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Careers

At kW Engineering, where not just a leading energy consulting firm; we are a community of passionate professionals dedicated to making a difference.

Recipe For Success

We believe that the most successful and fulfilling careers are built at the intersection of three key elements: passion, expertise, and customer need. By nurturing our team’s individual passions, leveraging their unique skills, and aligning with the needs of our customers, we create an environment where innovation thrives, and impactful solutions emerge.

Thriving Talent, Inclusive Culture

Our culture is one of collaboration and camaraderie, where engineers and industry professionals come together to tackle challenges and celebrate successes. We’re united by a shared enthusiasm for sustainability, finding personal satisfaction and professional growth in applying our skills to save energy and water in buildings. Whether it’s implementing electrification strategies or championing smart building solutions, we are driven by a common mission: to engineer sustainable energy solutions for a decarbonized world.

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.

Current Openings

With a team of over 70, we continue to grow with individuals who not only meet our high standards but also share our passion and dedication to a sustainable energy future. 

Location: Salt Lake City

As a Demand Side Management (DSM) Project Manager you will provide administrative, managerial and technical support for energy efficiency programs that kW Engineering administers and implements on behalf of Rocky Mountain Power in Utah, southeast Idaho and western Wyoming. Our approach is best defined as “boardroom to boiler room”.

In this role you will be responsible for a pay-for-performance multi-million-dollar contract and must ensure that we meet our contractual energy savings targets while focusing on ensuring that participants in the program receive exceptional customer service. You will manage, coordinate, provide technical assistance and review the work performed by a team of engineers who will be responsible for energy analysis and technical deliverables.  

The successful candidate will be responsive to time-sensitive and deadline-driven efforts, flexible in meeting multiple priorities, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. This position demands a willingness to quickly learn the energy engineering industry, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and creativity.

Key Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Serve as a Project Manager to deliver DSM programs focused on the commercial sector responsible for the overall program performance including engineering deliverables and quality assurances.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for delivery of DSM program to utility customer base. Ensure that customer service KPIs (JD Power, MASTIO) are met.
  • Leverage your experience with mechanical systems and maintaining customer relationships to support their participation in the program. Have the ability to effectively communicate with C-suite decision makers as well as facility operators and technicians.
  • Prepare and present targeted presentations promoting program awareness.
  • Present at local industry association chapters to promote participation in DSM programs.
  • Manage workload of project engineering teams to conduct site visits, engineering analysis and reports.
  • Lead, manager, inspire and mentor staff.
  • Identify and develop new opportunities, collaborate on proposals and develop new business with new and existing clients.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle for local travel. 20-30% travel is anticipated (mileage reimbursement provided) with occasional overnight travel.

Perform other duties as needed.

 

What you Need:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is desired by not required.
  • 5 years’ experience in HVAC sales, HVAC estimating, HVAC install/maintenance, or HVAC design experience is required.
  • Past experience with utility DSM Program a plus.
  • Customer facing experience required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of creating and managing styles in Word preferred.
  • Skilled in persistent follow-up to ensure tasks are completed on time.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Open to learning and embracing new challenges.
  • Knowledge of energy engineering, sustainable practices, A&E, construction industry terminology is a plus.
  • CRM experience a plus.

Location: Oakland

As part of our growing decarbonization services your expertise will engage with design teams and facility operations teams to inform decision making that aligns with clients’ energy efficiency and carbon reduction goals. You will provide consulting on whole building performance from early conceptual design through construction and beyond. You will work collaboratively with the design team and a team of engineers to develop physics-based energy models for large commercial buildings, hospitals, higher-education, k-12 and other non-industrial facilities with the intent to understand their existing energy use and identify ways to help them reduce their energy use and associated carbon footprint. The successful candidate will be responsive to time-sensitive and deadline-driven efforts, flexible in meeting multiple priorities, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. This position demands excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and creativity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Learn and implement our OpenStudio/EnergyPlus energy modeling workflow to produce energy models efficiently and make informed recommendations.
  • Develop and modify scripts and other automation tooling and templates to increase the speed, versatility, and cost-effectiveness of our workflow.
  • Consult with clients and design teams on strategies to decarbonize and optimize their projects.
  • Make major design recommendations with little input from senior staff.
  • Develop technical analysis report and presentation deliverables and present to internal and external audiences.
  • Train junior staff to produce energy models. 
  • Manage budgets and timelines for yourself and junior staff conducting energy models.
  • Identify and develop new opportunities, collaborate on proposals and develop new business with new and existing clients.
  • Work and learn with our experienced team of over 50 engineers specializing in commercial and industrial energy efficiency.
  • The position is based out of our Salt Lake City, Utah or Oakland, CA office.
  • This is a hybrid position with the expectation of being in the office a minimum two days/week, ideally every day.

