Energy Engineer/Energy Efficiency Analyst (Entry-level)

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TRC, a nation-wide energy consultancy, is seeking an entry level Energy Engineer / Energy Efficiency analyst to join our diverse, growing, and high-performing team located in the Pacific Northwest. The engineer will support the delivery of a large electric and gas utility energy efficiency program throughout the State of Oregon and SW Washington.

This position will be based in Portland, OR

The position entails the following responsibilities:

  • Perform engineering analysis and technical tasks on energy efficiency projects
  • Conducting market research and data analysis to identify program-eligible energy efficiency measures
  • Development and maintenance of program-eligible energy efficiency measures. This will involve identifying energy efficient equipment or technologies with high energy savings potential and estimating the energy savings and cost-effectiveness of eligible measures.
  • Perform field inspections to verify proper installation of energy efficiency measures
  • Provide analysis of building energy use through post-processing of energy model outputs and utility billing data
  • Participate in energy design charrettes and propose energy efficient alternatives to design teams
  • Produce high-quality technical reports suitable for both technical and lay audiences
  • Support the engineering team lead with client and project management
  • Build and maintain relationships with energy consultants, architects, developers, and owners


Ideal candidates will have most of the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or a minimum of two years of related experience
  • Technical understanding and/or familiarity with energy systems including mechanical systems, HVAC, refrigeration, weatherization, water heating equipment in buildings
  • Experience and/or familiarity with energy audits or walkthroughs and energy efficient equipment is preferred
  • Enthusiastic, a self-starter, can work independently as well as in a collaborative, diverse team environment
  • Ability to contribute to multiple projects simultaneously with demonstrated attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and comfortable with MS Word, PowerPoint, and ability to learn new software & systems as needed for day-to-day tasks
  • Experience writing technical documents
  • Passionate about contributing to long-term energy solutions in the Pacific Northwest area
  • Strong organizational, communication (written and spoken), and time management skills.


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