Project Engineer

  • Austin, TX
  • Permanent
  • Solar

Job Description

As the Project Engineer you will evaluate and design projects and manage engineering activities for our commercial and industrial (C&I) energy efficiency, distributed energy generation, and water conservation projects. 

  • Customer site visits to investigate existing mechanical, electrical, HVAC and energy systems and document energy performance information, including electric utility data, facility equipment assets and architectural / infrastructure drawings.
  • Work collaboratively to identify and evaluate opportunities for energy and water conservation, efficiency, and distributed generation. Produce energy savings calculations, develop baseline profiles and provide end-use and retrofit analyses.
  • Direct the production of conceptual and detailed engineering design, bid documents, cost estimates, CAD drawings, and project specifications for energy and water efficient technologies and distributed power generation systems.
  • Help coordinate of design and development group planning activities in support of construction, quality assurance and measurement and verification.
  • Prepare financial models using marginal income tax rates and discount rates to generate ROI, levelized cost of energy, life cycle cost, IRR and other project-specific metrics.
  • Develop measurement and verification plans and interact with M&V software vendors.
  • Work with local subcontractors to obtain project installation and construction estimates.
  • Provide engineering guidance to functional work teams throughout development, construction, project commissioning and operations.
  • Ensure successful project completions that meet or exceed company objectives and deliver projected customer energy cost savings.
  • Oversee compliance with safety standards, best practices, codes and ordinances.
  • Ensure successful project implementation that meets or exceeds company objectives, financial parameters, and technical needs required to deliver projected customer energy cost savings.
  • Contribute to overall team education, communication and personal growth.
  • Cultivate and maintain positive business relationships.
  • Collaborate with the project development team to review and respond to customer project requests and RFPs.
  • Build and manage project schedules.
  • Manage and promote schedule performance of third-party consultants and SMEs.
  • Develop internal company processes with associated sequence and step charts.
  • Direct and manage consultants through application processes for EPA permits, building and electrical permits, utility interconnection, property tax abatements and zoning variances.
  • Review and approve project drawings, specifications and bid documents.
  • Support and provide guidance to project construction managers to ensure successful project completion and delivery, with frequent job site travel during the project construction and commissioning phases.
  • Oversee troubleshooting personnel, customer training and project documentation preparation.
  • BS Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Energy Engineering
  • 2-4 years of progressive engineering design and/or project management experience in energy projects such as end user fueled power generation, C&I / utility-scale battery energy storage, solar / wind power generation, CHP, industrial process energy, process automation, electric vehicle charging.