• Mechanical Engineer - Energy

    Location US-CT-Hartford
    Job ID
    3997
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Engineering - Mechanical
  • Overview

    CHA Consulting, Inc. is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer focused in Energy to join our Hartford, CT office.

     

    The Energy Engineer will work under CHA’s Mechanical-Energy Technical Group and will be responsible for completing facility energy audits, including data collection, utility analyses, energy calculations and cost estimates. The Energy Engineer will also assist with projects such as energy modeling, CHP analysis, renewable energy applications (solar PV, battery storage, geothermal, biomass), commissioning and retro-commissioning, as well as measurement and verification.  

    Responsibilities

    • Perform ASHRAE Level I, II, and 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).
    • Assist with 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.
    • Review calculations performed by others for accuracy.
    • Represent CHA at client meetings.
    • Complete field work as required.
    • Allocates billable time to projects.
    • Other related duties, as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or closely related bachelor's degree required.
    • 1 year minimum of mechanical engineering or energy engineering related professional work experience required.
    • Must have understanding of building automation systems, steam, hot water, chilled water, 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.
    • Must have valid US driver’s license.

    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 reliable transportation. Travel by car within 300 miles of office can be expected occasionally. Travel by plane can be expected occasionally.     

    Preferred:

    • Prior mechanical consulting engineering experience is preferred, but not required.
    • Prior mechanical design experience through professional work, and/or internship experience preferred.
    • Professional work and/or internship experience with HVAC, steam, hot water, chilled water, and compressed air systems preferred.
    • Experience with renewable energy projects (PV, CHP, battery storage, distributed generation, microgrids, biomass) preferred.
    • Commissioning experience is a plus.
    • Trane Trace or other building modeling knowledge is a plus.

     

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    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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