• Entry Level Mechanical Energy Engineer

    Location US-NY-Albany
    Job ID
    4102
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Engineering - Mechanical
  • OVERVIEW

    CHA Consulting, Inc. is a highly diversified, full-service engineering and construction management firm working to responsibly improve the world we live in. With decades of experience, CHA brings together the talent, technology, and partnerships to meet our clients’ evolving needs. Located throughout the United States and Canada, we provide a wide range of planning and design services to public, private and institutional clients.

     

    CHA Consulting, Inc. is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer focused in Energy to join our Albany, NY 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.  

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND 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.
    • Allocate billable time to projects.
    • Other related duties, as assigned.

    EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or closely related bachelor's degree required.

    SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    • 0 years of mechanical engineering or energy engineering related professional work experience required; we are accepting 2018 graduates for this position.
    • 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.  
    • Prior mechanical consulting engineering experience through internship is preferred, but not required.
    • Prior mechanical design experience through professional work, and/or internship experience preferred.
    • Coursework or internship including 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.

    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.   

     

     

    CULTURE/EEO STATEMENT

    CHA takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and a variety of opportunities for our employees’ professional growth and development.

     

    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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