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energy geeks wanted

join our team

We are a community of self-described “energy geeks”, finding personal satisfaction and professional growth applying our engineering skills to save energy and water in buildings.

If would like to share your expertise with a company run by engineers who like to work and play together, are enthusiastic about a career in sustainability, then we look forward to hearing from you.

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current openings

west coast

long beach

We're looking for these qualities in this position:

  • 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

 

oakland

We’re looking for someone to join our commissioning team. We see commissioning as an essential process in the design, construction, and operation of the built environment. Building owners and occupants rely on the quality-assurance commissioning process to ensure building systems operate at maximum performance.

We're looking for these qualities in this position:

  • Technical skills –solid understanding of engineering concepts and advanced problem-solving skills expected of a bachelor level engineering degree or above.
    • Ideally 4-6 years’ experience in design, construction, and/or commissioning.
    • Applicable certifications a plus – CCP, PE, LEED AP, and/or CLCATT.
    • Familiarity with use of portable monitoring/metering equipment.
  • Collaborative and client-focused – A clear communicator who can interact professionally with clients and on-site staff and enhance our reputation as an industry leader.
  • Detail oriented and organized – Able to follow the commissioning process and improve the quality of the project.

What you’ll do:

  • Save energy and operating costs at client facilities by applying your technical skills in commercial and industrial buildings.
  • Provide commissioning services for projects requiring LEED fundamental and enhanced certification.
  • Provide acceptance testing for Title 24 projects.
  • 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.
  • Conduct energy assessments, inspections, metering deployment, and measurement and verification of energy and demand savings.

 

We're looking for these qualities in this mid-level position:

  • Excellent technical skills – solid understanding of engineering concepts and advanced problem-solving skills expected of a bachelor level engineering degree or above.
  • Experience with building mechanical systems and controls:
    • At least 3-5 years’ experience in HVAC system operations, design, BAS controls, retro-commissioning, or commissioning of buildings.
  • Knowledge and experience working with building energy codes and standards.
  • Collaborative and client-focused – A clear communicator who can interact professionally with clients and on-site staff and enhance our reputation as an industry leader.
  • Detail oriented and organized, able to manage their own time toward a prescribed goal without micro-management.
  • Experience integrating and using SkySpark data analytics platform
    • Experience integrating SkySpark into Building Management Systems (BMS) with preference given to experience with Niagara or ALC systems.
    • Experience developing rules and sparks for energy management and analytics.
  • Understanding of typical decarbonization methods to reduce Scope 1 emissions from building HVAC systems.
  • Desired certifications – PE, BEMP

What you’ll do:

  • Save energy, emissions, and operating costs for our clients by applying your technical skills in commercial, retail, high tech, and industrial buildings.
  • Utilize SkySpark data analytics to support commissioning and ongoing commissioning at complex facilities.
  • Develop energy efficiency and de-carbonization projects. Conduct existing building assessments, identify and define capital and retro-commissioning measures, estimate measure savings, costs, and financial metrics.
  • Support implementation of energy projects, such as development of bid documents and specifications, design reviews, construction oversight and functional testing.
  • Work and learn with knowledgeable colleagues.

We're looking for these qualities in this mid-level to Senior position:

  • Excellent technical skills – solid understanding of engineering concepts and advanced problem-solving skills expected of a bachelor level engineering degree or above.
  • Experience with building energy modeling in EnergyPlus, including:
    • Familiarity with modeling using the OpenStudio application and SDK.
    • Strong preference given to those with experience in coding for OpenStudio/EnergyPlus using Ruby or Python
    • Knowledge of standard modeling approaches including ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G Performance Rating Method
  • Knowledge and experience working with building energy codes and standards.
  • Collaborative and client-focused – A clear communicator who can interact professionally with clients and on-site staff and enhance our reputation as an industry leader.
  • Detail oriented and organized, able to manage their own time toward a prescribed goal without micro-management.
  • Desired certifications – PE, BEMP

What you’ll do:

  • Save energy, emissions, and operating costs for our clients by applying your technical skills in commercial, retail, high tech, and industrial buildings.
  • Produce energy models to evaluate building energy use profiles and make informed recommendations.
  • Develop and modify scripts and other automation tooling and templates to increase the speed, versatility, and cost-effectiveness of energy modeling.
  • Work and learn with knowledgeable colleagues.
rocky mountains

salt lake city

We're looking for these qualities in this position:

  • 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

We’re looking for someone to join our commissioning team. We see commissioning as an essential process in the design, construction, and operation of the built environment. Building owners and occupants rely on the quality-assurance commissioning process to ensure building systems operate at maximum performance.

