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energy geeks wanted

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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.

kW Engineering is a leading energy engineering firm dedicated solely to helping our clients save money and reduce their carbon footprint, by optimizing and decarbonizing their facility energy use. We are driven to find creative, cost-effective solutions that meet our clients’ financial and sustainability goals while improving the health and resiliency of buildings. With our deep understanding of energy-using systems, sophisticated analysis techniques and on-the-ground experience, we stand by our recommendations and are excited to help see them through to completion. Our engineers are sophisticated, innovative technical leaders in the fast-evolving energy and sustainability worlds. 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.

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. This is an opportunity to join and contribute to a highly advanced technical team serving sophisticated and motivated clients.

We are seeking an electrical engineer to support and lead our work in energy consulting. The ideal candidate will support studies and projects that include energy efficiency and electrification retrofits; lighting retrofits; batteries and microgrids; EV charging and renewable PV generation.

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.

kW Engineering is a leading consulting engineering firm dedicated to helping our customers reduce energy and water consumption at their facilities. We are driven to find creative, cost-effective solutions that not only meet our customers’ financial goals but improve overall health and reliability of the buildings. With our deep understanding of energy-using systems and our sophisticated analysis techniques at hand, we stand by our recommendations and are excited to help see them through to completion. We treat every project as an opportunity to showcase our expertise, further refine our craft, and strengthen our reputation by delivering results.

We are looking for savvy analyst with a strong understanding of building energy systems and data analysis to join our growing team of energy analytics experts. If you join our team, you’ll be responsible for expanding our energy data analysis architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection of building energy data. Our ideal candidate has familiarity with both building energy science and performing data wrangling and modeling in R and/or Python. As a Data Analyst you will support our measurement and verification (M&V) team and ensure that data analysis tools support functional requirements and are consistent throughout ongoing projects. We expect you to be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems and products. The right candidate will be excited by the prospect of optimizing, or even re-designing our company’s energy data analysis architecture to support our next generation of products and data initiatives.

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.

We're looking for these qualities in this position:

  • Familiarity with thermodynamic principals that impact HVAC and refrigeration system energy consumption specifically in non-residential buildings.
  • Strong R and/or Python programming skills related to working with timeseries data modeling and predictions.
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.
  • A successful history of manipulating, processing and extracting value from large, disconnected datasets.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
  • Technical Skills - We are looking for a candidate with 2+ years of experience in energy engineering and/or data analysis, who has attained a degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or another quantitative field. They should also have experience using the following software/tools:
    • Experience with relational SQL, and timeseries optimized databases, including MySQL, Postgres, and TimescaleDB.
    • Experience with statistical programming languages: R, Python, and related statistical libraries.
    • Experience with user interface and charting development in R Shiny, Plotly, and Tableau.
  • 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:

  • Support regression modeling of energy usage data for quantifying energy savings in non-residential buildings resulting from energy efficiency projects.
  • Identify anomalies in energy usage patterns and develop techniques to quantify the energy cost of such anomalies.
  • Create and maintain data pipeline and analysis tools,
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources.
  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer energy usage.
  • Work with multiple teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure and analysis needs.
  • Create data tools for team members to assist them in building and optimizing our service offerings into an innovative industry leader.
  • Work with data and analytics experts to improve the usefulness of our data systems.
rocky mountains
east coast

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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