Monday, September 12, 2011


Job Title:
Energy Code and Conservation Advisor (SA 2 - E&PR)
Job Number:
$35.38 - $53.07 Hourly
Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington
Job Type:
Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time
Department of Planning and Development
Bargaining Unit:
Not represented
Closing Date/Time:
Tue. 09/27/11 4:00 PM Pacific Time

Position Description  Benefits  Supplemental Questions

The Department of Planning and Development is looking for motivated candidates for an exciting opportunity position as one of the city’s advisors on building energy conservation, focusing on energy and building codes.  This leadership position will help shape the energy conservation policies and drive initiatives of Seattle which has been a leader in energy conservation and environmental stewardship for many years. The indivudal will report directly to the Manager of Emergency Response and Code Development.
 Job Responsibilities:
This position will serve as an advisor on building energy conservation, and is essential to Seattle’s energy conservation programs. The Energy Code and Conservation Advisor is responsible for maintaining the Seattle Energy Code. In addition, this position will participate in development of state and national codes and standards consistent with the city’s energy conservation policies. This position requires a person with experience, expertise and communication skills to represent Seattle effectively in high-level policy-making and intensely technical code-drafting situations.

·         Develop and implement the Seattle Energy Code
·         Develop Energy Code rules, information materials, and training
·        Serve as resource for review of complex building permit  applications 
·        Develop policies and recommendations to increase energy conservation in private and public buildings
·         Represent the city and advocate for city energy conservation policies in local, state, regional and national venues
·        Work with others from the region on developing energy conservation code change proposals for the Washington and International Code Council energy conservation codes
·          Serve as a City Liaison with organizations such as ASHRAE, US Green Building Council, US Dept of Energy, and local chapters of AIA, ASHRAE and IESNA.
Bachelor's degree with a breadth of experience in engineering, architecture, building construction technology or a related field. Experience in codes and code development processes including five or more years experience with energy conservation codes and experience in national code development activity. Knowledge of building construction and systems, including fenestration products, and heating and ventilation systems. The ability to explain technical code provisions to varied public and private stakeholders. Ability to operate on the frontier of codes and to reach out to other organizations to develop and implement code changes.   Superb attention to detail and the ability to produce high quality work and to manage priorities while meeting deadlines.  Experience acting as a technical expert on energy code issues, and developing recommendations for senior management on policy options and program direction.  Some travel is required.
 Additional Information:
Must be creative and possess experience and expertise in a range of topics such as sustainability, energy, and code development.  Excellent public speaking and writing skills and the ability to work in complex multi-party, multi-media environments are also desirable.


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