Lead Energy Engineer
Eau Claire, WI 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description
Lead Energy Engineer

MEP Associates, a Salas O'Brien Company, is seeking a Lead Energy Engineer to manage and develop our existing energy analysis team which is distributed throughout our various offices. We are looking for the Lead Energy Engineer to be based in our Eau Claire, WI office.  

MEP Associates is a nationally recognized Sustainable Engineering design firm with a heavy focus on low-carbon systems. This position will have three primary responsibilities:
  1. Manage the energy analysis team workload and provide support to project needs throughout the company
  2. Develop the technical capabilities of the energy analysis team, create/refine analysis tools and methods to support project deliverables, identify new instruments of service that can be leveraged to increase MEP’s internal efficiencies and professionalism
  3. Lead energy analysis for large and complex projects located throughout the US, ensuring that technical, schedule, and budget requirements are achieved in accordance with established company policies and procedures, client expectations and applicable professional standards. 

This position requires technical expertise in the evaluation of building & industrial process energy consumption and the subsequent identification, design and preparation of lifecycle cost analyses to distinguish opportunities for energy efficiency and energy conservation measures. These measures include central plant options such as geothermal, combined heat and power, thermal storage, and chiller/heat pump selection; building efficiency options such as HVAC strategies, building controls systems, lighting systems, and architectural systems; and on-site renewable options such as solar thermal, photovoltaic, biomass, and wind generation. The successful candidate will be expected to evaluate energy performance primarily via energy modeling tools, including DOE2, eQuest, EnergyPlus, Trane Trace 700, and spreadsheet analysis.  This role will directly participate in utility infrastructure planning and provide guidance to building design teams (engineering and architecture) on preferred strategies to meet project performance goals. 

Qualified candidates will meet with clients, project teams, code officials, contractors and others to address energy strategies and to develop effective working relationships.  The successful applicant for this position will support and enhance existing client relationships and develop new market opportunities as they arise.

  • Bachelor of Science Mechanical or Architectural Engineering with 5 years of experience.
  • EIT registration
  • Expert proficiency with at least one building energy simulation tool such as IES-VE, EnergyPlus, or TRACE
  • Proficient performing custom analysis in MS Excel
  • Proficient with CAD/BIM software, as necessary to support performance modeling
  • Workigng knowledge of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification project work/requirements and experience with LEED energy modeling and submission process.
  • Possess knowledge of HVAC system designs.
  • Technical analysis and engineering report writing.L
  • Legally Authorized to Work in the US                                                     
Candidate must have the following skills and abilities:
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a positive, professional manner with in-house design staff as well as interface with other engineering disciplines, architects, owners and clients.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to delegate and provide training to staff
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Complex problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Takes initiative and follows through on tasks.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Candidate shall be self-performing and self-motivated.
  • Willingness to grow with the company and accept new challenges.
MEP Associates, a Salas O’Brien Company, offers a competitive salary and benefit package including a 401k retirement program.  Check out our website at www.mepassociates.com
MEP is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability and/or protected veteran status.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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