Energy Engineer

Arup Published: March 5, 2019
San Francisco, California
Job Type
Design & Construction / Energy / Engineering /

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~ At Arup, our innovative spirit compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways — developing many of the world’s most innovative and sustainable buildings, systems, places and spaces. ~

Our global reach and our networked offices of over 12,000 creative minds allow us to leverage the best of what is happening in the world and deliver these best practices to our clients in local markets.  Our spirit of innovation and commitment to global thought leadership translate into a firm of people working at the cutting edge of our respective fields.  We are shaping the world in more sustainable, resilient and technology-driven forms. 

Position Overview

Arup’s San Francisco office is adding staff to its building energy & sustainability team to support a wide range of projects in the built environment. We seek creative self-initiating problem-solvers, able to work as part of a team and independently, applying a wide range of communications and analytical skills to design and consulting projects.


  • You will contribute to and manage one or more projects pertaining to: assessment of building systems, building energy benchmarking; development of building improvement strategies (portfolio or individual); and integrated systems performance.
  • On a daily basis you might develop spreadsheet analyses, perform field assessments and commissioning activities, contribute to the design of building systems, identify and analyze alternatives, prepare summaries of work for clients, attend client meetings and assist with or lead proposals.
  • Your experience and capability will determine the breadth of your responsibility.
  • You will report into the Senior Engineer on our energy team and impact a variety of projects.


Your Experience: You should have demonstrated experience in at least three of the following areas:

  • Building or portfolio energy & resource use analysis, including the use of specialized benchmarking or building energy simulation software.
  • Commissioning (Cx, RCx, MBCx) of building systems.
  • Building design and engineering, including identification, analysis and selection of appropriate integrated systems.
  • Sustainability assessment of projects in the built environment using at least one of the following frameworks: LEED, WELL, LBC, Green Globes (or BREEAM), Labs21 EPC, GGHC.
  • Cost & benefit analysis over a project life cycle.
  • Understanding of energy procurement and energy forecasting.

Your Skills:

You should have the unique combination of interpersonal and analytical skill that will allow you to take on and deliver projects from the day you arrive. Specifically, you should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Outstanding skills in integrated analytical problem solving
  • Strong understanding of energy, water, waste and resource technologies
  • Strong familiarity with triple bottom line cost-effectiveness thinking and analysis
  • Strong knowledge of policy and economic issues related to energy systems

We place a premium on creativity, an ability to work independently when necessary but to function as part of a team, a drive to succeed, a commitment to client satisfaction and a genuine passion for sustainability.

We will consider a range of experience and academic degrees. Work experience may substitute for academic learning. Aligned disciplines include engineering & architectural sciences, applied sciences, business, economics, and environmental science. A minimum of 2 years of experience in applicable work areas is requested.


Arup is an employee-owned company that offers an excellent, family-friendly benefits package, including healthcare, 401k match, time off and profit share.

To Apply

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~ Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to thrive. ~

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