University of Pennsylvania: Energy Planning Associate

University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation.

Facilities and Real Estate Services Overview

The Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) provides the expertise, business process, policies and standards required to plan, design, construct, operate, maintain and renew the physical assets of the University, excluding the health system. In addition, the Division, comprised of approximately five Departments, is responsible for the strategic planning, management and operation of non-academic University property, and collaborating with the neighborhood to create a safe, diverse and economically vibrant destination. With close to 12M square feet of space, FRES maintains 186 buildings on a campus of 276 acres, completes over 60,000 maintenance requests per year, and starts approximately 250 projects a year. FRES is comprised of the following Departments: Administration, Office of the University Architect, Design and Construction, Real Estate, Operations and Maintenance.

The University of Pennsylvania is implementing a campus transformation entitled Penn Connects ( This comprehensive, award winning effort is expanding the campus over the next 20 years, including the construction of new academic research and recreational facilities. In addition, the University has secured $300M in Century Bond funding and continues to upgrade existing facilities over the coming years.


Provide project management and technical support to the engineering and energy planning group. Assist in managing project databases focusing on energy conservation including the Energy Reduction Fund (ERF), Facilities Renewal Fund (FRF), and Century Bond Fund databases. Perform calculations and reporting in support of measurement and verification for energy conservation projects. Troubleshoot and repair the meter data collection and historian system.Perform analysis of data in support of Penn’s Climate Action Plan (CAP). Under the guidance of senior engineering staff conduct engineering reviews of designs for adherence to Penn’s engineering standards. Provide field support on operations and maintenance issues requiring engineered solutions. Position will be supervised by and provide technical support to the Energy Planner in his/her role of planning to meet the long-range energy and utility infrastructure needs of the University.

This is a two year term position.


Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years to 3 years of experience in engineering or energy related field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Engineer-in-training (EIT) certification preferred. Knowledge of computer software including AutoCAD, building automation systems, Microsoft Office Suite, and energy modeling is preferred. Knowledge of intermediate computer networking concepts including TCP/IP and Modbus protocols is required. Knowledge of basic electronics and electricity is preferred.

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