Energy Engineer
Franklin Energy - Mequon, WI

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Franklin Energy ServicesJOB DESCRIPTIONPOSITION: Energy EngineerREPORTS: Program Manager SummaryProvide energy advice and coordination services of building maintenance, lighting, controls, heating, ventilation, refrigeration, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for energy efficiency and comfort for the assigned program. Recommend or specify modifications to new and existing systems. Electric and gas measures could be involved.Essential Duties and 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. 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 in buildings under design and construction; provide follow-up as required to the customers. Participate in QA/QC and internal audit activities. Analyze building utility bills to determine energy usage trends. Prepare and present reports and presentations. Discuss technical elements of energy consuming equipment in a facility (lighting, HVAC, hot water systems, envelope, refrigeration, 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. 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. Serve as a technical resource for Energy Advisors. Ensure compliance with all quality and safety policies as well as all OSHA regulations. Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this position: Personal protective equipment including a hard hat, safety glasses and proper foot wear must be worn when required by the job site. The employee may occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The employee may occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; and vibration. In these circumstances, the employee will be required to comply with the prevailing safety training in place according to the individual customer requirements. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or Experience Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Architectural Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university. 5-10 years engineering experience related to mechanical design, energy modeling or construction. 2-3 year experience in the energy efficiency industry. A strong understanding of how systems affect energy consumption is required. A strong understanding of how systems affect energy consumption is required. Experience in building design, "green' construction and sustainable design preferred. Must be a self-starter, organized and have an ability to prioritize workload. Must be flexible to handle a wide work variety and work at a fast pace. Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience in entering information in tracking systems/databases with personal computers. Language Skills: Requires effective oral and written communication skills in order to interact with customers, clients and employees at all levels within the company. Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as: safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, building specifications, architectural drawings, electrical diagrams, plumbing drawings and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization. Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply such concepts as fractions, percentages, rations and proportions to practical situations. Algebra is required for engineering calculations. Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and analyze problems with both abstract and concrete concepts and variables. Ability to understand and apply in a building environment applied physics including thermodynamics, fluids and heat transfer theory. Must be able to research questions of a technical nature efficiently and find new information. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required. A Certified Energy Manager and the LEED AP credentials are preferred. A licensed engineer in the state of Wisconsin is desired. Physical Demands: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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this position: The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach about their shoulders, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.