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Energy Management's goal is to cost effectively minimize Cornell's energy use and associated environmental impacts. The Energy Management staff work to identify and implement conservation focused outreach, maintenance, energy studies, and capital projects to meet the university's needs with less energy use. The program includes all of the Ithaca, NY campus; Geneva Experiment Station and other off-central campus facilities in the region.
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The Utilities section of Energy and Sustainability operates the University energy infrastructure system on a 24 hour, 365 day per year basis. Production facilities include a combined heat and power facility which provides both the steam for heat and electricity for campus. All of the water for campus is provided by a university owned potable water filtration plant. Electricity from the local utility is fed through a university owned electric substation. Utilities is also responsible for all of the distribution and collection systems located on campus including steam, chilled water, electricity, potable water and waste water.
Acts as the thought leader for all work associated with utilities electric systems. Manages the utility medium voltage distribution expansion and renewal programs. Supports Central Energy Plant and Hydro plant power production and utility high voltage (115kV) NYSEG interconnection, and electrical distribution system to assure safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible operations. Responsibilities includes management of the utility distribution systems operating condition, university short and long term expansion plans, driving design requirements/standards for the systems, systems modeling, understanding how the overall systems work and how they will react to failures, and defining and guiding maintenance and capital renewal/upgrade programs.
Work together with the Electrical Enterprise Manager to operate, plan and execute capital planning and operating budgets ($15-20 million annually), training and leadership of the line crew, create and maintain design and construction standards, respond to campus electrical emergencies and maintain the medium voltage system.
With guidance from the Campus Energy and Utility Distribution Manager, help develop and oversee the contracts related to the purchase and sale of electric commodity and capacity totaling up to $5 million per year and renewable energy electricity power purchase agreements totaling up to $3 million annually. Provides engineering oversight for capital decisions, maintenance and renewal related to campus electrical distribution and operations/maintenance in the generation facilities. Partner with the Electric Enterprise Manager in oversight of the campus electric enterprise budget of ~$15 million per year. Monitor NYPSC, FERC and NYISO filings in order to position Cornell to gain best reliability and value from its installed infrastructure. Develops and oversees preventive maintenance programs, operational procedures, and safety standards. Responds to emergency outages and co-ordinates system restoration.
All employees are accountable for supporting the IPP organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity; and supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical (BSEE) or equivalent. 3 - 5 years field experience with medium voltage electric power generation, substations, electrical protection and measurement systems, and overhead and underground distribution. Demonstrates progressively complex operational and design knowledge of electrical power generation systems. Extensive knowledge of project management and project experience related to a full range of utility infrastructure. Statistical analysis and risk assessment skills required. 3 - 5 years of demonstrated success managing and coordinating indirect reports to execute construction and maintenance projects. Experience with heavy rotating machinery in an industrial environment such as steam turbines, gas turbines, motor generators, pumps and compressors. Working knowledge of codes and practices for MV distribution. Thorough understanding of protection relay co-ordination principles. Planned outage coordination and work scheduling experience.
- Professional Engineering license (PE)
- 5 - 7 years medium voltage distribution experience
- Degree specialization in power generation
- Previous experience with co-generation
- Project Management Professional certification
- Typically lifts less than 10 lbs.
- Normal concentration
- Chemicals/safety precautions
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University Job Title:Engineer Architect I
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Becky Hill
Number of Openings:1
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