• Energy Associate / Energy Consultant

    Job Locations US-VT
    # of Openings
    4
    Category
    Technical
    Deadline to Apply
    11/26/2018
  • Overview

    VEIC is currently looking for 4 Energy Associates / Energy Consultants to join our Engineering team! Two of these positions will be located in home offices in Southern Vermont, and two will be based in our Burlington, Vermont office.

     

    VEIC is a mission-driven organization that respects honest, open communication, and fosters a balance between life and work.

     

    We are committed to building a work community that is inclusive and represents a vibrant diversity of background, experience, perspective, and thought. Climate change impacts all of us; however, we are impacted differently based on our identities and experiences. We all deserve a place at the table to make decisions about our collective future – we hope you’ll consider joining us as we work towards our vision for a healthy planet, thriving people, and energy justice.

    Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, communication style, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply.

    Responsibilities

    For these positions, experience in industrial process and/or waste water treatment plants is helpful. But all skills welcome to apply!

     

    Energy Associate

    • Performs basic energy analysis, systems energy modeling, screens measures and calculates incentives for projects.
    • Provides assistance to Energy Consultants and Senior Energy Consultants with specifications and plan review, product research and contract development.
    • Works proactively to manage projects through to completion, promoting the installation of cost-effective efficiency improvements and creatively overcoming customer barriers to installation.
    • Maintains accurate project records within proprietary database and hard copy files.
    • Maintains ongoing communications with clients, architects, engineers, vendors, and other trade allies.
    • Meets on site or with client as needed to identify project and priorities, develop customer relationships, and inspect energy efficient measures.
    • Participates in information sharing system maintenance, developing training sessions, and project teams.
    • Provides support to the activities of VEIC as necessary to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.

    Energy Consultant

    • Works with wide range of customers, including business owners, architects, engineers, vendors, trade allies and other relevant players to promote the installation of cost-effective efficiency improvements in customers’ future and existing buildings/facilities and to creatively overcome barriers to installation in accordance with divisional strategic plans.
    • Provides appropriate levels of support that encourage participation in energy efficiency services. Performs basic energy and financial analyses, analyzes fuel and utility bills, estimates savings and costs, screens measures and provides technical assistance and upgrade recommendations for customers. Educates and provides an analysis of energy use, reviews plans and specifications for energy efficiency measures.
    • Builds and maintains relationships with customer decision makers and implementation staff to develop project energy savings goals. Works with engineering staff and customers to determine and present estimated energy savings and appropriate incentives. Manages customer expectations and capably persuades customers to make investments in energy efficiency.
    • Supports and collaborates with other organizational staff to deliver market-based services. For example: supporting business developments efforts, industry conferences, assist with development of training for clients and internal staff, researching new products, technologies, and identifying and implementing improvements to our processes and approaches.
    • Maintains accurate and timely project records and documentation within VEIC’s database system and in hard copy files
    • Provides guidance to less experienced Engineering Staff.
    • Technical scope and responsibilities includes but is not limited to the following:
      • Provides consulting services pertaining to equipment and facility energy use for multifamily, commercial and industrial customers. Services include site inspections, building and systems diagnostics and oral and written feedback and recommendations;
      • Provides training, field mentoring, and guidance to customers and relevant market actors in accordance with energy efficiency service protocols and approaches;
      • Partners with general contractors, manufacturing representatives and design professionals to promote and implement energy efficiency measures;
      • Provides public presentations relating to multifamily, commercial and industrial building and facility energy efficiency to various audiences;
      • Assists customers to develop project specifications, solicit contractor submittals, evaluate proposals, and participate in pre-bid meetings for projects as appropriate;
      • Reviews other Energy Consultant savings calculations and authorizes incentives following established protocols;
      • Performs on-site inspections which may include measuring dimensions of building components, verification of installed heating, cooling, and/or ventilation systems, diagnostic testing and collecting and recording data;
      • Analyzes building energy efficiency levels using energy rating or other modeling software or through other accepted tools and provides reports and documents as well as oral and written recommendations to customers.
      • Authority to approve incentive payments up to $5,000.00 upon demonstrated experience.
    • Supports the coordination of activities with other staff, groups, and divisions within VEIC as is necessary to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.

    Qualifications

    Energy Associate

    • Strong personal commitment to the mission, vision, goals and values of VEIC.
    • Associates’ degree or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
    • At least 2 years’ experience with project assistance and conducting analysis.
    • Understanding of building systems, building energy use, building construction and energy analysis techniques preferred.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheets, and modeling software.
    • Experience building relationships with customers and bringing their perspective to proposed solutions.
    • Demonstrated ability to be organized, detail-oriented, accurate, and able to handle multiple tasks and competing priorities in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

    Energy Consultant

    • Strong personal commitment to the mission, vision, goals and values of VEIC.
    • Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical, electrical or related engineering field or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills were acquired.
    • A minimum of two years’ experience analyzing multifamily, commercial or industrial energy use, identifying opportunities for energy improvements, and assisting customers or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills were acquired.
    • Proficient understanding of buildings, facilities and/or manufacturing systems, building energy use, building construction, and energy analysis techniques.
    • Basic knowledge of negotiation skills, financial analysis and business strategies.
    • Demonstrated success in project management, construction management and building long-term customer relationships.
    • Proficiency with mobile PC applications and tablet computer use, building energy modeling tools, spreadsheet, word processing and database software.
    • Knowledge of relevant codes and standards.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and competent written and oral communications skills and ability to apply them within a team environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to be organized, detail-oriented, accurate, and able to track progress to ensure timely involvement in multiple projects and associated tasks and competing priorities in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
    • Capacity to learn and adapt to new situations, processes and innovation; ability to adapt style to meet the needs of individuals and/or the organization.
    • Must be able to work independently and use sound decision making practices while maintaining high level organizational goals.

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