Perform other duties as needed.

What you Need:

  • Energy Engineering – A solid understanding of engineering principles and advanced analytical skills expected of bachelor-level engineering degree or above.  Understanding of major building HVAC equipment/lighting/controls technologies with a specialty in at least one area. Ideally 3-5 years of experience.
  • Energy Modeling – 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 implementation experience of national, local energy conservation codes & local laws, and LEED.
  • Experience with custom programming/tool generation.
  • Working knowledge of other BIM programs.
  • Skilled in persistent follow-up to ensure tasks are completed on time and on budget. 
  • Open to learning and embracing new challenges.
  • 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.
  • Shares our core values: Integrity, Judgment, Community, Communication, Creativity, Impact, Curiosity, Passion.
  • Desired certifications – PE, BEMP.

Salary range is $100- $150k.

Final salary offered is based on location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. (Salary may be adjusted based on geographic location)

Location: New York City

As the Engineering Manager for kW Engineering’s New York office, you’ll provide full managerial support of our staff. Your core duties involve overseeing project deliverables, ensuring the fulfillment of contract targets, and placing a strong emphasis on delivering outstanding customer service. You’ll also be responsible for managing and coordinating a team of engineers tasked with energy analysis and technical deliverables.

Our ideal candidate will be responsive to time-sensitive and deadline-driven efforts, flexible in meeting multiple priorities, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. This position demands a willingness to quickly learn the energy engineering industry, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and creativity.

Key Responsibilities:

 

Project Management

  • Serve as a Manager to deliver work focused on the commercial and multifamily sectors. Responsible for overseeing all aspects of performance, which includes financial management, contract deliverables, strategic planning, quality assurance, and operational effectiveness.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact to our clients.
  • Interface directly with clients and help build and maintain relationships.
  • Identify and develop new opportunities, collaborate on proposals and develop new business with new and existing clients.
  • Manage workload of project engineering teams to conduct site visits, engineering analysis and reports.
  • Maintain client project database.
  • Lead, manager, inspire and mentor staff.

Perform other duties as needed.

 

What you Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or related field preferred or equivalent education/work experience.
  • 5+ years of experience with utility project management or working in the industry.
  • Firm understanding of procurement best practices and contract administration.
  • Proficient in developing/or implementing data collection, tracking, and reporting processes (i.e. Customer relationship management (CRM) efforts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of creating and managing styles in Word preferred.
  • Skilled in persistent follow-up to ensure tasks are completed on time.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Open to learning and embracing new challenges.
  • Knowledge of energy engineering, M&V, sustainable practices, A&E, construction industry terminology is a plus.

 

Salary range is $115- $150k.

Final salary offered is based on location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. 

Discover the Benefits of Working at kW Engineering

At kW Engineering, we prioritize the well-being and professional growth of our employees. Our comprehensive benefits package is designed to support you in every aspect of your life. Here’s a glimpse of what we offer:

Health and Wellness:

Group health insurance, along with a company-funded Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) to cover out-of-pocket expenses, including dental and vision.

Compensation:

Competitive salaries, a 401(k) plan with company match, and extensive insurance coverage including life, accidental death, and disability insurance.

Work-Life Balance

We value a healthy work-life balance, with a standard 40-hour work week. Additionally, we offer generous paid time off and paid holidays, including a community service day.

Career Growth

Ongoing training and professional development opportunities, tuition reimbursement, and well-defined opportunities for career advancement.

Join us at kW Engineering to be a part of a team that values your well-being and growth! 

Are you ready to make a meaningful impact with a career in sustainability?

Whether you’re passionate about creating innovative solutions or skilled in energy efficiency, kW Engineering is the place to be. Apply today by emailing your resume with a cover letter to careers@kw-engineering.com. Be sure to mention the open position and location in your subject line.  

Can’t find an available position that matches your expertise? Not to worry! We’re always on the lookout for talented passionate individuals. Email your resume and if your background aligns with our needs, we’ll be sure to reach out when something opens up