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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.

energy efficiency engineer saving energy in building at kw engineering
sustainability career

current openings

west coast

oakland

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 energy engineering, HVAC design, BAS controls and/or retro-commissioning or commissioning of buildings.
    • Experience applying SkySpark data analytics a plus.
    • Experience with labs a plus.
    • Applicable certifications a plus – PE, CCP.
  • 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.

What you’ll do:

  • Save energy, emissions, and operating costs for our clients by applying your technical skills in commercial, lab and industrial buildings. Work and learn with knowledgeable colleagues.
  • Develop energy projects. Conduct energy assessments, identify and define capital and retro-commissioning measures, estimate measure savings and costs.
  • Support implementation of energy projects, such as development of bid documents and specifications, design reviews, construction oversight and functional testing.
  • Perform measurement and verification of energy savings. Provide technical assistance to customers and utilities to ensure that energy saving impacts are real, and that the savings are on solid technical grounds.
  • Utilize SkySpark data analytics to support commissioning and ongoing commissioning at complex facilities.

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 electrical engineering degree or above.
  • 3+ years of electrical engineering experience, preferably with LC Lighting certification.
  • Knowledge in electrical metering and submetering.
  • Familiarity with Title 24-Part 6 Lighting & Lighting Control Requirements.
  • A general understanding of NEC (NFPA-70).
  • Experience with AGI32, Visual 3d or Dialux, preferred.
  • Licensed P.E., preferred.
  • 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 supporting corporate, government, national lab campuses and portfolios.
  • Part of highly engaged engineering team identifying, analyzing, recommending, defining, providing technical installation oversight, and commissioning of projects. With a focus on electrical and lighting systems.
  • Provide support to our northern California and national customers, to include regular site visits.
  • Learn from our experienced team of over 40 engineers specializing in commercial and industrial energy efficiency.
rocky mountains
east coast

new york

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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