• Mechanical Engineer - Energy

    Location US-NY-Rochester | US-NY-Syracuse
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Engineering - Mechanical
  • Overview

    CHA Consulting, Inc. is currently seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer focused in Energy to join our Syracuse, NY or Rochester, NY office.


    The Energy Engineer will work under CHA’s Mechanical-Energy Technical Group and will be the lead engineer responsible for completing NYSERDA technical reviews, NYSERDA Flex Tech audits (both commercial and industrial), and NYSERDA industrial outreach calculations. The Energy Engineer will also assist with other non-NYSERDA projects such as CHP analysis, renewable energy applications (solar PV, battery storage, geothermal, biomass), commissioning and retro-commissioning, measurement and verification.  


    • Perform ASHREA Level I,II, III Energy audits of commercial, institutional and industrial facilities
    • Perform measurement and verification tasks using data logging tools (HOBO loggers, Air/ Water Flow meters, electrical meters)
    • Perform building commissioning/retro-commissioning tasks; create OPR, commissioning plans, pre-functional checklists, functional checklists, O&M plans, M&V plans and final reports   
    • Write technical energy reports
    • Complete spreadsheet (Excel) based energy savings calculations, create calculations as needed for custom measures
    • Perform building load modeling
    • Perform steam trap surveys and compressed air leak detection surveys
    • Review calculations performed by others for accuracy
    • Represent CHA at client meetings
    • Direct junior level engineers assigned to assist on particular projects
    • Complete field work as required
    • Allocates billable time to projects
    • Other related duties, as assigned



    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering required
    • 5+ years of mechanical engineering/design professional work experience is required
    • Must have understanding and knowledge of steam, hot water, chilled water, and compressed air systems
    • Must have understanding of building automation systems and HVAC systems and components
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
    • Good interpersonal and leadership skills required
    • Must have strong ability to practically apply engineering knowledge
    • Must have strong ability to work and/or lead in a team environment

    Physical Requirements:

    • Must be able to walk throughout large facilities that may require PPE such as steel toe shoes, hardhat, eye and ear protection and/or respirator.  Must be able to climb ladders and stairs to access roof or other locations. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.  Travel by car within 300 miles of office can be expected occasionally. Travel outside of NYS (by plane) can be expected occasionally.     


    • 7 years of mechanical consulting engineering/design experience is preferred
    • Experience with HVAC, steam, hot water, chilled water, and compressed air systems
    • Significant experience with energy work in industrial environments preferred
    • Experience with renewable energy projects (PV, CHP, battery storage, distributed generation, microgrids, biomass)
    • Commissioning experience is a plus
    • CEM, CBCP, LEED AP or similar certification preferred
    • P.E. preferred
    • Trane Trace experience is a plus
    • Participation in a related professional organization is preferred



    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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