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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

At kW we’re proud of our passionate, creative, fun, and diverse team, and it is important to us that we continue to find new team members that share the values that make our company an awesome place to work. As a private, independent firm, we treat every project as an opportunity to be trusted partners with our clients – showcasing our expertise, further refining our craft, and strengthening our reputation by delivering results. We aim to enjoy ourselves while making a difference for our people and our planet.

This is an opportunity to join and contribute to a highly advanced technical team serving demanding and motivated clients. We’re looking for the following qualities in this mid-level position.

Experience & Qualifications

  • 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 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.
  • Shares our core values: Integrity, Judgment, Community, Communication, Creativity, Impact, Curiosity, Passion.
  • 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.
  • Work at our customer sites and/or remotely via their building management system to conduct energy audits, retro-commissioning, and measurement and verification of energy and demand savings.
  • 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 our experienced team of over 50 engineers specializing in commercial and industrial energy efficiency.

 

Expected salary range is from $80- $95k

Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors (salary may be adjusted based on geographic location)

oakland

no openings

rocky mountains

salt lake city

At kW we’re proud of our passionate, creative, fun, and diverse team, and it is important to us that we continue to find new team members that share the values that make our company an awesome place to work. As a private, independent firm, we treat every project as an opportunity to be trusted partners with our clients – showcasing our expertise, further refining our craft, and strengthening our reputation by delivering results. We aim to enjoy ourselves while making a difference for our people and our planet.

As a Demand Side Management (DSM) Program Manager you will provide administrative and managerial support for energy efficiency programs that kW Engineering administers and implements on behalf of Rocky Mountain Power in Utah, Southeast Idaho and Western Wyoming. 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 and coordinate the work of a team of engineers who will be responsible for energy analysis and technical deliverables. As a Program Manager your input and collaboration will be critical as we develop responses to RFPs, RFQs and RFIs in support of our expanding business.

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

Program Management

  • Serve as a Program Manager to deliver DSM programs focused on the commercial sector. Responsible for overseeing all aspects of DSM program performance, which includes financial management, contract deliverables, strategic planning, quality assurance, and operational effectiveness.
  • Oversee facilitation of rebate/incentive project approval. Identify and implement process improvement opportunities. Ensure all applications meet program and quality standards.
  • 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.
  • Interface directly with clients and vendors to help build and maintain relationships.
  • Present at local industry association chapters to promote participation in DSM programs.
  • 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 utility client project database.
  • Lead, manager, inspire and mentor staff.

Perform other duties as needed.

What you Need

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Marketing or related field preferred or equivalent education/work experience.
  • 5+ years of experience with utility DSM Program 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 in a professional manner.
  • Open to learning and embracing new challenges.
  • Knowledge of energy engineering, sustainable practices, A&E, construction industry terminology is a plus.
east coast

new york city

no openings

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
  • 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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