Manager, Energy and Building Performance

Metropolitan Airports Commission
Organization Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Sustainability, the Energy and Building Performance Manager is a new position at the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC). This position offers the opportunity to help drive developments in electrification, renewable energy, and sustainability commitments that engage MAC, airport tenants, state and federal government, and utilities. Using a mix of leadership skills and direct project work, this position will have direct and significant impact on advancing progress towards the MAC’s sustainability goal to reduce Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) total GHG by 80% from a 2014/15 baseline by 2030 while maintaining MAC’s high standard of service and reliability to its passengers and partners.   This new position is a key leader within the MAC Sustainability Department. The Sustainability Department leads the development, implementation, monitoring and measurement of a comprehensive sustainability program that integrates and aligns sustainability with the MAC.   The Sustainability Department is part of the Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement Division. The division's charter is to function as an in-house team serving as stewards of strategy, developing strategic communications and creating stakeholder champions to ensure the organization delivers on its purpose, values and strategic goals.   The Energy and Building Performance Manager position will require strong technical, project management, and interpersonal skills to be successful in the complex and unique airport ecosystem. The position will collaborate closely with numerous MAC Departments, tenants, consultants, and utilities to identify and implement new solutions advancing sustainability.  

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Location in MN
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$97,355.00 - $134,383.00 annually

Primary Duties

 Energy Management, Technical Analysis, Strategy

  • Conduct analysis, in collaboration with MAC staff and consultants, to identify solutions to reduce energy usage and GHG. 
  • Develop, update and keep current long- and short-term plans necessary to holistically manage energy and GHG at the MAC, such as Net Zero pathway, energy conservation, renewable energy, and commissioning and decommissioning. 
  • Serve as a technical resource for energy and GHG reduction for the MAC, such as participating in plan review, requests for services and equipment, tenant rate analysis, and LEED design and construction. 
  • Recommend priority solutions, supported with clear data, analysis, assessment of funding opportunities, consideration of pros and cons, to reduce energy usage and GHG. Gain consensus from stakeholders on recommendations. 
  • Implement priority projects, which includes managing and leading internal project teams, setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines, and assisting in preparing budget, capital requests, and viable third-party funding sources.
  • Monitor energy efficiency across MAC-managed facilities and communicate key trends to the appropriate MAC teams. 
  • Manage, maintain, and share MAC energy data. Collaborate with MAC staff and consultants to identify and integrate energy data management software, equipment such as gas, water, and electric meters, and other tools. 
  • Develop and update procedures and standards. Develop, research, and recommend standards, specifications and procedures for the construction, operation and maintenance of facilities systems to optimize system costs and implement in collaboration with MAC staff and consultants. 
  • Participate in rate and cost service studies and support budget development and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Support identification of and applications for grants, utility programs, and rebates that will benefit the MAC.  Leadership
  • Serve as a key liaison with electric and gas utilities. Analyze existing energy source contracts, advocate for new programs, and determine greater cost-effective energy use through assisting in the development and implementation of the MAC’s energy/utilities management. 
  • Pursue and manage agreements related to renewable energy, power purchases, and electrification – with a focus on resilient systems.
  • Lead the MAC Emissions Working Group, through facilitating regular meetings, project management, and action planning and reporting.
  • Communicate with leadership on the MAC Executive Sustainability Committee and MAC Commission upon request via various formats. 
  • Serve as an active representative on special projects, committees, tasks forces as assigned at the MAC and with industry groups.  Community and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Establish active relationships with tenants, such as airlines, food and beverage, and concessions, to reduce energy and GHG, and support the MAC’s Airport Carbon Accreditation status and advancement. 
  • Support governmental affairs and community relations in responding to requests for information, both in writing and in-person engagements, with governmental entities and community groups on topic of sustainability.
  • Respond to energy and GHG requests from other airports, industry associations, surveys, research organizations.
  • Support the MAC’s Strategic Partnership Program to advance initiatives that reduce energy and emissions. This may include developing concepts, assessing feasibility, estimating impacts.
  • Encourage a positive, rewarding and productive culture at the MAC that enhances awareness and knowledge of sustainability practices, models and incentivizes sustainable behaviors, and strengthens sustainability in alignment with the MAC’s values.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • One of the following:
    1. Bachelor's Degree or higher in a related field such as energy management, engineering, facilities management, or business administration and five or more years of experience working in the field of energy management and building performance  
    2. Associates degree and seven years of experience working in the field of energy management and building performance
    3. High School Diploma/GED and nine or more years of experience related to energy management and building performance
  • Experience leading or contributing to a successful energy management program
  • Working knowledge of cost and savings studies and experience incorporating energy conservation measures
  • Knowledge of HVAC and electrical systems 
  • Experience with financial analysis and life cycle costing
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Basic skill level using PowerPoint
  • Valid driver's license
  • Reliable vehicle to commute between job sites
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