• Evaluation Energy Engineer

    Location US-OR-Portland | US-CA-Oakland
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    Oakland, CA; Portland, OR
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    DNV GL - Energy North America is seeking an Energy Engineer who is a creative and collaborative team member with a vision for the future of the energy industry. The successful candidate will mentor junior engineering staff, lead field teams, perform advanced data collection, complex analyses, and interface with clients. This position is based out of our Portland, OR or Oakland, CA office and will require travel up to 50% of the time.


    Tasks May Include

    • Writing project proposals and work plans and approving site level evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) plans
    • Managing projects and/or tasks involving engineering or field data collection elements
    • Analyzing energy performance and reporting the impacts associated with electric and gas efficiency improvements
    • Reviewing and making recommendations on savings calculations performed by other organizations
    • Imparting knowledge of industry trends, best practices, and evaluation methods
    • Performing and training personnel to perform on-site inspections and efficiency assessments
    • Designing energy analyses using advanced spreadsheets and building simulation software
    • Verifying installation, operations, and performance characteristics of energy-efficient equipment
    • Installing measurement equipment and analyzing measured data, including lighting loggers, power recorders, and other data acquisition systems
    • Leading teams to collectively complete EM&V tasks on time and on budget
    • Presenting and defending the methodology and results of energy efficiency program impact evaluations through written reports
    • The candidate will go through DNV GL’s Qualified Electrical Worker’s (QEW) program and shall be trained on the operation of electrical equipment and installations upon successful employment

    Position Qualifications



    Note: Please submit a cover letter with your resume that details your specific knowledge in the area of building science and energy efficiency as well as your strengths relative to the other aforementioned requirements. (Required) 


    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical or Architectural Engineering required. Master’s degree or emphasis in Statistics, Economics, Energy Policy, Engineering
    • Related B.S. will be considered only when paired with energy efficiency experience, or specialization
    • Minimum five (5) years of work experience in energy efficiency program implementation or program evaluation
    • Expertise in evaluation, measurement, and verification of energy efficiency measures
    • Experience with deploying metering instruments on commercial and industrial electrical end use equipment is preferred for this role
    • Professional Engineering license; Project Management Professional (PMP) and or Certified Measurement &
    • Verification Professional (CMVP) desired
    • Relevant work experience in an energy consulting environment
    • Experience managing energy efficiency programs and/or related research at an electric or gas utility preferred
    • Extensive knowledge of building science, HVAC, electrical, and other industrial systems
    • Experience with building simulation tools such as eQuest, EnergyPlus, Energypro
    • Relevant energy-related certifications such as CEM, HERS, BPI, LEED AP would be a plus
    • Advanced data analysis and innovative problem-solving skills
    • Knowledge of non-residential building codes and energy standards
    • Experience in working with policy makers and regulators such as California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) and
    • California Energy Commission (CEC) would be a plus
    • An organized, detail-oriented approach and the ability to work independently
    • Willingness and ability to travel up to 50% of the time as required
    • Valid driver’s license and vehicle required. Mileage will be reimbursed
    • High proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
    • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds, ability to climb ladders, and spend several hours walking around buildings
    • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

    Opportunities Beyond Business

    Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.

    DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights under the law, see: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

    Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.

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