About the Agency
GSA has been repeatedly named by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the 'Best Places to Work in the Federal Government'.
As an Electrical/Mechanical Engineer , you will be providing professional engineering, technical and programmatic support services, assisting the Energy Program Manager and team to meet the goals and objectives established within the PBS Energy Program for the Region.
This position is located in the Public Buildings Service, Facilities Management and Services Program Division, Sustainability Branch.
GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including:
- Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans)
- Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from
- Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs
- Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
- Flexible work schedules and telework
- Transit and child care subsidies
- Training and development
This vacancy is also being announced as Vacancy Announcement Number 1409059EEMP under Merit Promotion regulations. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under Merit Promotion Procedures. Note: You must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both procedures.
- Provides professional engineering, technical and programmatic support services. Assists the Energy Program Manager and team to meet the goals and objectives of the PBS Energy Program for the region. Operates as a key program Energy Engineer integrating Mechanical or Electrical engineering principles, concepts and practices into building management and operational practice to improve energy and water use efficiencies in federal buildings and facilities.
- Provides expert technical, professional assistance and guidance on operations and maintenance of mechanical equipment - heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and other building systems.
- Performs technical analyses to optimize building operations and reduce energy and water consumption, utility costs, as well as operational costs. Identifies and implements efforts to reduce overall energy and water consumption. Conducts onsite building surveys as required.
- Builds strong collaborative relationships with GSA regional and field office staffs and the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) contractors. Identifies the need for program related training, develops instructional materials and presentations and provides such training to program stakeholders.
- Develops procedures, techniques and tools to conduct in-house Energy Independence Security Act (EISA) compliant ASHRAE Level I and Level II building evaluations for the region's buildings and facilities. Assesses and validates buildings' energy performance when pursuing EPA's Energy Star certification.
- Supports the Energy Program as a project manager for contracted technical studies and services. Develops statements of work, independent Government estimates, evaluation criteria and reviews contractor proposals, including serving on Source Selection Evaluation Boards.
- Reviews and analyzes design and construction documents to determine the technical adequacy of proposed projects. Provides technical design recommendations or alternatives to meet the energy and water goals and objectives. Provides technical direction and guidance for new and existing building commissioning efforts.
- Applies a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to assess and improve Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) program effectiveness.