Los Angeles Community College District

Utility Program Manager (#1435)

$54.62-$67.67 hourly / $9,467.65-$11,728.76 monthly / $113,611.80-$140,745.12 annual


Plans, develops, implements, manages, and evaluates a District-wide utility management program; identifies and evaluates new and innovative energy technologies for the District and makes appropriate recommendations.

Typical Duties

Provides cost savings to the District by developing energy consumption and unit-cost reduction strategies and specifications; assesses utility usage and demands and adjusts strategies accordingly.

Makes recommendations for modification of District utility policies and procedures based on prevailing codes, feasibility, maintenance requirements, savings incentives, and cost-effectiveness.

Analyzes utility information and identifies trends in usage and demand; develops projections of District utility resource needs and options for meeting current and future needs with cost-effectiveness.

Researches new and innovative technologies/methodologies within the energy industry, monitors energy regulatory climate, and makes appropriate recommendations.

Acts as single point of contact for the District with LADWP, Edison, and The Gas Company involving utility related projects.

Develops energy project planning proposals; prepares supporting documentation; explains and advocates District project proposals before state agencies.

Represents the District's interests at various committee and council meetings involving utility related projects.

Negotiates rates and incentive programs for all District utilities.

Assists in the development of RFQ'S and RFP'S for the implementation of a District-wide energy management program.

Develops power purchase agreements for the District.

Evaluates energy project proposals for feasibility and cost effectiveness.

Develops utility related contracts and negotiates contract scope and cost.

Assists colleges and satellite campuses in the implementation of a Central Plant for basic utilities.

Directs the preparation of the approved specifications and plans for contracts related to energy development.

Maintains liaison with District administrators and contract architectural and engineering firms to facilitate the design process of a District-wide utility program.

Reviews plans submitted by commissioned architects for conformance to energy goals and specifications of the District.

Directs the work of contract architectural and construction management firms and general contractors for compliance with contract specifications, terms and conditions, and authorizing payment in accordance with contract provisions involving utility related projects.

Monitors the progress of assigned utility related projects through various stages; making adjustments to schedules or scope of work; recommending acceptance of completed projects.

Assists in the development of time-cost phased schedules for the accomplishment of various phases of project planning and construction.

Provides technical expertise and information on utility projects and installations.

Troubleshoots District wide energy operational problems and develops practical solutions.

Coordinates energy efficient equipment certification with the contract agencies.

Acts as liaison with financial evaluation agencies to ensure feasibility of energy projects.

Assists colleges and satellite locations with timely implementation of Board mandates for energy and completion of energy projects.

Prepares reports, communications, and presentations regarding assigned area.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Utility Program Manager plans, develops, implements, manages, and evaluates a District-wide utility management program; identifies and evaluates new and innovative energy technologies for the District and makes appropriate recommendations.

A Facilities Project Manager participates with and represents college and District staff in the development and administration of plans for assigned campus building construction and remodeling projects; technically reviews and submits project plans and applications to the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office for approval; develops project budgets and fiscal controls and approves expenditures; coordinates the implementation of approved projects with various District, state, and local jurisdictions; and maintains liaison with campus and District administration throughout project development and construction.


General supervision is received from the Director of Facilities Planning and Development. Functional supervision is exercised over commissioned architects, engineers, consultants, and contractors employed by the District on an assigned project.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles of energy conservation technology

Principles of utility management programs

Current trends and developments in the energy management technology field

Cost effective strategies for improving District energy and consumption

Principles and techniques of analyzing energy operations

Computerized utility management and control systems

Engineering, mechanical support systems, and environmental design practices and principles as they relate to energy management

Safety standards and practices associated with utility management technologies, systems, and equipment

Laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures pertinent to utilities planning, design, construction, and maintenance

Principles of project management

Principles of budgeting and cost benefit analysis

Organization and management of records

Capabilities of computer applications, systems, and hardware

Principles of supervision and training

Ability to:

Plan, organize, and monitor the development and implementation of a District-wide utility management program

Research new and innovative energy technologies and make appropriate recommendations

Apply the principles and methods used in energy conservation

Provide cost savings to the District by developing energy consumption and unit-cost reduction strategies and specifications

Effectively utilize computer equipment and software in the performance of duties

Read and interpret architectural and engineering designs, plans, and specifications

Analyze and interpret complex information and make appropriate recommendations

Anticipate conditions, plan ahead, establish priorities, and meet schedules

Act independently and promptly to situations and events

Make clear, concise, and effective oral and written communications, reports, and presentations

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relations with architects, consultants, contractors, and District administrators

Keep accurate and complete records

Learn specialized software applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A. Possession of a current Certified Energy Manager credential issued by the Association of Energy Engineers.


B. A bachelor's degree from a recognized four-year college or university preferably with a degree in energy management, engineering, or a related field AND three years of full-time, paid, professional-level experience in utility management within a large, multi-facility environment including assessment of new energy technologies and implementation of alternative energy systems. Related experience with an educational institution is desirable.


C. Any equivalent combination of A. or B.


A valid Class ā€œCā€ California driver's license.

Travel to locations throughout the District may be required.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 1435; EST: ; REV: 5/23/2018;