VEIC

Energy Efficiency Metering Specialist

Job Locations US-VT-Winooski
# of Openings
1
Category
Technical
Deadline to Apply
5/29/2022

Overview

The Metering Specialist is an integral part of the Evaluation, Measurement, & Verification (EM&V), in which they provide the necessary risk mitigation and quality assurance protocols to achieve contractual energy efficiency goals and decarbonization projects at VEIC. The EM&V Department is within the Data and Technical Services/Information Technology (DATSIT) group and provides technical support to VEIC’s engineering and program implementation staff. This role proactively manages the obligations of VEIC Energy Efficiency Utilities (EEU) for the metering and verification of program energy savings, load shifting, and demand reduction of commercial and industrial customers. Support the Measurement & Verification (M&V) planning and review for VEIC Energy Efficiency Utilities. Manages VEIC-owned metering equipment, which includes tracking, procurement, deployment, inventory, and budget management. Trains Engineering staff on the use of meters and adhering to meter deployment protocols.

 

This position is a hybrid (remote/in-person) role and requires both travel within the State of Vermont and the ability to go into the Winooski, Vermont office.

 

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

  • Supports VEIC staff in the development of measurement and verification plans, accounting for intended project impacts, affected systems, and data availability.
  • Manages the implementation of M&V Plans for individual customers in collaboration with VEIC Engineers and Account Managers –support in meter selection and approach, management of equipment, and tracking of metering results in VEIC’s internal systems.
  • Maintains, supports, and optimizes VEIC metering equipment, reservation system, purchase of new equipment, metering plan development, metering deployments and metering data review.
  • Provides leadership and coordinates with other metering resources within Evaluation, Measurement, & Verification (EM&V) and Engineering as needed. Leads the sub-metering team, tracking and prioritizing active metering projects and related activities.
  • Consolidates, analyzes, and leverages existing metering and other verification data to inform future theoretical calculations and validations efforts.
  • Manages the equipment and installation labor budgets related to sub-metering for Forward Capacity Market (FCM) and VEIC Energy Efficiency Utilities to ensure the timely acquisition of needed supplies, fruitful relationships with key vendors, and accurate forecasting of equipment needs.
  • Executes FCM Commercial & Industrial (C&I) M&V coordination and completion. Represents EM&V in the Public Service Department (PSD), PSD subs, and EM&V conferences calls and other FCM interactions. Share FCM performance results, current verification status, and tactical needs with the EM&V, and Engineering team. 
  • Identifies opportunities to leverage metering results in support of future savings estimation and evaluation efforts.
  • Stays abreast of industry standards and best practices of metering and evaluation of energy efficient technologies.
  • Provides support to the activities of VEIC as necessary to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.

Additional project work may include:

  • Responsible for technical review of custom energy efficiency projects - determination of the proper analysis methodology, ensuring the proper use of technical tools, and ensuring that projects are properly documented.
  • Supports technical quality assurance activities including development and update of protocols included in EEU Quality Manual, monthly/annual program and project review, and communication of quality assurance results to relevant stakeholders.
  • Participates in the development and delivery of technical sessions and other opportunities for training and sharing of technical information, in cooperation with other VEIC departments.

Qualifications

  • Strong personal commitment to the mission, vision, goals and values of VEIC.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering field, or technical field where analytical and scientific knowledge was integrated.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience metering and analyzing multifamily, commercial or industrial energy use, identifying opportunities for energy improvements or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills were acquired.
  • Strong understanding of building systems, building energy use, building construction and energy analysis techniques preferred.
  • Proficient in M&V planning and supporting the evaluation of energy efficiency programs
  • Experience using Python or other coding languages to perform analysis on large datasets
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and effectively execute metering installations.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge about power and electric wiring as it relates to equipment and circuits both at the building level and the HVAC level to determine practical and relevant metering inputs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as ability to handle competing priorities
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to be organized, detail-oriented, accurate, and able to handle multiple tasks and competing priorities in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

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