Senior Energy Engineer

Job Juncture
Akron, Ohio
May 16, 2024
May 18, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description Our Client is a facility solutions company. Our goal is to make buildings more energy-efficient through HVAC design, electrical upgrades, building automation systems design and installation, maintenance, and repair. We are a solution-based business with a proven track record of saving our clients' money through reduced energy usage while improving their overall carbon footprint. Our team is second to none. Their creativity and dedication to providing solutions for our clients is their priority. Their team-oriented approach to projects is what sets us apart from the rest of the industry. Our company is built upon the talent and experience of our associate, and we are looking for a driven and team-oriented Senior Energy Engineer passionate about energy conservation to join the team.


The Senior Energy Engineer will lead project teams of internal and external resources to deliver energy conservation projects. This position requires expert knowledge and skills in energy engineering solutions, with a comprehensive understanding of central plants, co-generation, lighting, HVAC, building automation, building envelope, and renewable energy systems in commercial buildings.

  • Operate at a high level of accuracy and productivity associated with developing energy conservation projects, and self-direct project development activities
  • Interface with internal mechanical and electrical engineers, project managers, estimators, energy auditors, proposal specialists, automation engineers, service specialists, and executive management
  • Articulate and convey specific technical information to customers regarding their facilities and relevant improvement or efficiency opportunities
  • Conduct field energy surveys of facilities; interact with customers and potential customers on surveys to obtain information and to develop and maintain productive working relationships
  • Complete utility data analysis and interpret results for project and proposal development
  • Work with the sales team in the development of field projects; support the sales team in the development and delivery of presentations
  • Provide project details and requirements to the proposal team for the development of responses to RFP
  • Complete reports and spreadsheets of solutions
  • Work with project managers and estimators when developing project costs
  • Build rapport and productive working relationships with internal team members, co-workers, executive leadership, customers, prospective customers, vendors, and other outside agents
  • Develop savings calculations that are realistic and achievable; communicate to the audit lead the background of those calculations and work with the audit lead when calculations do not match expected results; continually refine energy calculations as necessary
  • Act as audit lead or audit technical support as assigned
  • Streamline work efforts to maximize productivity and accuracy
  • Stay current with existing and future technologies
  • Stay current with all pertinent certifications
  • Provide support for any special projects assigned by the Energy Services Manager or Energy Engineering Manager
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of the Senior Energy Engineer role

  • Oversee, direct, and evaluate the work of assigned Energy Engineers. Responsible for hiring, training, and performance management of subordinates.

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Minimum five years of engineering experience; which includes knowledge of energy systems, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable practices for higher education, healthcare, government facilities, K-12 markets, and industrial manufacturing facilities
  • Prior experience leading a team as a supervisor or team lead of a defined team and/or project
  • E.M. certification and Professional Engineer status a plus
  • Driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Willingness to travel

  • Strong technical knowledge of energy efficiency practices and programs
  • Proficient user of Microsoft office suite and Adobe PDF; highly proficient in the use of Excel
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written); must be able to effectively relay information to various audience groups, including, but not customers and perspective customers, managers, leadership, colleagues, and business associates; must be able to prepare professional written communications (emails, documents, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to foster and maintain positive working relationships with individuals internal and external to the company and from various backgrounds
  • Highly collaborative and focused on sharing details routinely and consistently with team members
  • Self-managing, able to work autonomously when necessary and effectively integrate with project teammates to meet deadlines and expectations
  • Demonstrate a persistent optimism and the ability to navigate challenges in a way that produces value, exceeds expectations, and promotes company success
  • Demonstrate the ability to approach new and demanding situations with innovation and determination
  • Operate at a high level of speed and productivity, be sensitive to time and cost factors associated with their expertise, project budgets and company-wide financial goals
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to self-motivate and prioritize tasks; must be able to effectively manage own schedule with limited oversight
  • Excellent analytical skills; ability to analyze data and relay trends and potential outcomes; ability to evaluate problems and identify resolutions; good negotiation skills
  • Excellent mathematic skills to perform duties of this role, including, but not limited to, calculations and audits, budget review or preparation
  • Must demonstrate professionalism and tact in all interactions
  • Ability to maintain satisfactory attendance


This job operates primarily in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.
  • Must be able to drive to and from business appointments and job sites
  • Travel may include multiple nights and may include travel by car or commercial airplane
  • Will be required to walk buildings and mechanical rooms, both interior and exterior at all times of the year
  • Mustbewillingandabletoopenmechanicalequipmentandvisuallyinspectoperation,subject to proper training and safety requirements.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand; walk; sit; handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb stairs; reach or reach above shoulder; kneel, stoop, or crouch; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.