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Project Engineer - Federal Energy Management Program

Date: Sep 10, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 7576 



The Integrated Building Performance Group is seeking a Project Engineer to join ORNL’s dedicated team in support of clean energy investment at federal agency sites through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). The focus areas will include Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) and Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs). This position will join ORNL’s team to facilitate performance contracting project development and performance tracking for federal agency customers with multi-million-dollar ESPC projects and other alternatively financed projects. The ORNL team, funded by FEMP, provides federal agencies with expert assistance to help them enhance the nation's energy security and environmental stewardship through the implementation of sound, cost-effective energy management, and investment practices. In this position, you will be a member of a team that makes a real impact by enhancing these programs and the benefits they provide.


The successful candidate will have close attention to detail, strength in data analysis techniques, and a willingness to learn about: the ESPC process from project inception to closeout; technical and financial aspects of individual Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) as well as the packages of ECMs that form a successful project; and how the FEMP program assists agencies in achieving federal goals for energy efficiency and decarbonization. 


Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review ESPC Measurement & Verification (M&V) reports, extract data on project cost and savings (cost, energy, water, other) and accurately enter the data into the project data repository for further analysis
  • Assist in the analysis of project and portfolio data to identify potential issues for follow-up as well as successful elements that could be duplicated across the portfolio
  • Engage agency project site representatives to assess their project status, identifying delayed or missing information, and summarize project and program performance.    
  • Contribute to the annual portfolio-wide analysis of energy and financial performance of ESPCs
  • Support senior staff as they develop new training presentations for conferences, webinars or pre-recorded training sessions
  • Assist senior staff in the development of white papers, fact sheets, case studies and other reference documents for the program


Basic Qualifications


  • BS in mechanical or electrical engineering and a minimum of five years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of tools including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail 



Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s degree
  • Professional licensure as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT)
  • Membership in a professional society such as ASHRAE
  • Basic understanding of building HVAC systems, controls, and electrical systems
  • Some experience with building HVAC calculations and building energy modeling




This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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