Building Scientist FirstFuel Software
The Building Scientist will join a top-flight R&D team with decades of deep academic and industry experience. As part of an industry-leading Venture-backed startup on a rapid growth path, s/he will be expected to juggle multiple responsibilities and work closely with our team of computer scientists, modelers, and building science professionals to insure that the realities of building operations are properly reflected in our end products. S/he must have a strong desire to advance the state of the art associated with the analysis of building energy use on a mass scale. Finally, s/he will be both a self-starter and a consummate team player.
Main responsibilities will include advancing, strengthening, and broadening the capabilities of core models that disaggregate and explain building energy end use in medium and large commercial buildings, and automating data driven analysis, recommendations, savings, and ECM costing.
Work will require effective cooperation with local and global teams. This position is not expected to involve significant (greater than 15%) travel.
PhD (or MS with significant hands on experience) in a building technologies field like Mechanical or Civil Engineering or Architecture. Field of study must be related to modeling buildings and/or the built environment.
3+ years developing mathematical and/or engineering models in Matlab or equivalent (Gnu Octave, R, etc.) with real-life data sets.
Must be willing to demonstrate examples of such modeling or simulation work.
Current knowledge of the state of the art energy modeling and simulation.
Working knowledge of energy modeling programs; DOE-2, Equest, Energy Plus, etc.
The desire and ability to delve deep into the underlying assumptions and abstractions associated with building modeling.
Passion for energy and clean technologies.
Work experience in a startup or small technology driven company.
PE, CEM, BEMP, BEAP, CPMP, or other industry relevant certification.
Prior experience, which may consist for several of the following elements:
Mechanical design of building mechanical or electrical systems including needs analysis, equipment selection, sizing methods, and problems. Preferred experience is in the commercial market in buildings over 75K square feet;
Commissioning and/or auditing experience in the same building subset;
Knowledge of the capabilities and application of building automation systems;
Knowledge of lighting systems and controls;
Knowledge of energy conservation measures.
To apply for this position, please send your cover email and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we are unable to provide work authorization (H1B, Permanent Resident or similar) sponsorship.
FirstFuel Software is the energy intelligence company that helps Utilities engage their commercial customers and rapidly achieve energy efficiency across large commercial building portfolios.
Using patent-pending analytics that disaggregate whole building consumption into end-uses, the FirstFuel RBA platform combining electric interval and gas meter data with high-frequency weather and climate data, as well as GIS mapped building characteristics to produce a consistent, reliable view of how energy is being used inside each building. The remote analysis creates immediate benefits for utilities and their commercial building customers ? leveraging the platform to:
Benchmark ? Buildings at an end-use level against comparable buildings by size, type and region;
Recommend ? Actionable, customized energy conservation measures by end-use ? both operational and retrofit opportunities;
Monitor ? Building?s or entire portfolio?s to verify actual end use energy savings, and support disclosure and labeling mandates.
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