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Energy Engineer

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Illinois (Peoria) - Peoria, IL



The Energy Engineer is primarily responsible for providing expert technical support to customers, and potentially service providers in the assessment and evaluation of the energy saving potential related to proposed or actual equipment upgrades and new energy efficient installations. This individual will provide energy advice and coordination services for the energy efficiency programs; these services include: building automation, lighting, controls, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, process technologies and new construction building envelope solutions. This is a client-facing role that will interact with and provide customers with advice and recommendations on the solutions that best suit their needs. This individual may also assess the energy saving potential for assessments completed by other program engineers and service providers. This is a remote position that does require traveling two to three days per week in Sourthern Illinois. 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Majority of duties performed, but not to be all-inclusive or to prevent other duties from being assigned)

  1. Work with business and building owners, developers, architects, engineers and contractors to provide energy efficiency advice and assistance to encourage participation in energy efficiency or energy conservation programs.
  2. Identify and provide documentation of on-site opportunities for energy efficiency in buildings and equipment retrofits, and new construction; provide follow-up as required to the customers.
  3. Participate in QA/QC and internal audit activities.
  4. Analyze building equipment, operating and production schedules, facility occupancy, tenant profiles, degree days, and other factors that may affect energy usage trends and utility bills.
  5. Understand and implement the companys Sales Process, including but not limited to;
    1. Making outbound calls to new and existing customers to meet assigned energy saving targets.
    2. Managing field time effectively with customer or Trade Ally visits.
    3. Developing and presenting program presentations to spur project activity.
    4. Responding to customer inquiries and concerns by phone, electronically or in person to move projects towards completion.
  6. Ability to promote, sell and influence property managers, owners and maintenance staff to install energy efficiency measures in commercial, industrial, government facilities, and multifamily dwellings.
  7. Prepare and present reports and presentations to customers, clients and internal staff.
  8. Discuss technical elements of energy consuming equipment in a facility including lighting, HVAC, controls, hot water systems, process technologies, building envelope and integrated design, to help build a business case to prioritize retrofit and new construction recommendations, and to detail how they affect savings and first cost.
  9. Enter data into spreadsheets and databases to determine energy savings and to manage current projects, collaborate with other Energy Advisors as required to maximize technical support to the client base.
  10. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the programs strategic direction regarding energy efficiency and the business activities of its customers.




JOB REQUIREMENTS (Experience, education, knowledge, skills & abilities required for competent performance in the job)

  1. Bachelors degree required. Masters degree preferred.
  2. 2-4 years of engineering experience related to mechanical design, energy modeling or construction or a combination of professional experience and education.
  3. Certified Energy Manager and LEED credentials preferred.
  4. Other certifications may be required by utility.
  5. Construction and/or contractor management, estimating experience, and energy efficiency measure evaluation/installation background a plus.
  6. Working knowledge of industrial energy systems, utility demand side management programs, energy efficient technologies, or other industrial sales-related experience preferred.
  7. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, be detail-oriented and self-managed in a professional environment.
  8. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, in speech and writing, with customers, staff, managers, supervisors, contractors and clients.
  9. Ability to analyze and interpret complex and/or quantitative data and solve practical problems.
  10. Must be self-motivated, flexible, organized and have an ability to prioritize workload in a fast paced environment.
  11. Valid drivers license required and use of personal vehicle may be necessary per location. Compliance with acceptable vehicle insurance levels as outlined in the company policy.
  12. Ability to travel 25-50% of time. Flexibility to travel to client offices, exhibit spaces and team offices, including overnight, as required to interface with clients, the public, and internal program management teams.
  13. Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook and comfortable entering and tracking information in databases.
  14. Perform the essential functions and physical demands of the position with or without accommodation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (The physical demands of the job)

  1. Physically active position which includes climbing, balancing, bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, typing, grasping, talking, hearing and using repetitive motion.
  2. Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of automated office machinery, such as a computer.
  3. Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.
  4. Visual capacity enabling frequent use of computer equipment.
  5. Must be able to maneuver in tight spaces and complete facility walk-throughs.
  6. Ability to exert up to 60 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move material, exhibit items, and program support objects.


  1. Indoor and outdoor environmental conditions. This may or may not include extreme cold temperatures below 32 degrees and extreme heat above 100 degrees.
  2. Atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dust, gases or inadequate ventilation.
  3. Sufficient noise where the employee may need to shout.
  4. Hazards such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, exposure to chemicals, exposure to oscillating movements and working in high places.
  5. Frequent close quarters such as crawl spaces, shafts, small rooms, narrow aisles or other areas that could cause claustrophobia.