Energy Project Manager (Administrator I) Reposted (515595)

California State University, Chico
September 22, 2022
Chico, CA
Job Type



Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Job/Department Summary:

Under the general direction of the Director of Design and Construction, the Energy Project Manager manages design and construction of complex capital construction projects for CSU, Chico buildings and facilities with an emphasis on energy, sustainability and utility infrastructure. Construction projects have a high degree of diversity, use innovative or advanced building design and construction, require alternative, often complex contracting methods, and have other complicated construction features. Employee consults with Department and University executives to plan and define facility needs, coordinate the budget, and oversee the contract process from design through construction. Employee manages projects that incorporate complex design features, unusual building materials, and advanced building techniques. Projects present diversified and novel problems in which often, established criteria and technical precedents frequently do not apply. Typically, the employee cannot rely on precedent or standard data in making judgments and decisions.

The Energy Project Manager carries out their work with considerable freedom, frequently selecting the approach to resolve complex problems. The supervisor reviews work for adequacy in terms of meeting the broad technical objectives and for compliance with agency policies and regulations. The Energy Project Manager is expected to independently render technical decisions or effectively recommend decisions to controversial issues that impact policy, public relations or budgetary considerations.

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.


Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:

  • Bilingual.
  • University experience and background.
  • Three years of experience in a project and/or construction managerial role.
  • Energy and/ or Sustainability planning experience.
  • CA Mechanical Engineer License.
  • LEED Certification.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience in a diverse environment.
  • Experience in drafting, estimating, budgeting, scheduling.
  • Familiarity with building codes, construction specifications, and inspection procedures.
  • Experience with development and review of contract documents.
  • Experience using MS Office Suite and computerized maintenance management systems.
  • Familiarity with technical, and/or administrative experience with, construction management systems, i.e., MS Project, AutoCad, Revit, etc.
  • Ability to meet qualifications to obtain a Professional Mechanical Engineer license

Required Education and Experience:

Equivalent to a four year degree from a college or university with a major in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or closely related field and three years' experience working in the construction industry or facilities management OR equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Time Base: Full-time- 1.0

Pay Plan: 12/12

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Summer - Mon-Thurs 7:00am-5:30pm.

Salary and Benefits Information:

Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipated hiring range: $65,000 - $75,000 per year).

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information please visit

Additional Information:

California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.

The person holding this position is considered a "Limited Mandated Reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

This position is a member of the campus Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Group/Category: Planning, Design and Constructions - Assistant/Associate Vice President or Director/Manager/Project Manager/CAT-01, CAT-02, CAT-03)

A valid California Driver's License must be obtained within one month of hire and maintained throughout employment in this position, as well as a successful completion and continued compliance of CSU Defensive Driving Course.

While employed in this position incumbent must possess and maintain a Professional Mechanical Engineering license in the State of California.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, "Today Decides Tomorrow," is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that California State University, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 07/11/22. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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