Posted Oct 03
New Ecology, Inc. is seeking candidates for the position of Energy Engineer in its Boston office. The Energy Engineer will provide technical support to green building projects, including evaluating existing buildings to improve their performance, peer reviewing the designs of others, creating conceptual designs for efficiency upgrades, basic equipment commissioning, building auditing and interpreting usage data collected from remote monitoring and building energy management systems. We are seeking an experienced engineer with a mechanical engineering degree, a Professional Engineer license, and substantial experience with HVAC systems.
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; see www.newecology.org.
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to New Ecology, Inc.’s Senior Energy Engineer, the Energy Engineer will collaborate extensively with project managers and other technical staff. 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;
* preparing Owners Project Requirements for use by owners’ consulting engineers and other team members;
* working with building owners to improve the energy performance of their buildings, including conducting building and HVAC system assessments, developing recommendations for upgrades to energy efficiency and building systems, analyzing energy consumption, estimating costs and conducting cost-benefit analysis of upgrades and preparing audit reports;
* preparing conceptual designs and specifications and bid packages;
* conducting forensic studies and quality control inspections of completed projects; and
* assisting with the development of remote monitoring systems and in interpreting data generated by these systems and other building energy management systems.
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 adapt greener practices.
* A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering;
* A Professional Engineering license;
* At least five years of experience in evaluation of building mechanical systems and other building systems, HVAC design, and energy efficiency consulting work;
The ideal candidate will also have:
* An advanced degree;
* Specific experience as an energy manager;
* Professional designations such as LEED, CEM, BPI Multifamily;
* A demonstrated ability to be responsible for projects and deliverables;
* Strong writing skills and experience writing reports for clients;
* Experience commissioning and doing forensic diagnosis of HVAC equipment;
* Knowledge of utility rebate programs;
* Experience auditing multifamily and government buildings;
* 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;
* A valid driver’s license is required, and
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
The candidate should be prepared for increased responsibility in a rapidly growing company.
Full time, exempt. Regular travel to job sites and meetings throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Connecticut is expected. Occasional travel outside the state for projects, meetings, conferences and training.
Competitive pay and generous benefits package. Professional development is a priority and we provide financial assistance for training and certifications.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to the email address provided (please put “Professional Engineer” in subject line).
NEI is committed to developing a diverse staff. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and