Energy Services Engineer

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Job Summary

Engineering work related to the development, implementation and evaluation of efficiency programs and technical support for meeting the energy efficiency, conservation and renewable objectives of the City's Utilities Energy Services division. The candidate should also have knowledge of how distributed energy resources, and transportation and building electrification can increase resilience and achieve community carbon reduction goals. In addition, the candidate should be able to work collaboratively, manage assigned tasks and projects from start to finish with input from supervisors, and have strong written, verbal, and analytical skills. Strategic planning in transportation and building electrification on utility distribution system is preferred.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.


  • Plan for new, or revisions to existing, energy services programs. Contribute to project management, engineering analysis and development of program materials.
  • Manage and oversee the technical and programmatic implementation of complex energy services programs, requiring coordination with the Energy Services team and other interdepartmental stakeholders.
  • Provide technical analysis related to the development and evaluation of energy programs.
  • Develop the necessary documents for procurement, contracting and oversight of third party vendors related to energy program implementation.
  • Approve financial transactions related to implementation of energy programs.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry standards as they apply to administration and implementation of Utilities programs.
  • Develop reports related to technical and programmatic performance of energy programs.
  • Verify customer energy project compliance with program standards
  • Provides direction to customers regarding energy decisions and alternatives, via telephone, email and face-to-face meetings.
  • Communicate applicability of energy programs to customers.
  • Gather, analyze and interpret site and aggregated utility data, and effectively communicate complex utility rate structures to customers.
  • Perform on-site energy audits of residential, commercial and industrial facilities.
  • Prepare reports and deliver presentations for customers and stakeholders related to improving efficiency and related participation in energy programs.
  • Develop and provide oversight of related contractor training.
  • Generate and revise calculation tools to improve the accuracy and/or efficiency of energy programs.
  • Support the Energy Services team in staffing customer education and outreach events.
  • Professional development. This involves reading publications, accessing web sites, and attending or presenting at seminars and conferences.
  • Educates and trains citizens and professionals by preparing written materials and making presentations on energy efficient services programs.


Management Responsibilities



City Competencies

  • Demonstrated cultural competence to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of diverse identities, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong learning orientation. Leverages all resources and is creative in ways of learning for self to continue adapting to changing issues and trends.
  • A desire and ability to understand the diverse needs of internal and external customers, and to create experiences and deliver services that exceed their expectations.
  • A desire and ability to utilize digital tools for organizational information, individual, and teamwork.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of engineering practices and principles.
  • Skilled in the use of computer tools, including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate to technical information to non-technical audiences.
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency and conservation.
  • Knowledge of building energy systems.
  • Ability to conduct research using reports, journals, and other sources of information.
  • Ability to perform statistical analysis.
  • Ability to apply advance mathematical concepts.
  • Ability to write clear, complete and accurate reports.
  • Ability to present clearly to both large and small groups.
  • Planning and organizing skills; ability to manage projects and consultants; long-term project planning over multiple budget cycles.
  • Ability to collect data through experimentation and direct measurement.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to perform commercial and residential energy audits.
  • Ability to work effectively on teams.


Required Education



Minimum Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university.



Experience Requirements

  • Minimum three (3) years related experience.


Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

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