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Energy Engineers
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Design, develop, or evaluate energy-related projects or programs to reduce energy costs or improve energy efficiency during the designing, building, or remodeling stages of construction. May specialize in electrical systems heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning HVAC systems green buildings lighting air quality or energy procurement.

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Currently Employed: 3,754

Projected Annual Job Openings: 80

Typical Hourly Wage: $50.98 - $71.40

Typical Annual Salary: $106,000 - $148,500

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Identify energy savings opportunities and make recommendations to achieve more energy efficient operation.
  • Manage the development, design, or construction of energy conservation projects to ensure acceptability of budgets and time lines, conformance to federal and state laws, or adherence to approved specifications.
  • Conduct energy audits to evaluate energy use, costs, or conservation measures.
  • Monitor and analyze energy consumption.
  • Perform energy modeling, measurement, verification, commissioning, or retro-commissioning.
  • Oversee design or construction aspects related to energy such as energy engineering, energy management, and sustainable design.
  • Conduct jobsite observations, field inspections, or sub-metering to collect data for energy conservation analyses.
  • Review architectural, mechanical, or electrical plans and specifications to evaluate energy efficiency or determine economic, service, or engineering feasibility.
  • Inspect or monitor energy systems, including heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) or daylighting systems to determine energy use or potential energy savings.
  • Evaluate construction design information such as detail and assembly drawings, design calculations, system layouts and sketches, or specifications.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Air velocity and temperature monitors
  • Catalytic combustion analyzers
  • Handheld thermometer
  • Heat tracing equipment
  • Leak testing equipment

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software
  • Word processing software

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