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Project Engineer

Job Title: Project Engineer
Name of Company: OpTerra Energy Services
Location of Job: Pasadena, CA

Job Description

The Project Engineer creates the design of Energy Conservation Measures, audit specifications and assists in developing opportunities, in the fesability and detailed opportunity assessment phases.  The Project Engineer will be working in a team based environment, at the direction of the Project Manager as well as their supervisor.


The Project Engineer is responsible for:

  • Perform lighting and water surveys and identify energy savings opportunities
  • Perform solar site surveys and understand metering and measurement tools and data
  • Evaluate various types and locations of solar arrays
  • Analyze utility data to verify existing customer loads, consider rate change options and calculate energy and water cost savings
  • Perform savings analysis including comparison of technologies, savings calculations, scopes of work and contractor bid costs for lighting and water measures using tools such as eQuest, Energy Pro and Excel spreadsheets, including bin simulations
  • Calculate potential solar generation quantities of various scenarios using the PVSyst modeling tool
  • Prepare Energy Conservation Measures scopes and specifications for subcontractor Request for Proposals
  • Prepare utility and other incentive program applications, permit packages and customer submittals
  • Assist the Project and Construction Managers on job walks, bid evaluations, contractor negotiations, and during construction meetings
  • Assist during the construction phase of the project by reviewing submittals, change orders, and RFI’s, and make recommendations to the Project Manager
  • Other tasks as assigned by Manager. 

Experience Level

  • Working knowledge of utility rate schedules
  • Solid working knowledge of HVAC and/or solar photovoltaic systems, including the ability to identify different systems and equipment, identify potential energy savings measures, and quantify the potential energy savings and costs
  • Understand metering and measurement tools and the data provided
  • Competent in computer modeling software programs, such as EQuest or Trane Trace, and apply them in preparing the PDA
  • Proficient at performing load take-offs from drawings
  • Demonstrate good  written and  verbal  communication skills in report writing and correspondence
  • Proficient at computer modeling/simulation of building operation
  • Excellent communication skills with employees and customers

Education & Certifications Required


·         Bachelor's Degree


·         3 - 5 years experience

·         Professional Engineering License

Description of Employer

The world needs energy professionals who see the big picture. At OpTerra, we offer careers that empower dedicated individuals to work with a dynamic team across many fields – from engineering and sustainable design, to business development, financing, and marketing. If you want to be part of a large, supportive organization where your voice will be heard, join us to power a brighter energy future together. 

OpTerra is a pioneer in advancing the sustainable energy economy, energizing opportunity and building positive impact for the communities, institutions, and businesses we serve. 

As a subsidiary of ENGIE, the number one energy efficiency services provider in the world, OpTerra Energy Services provides a unique and extensive set of energy and sustainability management services to thousands of customers across the U.S. We have helped our partners achieve over $2 billion in energy savings to date while delivering positive environmental and community impact in the diverse regions in which we work. 

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