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Manager, Energy Projects-US & Canada

Posted September 27, 2021

Marriott International
Bethesda, MD
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Job Summary

The Energy Project Manager / Analyst provides functional expertise for Marriott managed hotel building automation projects, manages our Marriott hosted BAS server, performs various data analysis, drives evaluation, adoption, and expansion of renewable generation, leads emerging technology vetting process, facilitates all automation installation milestones, trains incoming BAS system operators, owns new system commissioning and targeted ongoing BAS monitoring.  Facilitation of the formal Energy ROI preparation and submittal / presentation process is also a key function which helps us to secure owner investment in our facilities.  The benefits the position brings to the brands is 1) consistency and efficiency in securing valuable utility incentives, 2) expanding automation scale, scope and competitive value while reducing cost through consistent direction oversight, prioritization and planning 3) Identifies viable renewable energy markets, incentives and vendors 4) Provide targeted training and resources to improve controls optimization, team skills growth, hotel energy efficiency and profitability.

Specifically, the Energy Project Manager will provide leadership to these areas

  1. Researching and maximizing Marriott’s participation in renewable energy incentive programs.
  2. Expanding Demand Response funded automation platform by educating, enabling and influencing property teams towards wider program participation
  3. Working with national scale automation vendors to prepare and presenting compelling owner portfolio automation and efficiency investment business cases.
  4. Supporting all major automation vendor and building control related projects (contractor coordination, contract execution, commissioning, training and project close-out)
  5. Leading the vetting of emerging energy & water efficiency technologies through collaboration with 3rd party testing agent, pilots and modeling.
  6. Further development of remote auditing of existing building automation systems, reporting platforms and providing constructive feedback for efficiency improvement  
  7. Overseeing Marriott hosted Automation server support, permissions, access and operator training.
  8. Develop / inform long term automation strategy by staying abreast of IOT and other potential building system integrations & technologies.
  9. Prioritize hotels with greatest ROI opportunity based on factors such as utility rates, presence of incentives, etc.
  10. High quality data analysis in support of energy modeling, technology vetting, continent goal setting, ROI projects, utility rebate applications and problem resolution.

Expected Contributions

  • Research and elevate utility incentive opportunities for the properties, completes application process, assists the properties to reserve funding, coordinates any “utility required” follow-up inspections and or load tests and tracks incentive payments.
  • Assists Senior Energy Director with accurate modeling and calculations for use in Owner Portfolio investment presentations, technology vetting, utility data gap filling, goal calculation and other analysis.
  • Directs the consultants, contractors, and resources to maximize the effective use of capital spending, both escrow & owner funded.
  • Establishes and facilitates a reasonable project mobilization schedule to include vendor proposals, ROI tables, owner approval, funding, execution and close out.
  • Performs data analysis as needed to support team research and or project teams.
  • Develop and deliver property staff level training to improve automation understanding and optimization.
  • Collaborates with Demand Vendors to ensure our eligible hotels are accurately enrolled in the correct programs.
  • Facilitate hotels with assembling scopes, getting automation proposals and assembling complete ROI packages for submittal.
  • Establishes and develops concise and complete periodic reporting metrics on all automation installations, utility incentives, program enrollments, utility fund reservations, ongoing demand event performance and revenues, funding secured and final commissioning.
  • Maintains constructive and engaged presence in all Energy Projects and Energy Group cadence calls, meetings and training opportunities.
  • Accomplishes desired results by setting priorities and managing by exception, effectively managing through people and processes utilizing reliable tools, and leveraging resources and other parts of the organization.
  • Holds high performance expectations, willingly own results, and hold others accountable. Creates and Monitors success metrics for implementation to assure accountability for results
  • Seeks out and implements the newest automation& efficiency trends, innovations & best practices in the industry & operations field.
  • Builds effective working relationships with internal (regional teams, corporate resources, property teams) and external groups (owners, consultants, vendors).
  • Proactively forms positive relationships with owners.
  • Partners with Sr. Leader to provide guidance in driving accountability.  Develops proposals to change course of action based on trends, environment, or as needed
  • Leads consistent business processes for properties within area of responsibility, share best practices with the broader organization.
  • Analyzes and assesses risk to move programs forward by developing critical targets & contracting opportunities.
  • Introduces needed change even in the face of opposition.
  • Develops a trusting and respectful business partnership with the property ownership by meeting or exceeding expectations on projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.
  • Travel required – approx. 30%

Candidate Profile Key Talents And Experience Desired

Experience
  • At least two years of project management/administration experience
  • Experience with researching viable utility incentive programs that apply to lodging facilities
  • Hands on experience with researching properties equipment components, calculating pertinent values and executing utility rebate applications.
  • Minimum 4 years Facilities Management or Construction Management experience (or equivalent documentable experience)
  • Thorough understanding of Renewable Energy technologies, funding structures, markets, incentives, programs, rules and opportunities.
  • Experience with validating complex building modeling and technology solution savings claims
  • Ability to construct digital vector graphics models (i.e. Sketch up or equivalent)
  • Experience with manipulating /editing various standard graphics formats
  • Experience in providing direction and performing responsibilities via influence ability (as opposed to line management authority).
  • Have performed at least 200 hours of data analysis utilizing PowerBI, Excel VBA and or R Suite
  • Have worked remotely and are familiar with MS Office 365, MS Teams, One Drive and SharePoint
  • At least 3 years building automation system installation, operation and support experience
  • At least 2 years’ Experience within Lodging or Hospitality facilities/ industries

Skills And Knowledge

  • Project/program management documentation competence. Mastery level with MS Project and or SmartSheet .
  • Proficient in organization, analysis and deriving observations and or conclusions from large pools of raw data
  • Ability to organize, distribute, assign, track and ensure completion of work throughout various teams without direct management authority
  • Influence and negotiation skills including at senior organizational levels
  • Ability to gain a clear and comprehensive understanding of Lodging and Brand strategies, priorities and initiatives and represent them to various constituencies across the organization
  • Ability to develop, track and enforce program governance
  • Deep analytical skills for planning, estimating, budgeting, and monitoring program/project work.
  • Ability to enlist and motivate individuals and secure resources without direct authority
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to develop concise, meaningful reports and tracking documentation
  • Fluent speaking and writing in Spanish and Portuguese preferred
  • Confident & polished public speaking and presenting

Education Or Certification

  • Certifications in FMA, RPA, or CEOE preferred
  • Facility Management Degree or related technical program diploma plus
  • BA Degree or equivalent experience

At Marriott, we are committed to putting our associates first and their health and safety are our highest priorities.  This position requires associates to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per current CDC standards or approved for a medical or religious accommodation.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

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Marriott International

10400 Fernwood Rd.
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(301) 380-3000

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