Energy Engineer (Retrocommissioning Experience) (BVTA)

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Date: Mar 9, 2023

Location: Remote, Remote, US

Company: Bureau Veritas


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City: Remote 

State: Remote

Job Title:                        Energy Engineer  (Project Manager – Energy & Retrocommissioning)

Department:                  Asset Management (540)



SUMMARYDescribes the job's primary purpose or contribution to the department/organization.


The Energy Engineer position will reside in our Asset Management Division, which focuses on capital energy consulting for multifamily, institutional, government, and commercial clients.  

This Energy Engineer will primarily be responsible for supporting our energy, commissioning, and retro-commissioning services business.


Energy and Retro-Commissioning Services responsibilities include performing ASHRAE Level I, II and III Energy Audits, performing diagnostic on Building Energy Management Systems, energy benchmarking, carbon benchmarking, developing strategies for helping clients go Net-zero as well providing sustainability consulting under the realm of ESG reporting for non-government clients. The ideal candidate would not only be able to diagnose the opportunities for energy and water savings in the buildings but also be able to develop calculators to quantify the savings from addressing these opportunities.


Commissioning Services responsibilities include performing commissioning activities for multiple commissioning projects such as preparing a commissioning plan, specifications, test procedures, final reports, and system manuals. The commissioning services also include performing site visits and equipment testing, managing deficiency logs, and reviewing design documents and construction submittals. 


The Energy Engineer shall also be responsible for projects by hosting kickoff and coordination meetings with clients, attending O/A/C meetings, and leading field teams.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include the following. Other job-related duties may be assigned in conformance with state and federal regulations.


Core functions:


  • Possesses and maintains a strong understanding of:
    • Commercial mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment including building control and automation systems.
    • Building pneumatic systems and ability to identify and quantify the losses with backup calculations.
    • Steam distribution systems and ability to identify and quantify the losses with backup calculations.
  • Utilizes a strong understanding of building automation systems and sequences of operation for standard building systems including scheduling, setback, setpoints, alarms and other energy saving measures.
  • Conducts energy audits (ASHRAE level I, II, III).
  • Performs utility allowance studies, Statement of Energy Performance, and other benchmarking calculations for a mix of multifamily and commercial properties.
  • Prepares written reports that accurately describe findings (ASTM standards).
  • Creates and performs commissioning plans, functional performance tests, pre-functional checklist for new and existing construction.
  • Completes energy models using industry accepted modeling tools.
  • Reviews basis of design and sequences of operation for commissioned systems.
  • Hosts commissioning meetings for the stakeholders (building owner, design team, construction team).
  • Interacts with, directs, and manages contractors.
  • Reviews shop drawings and submittals.
  • Attends progress meetings throughout construction period.
  • Develops and executes pre-functional and functional test procedures.
  • Correctly uses measurement and test equipment.
  • Prepares and manages the deficiency/opportunity log outlining issues observed during testing with corrective measure or proposed Energy Conservation Measures.
  • Performs warranty period surveys and interview building operation staff.
  • Leads and/or trains less experienced energy/commissioning engineers on large projects and new portfolios.
  • Ability to lead and independently solve problems.  Collaborate with peers to improve the execution or our services.


In addition, you will:


  • Utilize excellent verbal and written communication skills for a variety of audience including both technical and non-technical.
  • Collaborate with peers to improve the execution of our services.
  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying new and existing legislation, anticipating future legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on necessary action.
  • Protect operations by keeping company information confidential.
  • Deliver outstanding customer service through timely response and proactive solutions to client’s needs.
  • Demonstrate BV’s guiding principles in support of the company's strategic goals.
  • Follow all documented policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and Work Instructions applicable to the position and support of BV's quality standards and strategic initiatives.
  • Maintain safe and clean work area by complying with all procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Possess the ability to use and skillfully operate a computer is essential to this position.
  • Possess the ability to use and skillfully operate an electronic tablet efficiently in the field for live data collection is essential to this position.
  • Successfully work from remote location.
  • Climb ladders (including vertical ladders up multiple stories) and/or steep attached stairs to a roof (for each building assessed, at least once per on-site assessment)
  • Have the ability to travel, on average, approximately 50% - 75% of the time to client sites across the U.S. via plane and driving as determined based on the project location.  Common patterns of travel include one day on-site followed by one day at home.  The time at home is spent writing reports that communicate the field findings. Overnight stays away from home may be required.





There are no supervisory responsibilities within this role.


QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering field is preferred.
  • Commensurate levels of experience and certifications in lieu of degree will be given consideration. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the energy/commissioning consulting field.
  • Proficient technical writing skills required.
  • Plus- not required: familiarity or experience with; Green Physical Needs Assessments (GPNA), and HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) projects is a plus.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


  • Required: Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
  • Preferred: (One or more of the following):
    • Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA)
    • AEE – Certified Building Commissioning Professional
    • NEBB - Commissioning Process Professional (CxPP)
    • Multifamily Building Analyst, Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP)
  • Required: Valid Driver’s License with no significant MVA points/violations (clean driving record).


Other Qualifications:


  • Personal credit sufficient to charge business travel expenses of up to $3,000 required.
  • Must have a cell phone and supply your own internet service.
  • Must be able to work from a remote location.
  • Willing to fly and live near (or be willing to relocate to) a major metropolitan area with reasonable access to a major airport. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for a variety of audience including both technical and non-technical.
  • Possess the ability to lead and independently solve problems.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications with a strong emphasis in MS Excel.
  • Excellent time management skills including ability to perform multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and ability to work independently.
  • You can traverse, observe equipment, and record data and photos on safely accessible roofs and other high or open areas, which may require ladder and/or hatch access.
  • You are comfortable and willing to work in densely equipped mechanical and electrical spaces requiring dedicated focus on safety protocol.
  • Ability to travel, on average, approximately 50% - 75% of the time to client sites across the U.S. via plane and driving as determined based on the project location. 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Walk (material part of an 8-hour workday, up to 3 to 4 continuous hours at one time).
  • Stand (material part of an 8-hour workday, up to 3 to 4 continuous hours at one time).
  • Sit                              
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl to observe basement and grade-level crawl spaces, and/or to read equipment data plates when necessary (at least once for each building assessed)
  • Climb Stairs  (at least once for each building assessed)
  • Climb various types of ladders to access flat roofs/hatch access (at least once for each building assessed)
  • Balance                  
  • Repetitive use of hands/fingers for keyboard interaction (frequently)
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Talking & Hearing
  • Vision (close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus)
  • Lift and or move (occasionally up to 40 pounds)
  • Operate an electronic tablet in the field for live data collection (50 - 75% of workweek)
  • Operate a computer (up to 100% of workweek)
  • Operating a motor vehicle (50% of workweek)
  • Travel by Plane, Motor Vehicle, Train (50% of workweek)
  • On-Site visits can occur up to one continuous week at a time, or typically at least one or two days per week.  As a general expectation, for approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the PM’s time, travel and on-site work is anticipated and expected.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  EEO/AAE: Bureau Veritas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. M/F/V/D are encouraged to apply. Questions:, 800-733-0660.  Our Bureau Veritas culture includes a robust mix of sound business practices and employee initiatives that promote personal and professional development, work/life balance, health and wellness and community involvement. We believe every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, gender, marital status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. We are committed to strengthening our diversity through recruiting and retaining minority and women professionals from all backgrounds. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities, “disabled Veterans,” or Veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply. We value the service Veterans have given to our country and we strongly support the hiring of returning Service Members

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