Senior Energy Engineer - Sustainable Energy Use

Location US-MI-Okemos
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Okemos, MI

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV GL – Energy North America’s Program Design and Implementation group is seeking a Senior Engineer to join our Business Services team, which provides support to our energy efficiency implementation programs across the United States. This position will work in support of utility sponsored programs that encourage energy efficiency in commercial, industrial, schools and government buildings.

The successful candidate will have a collaborative, flexible and innovative approach to his or her work and will offer observations for improvement. We are looking for an experienced energy engineer that is highly organized with the experience necessary to manage multiple priorities with a deliberate focus on safety, security and quality. A proven track record of experience is essential.


Tasks May Include

  • Perform customer focused, site-specific engineering analysis and evaluation of energy efficiency opportunities in complex facilities involving industrial process equipment, such as pumps, fans and compressed air systems, complex central plant systems and advanced HVAC equipment
  • Lead or support customer, innovation and service development projects
  • Review and verify technical merits and risks of business customer energy efficiency applications, including calculation of energy savings and verification of equipment specifications
  • Conduct on-site energy assessments and analyze the energy performance of commercial and industrial facilities to determine cost-effective energy efficiency upgrades. Interact as engineering expert with facility engineers/building managers to motivate them to implement energy efficiency upgrades
  • Conduct inspections to verify the installation of energy efficient equipment
  • Mentor and coaching a team of junior engineers

Position Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required
    • Educational emphasis on energy preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of related professional work experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of motors, HVAC and industrial systems
  • Willingness to mentor and coach junior engineers 
  • Knowledge of energy codes and standards (IECC, ASHRAE, etc.)
    • Experience with ASHRAE levels 1, 2, and 3
  • Word, PowerPoint and advanced Excel skills
  • Willingness and ability to  travel up to 50% of the time and to perform field work including walking, bending, lifting, reaching and some light climbing
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

Preferred Skills

  • Professional Engineer (PE) preferred
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification and experience with end-use metering instrumentation
  • Experience with regression analysis
  • Familiarity and experience with ISO 50001
  • Database for Energy Efficient Resources (DEER) and Total Resource Cost (TRC) test knowledge
  • Product commercialization capability
  • Experience in energy efficiency measures and demand side management (DSM) theory
  • Subject Matter Expert and Industry recognized leader in specialized technology (industrial preferred)

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:

Local employment conditions apply.


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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.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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