Our client delivers energy infrastructure solutions to clients across the United States. They hold master performance contracting agreements with the US Department of Energy, US Army Corps of Engineers, and State of California, among others. Their small and collaborative team has developed more than $300MM of energy upgrades since entering the industry 10 years ago.

Their team is dedicated to improving the way in which the built environment uses energy, and believes that the work will play a role in solving some of the greatest challenges facing society today. Testament to their thoroughness, creativity, and dedication to their clients, 100% of their clients have requested follow-on projects and more than half of the completed projects have won major industry awards.

Job Description – Senior Energy Engineer

We are looking for a Senior Energy Engineer to add to a small but growing team. Successful candidates will be experts in building systems and have the ability to think critically and creatively about energy conservation measures (ECMs). In this role, you will be responsible for a variety of tasks including completing whole facility energy audits, creating building energy consumption models, identifying and quantifying energy conservation measures, overseeing engineered design development and reviews, and developing & conducting Measurement and Verification for ECMs. This position requires a dynamic individual with strong technical abilities and a proven ability to balance multiple concurrent projects.

Detailed responsibilities include:

  • Lead facility audits to identify ECMs
  • Collect utility, facility, operations, and other data needed to identify ECMs
  • Recommend ECMs, and prepare energy analyses of facilities and/or systems
  • Recommend energy-efficient design solutions and technology upgrades that are supported by accurate descriptions, measured and logged energy data, savings calculations, and cost estimates
  • Analyze blue prints to assess mechanical, electrical, and control systems and determine facility operational characteristics
  • Conduct detailed mechanical and control system energy improvement analyses and complete calculations using custom tools, spreadsheets and/or energy-modeling software
  • Develop Measurement & Verification plans and protocols, commissioning protocols, and post-implementation Operations & Maintenance protocols
  • Coordinate the integration of design engineering, project construction, start-up/turnover, and subsequent Operations & Maintenance procedures for energy projects
  • Assist with project development (e.g., construction planning, price, schedule, environmental, warranties, performance guarantees, risk mitigation plans)
  • Oversee the engineering analyses and technical support work of project subcontractors

Required and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent discipline (mechanical is preferred)
  • Extensive experience with building energy systems (e.g., HVAC, controls, central utilities, etc.)
  • 5+ years of experience in energy efficiency modeling and analysis
  • PE certification strongly preferred
  • Advanced degree in engineering preferred
  • CEM and CMVP certifications are preferred
  • Experience implementing energy conservation and performance contracts is preferred
  • Willingness to travel (for site audits and walks) ~20% of time

Required Skills:

  • A passion in the areas of energy efficiency, alternative energy, and sustainability
  • Ability to provide technical leadership and project management to guide a team of energy engineers to identify, develop and implement integrated energy efficiency programs
  • Proficient ability to apply the concepts of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics
  • Ability to individually develop custom energy improvement calculation tools is a plus
  • Measurement and verification skills, including installation of instrumentation for short-term data logging of power and environmental parameters
  • Engineering, analytical, and technical writing skills, including spreadsheet analyses
  • Demonstrated ability to perform at a high level on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A general knowledge of the financial, technical, and political aspects driving the energy industries
  • Self-directed personality with a commitment to excellence

Application Details

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