Careers

We’re on a mission to save the world one building at a time – are you in?

We are more than a company. We are a community of gifted engineers dedicated to making a real impact. As self-described “energy geeks”, we believe you can find personal satisfaction and professional growth by applying your engineering skills to save energy and water in buildings.

If would like to share your expertise with a company run by and for engineers who like to work and play together, we look forward to hearing from you.

working and playing at kW Engineering

What to Expect

Joining Our Team

At kW we expect new team members to be the best and complement our talented crew. We hire staff who can help us learn, grow, and accomplish our important mission and vision.

We view hiring as a dual-sided opportunity where you get to know us and we get to know you. This allows us both to determine if we are the best fit for your career and our team.

Getting Started

Continue checking this page regularly for new openings. After finding an opportunity that matches your interests and skills, click the “Apply Now” button and submit your cover letter and resume. Depending on the job, the average time for our hiring process can take 2 to 6 weeks.

After You Apply

You’ll receive an email confirmation. Our human resources team will review your application. If your background matches our current hiring needs, we will contact you for an interview.

Interviewing

Our interviewing process varies among offices, and often from position to position. We will contact you to schedule an interview and guide you through the process. We may schedule a follow-up interview with additional team members as needed. Interviews may be: 

  • By telephone, Skype or FaceTime
  • In a group setting
  • One-on-one with the recruiter or hiring manager

Job Offer

When we find a candidate that’s the best-fit, we will make a job offer. When considering a position with us, join our team for lunch – on us! Sharing a meal is a great way to meet potential co-workers and solicit their frank and open feedback on what it’s like to work here.

Welcome to the Team!

If you accept your job offer, our human resources team will begin the on-boarding process and prepare you for your first day. To comply with government regulations, we use E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for newly hired employees.

Current Openings

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER and CONTROLS EXPERT (OAKLAND)

Our firm is built upon a foundation of integrity – the reason behind our industry-leading reputation among clients and peers and our continued. We have always believed that as long as you do solid, valuable work for your clients, you’ll always have those relationships to depend on.

 

We’re looking for these qualities in this position:

  • An individual capable of managing, motivating, and leading a team of engineers. Responsible for managing work, providing quality control, training/mentoring engineers, maintaining our high standard of deliverables by setting budgets and scopes to meet project delivery and budget goals, and leading the team’s high performance buildings for retrofit and new building commissioning projects.
  • A technical leader with strong analytical skills and experience in energy efficiency, who can deliver superior performance of HVAC systems to meet energy savings and health and comfort objectives. Someone who can assess and optimize performance of leading HVAC controls platforms, manage commissioning controls in new and existing buildings, specify controls integration within disparate system and control platforms, analyze the energy and cost impacts, and write controls specifications for commercial, higher education, laboratory settings.
  • Solid communication and customer service skills with the ability to develop/maintain client relationships and effectively manage programs. The ability to communicate clearly with the project team and clients (verbal, written, proposals, reporting) and communicating success through project case studies, technical papers.
  • Interest in business development and able to support our marketing team in pursuing additional work with existing and new clients by writing successful proposals – emphasis on approach, qualifications, budget, meeting client priorities.
  • Curiosity to learn, develop and adapt to new services and business models.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) with industry experience who shares our core values: Integrity, Judgment, Community, Communication, Creativity, Impact, Curiosity, and Passion.

 

If these qualities apply to you and you’re looking for a new opportunity to work with others that share your passion, then don’t hesitate, and get in touch with us.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

SENIOR ENGINEER (LONG BEACH)

We are looking for these qualities:

  • A Technical leader – someone who can set the tone for our high standards of deliverables, who has a background in building systems, and cutting edge analytical approaches including hourly simulation tools, bin simulations, data visualization, monitoring equipment and methods
  • Customer service – someone who can interact professionally with clients and on-site staff and enhance our reputation as an industry leader.
  • Self-Direction – someone who can manage his/her own time and aid others to ensure timeliness and time allocation budgets are met. Someone who can perform QC on standardized analysis.
  • Shares our core values: Integrity, Judgment, Community, Communication, Creativity, Impact, Curiosity, Passion

 

If these qualities apply to you, and you’re looking for a new opportunity to work with others that share your passion, then don’t hesitate – get in touch with us, we’d love to get to know you.

ENGINEER (NEW YORK)

Are you passionate about saving energy in high performance buildings? Are you driven by the potential to lower energy use through smart application of technology and controls? Are you the type of engineer who gets satisfaction from finding the best retrofit solution – the one that gets substantial savings from the building, yet simple enough that others can understand, install, and maintain? Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your curiosity and creativity in an environment that values those qualities? Do you seek a community of like-minded engineers, who believe that you can make a meaningful impact on the world? Then we should talk.

