operateinthegreen

Associate

This is an entry-level position suited to a person with 0-2 years of relevant experience looking to gain access to the exciting energy efficiency/green industry. The Associate position is an integral role in our pre-assessment, solutions design, solutions implementation, and measurement and verification process. Training and support will be provided to build skills quickly in this exciting, growing, global industry; however, it is expected that the right person will take initiative to go above and beyond to learn the business.

Specific attention to detail is a vital characteristic of the position as Associates are held accountable for providing reports and documentation at the various stages of the project from design through solution implementation and measurement and verification, tracking utility rebate applications, and for communication within the team and to clients when necessary. As an Associate, you will be responsible for:

  • collection and analysis of utility bills and consumption data
  • responding to the team project managers and energy engineers’ requests for research and reporting
  • supporting the project and client needs

Tasks will include utility bill analysis, energy simulation modeling, utility rebate program analysis, ASHRAE Level I and II energy auditing, technology feasibility studies, cost-benefit analysis, building commissioning participation, report generation, energy efficiency research, and project development.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, sciences, or other relevant disciplines

Mandatory Skills:

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel including the use of pivot charts, mathematical functions, statistical functions, and regression analysis
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of major building components including HVAC, lighting, and building control systems
  • Basic understanding of building construction and structural design
  • Ability to identify and analyze energy savings opportunities and use Excel-based tools for generating cost and savings estimates for solutions in HVAC, lighting, building controls, and building envelope
  • Ability to read and analyze utility bills including an understanding of common rate structures, tariffs rates, and the ability to differentiate between ‘demand’ and ‘energy’ charges
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in team environment with minimal supervision

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with building energy modeling software (eQUEST, Trane TRACE 700, or other relevant modeling software)
  • Understanding of commercial-scale renewable energy and CHP systems, supply-side energy procurement strategies, and demand response
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of commercial energy efficiency rebate programs and rebate application processes

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare assessment reports for commercial and light industrial facilities that outline key building operating metrics and operating procedures
  • Analyze utility bills and organize energy information into usable charts and graphs in Excel
  • Prepare presentations and marketing materials that show analysis, solution recommendations, and cost and savings estimates in a compelling and concise manner
  • Research new energy efficiency technologies, companies, and products
  • Conduct payback analysis on energy savings measures
  • Present analysis and solutions to multiple levels within client organizations
  • Manage custom and prescriptive rebate application process
  • Perform measurement and verification on solution performance including regression analysis
  • Management of large data sets
  • Travel approximately 5-10% of the time
  • Modifications to our existing Excel-based tools to suit new energy savings analysis needs
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Location: Position is based in Washington, DC metropolitan area

Travel: Travel to client locations within the US, and possibly South America, Caribbean, and UK will be required for this role up to 15% - 20% of the time

Benefits:

  • 25 days off per year to start (includes holiday, vacation, and sick leave)
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance Coverage
  • Mobile phone stipend
  • Parking/metro subsidy
  • More to come

Security Clearance: Applicants should have no background issues that may preclude eligibility for security clearance; preference given to applicants with current security clearance (not required)

Work Authorization: Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US without requiring visa sponsorship for employment

Qualified candidates should send a resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject: ASSOCIATE

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Bethesda, Maryland 20814

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