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Reference # : 17-05003 Title : Energy Efficiency Engineer
Location : Spokane, WA
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : 10 Years Start Date / End Date : 12/18/2017 / 12/22/2018  
Description
Summary: Provide technical support and analysis, project definition, and project management services on facilities for implementing energy efficiency improvements resulting in the reduction of energy consumption and costs. This position is responsible for technical assistance in performing energy audits of industrial plants and commercial buildings. This includes analyzing lighting systems, HVAC systems (including steam), motor systems, measuring energy consumption, and metering.

Typical Tasks may include but are not limited to:
? Conduct energy efficiency and related audits that examine the electrical, mechanical, heating, air conditioning, and other utility systems of facilities
? Make recommendations for improvements in operational and maintenance procedures and energy efficiency capital improvements
? Assemble and analyze data and prepare reports on energy consumption and expenditures in facilities
? Assist energy program personnel in the evaluation of engineering service proposals directed toward the implementation of energy efficiency programs
? Establish and maintain effective working relationships with technical administrators, supervisors, and physical plant personnel
? Manage projects ? quality control and client issues

Skills:
? Creativity, verbal and written communication skills, analytical and problem solving ability (Required)
? Team player and detail oriented (Required)
? Ability to make sketches, engineering drawings and common computations (Typically required)
? Ability to perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction and installation standards and specifications (Typically required)
? Ability to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects (Typically required)
? Previous experience with computer applications and design software related to engineering field (Typically required)

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? Interacting With Computers ? Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
? Getting Information ? Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
? Analyzing Data or Information ? Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
? Communicating with Management, Peers, or Co-workers - Providing information to management, co-workers, and peers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
? Making Decisions and Solving Problems ? Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
? Communicating with Persons Outside Organization ? Communicating with people outside the organization and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
? Processing Information ? Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
? Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge ? Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
? Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information ? Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
? Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others ? Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.

Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Engineering and Technology ? Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
? Mathematics ? Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
? Building and Construction ? Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
? Physics ? Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
? Design ? Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
? Mechanical ? Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
? Administration and Management ? Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
? Computers and Electronics ? Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
? Economics and Accounting ? Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

Skills ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
? Time Management ? Managing one's own time and the time of others.
? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
? Writing ? Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
? Active Learning ? Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
? Coordination ? Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Monitoring ? Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
? Judgment and Decision Making ? Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Abilities ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Oral/Written Comprehension ? Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken/written words and sentences.
? Deductive Reasoning ? Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
? Inductive Reasoning ? Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
? Problem Sensitivity ? Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
? Oral/Written Expression ? Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking/writing so others will understand.
? Information Ordering ? Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Education, Experience, Job Training:
? Bachelor degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field required
? 5-7 years experience with energy efficiency or renewable energy programs, projects and technologies required.

Work Styles:
? Analytical Thinking ? Position requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
? Integrity ? Position requires being honest and ethical.
? Attention to Detail ? Position requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
? Dependability ? Position requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
? Initiative ? Position requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
? Cooperation ? Position requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
? Adaptability/Flexibility ? Position requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
? Persistence ? Position requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
? Innovation ? Position requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
? Achievement/Effort ? Position requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.