicts as necessary.
  16. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 10 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure: Current New Mexico Journeyman in one of the following disciplines: Journeyman Refrigeration (JR), Journeyman Gasfitter (JG), Journeyman Plumber and Natural Gasfitter (JPG), Journeyman Boiler Operator (BO1), Journeyman Boiler Operator (BO2) or a Journeyman Electrician (JE98), Journeyman Plumbing (Jp), Journeyman Gas (Jg), ES-3J Sound and Intercommunication and Electrical Alarm Systems, EE-98J Electrical (includes all ESJ Specialties), EE-98J Electrical (includes all ESJ Specialties), EL-1J Electrical Distribution Systems, including transmission lines, ES-3 Sound and Intercommunication and Electrical Alarm Systems, EE-98 Electrical (includes ER-1 and ES classifications) & EL-1 Electrical Distribution Systems, including transmission lines.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment.
  • In-depth understanding of systems networking as related to energy management systems and campus-wide.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Project development, planning, and implementation skills.
  • Ability to provide technical leadership and project management within area of professional expertise.
  • Skill in technical interactions with professional staff within area of expertise.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to coordinate and/or supervise independent contractors.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge and integrated understanding of the physical plant and facilities services operations of a large, complex institutional facility.
  • Knowledge of digital HVAC control systems and computerized maintenance management systems.
  • Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Supervisory, employee development, and leadership skills.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of objects that may weigh up to 30 pounds; may require standing and/or walking for up to 4 hours a day.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 11/15/2022