The Utilities Manager provides technical support on utilities to the Project Company Operations. The Utilities Manager also assists, as directed by the Senior Utilities Manager, other business functional areas including Development, Construction, Asset and Property Management, Safety and Quality Control as they relate to utilities matters/issues/work.
The Utilities Manager supports development tasks including due diligence efforts associated with condition assessments of existing systems, utility cost forecasts, providing technical support for operations and maintenance issues, and comprehensive services associated with proposals document preparation (e.g. the MSA document). The Utilities Manager also provides technical support for utility meter installation, utility billings, utilities rates, consumption negotiations and monitoring/annual reporting on energy usage.
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.
Evaluate and monitor project utility agreements (MSA) for compliance
Actively participate in the development of Municipal Services Agreements and other legal documents related to utilities and their expenses
Review and refine new project submission budgets, estimated expenses
Provide general support for Development and Asset Management needs related to Project Company utility matters
Responsible for utilities due diligence during the proposal stage, including the development of cost estimates for the pro forma and detailed reports
Develop utility baseline recommendations for each installation/project
Assist Project Directors / Development Managers and Design and Technical Services team as needed to plan and coordinate utility strategies, meter purchases, problem solving, and smart home design
Lead the work of Development and Asset Management teams in negotiating utility and telecommunications agreement or contracts for the benefit of project companies
Assist with Sustainability/Energy Conservation initiatives as they relate to utilities, providing more efficient methods for building energy efficient homes without increasing the cost of construction
Excellent written and oral communication skills are required in order to properly coordinate with members of our Development, Design and Technical Services, Construction, Asset Management, or Marketing/Communications teams.
Day to day interaction with all business units as it relates to utilities to include but not limited to; Lend Lease Residential and other third party program partners.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are crucial.
Must be a self-motivated individual with a positive attitude and strong work ethic. Travel will be required for approximately 50% of the time on the job.
Assist in the utilities due diligence during the exclusive negotiations and or the planning process with coordination with the Military, Consultants, and the Design and Construction group
General Background and Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, communications, or related field or equivalent work experience.
Four years of progressive experience in development, environmental and utilities management preferred
Proficient with computer software (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project)
Attention to details is crucial
Highly self motivated
A valid driver's license and current automobile insurance is required
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