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Manager of Building Energy Systems Center

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder welcomes applications for the Manager of Building Energy Systems Center. The selected candidate is expected to manage the operation and maintenance of the existing AREN facilities including the newly renovated Larson HVAC laboratory. The candidate is also expected to coordinate with the industry representatives to be engaged in the activities of the newly established Building Energy Smart Technologies (BEST) Center, recently funded by the National Science Foundation. The candidate has the opportunities to suggest, initiate, and participate in various teaching and research activities as well as in strengthening the involvement of the industry with the Architectural Engineering program at the University of Colorado.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The candidate will be part of the Architectural Engineering (AREN) group which is part of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. Faculty members of the AREN program teach and conduct research in various areas related to building systems engineering, including thermal sciences, electrical systems, construction materials, and smart controls with a focus on integrated and innovative solutions for designing and operating sustainable buildings and urban communities. The AREN program has a number of laboratories used for both teaching and research activities including the Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Larson Laboratory. In addition, the AREN program houses the Building Energy Smart Technologies (BEST) Center that is funded by NSF's Industry University Collaborative Research Centers (IUCRC) program to foster partnerships between the industry and universities to advance the state-of-knowledge for sustainable, resilient, and intelligent built environment.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Direct the operation and improvement of the HVAC Larson Laboratory.
  • Act as the industry liaison with the industry partners for the newly established Building Energy Smart Technologies (BEST) center to maintain and recruit new members.
  • Coordinate with the building industry to fully use Larson laboratory as well as other AREN facilities.
  • Contribute to the education and research activities of the laboratories, including offering training for the specialized testing equipment, and assisting faculty members in developing hands-on modules for their teaching and research needs.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • The annual salary for this position ranges from $80,000 - $100,000 with a flexible appointment (9 to 12 months).


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A Master's degree in Architectural, Mechanical, or other related engineering disciplines.
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in building energy systems with specific expertise in designing, operating, and testing heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems commonly used in commercial buildings.

What You Will Need

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of the building energy industry.
  • Experience interacting with both professionals and students.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Managerial experience.
  • Experience conducting and testing projects related to building energy systems.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Optional: Cover Letter
  3. Optional: Letter of Recommendation (Not Confidential).
Please apply by December 11, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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