 

 

kW Engineering is more than a company, we’re a community of gifted engineers who are dedicated to having a real impact. We believe that you can find personal satisfaction and professional growth by applying your engineering skills to saving energy and water in buildings. Our firm is built upon a foundation of integrity – the reason behind our industry-leading reputation among clients and peers and our continued. We have always believed that as long as you do solid, valuable work for your clients, you’ll always have those relationships to depend on.

We’re looking for a talented individual to join our team in New York who will have these qualities:

  • Technical Skills – someone with solid understanding of engineering principles and advanced analytical skills expected of bachelor-level engineering degree or above.  Familiarity with major building HVAC equipment/lighting/controls technologies.
  • Customer service – someone who can interact professionally with clients and on-site staff.
  • Self-Direction – someone who can manage his/her own time.
  • Shares our core values: Integrity, Judgment, Community, Communication, Creativity, Impact, Curiosity, Passion

What you’ll do:

  • Save energy and operating costs at client facilities by applying your technical skills in commercial and industrial buildings.
  • Provide technical assistance to utilities and their customers to ensure that energy saving impacts are real, and that the savings are on solid technical grounds.
  • Work at our customer sites conducting energy assessments, inspections, measurement and verification of energy and demand savings.
  • Learn from our experienced team of over 40 engineers specializing in commercial and industrial energy efficiency.

If these qualities apply to you, and you’re looking for a new opportunity to work with others that share your passion, then don’t hesitate – please get in touch with us, we’d love to get to know you.

PROJECT ENGINEER (CHICAGO)

Are you passionate about saving energy in high performance buildings? Are you the type of engineer who gets satisfaction from finding the best retrofit solution – the one that gets substantial savings from the building, yet simple enough that others can understand, install, and maintain? Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your curiosity and creativity in an environment that values those qualities? Do you seek a community of like-minded engineers, who believe that you can make a meaningful impact on the world? Then we should talk. Our Chicago team has an opening for someone who likes to learn and is comfortable with a wide range of projects, from retro-commissioning to specifying equipment and controls.

 

 

kW Engineering is more than a company, we’re a community of gifted engineers who are dedicated to having a real impact. We are self-described “energy geeks” who believe that you can find personal satisfaction and professional growth by applying your engineering skills to saving energy and water in buildings. Our firm is built upon a foundation of integrity – the reason behind our industry-leading reputation among clients and peers and our continued success. We have always believed that as long as you do solid, valuable work for your clients, you’ll always have those relationships to depend on.

We’re looking for these qualities in this position:

 

  • Technical skills – We’re looking for a candidate with 3-5 years of experience in mechanical design or energy efficiency. If you have competence in identifying and specifying upgrades to major building energy systems HVAC/lighting /controls, let’s talk. Experience with refrigeration systems or solar PV and/or active Illinois P.E. a plus.
  • Field Skills – We are looking for someone with previous experience supervising contractors and ensuring quality control of lighting, HVAC or controls upgrades in commercial buildings.
  • Customer service – A clear communicator who can interact professionally with clients and on-site staff and enhance our reputation as an industry leader. We rely on great client relationships for repeat business so you’ll need to be able to present yourself professionally, have fun working with customers, clients, and colleagues as well as maintain focus on multiple projects.
  • Self-direction – An independent thinker who can manage his/her own time and aid others to ensure timeliness and time allocation budgets are met. A technically proficient self-starter who can perform QC on standardized analysis. Shares our core values – Integrity, Judgment, Community, Communication, Creativity, Impact, Curiosity, and Passion.

What you’ll do:

 

You’ll support and perform energy audits, retro-commissioning and implementation assistance in commercial buildings throughout the greater Chicago area. You will rely on your engineering judgement to make decisions in the field and oversee contractors through the implementation of energy conservation measures. You will be supported by our network of engineers in Chicago and around the country for areas that are new to you. We conduct a lot of field work at project sites, derive energy savings and financial analysis, report our findings to customers and utilities, and develop design build guidelines. It’s a challenging list but it’s what we call ‘the fun work.’ Are you up to the challenge?

 

How you’ll grow:

 

Joining our Chicago team will give you the opportunity to expand your technical and business abilities while performing a diverse set of tasks. Our small team handles business development, customer and project management, and technical services for the Chicagoland area, all of which you will have the opportunity to learn and grow into.

If these qualities apply to you, and you’re looking for a new opportunity to work with others that share your passion, then don’t hesitate – please get in touch with us, we’d love to get to know you.

Internships

We occasionally hire make internships available at our offices across the country. If you’re interested in learning about energy efficiency and our unique company culture, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter stating your availability, educational status and location to our hiring department. If an opportunity arises and it seems like a good fit, we’ll be in touch.

Equal Opportunity Employer

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals at all our locations, employment decisions at kW Engineering will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. kW Engineering does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military service membership, Acquired-Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), AIDS-Related Complex (ARC), or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Our equal employment opportunity policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.