Electrical Engineering Consultant

Job Locations US-VT
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VEIC is a sustainable energy company on a mission to generate the energy solutions the world needs. For over 30 years VEIC has been working with governments, utilities, foundations, and businesses across North America to develop and deploy clean energy services that provide immediate and lasting change. With expertise in energy efficiency, building decarbonization, transportation electrification, and new approaches for a clean and flexible grid, VEIC brings innovative solutions to the market. VEIC is nationally recognized for developing pilots and programs that optimize energy use, reduce energy burdens for low-income customers, and advance new technologies. In addition to our full-service consulting business (Energy Services), VEIC administers three large-scale sustainable energy programs: Efficiency Vermont, Efficiency Smart, and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU). 


With a focus on mechanical and electrical best pracitces, this role will identify, advocate for, and advise on energy efficiency improvements in industrial, commercial, and agricultural buildings and facilities. This role will also quantify greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts and savings potential, as well as developing innovative approaches for measuring and reducing GHG impacts.  This person will participate in the delivery of cost-effective market-based services across multiple sectors while contributing to a mission-driven, creative, enjoyable, and stimulating work environment. 


We are committed to building an inclusive work community that 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.


Qualified candidates who are residing in Vermont, within a commutable distance to Vermont clients (throughout the state), or interested in relocation to Vermont be considered. Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, communication style, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply.




This role does not provide professional engineering services. Experience in the field/working knowledge helps provide clients with the best consultative experience.

  • Experience in or possess the ability to consult on: 
    • Survey existing loads on a building’s electrical power distribution system and identify limits to capacity for conduits, conductors, overload protection, panel breaker slots, panels, and utility service connections; 
    • Size building electrical power distribution systems and components for higher electrical load; 
    • Diagnose power quality issues and work with customers to seek effective solutions; 
    • Understand various forms of electrical services, such as delta and wye service feeds at low to medium voltages, and how equipment loads behave electrically in real-world settings; 
    • Review, interpret, and communicate electrical engineering drawings and one-line drawings to inform project planning recommendations and impact evaluation of proposed energy efficiency measures; 
    • Work with electrical equipment manufacturer representatives and vendors for the recommendation of application-specific and load-appropriate electrical power distribution, control, and motor equipment; 
    • Explain operating characteristics and motor controller requirements for a range of electric motors, including induction motors, permanent magnet motors, switched and synchronous reluctance motors, and brushless DC motors; 
    • Specify or recommend motor controllers, especially variable speed drives (VSD), for HVAC and industrial process applications; 
    • Assess existing electrical power distribution systems for the installation of new electric vehicle charging stations; 
    • Interpret and consult on the requirements of the NEC; 
    • PID controllers and communication protocols, as it relates to the integration and optimization of energy-saving equipment; 
    • and in-field electric energy measurement and monitoring techniques and equipment.
  • Proficiency with mobile PC applications and tablet computers, building energy modeling tools, spreadsheets, word processing, and database software. 
  • Knowledge of relevant codes and standards. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and competent written and oral communications skills and the 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. 


  • 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, transportation 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. 


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