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Energy Engineer

Company: Bright Power, Inc.
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Energy EngineerReports To: Director of Project DevelopmentLocation: Oakland, CABright Power has been a transformative player in clean energy and sustainable buildings since 2004. We believe a meaningful difference in climate change will only be realized if it is easy for building owners to make their buildings better.Our approach is simple: we find energy and water problems in buildings, we fix them, and we follow up to make sure the solutions worked. Behind the scenes, our unique combination of software, analytics, engineering, and contracting makes it all happen. If you have a can-do problem-solving attitude and are excited to join a company of the brightest minds working on energy and water in buildings, then apply to join our team!Join UsBright Power is comprised of a team of diverse, talented, and hard-working individuals committed to growing this industry and making a positive impact on the environment. We are passionate about reducing energy and water usage by implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Our goal is to improve the health, comfort, and value of our client's buildings, while cultivating a sustainable future. We believe deeply in doing well by doing good and come to work every day seeking to change the world. Primary Responsibilities

  • Evaluates the economic, engineering, or pragmatic feasibility of energy efficiency improvement projects.
  • Conducts cost-benefit analyses, determines the potential return on investments, evaluates plans or system layouts, designs objectives, aligns resources, determines project scope and ensures compliance with State, or local laws.
  • Conducts energy audits and site assessments to evaluate energy usage and identify energy saving and related improvement opportunities.
  • Inspects and monitors primary energy flow of energy systems in building and facilities.
  • Analyzes building utility bills to determine practical energy usage and trends.
  • Prepares reports and technical documents and presents findings to property managers, building owners, co-op/condominium boards, and other decision makers at client buildings.
  • Mentors engineer(s) within the audit team on technical and project management tasks.Skills/Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) or equivalent in an Engineering science from an accredited four-year college or university
    • Three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Knowledge of energy management strategies, building science, building automation systems, or other building subsystems.
    • Ability to mentor/manage engineers on technical and project management aspects of projects.
    • Knowledge of incentive program rules and regulations and the ability to evaluate the best program for a project.
    • Knowledge of lifecycle analysis of facility efficiency and energy conservation projects.
    • Ability to inspect or monitor energy systems, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to determine energy use or potential energy savings.
    • Ability to review architectural, mechanical, or electrical plans and specifications to evaluate energy efficiency or determine economic, service, or engineering feasibility.
    • Ability to perform energy audits, identify energy savings opportunities, use tools and technology to compare cost effective energy options and make recommendations to achieve more energy efficient operation.
    • High proficiency in Excel, Word and excellent computer skills
    • Creative problem-solving ability
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with key stakeholders, including property management companies and building management staff, in order to exchange information, explain the project, ensure understanding of programs, and to coordinate compliance efforts.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.Preferred Qualifications
      • Experience with Heat Pump Water Heater design and/or implementation
      • Experience with Heat Pump/VRF HVAC design and/or implementation
      • Experience with Electrical Systems and/or Design
      • Experience with Solar PV or Electric Vehicle Charging
      • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) /Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) / Professional Engineer (PE)BenefitsIn addition to working with incredible people, Bright Power offers competitive benefits. Find the list of our benefits offered on our careers home pageCOVID Vaccination PolicyBright Power will require employees to demonstrate proof of vaccination to work in our offices and/or perform on-site visits. In accordance with state and federal laws, Bright Power will allow for medical and religious exemptions from the vaccine requirement.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESBright Power provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Bright Power complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Bright Power expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Bright Power's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Keywords: Bright Power, Inc., Oakland , Energy Engineer, Engineering , Oakland, California

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