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Stanford has long recognized the opportunity for, and the responsibility of the university to be a leader in the institutional practice of environmental sustainability. Students, staff, and faculty throughout the university have a strong commitment to sustainability research and implementation. Formed in 2008, Stanford's Office of Sustainability serves as the hub of Stanford's sustainability programs, dubbed Sustainable Stanford. Action-oriented programmatic initiatives help make sustainability both more tangible and more visible at Stanford. Through this campus-wide initiative to steer, connect, support and streamline sustainability efforts across all aspects of campus operations, the university can lead in sustainability by modeling practices on campus and pursuing research that helps communities around the world. A two-pronged approach looks at opportunities for efficiency in both infrastructure and behavior for maximum results. The Sustainable Stanford website provides detailed information about these efforts and encourages and supports every person on campus to make some simple changes in habits and decisions that reduce the environmental impact of living and working at Stanford.
This position will:The Sustainability and SEM Business Services unit within the Department of Sustainability and Energy Management in Stanford's LBRE seeks a passionate and dedicated Analyst to fill a new 3 year fixed term role in the Office of Sustainability.
This position will:
Support existing building-level conservation programs, such as holiday shutdowns, the Cardinal Green Office Program, the Cardinal Green Labs program, and the Sustainable IT program
Coordinate between distributed building managers/occupants and Stanford's heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC) controls team to optimize building heating and cooling schedules for both energy savings and occupant comfort.
The ideal candidate will be adept at relationship-building and communications, but will also have a strong technical understanding of green building principles, particularly related to HVAC systems. The Analyst must be able to comfortably communicate with faculty, staff, and students across campus as well as engineers and controls technicians within the Department of Sustainability & Energy Management. This is an exciting opportunity for a technical sustainability practitioner to bridge the gap between building occupants and operations staff to achieve substantial energy savings through both behavior change and system optimization.
1. Support building-level conservation programs (50%)
Orchestrate building energy curtailments over the two week winter break and all other holiday weekends
Expand communications to building managers regarding holiday shutdowns.
Support the Cardinal Green Office Program ? Oversee building audits and energy and water saving device installations ? Implement building-level waste reduction and diversion improvements ? Support sustainable purchasing initiatives at the building level ? Develop and distribute suite of sustainability materials for occupants of new or retrofitted buildings
Support the Cardinal Green Labs Program ? Build relationships with individuals who work in labs ? Oversee installation of energy and water saving devices in lab settings ? Administer rebate programs for energy efficient ultra-low temperature freezers, bio-safety cabinets, and other lab equipment ? Implement waste reduction and diversion programs in labs, such as lab glove recycling
Support the Sustainable IT program ? Assist with planning of server relocation, virtualization, and replacement ? Administer Sustainable IT rebate programs
2. Optimize building HVAC schedules (35%)
In new buildings: ? Establish regular communications with occupants and building managers post-turnover to understand HVAC issues and opportunities
In existing buildings undergoing controls upgrades, work with building managers and occupants to: ? Update general building hours ? Administer surveys to identify appropriate schedules for each room ? Work with occupants to set new schedules and override options
Maintain and update HVAC schedules for all buildings ? Confirm existing building schedules with building managers once per year and become point person for HVAC scheduling documentation & updates Maintain energy and cost savings documentation for all buildings, including targets, savings achieved to date, and total campus potential.
3. Support Building-Level Emissions Reduction Projects (15%)
Support building electrification studies
Maintain equipment electrification schedules and documentation
Evaluate costs, savings, and other co-benefits from electrification projects
1. Education and experience
4-year college degree or equivalent or combination of education and relevant experience
2-3 years of job-related experience
Master's degree preferred
2. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Stakeholder engagement and relationship building skills
Analytical skills, especially in quantifying energy and cost savings
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel
Ability to think critically and perform due diligence when problem solving.
Knowledge of green building principles, particularly related to heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC) systems
General knowledge of sustainability topics and concepts
LEED accreditation a plus
Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
Experience with managing the full life cycle of a project-from inception and stakeholder engagement, to implementation, to evaluation.
Ability to prioritize own work, multi-task and work with a sense of urgency.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Frequently sitting, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 11-20 pounds.
Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Work on weekends and evenings.
Work involves long hours of standing and sustained communications/dialogue.
May work in mechanical equipment rooms, kitchens, waste management areas, construction sites.
Travel, local and non-local.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, https://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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Location: Land, Buildings and Real Estate, Redwood City, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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