Energy Engineer

Job Description:

Develop energy conservation projects through on-site auditing, engineering analysis, understanding of energy/ mechanical systems and thorough communication and fact-finding. Conservation projects include all aspects of utility conservation: mechanical, electrical, lighting, and water conservation. Assist with LEED certification on design/ build projects, including building modeling and recommendations for mechanical/ energy system design.

Essential Functions / Major Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with Energy Services team in the development, procurement and execution of conservation projects.
  • Assist in the development of energy conservation project scope and proposal development.
  • Perform preliminary and detailed utility usage analysis for existing facilities.
  • Perform preliminary and detailed facility audits to identify conservation opportunities.
  • Identify and recommend specific conservation measures for existing facilities.
  • Apply building energy modeling programs to develop building load and energy models.
  • Work with design/build engineering team to develop LEED certification through application of modeling programs.
  • Estimate and document energy & operational savings opportunities.
  • Work with Project Managers and Estimating team to develop project cost estimates.
  • Develop and document design concepts for project proposals.
  • Assist in development of project measurement and verification plans.
  • Coordinate with utilities to obtain incentives and rebates.
  • Identify project risks and work with project team members to mitigate.
  • Maintain and control documents in compliance with UMC Standards as well as contractual compliance.
  • Review contract drawings, detail drawings and specifications.
  • Assist in proposal development, bid process and the procurement of new work.
  • Provide proactive, clear and timely communication to team members.
  • Develop and maintain client relations.
  • Be professional and uphold UMC Core Values.
  • Work directly with project managers and measurement and verification specialists to confirm estimated energy savings requirements.
  • Assist Sr. Controls Specialist with Re-Commissioning efforts on existing facilities.

Specific Job Skills:

  • Ability to lead the development of facility audit & energy conservation recommendations.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work within and foster positive working environment.
  • Ability to understand and communicate energy conservation concepts.
  • Advanced organizational and time management skills.
  • Attention to detail – errors and mistakes can result in significant financial losses.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic – results driven.
  • Ability to multi-task job responsibilities.
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Project, Access, and AutoCAD.

Education and/or Experience:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience as an energy engineer.
  • Engineering degree desired (Mechanical or Electrical preferred).
  • Energy modeling experience a plus.
  • WA State Professional Engineering License preferred (not required)
  • CEM Certification preferred
  • LEED Certification preferred

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Job Conditions:

Maintain a valid Drivers License and satisfactory driving record.