Job Function: Refrigeration Compliance Manager
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Ecology Action
Santa Cruz, California, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Ecology Action
Santa Cruz, California, United States
30+ days ago
Job Function
Refrigeration Compliance - Manager



The Refrigeration Construction Project Manager manages installation projects for all types of supermarket and cold storage refrigeration systems, to include parallel rack, protocol, single systems, RTU, self-contained cases, and systems with all gases including CO2 and Glycol. This position provides construction project management for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, VFD retrofits and other HVAC energy saving controls, as well as heat pump water heating systems (HPWH). This position is a part of Taper; Ecology Action’s B-Corp subsidiary.



·       Project planning, design, bid creation, bid review, value engineering, installation management, equipment selection, subcontractor selection, system assessment, QA/QC of installations, and reporting out on departmental goals and objectives. 

·       Work cross functionally to support and guide the sales, customer success, and innovation functions within the organization in the areas of HVAC-R and HPWH. 

·       Thought leader for HVAC-R and HPWH and will work collaboratively with others within the organization to build out a world class refrigeration and HVAC offering to assist the industry in reducing energy usage and carbon emissions

·       Planning tasks and milestones for refrigeration contractors, electrical contractors, plumbing contractors, and equipment manufacturers

·       Overseeing subcontractors who are doing pipe installations, case change outs, and gas change outs to ensure that contractors are adhering to all scope, safety, and installation requirements


Comprehensive review of installations, including piping, mechanical rooms installs, electrical, energy management system (EMS) integration/installation, and creating punch lists for all remaining concerns



·       HVAC or Refrigeration Trade school completion; or its equivalent and demonstrated competency in Refrigeration Construction Management

·       One of the following combinations of experience:

o   At least eight (8) years of experience working in supermarket refrigeration construction with at least 2 CO2 and/or Glycol installations, or,

o   At least five (5) years of experience in supermarket refrigeration construction AND at least three (3) years of experience assigned to a major grocer as a Refrigeration Technician



·       Knowledge of complexities of reducing refrigeration loads as a result of adding doors to medium temp cases, how that reduced load may impact existing systems, and how to mitigate that impact.

·       Knowledge of Emerson/E2/Danfoss/Prodigy Controller Programming Systems

·       Knowledge of Project Management software programs

·       Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

·       Knowledge of construction trade terminologies/safety and OSHA regulations

·       Ability to read and interpret blueprints and construction documents

·       Knowledge of project management methodologies

·       Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written

·       Strong leadership and negotiation skills

·       Extensive knowledge of grocery refrigeration and HVAC equipment

·       Ability to direct consultants and communicate standards accurately

·       Proficient in the latest refrigeration technology and emerging trends in refrigerants

·       Must be able to interpret complex stores HVAC-R systems and explain them in simple terms

·       Valid driver's license and automobile insurance



·       Bachelor’s degree in construction, Business, or an analytical discipline

·       Ten (10) or more years of experience working in supermarket refrigeration construction with at least 2 CO2 and/or Glycol installations

·       Performance measurement skills

·       Expert knowledge of Emerson/E2/Danfoss/Prodigy Controller Programming Systems

·       OSHA 30 certification

·       EPA Universal license



The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk and hear, and use a computer keyboard and monitor. 

The environment is a mixture of an office setting and working out in the field

The position will be remote with a requirement to attend some in-person office meetings and trainings.

·       Ability to work flexible hours

·       Ability to travel up to 50%

·       Ability to lift/lower/climb ladders and walk roof tops

Job ID: 73437751

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