HVAC-R Program Manager

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The purpose of this position is to establish and ensure set points, strategies and parameters are implemented for optimal refrigeration, mechanical, and lighting system performance in large box grocery retail stores and office locations. This position is in our Facility Services department and reports to the Director of Operations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Research and establish set points and strategies to ensure systems run efficiently and economically
  • Implement set points, strategies and parameters while measuring results through reduced energy consumption, reduced
    refrigerant usage, reduced reactive service calls and temperature violations
  • Develop and present plans for maintenance and capital projects that support program objectives
  • Manage 2-3 internal Systems Operators performing remote and onsite audits, inspections and adjustments
  • Oversee and audit service providers performing HVAC-R repair and maintenance
  • Work closely with Construction on start-ups and store commissioning
  • Participate in refrigeration, mechanical, lighting and control design meetings
  • Work together with the Refrigeration


  • Knowledge of Store Building Controls – Emerson and/or Danfoss
  • Knowledge of VAC-R Industry – Best Practice, Technical Proficiency, EPA Regulations & Compliance
  • Knowledge of HVAC-R Start Up and Commissioning
  • Knowledge of Energy Management Systems
  • Knowledge of Supplier Management
  • Knowledge ofBudgeting/Expense Management
  • Strong Verbal and Written Communication
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with Emphasis on Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation