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Performance Contracting Engineer - Chicago

Chicago, IL
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Able to lead energy audits and retro-commissioning type activities; includes identifying energy savings measures, calculating energy savings, estimating implementation costs and prepare assessment reports
  • Assist the sales staff to qualify the feasibility of energy efficiency and capital improvement opportunities. This will involve attending selected customer meetings, conducting site trips to collect facility and utility data; and developing and running energy screening models to determine the technical and economic viability of energy efficiency and capital improvement projects. Screening models include: bin analyses, hourly building simulation computer models, and commercially-available analysis packages.
  • Preform preliminary engineering/design, project metering and measurements of critical parameters; and coordinating with external vendors and contractors to develop designs and technical proposals.
  • Develop technical scope of work for selected technologies and manage internal and external engineering resources in order to determine cost and schedule.
  • Provide the majority of the proposal input, including detailed technical project descriptions, legal risk and responsibility definitions, financial descriptions, and detailed supporting documentation of contractor quotes, simulation results, and cost and savings derivations.
  • Successfully build alliances and influence key decisions makers (on all levels)
  • Deliver and manage work with minimal or no guidance including the design, development, and implementation of efficiency and/or commissioning projects
Education Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering or construction related degree required
  • PE Professional Certification preferred
Experience Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in HVAC, EMS and central plant design
  • Experience in energy analysis to identify, screen, and develop energy conservation measures for EPC and design build projects
  • General experience with the Federal ESPC, State and Local Performance Contracting, and/or Demand Side Management programs preferred.
  • Specific experience with building energy systems including HVAC, Central Utilities and Electrical Systems.
  • Possess highly developed interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills
  • Technical or proposal writing experience
  • Ideal candidates will have extensive knowledge of energy-efficient technologies, their application and energy auditing; familiarity with the use of standard energy engineering software, measurement and verification of savings for performance contracts, and project cost accounting and estimating as well as general experience with design, construction, and AutoCAD
  • Knowledge and experience with building simulation tools such as Visual DOE, Trace, Carrier E20, eQuest, etc. is a plus
Benefits Offered: 
  • Competitive base salary
  • Healthcare benefits

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