Director, Energy Management ($146,100.00- $182,500.00)

Date:  Apr 3, 2024
Property:  131 THEORY (2146)

Irvine, CA, 92617

Division:  Apartments - Corporate (Apt Corp)
Req ID:  43255

Position Summary:

The Director of Energy Management is part of the Maintenance Services Corporate team and is a leader focused on (1) sustainability, (2) water conservation, (3) utility cost savings and (4) overall energy management. 

Job Duties:

  • Lead Sustainability efforts for Apartments Division.
    • Partner with all Divisions to drive cross-divisional sustainability efforts.
    • Partner with all Divisions to publish new Sustainability report for TIC all Company.
    • Drive improvements and metrics to showcase Division sustainability efforts.
    • Oversee EV Charger strategy and planning for Apartment Division.
    • Drive strategy for solar implementation where feasible (assess, plan, implement).
    • Support GreenHouse Gas [GHG] protocol and development for ICAC.
    • Monitor all regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Lead utility expense reduction efforts for Division.
    • Utility Monitoring, benchmarking, reporting and analytics.
    • Perform monthly utility reviews (using EnergyCap) to find opportunities to reduce utility cost. 
    • Perform property walks and identify opportunities to reduce utility cost.
    • Drive the project management and execution of actions that reduce utility cost.
    • Monitor vacant unit usage and drive action to reduce cost.
    • Monitor and manage rebates and incentives for the apartment division.
    • Identify trends, handle failures, and partner with capital team on planning replacements.
  • Oversee resident utility billing bill back program for Division.
    • Oversee utility billing vendor to ensure expense vs other income is maximized.
    • Review each billing service (water, sewer, trash, gas, electricity) for optimal recovery.
    • Ensure proper billing and sub-meter maintenance is occurring.
    • Monitor and make improvements in billing program & auditing service where necessary.
  • Water Conservation Efforts. 
    • Identify projects that improve water conservation at the properties. 
    • Monitor water penalties and address repairs with the on site teams.
    • Work in partnership with Landscape Management on water monitoring and reduction efforts.
  • Utility Project Coordination.
    • Represent Apartment Division, but partner with Corporate Energy Management team.
    • Partner with Capital Team to ensure proper budgeting and ROI on utility projects.
    • Provide utility audit support and best practices.
    • Provide recommendations for controls and technology improvements. 

Minimum Qualifications / Other Expectations:

Education & Experience: 

  • BS or BA degree from an accredited College or University is preferred
  • 5+ years experience in utility management.  
  • Proficient in Excel and Google applications
  • Preferred experience with Energy Cap


  • Valid driver’s license; valid vehicle insurance
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.  Multilingual ability a plus
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with attention to quality, speed and detail
  • Travel required to San Diego and Northern California apartment communities  (up to 10% of time).


Base Pay Range: $146,100.00 - $182,500.00


Actual placement within this range may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location.

The Company also offers competitive benefits for full time employees including paid time off, matching 401(k), and health benefits.


About Us:
Irvine Company is a privately held real estate investment company and master-planner committed to creating and sustaining communities that thrive for generations.

Irvine Company is respected for its master planning and environmental stewardship of the Irvine Ranch in Orange County, including diversified operations throughout coastal California. Irvine Company brings to life neighborhoods and sustainable communities with a full range of housing, jobs, retail centers, schools, parks and open space.

We take as much pride in our employee community as we do the communities we create. It’s an environment populated with talented and experienced people, a collaborative spirit and abundant opportunities.

Apply today to join our employee community, and learn more about Irvine Company, our legacy and our guiding principles.

Irvine Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.


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