Colorado Springs Utilities Water Conservation Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Water Conservation Specialist

Job Type: Environmental/Laboratory

Pay Range $57,116 to $71,385

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 7/22/18

Water Conservation Specialist

This is considered a “special” position, which means the person hired will assist with a project for a limited or defined period typically not to exceed twenty-four (24) months.

Colorado Springs Utilities is looking for a passionate water conservationist with a successful background in water use benchmarking, commercial indoor water use efficiency and community/customer engagement. The position will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing plans and programs that support the organization’s conservation and demand-side management goals.

In this position, you will be responsible for:

  • Influencing water demands through design and implementation of a comprehensive suite of cost-effective efficiency programs

  • Helping develop a program that incentivizes business customers to install high-efficiency mechanical equipment and plumbing fixtures to maximize the beneficial use of water

  • Performing basic indoor water evaluations for commercial customers

  • Understanding how different, target industries use water and communicate appropriate tactics to help them save

  • Achieving water efficiency goals through ongoing evaluation and benchmarking of commercial water use

  • Inform Utilities understanding of underlying factors driving water demand trends

  • Identifying outliers in target industries: meet with, perform water use evaluations and recommend appropriate water efficiency measures

  • Distributing efficient low-cost fixtures for installation in commercial kitchens

  • Purchasing and distributing high-efficiency toilets and aerators via low-income housing programs and partnerships

  • Providing water use efficiency expertise via presentations, meetings, partnerships with an end goal of leading the discussion in the community and throughout the industry in Colorado

  • Assisting visitors to the Conservation and Environmental Center with indoor water use efficiency inquiries.

  • Supporting our Integrated Water Resource Plan and our Water Use Efficiency Plan goals

As the Water Conservation Specialist, in the Water Resources and Demand Management Department you will have knowledge of:

  • Conservation principles and water efficiency concepts

  • Water utility industry regulations and trends

  • Techniques for estimating energy and water savings potential

  • Measurement and verification techniques

  • Environmental and regulatory issues

  • System profile data (i.e., supply, demand, benchmark, forecast)

  • Managing highly visible programs

  • Researching and analyzing technical reports

  • Public outreach concepts and methods; interacting with the public

  • Customer service principles and practices

  • Giving presentations

  • Managing multiple programs and priorities

Why should you apply? If you have demonstrated experience in program management, data analysis, stakeholder outreach, water or energy efficiency measures, and natural resource management; have supported programs towards water efficiency goals, and are familiar with typical indoor end uses of water in a variety of business sectors, we want to hear from you! This position will provide you the opportunity to work with a wide variety of customers and to manage, prioritize and execute projects and assignments.

What will it take to be successful in this position? The ideal candidate will come with a Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Natural Sciences, Geography, or Environmental Studies with four or more years s of transferable experience in water conservation, demand-side management program development, and management.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you...

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled.Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Environmental/Laboratory