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Aegon Asset Management Energy Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job FamilyFacilities and Property Management

Job Description SummaryAs the Energy Specialist you will monitor and track energy and utility use across the organization. You will work with facilities management and maintenance teams to implement strategies and programs to reduce consumption and enhance performance of the existing mechanical and electrical systems as well as perform maintenance and repair services as needed.Job Description

What Success Looks Like:

  • Maintain energy, utility, and property data in multiple systems to ensure consistent, accurate reporting and identify consumption issues.

  • Calculate projected energy, water and waste/recycling savings through conservation programs and projects.

  • Identify peak load demands identified by utility companies and modify electrical and HVAC strategies to reduce demand charges.

  • Monitor automation systems to ensure the efficient use of energy.

  • Perform energy audits in cooperation with utility companies to identify potential energy projects.

  • Work with maintenance teams to identify equipment failures and resolve temperature complaints.

  • Work with management to develop and implement energy program/projects; meet documentation requirements and work within established budget.

  • Perform service checks to identify potential equipment failures and areas for improvement.

  • Create and receive work orders; analyze, prioritize, gather information, and follow through to completion.

  • Ensure code compliance and building standards are maintained, including inspections and maintenance for indoor air quality, code deficiencies, equipment longevity, etc.

  • Troubleshoot and repair issues with HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and other systems as needed.

  • Perform carpentry and other construction work as needed.

  • Handle emergency situations beyond normal business hours as required.

  • Champion a culture of environmental awareness and conservation.

What You Need:

  • High school diploma/GED

  • Two years of experience in facilities energy management and/or building automation

  • Experience maintaining electrical and utility grid systems

  • Experience troubleshooting/repairing heating and ventilation (HVAC) operating systems

  • Technical proficiency to program and troubleshoot automation systems software

  • Carpentry skills

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.

  • Proficiency using MS Office, particularly Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Vision work order or similar software

  • Experience with Energy Star Portfolio software

  • Experience with AutoCAD

  • Experience with automation systems software such as Trane SC, Trane Tracer Summit or Niagara

Working Conditions

  • Rotate on-call to respond to emergencies and situations that require prompt attention

  • Ability to lift and move heavy equipment, use ladders and hand/power tools

  • Ability to stand/walk for long periods

  • Exposure to changing weather conditions

What You Receive:

  • A Comprehensive Wealth + Health package. It’s our passion to empower people, and especially our employees, to add years to their lives and more life to their years. That means a healthy account balance and a healthy body to match. As you’ll come to discover, Wealth + Health is a central part of everything we do!

  • Wealth Benefits; Competitive Pay, Bonus, and Benefits Package; Pension Plan, 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Disability Insurance, Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Career Training & Development Opportunities, Certification Sponsorship

  • Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits; Be Well Company sponsored holistic wellness program which includes Wellness Coaching and reward dollars, Parental Leave, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program, College Coach Program, Back-up Care Program, Paid Time Off to Volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program, Employee Resource Groups, Inclusion and Diversity Programs, Employee Recognition Program

Our commitment to inclusion & diversity means that we value differences. We encourage the unique perspectives of individuals and are dedicated to creating a respectful and inclusive work environment.

Why Work for Us

Total Rewards at Transamerica: It’s more than a paycheck.

Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways — throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind… to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.

Learn more about our Total Rewards Package (https://www.transamerica.com/individual/about-us/careers/benefits/) .

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Ontario Applicants:

Our Company is committed to providing accessibility to those with disabilities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity, that is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 ("AODA"). Please contact applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Technical Assistance:

If you experience technical problems during the application process, please email applicantsupport@transamerica.com.

At Transamerica, hard work, innovative thinking and personal accountability are qualities that we honor and reward. We understand the potential that is unleashed by leveraging the talents of a diverse workforce. We embrace an environment where employees enjoy a balance between their careers, families, communities and personal interests. Ultimately, we appreciate the uniqueness of a company where talented professionals work collaboratively in a positive environment focused on helping customers secure their long-term financial futures.

Transamerica is a part of AEGON, an international life insurance, pension, and asset management company. The AEGON companies employ approximately 28,000 people and have a strong presence in more than 20 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.transamerica.com.

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