Engineer 1 (Energy)

Slipstream Published: January 23, 2024
Location
Chicago, IL
Skill Level
Entry Level
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Climate Change / Design & Construction / Energy / Engineering
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Description

You can make a difference for climate and equity. Slipstream is a national, mission-driven organization that accelerates climate solutions. For everyone. We inspire new solutions to big energy challenges. We are seeking an Energy Engineer who can inspire our clients to design and build more energy efficient buildings.

Do you want to build an equitable clean energy future? Do you have experience with building science and energy modeling? Are you an excellent communicator and project manager? Do you have experience in architecture, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field? Are you a spreadsheet, computer programming, or building performance simulation wizard? Then Slipstream needs you. You can make a difference for climate and equity.

We partner with governments, philanthropies, and utilities to discover, test, and scale new solutions that save - and decarbonize - energy. We collaborate with communities of color, rural communities, and tribal nations to address historic inequities in the health and economic benefits of clean energy. We're optimistic, inclusive, and ambitious about our impact. Show us how you collaborate and how you include under-represented perspectives to drive better ideas.

Position Overview

Our ideal Energy Engineer is passionate about saving energy and decarbonizing the built environment. Experience with utility energy efficiency programs, architectural design, HVAC design, lighting/electrical design, or energy audits is helpful but not required. Most work is related to helping participants of utility energy efficiency incentive programs design better buildings. The Engineer I may also be involved in tool development, workforce development, and field research.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds. Slipstream’s physical offices are in Madison, WI and Chicago, IL. While Slipstream has a flexible work culture, the Energy Engineer will be expected to attend regular in-person client meetings and site inspections in the Chicago, IL area. The Chicago office is located downtown near all public transit lines. Occasional out-of-state travel may also be required.

Responsibilities

What you’ll do:

  • Oversee small projects
  • Assist with evaluating energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies in buildings, campuses, communities or regional settings
  • Quantify energy system performance, life cycle cost economics and emissions reduction potential
  • Utilize energy analytics software to inform decisions
  • Utilize engineering and tech knowledge to contribute to development of tools and future services
  • Assist with onsite responsibilities in the field; inspect facilities to ensure compliance
  • Prepare reports, letters, emails, and general correspondence for all project related communication
  • Perform technical and administrative tasks associated with project delivery
  • Work collaboratively as a member of the project team
  • Present findings and results at in-person meetings; occasional travel to out-of-state locations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, or related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Exhibit project management skills and ability to prioritize multiple assignments/projects simultaneously with minimal direction to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate ability to change direction quickly and support rapidly changing customer requests
  • Skilled at verbal & written communication
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize assignments & projects to meet deadlines
  • Experience developing & tracking key performance indicators
  • Analytical & critical thinking skills
  • Client/ Customer/ Colleague management

Other Desirable experience:

  • Building performance simulation software (eQuest, E+, IESVE, etc.)
  • HVAC design, lighting/electrical design, or architectural design
  • Software development (Python, VBA, web design, etc.)
  • Utility program engineering and implementation
  • Energy audits/assessments

Mental and Physical:

  • Ability to sit for lengthy periods
  • Use hands to handle or feel, reach with arms
  • Use tools or controls
  • Talk or hear, taste or smell
  • Use close vision, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth, and adjust focus
  • Occasionally required to walk or stand, balance, stoop, crouch or crawl and climb stairs

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