Careers in Sustainability

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Office for Sustainability Jobs

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Energy and Sustainability Engineer

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Job Description: The UVA Office for Sustainability is seeking an Energy and Sustainability Engineer to contribute to developing solutions to meet university-wide goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, and overall environmental stewardship. The Energy and Sustainability Engineer focuses on implementing innovative projects that incorporate best practices in sustainability and conservation in the use of energy, water, raw materials, and other resources through retro-commissioning, energy audits and technical analyses. He/she will identify, vet, and implement projects to improve O&M, enhance building automation and energy management systems through field improvements and software programming, ensuring accurate metering and billing, and advocating for sustainability. The incumbent supports the goals of providing consistent, cost-effective, and efficient use of energy and other natural resources by applying expertise and knowledge of building systems to inspect, evaluate, analyze, and solve complex building mechanical, electrical, controls, and plumbing deficiencies. Working independently, the incumbent supports complex and technical energy programs, in addition to providing guidance to colleagues.

The selected candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or higher n architecture, landscape architecture, land use planning, environment planning, engineering, or environmental science a minimum of seven ears of related experience, which may include HVAC design, controls engineering, sustainability consulting, LEED certification, etc.

To see additional duties and requirements, as well as to apply, visit UVA Workday and search for the ‘Energy and Sustainability.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Eirine Vlavianos, Academic Recruiter at