Experienced Energy Engineer II

Franklin Energy
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 28, 2024
May 31, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Position Summary

The Energy Engineer II position is primarily responsible for providing expert system and program engineering support to Franklin Energy operations teams, AM Conservation delivery teams, and utility clients. This engineer will provide technical support to other engineers, engineering managers, and program managers while also providing project management, training, design, and execution support for programs. Additional support will include program and new offering startups and system rollouts and migrations. Also, this position will work with engineering staff, program staff, and clients to resolve technical and reporting issues. This role primarily supports internal customers, however, may include Client and Evaluator interactions. Direct external customer interactions are limited in nature.

Additional Major Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Support Energy Efficiency and Demand Response programs across the country by leveraging your technical expertise and program experience in various capacities including savings calculations, project reviews, reporting, application revision and development, and evaluation support.
  • Develop and maintain advanced level proficiency in all company technology platforms utilized by engineering staff and programs.
  • Work in collaboration with regional operations and Enterprise Optimization to ensure technical accuracy of project savings calculations and project review processes.
  • Collaborate with other department members to maximize our technical, software and program operations support provided including peer review of department members work.
  • Enter and analyze data using excel spreadsheets.
  • Create, update, and maintain comprehensive documentation of energy savings calculation methodologies and assumptions.
  • Support and maintain energy savings, incentives, and other details within field tools, Excel workbooks, software systems, and customer portals.
  • Serve as liaison for startup and program operations teams to ensure proper technical support.
  • Create and maintain data entry mapping and processes for program operations and central processing teams.
  • Provide support including program operations needs and business development support, as needed to Regional Technical Managers and Principal Engineers.
  • Support new program launches, expansions, and modifications.
  • Provide targeted expertise in a technology or technologies to be a Subject Matter Expert within the team and company.
  • Review program evaluation reports, identify required changes, and manage implementation with Regional Technical Managers and program teams.
  • Provide coaching or mentoring to program staff as needed for technical and/or operational needs.
  • Develop training standards and train program and engineering staff as needed, this includes working in collaboration with the Training & Organizational Development department to develop and deliver internal training and continuing education.
  • Research and present on technology changes or new technologies to the department, programs, senior leadership and clients.
  • Perform field inspections, assessments, or audits for programs as needed.

Support both program and department forecasting
Additional Requirements

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university. (Based on the position preferences may include: Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Architectural or Industrial Engineering) Engineering technology degree will be considered in conjunction with energy efficiency experience
  • 4+ years of experience in the energy efficiency industry
  • Energy efficiency program experience - Preferred
  • Strong understanding of how building, home, and process systems affect energy consumptions

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Strong customer service and communication skills to provide a comprehensive product for use by non-technical staff
  • Must be able to handle a wide work variety and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be a detail-oriented, organized, self-starter, and have an ability to prioritize workload
  • Ability to identify and resolve project issues with program engineers or other staff
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Outlook, Sharepoint, and Powerpoint
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with typical energy efficiency database tracking and operations (ie: Salesforce, eTrack, Energy Orbit)
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with customers, clients and internal staff
  • Experience with Technical Reference Manuals, Utility Filings, and/or Evaluations of energy efficiency and demand response programs
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and solve practical problems
  • Strong knowledge of building systems including HVAC, lighting, residential and commercial appliances, and building envelope
  • Experience with codes, efficiency standards and resulting qualified product lists including but not limited to: Design Lights Consortium, ENERGY STAR, and AHRI
  • Strong mathematical skills including if/then statements, lookups, and other data analytic functions
  • Ability to work well under pressure in time critical situations and be productive and self motivated
  • Prior energy experience in Commercial, Industrial, Multifamily, or Residential market sectors
  • Experience performing ASHRAE Level 1 and 2 audits - Preferred
  • Committed to diversity and inclusion
  • Reliable transportation

Licenses & Certifications
  • C.E.M. certification or desire to obtain- Preferred
  • P.E. or F.E. or desire to obtain - Preferred

Travel Requirements
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%

Estimated Wage Range: Available upon request.

Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays, parental leave, and more!

Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

The above information describes the general duties and requirements necessary to perform the principle functions of the position. This shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the duties and requirements that may be necessary in this position.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Franklin Energy implements the use of dash cams inside their fleet of leased vehicles because the Company believes video surveillance devices (Dash Cams) promote the safety of employees as well as security within the company vehicles. The Company will not use video surveillance (Dash Cams) for any unlawful purpose including monitoring employees or giving the impression of monitoring. Our Dash Cam Policy applies to all employees of the Company and temporary agency employees, regardless of whether an employee or temporary agency employee may be driving or riding in Company Vehicles. The primary use of Dash Cams is to assist in the protection and safety of employees and property, prevention, and detection of criminal offenses such as vehicle vandalism and break-ins and staged-accident fraud, defense of legal claims, driver exoneration, and driver training and improvement.