Engineer - Engineering Nexant
Business Unit:Energy Efficiency & Carbon Management
Nexant is a provider of intelligent grid software and clean energy solutions-pioneering, developing, and advancing electric power grid and alternative energy technologies and services. Our exclusive focus on energy, combined with our well-respected and experienced professionals, proven technology, and proprietary industry information, has earned us distinctive brand recognition and a reputation as a top energy solutions company.
Nexant is an independent company formed on January 1, 2000 by a core group of energy consulting and advanced energy technology units of Bechtel Group, Inc. Since that date, we have added expertise through the strategic acquisition of eight energy technology companies and organically hiring only the best in our field. Our seasoned professionals have completed over 3,000 assignments in more than 100 countries. We have headquarters in San Francisco and Foster City, CA, with 32 corporate, representative, and project offices in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. We have been profitable since day one with significant growth rates.
Our detailed understanding of the physical behavior and constraints of the power system is embedded in our grid and market operations software. We offer an integrated line of software solutions that addresses all facets of energy markets, from centralized wholesale markets to independent energy retailers and aggregators. Growing trends such as dynamic pricing and demand side management are emphasized. Our domain dominance within the energy value chain and integrated expertise in the market with proprietary technologies makes us a clear leader in our space.
We also provide advisory services for developing and commercializing advanced clean energy technologies as well as supplying technical, operational, and strategic consulting to oil, gas, and chemical majors, energy resource companies, technology owners, governments, and investors. In addition, Nexant is a national leader in the innovative design, implementation, and evaluation of many of the largest commercial, industrial, and residential energy efficiency incentive and demand side management programs in the United States.
Our current investors include TeleSoft Partners, Oak Investment Partners, The Beacon Group, Intel Capital, Nth Power, Morgan Stanley Global Energy Group, Frog and Peach, and Symphony Technology Group, as well as Nexant management and staff. We recently secured another round of funding of $50 million that will help us achieve the rapid growth potential of our company.
Are you interested in having a real impact and helping to change the world? Then join us!
About the Job
We are currently seeking an Engineer for Nexant?s Madison, WI location. This position will serve as a technical specialist in commercial and industrial processes and systems to support our energy auditing projects in our Demand Management-Energy Efficiency business unit. Our clients include public agencies, investor-owned utilities administering ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs, energy end users, and energy service companies. Successful candidates must demonstrate ability to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct site visits and identify energy efficiency measures. Conduct energy audits (both scoping- and investment-grade) at medium to large commercial and industrial facilities to identify and recommend energy efficiency improvements
Build spreadsheets and perform energy efficiency calculations for at medium to large commercial and industrial facilities. Measures may include HVAC, compressed air, refrigeration, data centers, process heating, plastic molding or forming, motors, boilers, pumping, food processing and lighting
Create energy efficiency computer models using industry standard software (eQUEST, EnergyPro, Trane Trace, etc) to quantify energy impacts of recommendations
Support Nexant?s utility programs under the direction of the engineering managers. Provide technical assistance to support energy efficient project implementation
Write technical reports. Produce high quality deliverables (reports and spreadsheets). Maintain quality control of deliverable products, demonstrating technical excellence, objectivity, and clarity while maintaining project schedules
Conduct measurement and verification tasks as warranted
Meet overall project budgets and profitability targets
Bachelor?s or Master's degree in mechanical or similar engineering preferred;
Up to 2 years of experience in a related field
EIT preferred or currently in the process of pursuing
A strong understanding of mechanical and electrical systems and principals, motors, thermodynamics, fluids, and heat transfer
Experience in the following areas is a plus:
o Understanding of HVAC, electrical, plumbing, building automation/controls
o Commissioning and/or retro-commissioning test procedures, schematic diagrams, and specifications
o Building and energy modeling/simulation tools (eg Trace, DOE-2, eQuest)
o Calculation of energy savings for commercial HVAC and/or industrial process energy efficiency improvements.
Ability to manage multiple projects while meeting deliverable deadlines and budgets
Ability to quickly learn complex technical subjects
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
Excellent writing, verbal, interpersonal, presentation, and analytical skills
Salary and Benefits (U.S.)
Nexant offers competitive salaries based on candidate's qualifications. Nexant also offers three weeks paid vacation per year, eleven paid holidays per year, a 401(k) plan with employee matching funds and an overall comprehensive benefits package.
Nexant, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workforce diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.
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