Bright 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!
Bright 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.
Bright Power, Inc. National Business unit is seeking an experienced energy engineer or energy auditor to work on challenging energy and water efficiency projects in multifamily buildings. The candidate should be very self-motivated, enjoy working with and designing systems, adapt quickly to new technologies, and get a kick out of finding energy and water savings opportunities in the world around them.
This role can be remote, but candidates in DC and Philadelphia regions would be preferred. Travel will be required for this role.
The Energy Engineer oversees and supports the evaluation, development, and design of energy efficiency and capital improvement projects (e.g. energy auditing, energy management, and sustainable design).
Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Evaluates the economic, engineering, or pragmatic feasibility of energy efficiency improvement projects.
- Conducts cost-benefit analyzes, determines the potential return on investments, evaluates plans or system layouts, designs objectives, aligns resources, determines project scope and ensures compliance with Federal, State, or local laws.
- Conducts energy audits and site assessments to evaluate energy usage and identify energy saving and related improvement opportunities.
- Attend client and site meetings
- 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.
- Creates energy models using state of the art modeling software including Energy Plus, eQuest, Rem/Rate etc.
- Maintain Project records, manage project budgets, costs, timelines and documentation.
- Mentors/manager junior engineer(s) within the audit team on technical and project management tasks.
- Knowledge of control theory, sustainable design, automatic environmental control systems, building automation systems, HVAC systems, and other building subsystems.
- 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 and excellent computer skills.
- High proficiency with Energy Modeling Software, including eQuest, and Energy Plus.
- 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.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Building Science, Construction, Energy Analysis, Environmental Science or a relevant field from an accredited four year college or university; (preferred but not required)
- Three – Five years related experience conducting energy audits on all types of buildings.
- Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience with Multifamily Housing.
- CEM, MFBA, EIT, and/or PE strongly preferred.
Preference will be given to candidates with:
- At least five years of energy auditing experience
- Experience working within government and utility incentive programs
- Experience Energy modeling with eQuest and Energy Plus
- Construction management experience
- Active participation in professional industry associations.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Bright 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.