1+ months

Utility Engineer

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Utility Engineer

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Utility Engineer

Job Profile Title

Job Description Summary
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 (http://www.pennconnects.upenn.edu). 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. https://www.facilities.upenn.edu/

Job Description

Utility Engineer

The Utility Engineer is responsible for managing the data and information related to utilities serving the University of Pennsylvania campus. The utilities include steam, chilled water, electricity, natural gas, water, and stormwater. The utility engineer manages the utility data from bills, campus owned meters, utility owned meters, and other sources in support of internal billing, budgeting, energy conservation efforts, and other activities. The utility engineer will manage contracts related to meter calibration and meter repair as well as interact with the University trades to ensure University owned meters are providing accurate readings. The utility engineer will also perform contract management related to utility supply contracts and monitor/respond to PUC activities.

The Utility Engineer will also provide program management for Penn's Load Serving Entity in the form of compliance filings, renewable energy purchases and accounting, energy data submissions, regulatory monitoring, and consultant management. The utility engineer will prepare and submit applications for energy rebates (e.g. PA Act 129) and stormwater credits.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and 5 to 7 years of engineering experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency managing, manipulating and analyzing large amounts of numerical data using spreadsheets and other computer based analytic software is required.
  • Experience utilizing enterprise wide software systems including SCADA systems, Building Management Systems and Financial Management Systems is required.
  • Additionally, experience with computer networking technology and cloud-based data storage and management systems is highly desired.
  • Familiarity with building controls, utility meters, and an understanding of energy markets and utility billing procedures are desired.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Facilities and Real Estate Services

Pay Range
$59,703.00 - $113,435.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

To apply, visit https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Left-Bank-Facilites--Real-Estate-Services/Utility-Engineer_JR00029050-1

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Posted: 2021-02-16 Expires: 2021-05-17

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