We're looking for these qualities in this position:

  • Technical skills –solid understanding of engineering concepts and advanced problem-solving skills expected of a bachelor level engineering degree or above.
    • Ideally 4-6 years’ experience in design, construction, and/or commissioning.
    • Applicable certifications a plus – CCP, PE, LEED AP, and/or CLCATT.
    • Familiarity with use of portable monitoring/metering equipment.
  • Collaborative and client-focused – A clear communicator who can interact professionally with clients and on-site staff and enhance our reputation as an industry leader.
  • Detail oriented and organized – Able to follow the commissioning process and improve the quality of the project.

What you’ll do:

  • Save energy and operating costs at client facilities by applying your technical skills in commercial and industrial buildings.
  • Provide commissioning services for projects requiring LEED fundamental and enhanced certification.
  • Provide acceptance testing for Title 24 projects.
  • 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.
  • Conduct energy assessments, inspections, metering deployment, and measurement and verification of energy and demand savings.

 

We're looking for these qualities in this mid-level position:

  • Excellent technical skills – solid understanding of engineering concepts and advanced problem-solving skills expected of a bachelor level engineering degree or above.
  • Experience with building mechanical systems and controls:
    • At least 3-5 years’ experience in HVAC system operations, design, BAS controls, retro-commissioning, or commissioning of buildings.
  • Knowledge and experience working with building energy codes and standards.
  • Collaborative and client-focused – A clear communicator who can interact professionally with clients and on-site staff and enhance our reputation as an industry leader.
  • Detail oriented and organized, able to manage their own time toward a prescribed goal without micro-management.
  • Experience integrating and using SkySpark data analytics platform
    • Experience integrating SkySpark into Building Management Systems (BMS) with preference given to experience with Niagara or ALC systems.
    • Experience developing rules and sparks for energy management and analytics.
  • Understanding of typical decarbonization methods to reduce Scope 1 emissions from building HVAC systems.
  • Desired certifications – PE, BEMP

What you’ll do:

  • Save energy, emissions, and operating costs for our clients by applying your technical skills in commercial, retail, high tech, and industrial buildings.
  • Utilize SkySpark data analytics to support commissioning and ongoing commissioning at complex facilities.
  • Develop energy efficiency and de-carbonization projects. Conduct existing building assessments, identify and define capital and retro-commissioning measures, estimate measure savings, costs, and financial metrics.
  • Support implementation of energy projects, such as development of bid documents and specifications, design reviews, construction oversight and functional testing.
  • Work and learn with knowledgeable colleagues.
east coast

new york

We are growing our business in New York and are looking for a key hire to help us grow our presence there. 

We are looking for a motivated candidate that can leverage industry contacts into strategic sales opportunities to help us grow our consulting engineering business in New York. Our ideal candidate will have these qualities:

    • Identify trends through industry and related events, publications, and announcements, tracking individual contributors and their accomplishments.
    • Locate or proposes potential opportunities by contacting potential partners, discovering, and exploring opportunities.
    • Screen potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities; recommending equity investments.
    • Develop relationships with utilities and agencies who contract for energy efficiency program services
    • Eight or more years professional experience in energy efficiency and/or the built environment
    • Engineering or technical degree
    • Proven business development success landing new clients and contracts, equating to workflow of small team (approximately five or six FTEs)
    • Close new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.
    • Protect organization's value by keeping appropriate information confidential.
    • Update industry knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
    • Enhance organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value
  • 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 customers will want back for more, additional work
  • Shares our core values: Integrity, Judgment, Community, Communication, Creativity, Impact, Curiosity, Passion
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We're looking for these qualities in this position:

  • 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. Familiarity with New York energy-efficient market dynamics and actors a plus.
  • Customer service - someone who customers will want back for more; additional work
  • Sales support - someone who can help follow up on new opportunities and develop new work, leverage existing networks, perform new-customer outreach. Business development would be fully supported by our corporate staff resources.
  • 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

interested in a green career?

Email your resume with cover letter to careers@kw-engineering.com and note the open position and location in your subject.

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

compensation

Our competitive benefits and compensation package includes:

  • Competitive salary + bonuses
  • Significant opportunity for growth/internal promotion
  • Group health insurance
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Flexible work hours
  • 401(k) matching
  • Educational assistance
  • Emphasis on work/life integration

internships

We occasionally 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.

fair chance

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.

 

still interested?

Email your resume with cover letter to careers@kw-engineering.com and note the open position and location in your subject.

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