Energy Engineer

Job Locations US-MI-Farmington Hills


Energy Engineer


Position Summary:

Working closely with Property Management and the facility services team, the Energy Engineer will provide expert technical support for all utilities & energy efficiency programs. This position will inspect and/or monitor utilities, building automation and/or energy management systems, including heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical, lighting or daylighting systems, and domestic water systems to determine energy use, monitor consumption and/or potential energy savings. To best serve our clients, the Energy Engineer will build and present a business case for energy efficiency measures, prioritize recommendations and provide information on how different measures will affect savings. This position will be responsible for and/or highly involved in designing, developing, and evaluating all energy related projects for cost reduction and improvement of energy efficiency.


Required Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in math, finance, engineering, energy management, IT or similar analytical discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years related work experience with knowledge of building HVAC systems, energy efficiency, utilities, sustainability concepts and LEED frameworks
  • Ability to collect, combine and analyze data from various sources and generate reports and graphics. Must be able to combine large volumes of data for consolidated reporting.
  • Prior experience with Energy & Utility Management software, including Energy Star Portfolio Manager or similar tools, is a plus
  • Prior experience with Building & Energy Modeling and Analytics software, such as DOE2, Trace, etc. is a plus
  • Prior experience, including programing or sequencing or operations with Building Automation Systems, such as Triduum Niagara, Trane Tracer Summit, JCI Metasys, etc. is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with computers and various software’s, including Microsoft Suite of Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent time management, project management and follow-through
  • Strong customer service orientation with the ability to work across multiple departments and units within an organization


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct energy audits to evaluate energy use and to identify conservation and cost reduction measures
  • Assist with the annual budgeting & capital planning process to identify energy savings projects, rates of return and provide simple payback calculations
  • Provide monthly energy reporting including cost reduction & savings typically 10-15% annually
  • Responsible for identifying and applying for utility rebates both prescriptive & custom for gas, water and electric
  • Investigate and recommend process improvement solutions that will make the utilities management process more robust, error-free and streamlined
  • Maintain completeness and accuracy of utility data, property data, etc. in databases to ensure consistency and accuracy of reporting
  • Develop and implement a short and long term Building Automation / Energy Management plan with building standards, protocols and improvements
  • Responsible for evaluating, recommending & implementing new technologies for Building Automation Systems, building analytics, and energy & utility management
  • Actively communicate progress and issues to the Property Manager, the Facility Services team and the client
  • Resolve utility account issues by working with utility companies and bill processing firms
  • Deliver business analytics, special projects and other functions as requested by Management and/or client


Other Requirements:

Essential Physical Abilities: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Energy Engineer.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, talk, bend, stretch, pull or push and lift items.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Company Overview

Continuum Services

Continuum Services is a single-source provider with proven expertise, dependability, and scalability in four key areas: facility operations, exterior services, technical services, and environment services.  Headquartered in a newly renovated office in Farmington Hills, Continuum is the go-to full-service solution for interior and exterior facility operations, maintenance, and repair. Facilities serviced by CONTINUUM have earned such prestigious accolades as the ENERGY STAR® for superior energy performance, BOMA’s Office Building of the Year® (TOBY) Award and CEL’s National Real Estate “A” List Award for Service Excellence.  Helping employees develop and become highly skilled professionals who deliver best in class solutions to our clients is what we're all about - join us today!


Continuum Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We support a safe, healthy and drug-free workplace through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing


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