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Energy and Sustainability Manager

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time
Position Description


Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Director of EU&S, the Energy and Sustainability Manager provides day-to-day supervisory duties and personnel management of EU&S staff to support the EU&S and FMD mission and operational activities, management of utility business functions, programs, and projects that maintain the reliability and efficiency of campus buildings and utility systems, as well as energy and water conservation and other infrastructure projects necessary to modernize buildings and systems while controlling operating costs.

Department Summary

The Energy, Utilities and Sustainability (EU&S) department of FMD manages all campus utilities, energy and water conservation programs, solid waste and recycling, and sustainability educational outreach and behavioral change initiatives. In support of this mission, the EU&S department is responsible for energy, utility, and sustainability program and project planning, engineering design/coordination, construction, and project management, as well as energy and utility master planning for Cal Poly.

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of building and central plant energy systems including heating, ventilating, air conditioning, interior/exterior lighting, boilers, chillers, thermal energy storage, co-generation, solar PV, solar thermal, plumbing, and digital control systems.

  • Working knowledge of Building Automation Systems, and ability to create, collect, and utilize trend data and reports.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to apply modern management and administrative techniques to coordinate and manage a diverse staff including the ability to enhance performance through training and professional development, coaching, and evaluation.

 Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, or related field.

  • Three  years’ progressively responsible experience managing energy, utilities, or sustainability.


  • Valid California driver’s license or ability to obtain by date of hire.


  • Salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected.

  • Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information. 

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

  • Must be able to work additional hours, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet operational and departmental needs.
  • Must be able to travel occasionally to attend meetings, conferences, and seminars.
  • Must be able to work accurately and efficiently in an area with constant noise and interruptions.
  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs, access building roofs, basements, and mechanical/electrical equipment rooms; ability to work in hot, cold, and dusty environments.
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to work around hazardous materials including asbestos, lead, chemicals, and solvents with the appropriate personal protective equipment; ability to attend safety awareness training and follow campus safety procedures.
  • The person holding this position is considered a '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 as a condition of employment.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check.
  • This position has been defined as “Exempt” and is not subject to the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.
  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).


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