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Energy Engineer I

Company: 
Franklin Energy
Location: 
Rochester , NY

We provide our utility clients with a wide range of energy-saving and renewable energy solutions. From individual utility customers and construction contractors, to utilities, municipalities, and government bodies, our clients have come to depend on our customized energy efficiency programs to help them to meet their energy saving goals.

 

This position is responsible for providing expert technical support to customers and trade allies.  In this role, you will provide energy advice and coordination services for the energy efficiency programs; these services include: building maintenance, lighting, controls, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for energy efficiency and comfort. This is a client-facing role in which you will interact with and provide customers with advice and recommendations on the solutions that best suit their needs.  You will also be working with others who are passionate about energy efficiency and making a positive impact on the industry. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Work with business and building owners, developers, architects, engineers and contractors to provide energy efficiency advice and assistance in participating energy efficiency or energy conservation programs
Identify and provide documentation of on-site opportunities for energy efficiency buildings under design and construction; provide follow-up as required to the customers
Participate in QA/QC and internal audit activities
Understand and implement the Franklin Energy Sales Process, including but not limited to: making outbound calls to new and existing customers to meet assigned energy saving targets, developing and facilitating program presentations to spur project activity and managing time in the field and customer inquiries and concerns by phone, electronically or in person to move projects toward completion
Discuss technical elements of energy consuming equipment in a facility (lighting, HVAC, hot water systems, envelope, integrated design) and how it affects utility consumption and demand, to help build a business case to prioritize recommendations and how they affect savings and first cost
Analyze building utility bills; Enter data into spreadsheets and databases to determine energy savings and to manage current projects, collaborate with other Energy Advisors/Energy Engineers as required to maximize technical support to the client base
Develop a comprehensive understanding of the program’s strategic direction regarding energy efficiency and the business activities of its customers 
Keep current on the latest energy-saving technology and how we might incorporate them into our programs
Ensure compliance with all quality and safety policies as well as all OSHA regulations

 

 

Position Requirements:

Specific Qualification for the role include:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university.  (Based on the position preferences may include: Mechanical, Civil, Electrical or Industrial Engineering)
1-3 years engineering experience related to mechanical design, energy modeling or construction with previous experience in the energy efficiency industry
Experience in building design, “green” construction and sustainable design - Preferred
Certified Energy Manager and the LEED AP credentials – Preferred
CEM, PE, SE certification and/or the desire/ability to obtain - Preferred
Strong understanding of how systems affect energy consumption
Must be a self-starter, organized and have an ability to prioritize workload in a fast paced environment
Ability to identify and resolve project application issues with customers and trade allies
Proficient in Microsoft Office and entering/tracking information in databases
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with customers, clients and employees
Ability to research technical questions, analyze and interpret data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions to solve practical problems
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry
Ability to understand and apply in a building environment applied physics including thermodynamics, fluids and heat transfer theory
Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
Willingness to travel up to 25% - 50% of the time