Energy and Retro-Commissioning Project Engineer

Evanston, IL

Minimum Responsibilities

You will serve as an integral member of the GBA team for energy analysis and retro-commissioning projects. In this role, you will initially work with and be mentored by experienced engineers. Your initial assignments will include:

  • Condition assessments, energy audits, and retro-commissioning for existing facilities
  • Supporting the development of innovative energy concepts for new and existing buildings
  • Completing field surveys; reviewing equipment shop drawings and other information related to studies
  • Calculating energy savings associated with measures identified in energy audits or retro-commissioning utilizing Excel or building simulation tools/software
  • Providing project management and coordination on small- and medium-sized projects to meet client expectations for technical excellence, budget, and schedule
  • Maintaining effective communication with clients, contractors, and other project team members
  • Preparing summary reports and presentations and delivering them to clients, multidisciplinary project teams, and other relevant parties
  • Supporting business development activities, including networking at industry events, developing and maintaining client relationships, and preparation of proposals.
  • There may also be some work related to ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Green Globes assessments and certifications. As you gain project experience, you will take on a greater role in leading assignments.


What You Will Need to Succeed

  • BS in Mechanical or Architectural Engineering from ABET accredited school.
  • FE/EIT certification (passed the FE exam) a plus.
  • Internship experience in the MEP consulting engineering field preferred.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with MS Excel software.
  • Solid knowledge of building MEP systems, including temperature controls systems and BAS.
  • 5 to 15 years of experience in analyzing/simulating building energy using systems, especially HVAC systems, in technically sophisticated buildings and performing energy audits and/or retro-commissioning assignments.
  • Applicant must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

What Will Set You Apart

  • Strong spoken and written communications skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Able to effectively prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Quick technical comprehension and motivation focused on client solutions.
  • Effective working individually and within team environments.
  • Leadership involvement in extracurricular activities/professional organizations, e.g.: ASHE, ASHRAE, I2SL, USGBC, AEE, IBPSA.
  • Healthcare or laboratory facility design experience.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE).
  • One or more of these professional certifications: CEM, CCP, CPMP, BEAP.

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