Senior Energy Engineer

New Ecology, Inc. is seeking candidates for the position of Senior Energy Engineer in its Boston office. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Senior Energy Engineer will:
• provide technical support for Passive House, LEED, Mass stretch code, and other green building projects;
• conduct ASHRAE II audits and other field and data evaluation of existing building energy and water consuming systems;
• create conceptual designs for efficiency upgrades;
• provide technical support to a team of energy modelers;
• provide support for retro-commissioning work; and
• help provide supervision, mentorship, and development of a growing engineering department.

We are seeking an experienced engineer with a mechanical engineering degree, a Professional Engineer license, substantial experience with HVAC systems, and a demonstrated knowledge of the principles of green building, energy efficiency, and building science.
New Ecology is an innovative, nationally-recognized, non-profit corporation. Our core work is providing energy efficiency and green building services that cost-effectively improve the performance, health and durability of buildings. Our clients are typically owners of multifamily housing, (with an emphasis on affordable housing) and community-based projects such as municipal, educational and arts buildings. Projects include buildings that are being newly constructed, renovated, or are just seeking improved performance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Senior Energy Engineer will be focused on providing technical support to NEI project teams and directly to clients.

Specific tasks may include:

• Peer review of HVAC plans and specifications prepared by others to maximize efficiency and ensure compliance with best practices, project design goals and green building standards;
• Working with building owners to improve the energy performance of their buildings, including assessing HVAC, lighting, and water systems, developing recommendations for efficiency upgrades, analyzing historical energy consumption, estimating implementation costs, conducting cost-benefit analysis of upgrades, and preparing audit reports;
• Calculating energy savings using spreadsheet tools and other software;
• Preparing conceptual designs and specifications and bid packages;
• Conducting forensic studies and quality control inspections of completed projects;
• Taking measurements and placing data loggers with a variety of tools and equipment, and analyzing the data; and
• Assisting with the development of remote monitoring systems and interpreting data generated by these systems and other building energy management systems.

Supervisory and management responsibilities include:

• Assisting the Director of Engineering with supervising a team of Energy Engineers and Energy Modelers with an emphasis on training and professional development;
• Developing standard operating procedures and calculations for energy audits and project design review;
• Assisting Director of Engineering with the preparation of annual budgets related to the engineering department and managing the department to those budgets;
• Marketing and business development; and
• Assisting in developing new lines of work.

New Ecology typically seeks to hire multidisciplinary, lifelong learners who naturally seek deeper and deeper understanding of how buildings operate, how finances, markets and regulations affect building ownership, and how this understanding can be used to convince owners and operators to adopt greener practices.

Required Qualifications:

• A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field;
• 8-10 years of experience in evaluation of building mechanical systems and other building systems, HVAC design, and energy efficiency consulting work;
• Demonstrated supervisory and management experience;
• Energy analysis skills;
• Strong writing skills and experience writing reports for clients;
• Physical abilities to inspect all aspects of buildings including accessing basements and roofs, working outside, climbing stairs/ladders, and the ability to handle and carry equipment;
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, and building and engineering design programs; and
• A valid driver’s license.

The ideal candidate will also have:
• A Professional Engineering license;
• An advanced degree;
• Specific experience as an energy manager;
• Professional designations related to efficiency and green building;
• A history of increasing responsibility for projects and deliverables;
• Experience commissioning and doing forensic diagnosis of HVAC equipment;
• Knowledge of utility rebate programs;
• Experience using energy modeling software;
• Experience managing a growing department.

Full time, exempt. Regular travel to job sites and meetings throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and periodic out of state travel is expected.

Competitive pay and generous benefits package. Professional development is a priority and we provide financial assistance for training and certifications.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to:
(Please put “Senior Energy Engineer” in subject line).

NEI is committed to developing a diverse staff.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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