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Milwaukee Public Schools
Milwaukee, WI, US
USD 81,016.00 - 116,856.00 per year
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Plans, implements, operates and monitors the school district's energy management program by setting of goals and strategies to save energy, conducting energy audits of the school buildings and providing technical assistance to school administration. Outlines energy savings goals, applies analytical and evaluation methods to conduct energy studies and provides recommendations, forecasts energy costs, prepares reports on energy consumption and utility charges and works with the Sr. Director, Facilities and Maintenance Services and Mechanical Engineer to negotiate price structures with utility companies.

Pay Range: $81,016 - 116,856

How To Apply

Administrative applications for the following position are being accepted by the Office of Human Resources. A current resume and three (3) letters of recommendation signed by the author and dated less than one (1) year old must be attached to the completed application (if you are unable to electronically attach these documents, you must notify human resources that you are sending hard copies which must be received on or before the deadline date listed above). Caution: When attaching documents to the application, be sure the documents are legible. If the documents cannot be read, your application may be disqualified from consideration. Appointment is subject to a criminal background check, a drug/alcohol test and credential verification. Non MPS employees must submit official transcripts confirming Degrees. No applications will be accepted after the deadline date and time.

Other Information

As of November 1, 2021, all MPS employees are required to be fully vaccinated. The health and safety of our staff and students is our number one priority. That's why all offers of employment are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an accommodation from the vaccine requirement.


  • Bachelors of Science degree in mechanical engineering, from a school approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) with an emphasis in the design and application of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems for educational/commercial buildings.
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) certification and a minimum of two (2) years' experience OR a minimum of four (4) years' experience without EIT certification.
  • Registration as a professional engineer in the State of Wisconsin is strongly desired but is not required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in design, developing specifications, cost estimating, planning and construction, inspection and project management related to MEP systems.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in the operation of an AutoCAD work station and word processing programs and spreadsheets.
  • Experience working in a multi-campus environment.


  • Assists in the development and implements overall energy budget and strategy for the District.
  • Assists in preparing energy analysis and provides recommendations for district energy conservation efforts.
  • Plans, organizes and implements the school division's energy management program, coordinating the energy awareness program and the training of school division personnel.
  • Establishes utility usage benchmarks for each school/facility and outlines energy savings targets and objectives.
  • Monitors energy usage against targets and benchmarks to identify school division facilities not meeting goals of the Energy Management Program.
  • Conducts site visits and performs technical energy studies and audits of facilities to identify energy savings opportunities.
  • Analyzes the infrastructure of the school division's facilities including electrical, mechanical, HVAC, control, water, wastewater, envelope, solid waste, irrigation and lighting systems. Recommends field improvement measures to equipment and components to minimize energy costs.
  • Assesses operational characteristics of district facilities, determines areas in which energy conservation measures are needed and establishes optimization protocols for the operational schedule of the division's energy systems (i.e.: system shut-down, run schedules, and operation setback parameters).
  • Programs, operates and maintains the division's intranet-based central building automation system to provide remote service to division facilities, develops and maintains building HVAC system operating schedules, reviews and edits control programs to change set points and performs emergency restarts as necessary.
  • Performs detailed control systems diagnostics for integrity of system operation and troubleshoots malfunctions.
  • Complies regular energy reports on the division's utility costs and consumption and prepares periodic energy management performance updates.
  • Evaluates historic and present energy consumption data and applies forecasting and analytical techniques to calculate and project future energy costs for budgeting purposes.
  • Promotes a district-wide energy conservation program to increase awareness of energy use and abuse and develops energy conservation education materials.
  • Advises the mechanical, electrical, and HVAC trades on the proper operation of energy control systems, energy conservation methods/procedures, and recommended field improvement measures. Develops training programs for personnel to provide the special skills and techniques required to maintain mechanical, electrical and HVAC equipment and control systems.
  • Reviews specifications and drawings for construction and renovation projects, coordinates mechanical/electrical design and evaluates major equipment changes in buildings and participates in final on-site inspections to ensure consistency with the division's energy management program.
  • Maintains current knowledge in local, state and federal regulations pertaining to energy conservation. Interprets applicable building and energy codes, regulations and standards and ensures that the district's energy management program is in compliance.
  • Maintains accurate and complete energy management program and fiscal records.
  • Negotiates price structures with utility company personnel and requests the installation/modification of utility services as needed.
  • Researches new and innovative technologies/methodologies within the energy industry, monitors state/national energy policy trends and makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with vendors and contractors regarding technical support, warranty work and system upgrades.
  • Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
  • Promotes the participation of faculty, students and staff in analyzing, monitoring and assisting in the development and implementation of energy conservation measures.
  • Actively supports the MPS Strategic Plan.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Milwaukee Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of a person's sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability. Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes, every applicant for a position with Milwaukee Public Schools will be subject to the open records law. Any applicant not wishing to have his/her identity released, must submit a written statement to that effect to the Office of Human Resources. The identities of all "final candidates" may be released. Milwaukee Public Schools reserves the right to interview the best qualified candidates.


Milwaukee Public Schools is the largest school district in Wisconsin and serves about 75,000 students across nearly 160 schools. 

There is a saying, "It takes a village to raise a child.." and at MPS we know that it takes out entire district to create the best learning environment for our students. Join our team where you'll not only grow your career but you will also make a difference in our community!

No matter what your passion is, you'll find a home in Milwaukee Public Schools. View a listing of all our current openings here: positions fill quickly and are available citywide. New positions are added frequently. Residency in Milwaukee is not required.

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