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Energy Manager- CRH AMAT West Division (Mountain West Region)

Ogden, UT, US, 84401

Staker Parson Companies



Job ID:  359384

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing over 85,000 people at more than 3,600 locations in 32 countries.  Imagine a company capable of providing the modern building materials needed to build our homes, schools, communities, even the bridges and highways to get you there. We are CRH Americas, North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and the second largest globally. 


Position Overview


Primary resource to support the management of fuel and energy costs and coordination of all regional utility services. Act as liaison with all utility service providers including electric, natural gas, water, sewer, and any associated utility distribution and commodity services. Work with the regional businesses to assure accounts are managed to conform to the appropriate rate schedules, service requirements and energy efficient operations. Provide support to CRH’s management and procurement teams through the procurement of operating fuels, including on/off road diesel, recycled fuel oil, NG, propane, or other alternative fuels, as needed.  The Energy Manager is an active participant on, and is supported by the CRH Americas Energy Category Team, to drive standard practices and knowledge across product groups, divisions, and regions.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


Manage utility services, rates, billing, and programs

    • Responsible for administering fuel and energy supplier, transportation, and utility contracts. 
    • Assist in the negotiation of utility services and commodity contracts with third party suppliers.
    • Support the development and the execution of fuel and energy management category strategies within the regions.  Strategies include tracking key costs, forecasts, procurement approaches, and risk management. 
    • Monitor usage patterns and adjust utility service rate schedules and contracts to optimize operational costs.
    • Identify conjunctive billing opportunities and eliminate unnecessary accounts and services.
    • Eliminate late payment charges, deposits, sales tax payments and seek refunds and verify bills are calculated properly, with discrepancies reconciled/refunded.
    • Identify opportunities to innovate and manage demand.


Demand management and utility tariff-rate analysis / management

  • Work with operations to identify and implement operating procedures to manage demand and lower costs such as managing plant load factors or power factors, establishing a start/finish schedule of each plant avoiding unnecessary ratchet peak demand.
  • Identify and participate in EDR or special rate incentive programs.
  • Identify demand-side management or interruptible rate design programs.
  • Conduct primary versus secondary power analysis.


Energy-efficiency analysis and improvement

  • Conduct assessments and audits with operations and management to identify and prioritize plant energy efficiency improvements. Negotiate audit costs with outside engineering firms or equipment contractors. Participate in audits, improving knowledge of operations and efficiency issues.
  • Review all utility program rules and implement efficiency measures to drive long-term economic value. 
  • Negotiate all incentives from the utility programs available. Prepare outlines of findings and present recommendations to management. 
  • Direct responsibility for completion of requests for capital to implement utility improvement initiatives.
  • Responsible for project management, procurement and installation of equipment for approved measures.
  • Provide utility-related education to operations management and lead the development of efficiency awareness within the Division.


All other duties as assigned





  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or similar certification preferred.
  • Five years of business, finance, purchasing, operations or related experience.
  • Project management experience is preferred.
  • Experience in the management of utilities in a manufacturing, construction and / or mining environment is desirable.
  • Must have ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical issues related to the utility industry.



Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively with others and share best practices.
  • High ethical standards.
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks effectively with customer focus and responsiveness.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to work with suppliers.
  • Ability to effectively present technical information to management. Must have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to drive change and sell new concepts and approaches through persistence, self-motivation, energy, tenacity, follow-through, and commitment.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Ability and willingness to learn.



Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move anywhere up to 25 lbs.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment


Usually, normal office working conditions.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They present typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 



What CRH Americas Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Jan 4, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City
Nearest Secondary Market: Ogden

Job Segment: Outside Sales, Regional Manager, Engineer, Manager, Procurement, Sales, Management, Engineering, Operations