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Energy Efficiency Engineer

Created 6/28/2021 by Faith DeBolt
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Come join our team and make a difference! SBW Consulting has been a leader in the clean energy field for 30 years, with a stellar reputation in energy efficiency program development and evaluation. Our clients include utilities, regional organizations, and building owners looking to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions at commercial, residential, and industrial facilities. Our evaluation practice is growing—with large, multi-year contracts offering cutting-edge and stimulating technical work.

Job description: Full-time engineer with a passion for and experience in engineering/scientific analysis and research. Primary responsibilities will be analyzing and researching energy efficiency projects and programs in a highly collaborative environment. This position provides opportunities for advancement and steadily increasing responsibility.

Key job duties:

• Assess energy use and GHG emissions using rigorous analytical and measurement techniques in commercial, industrial, and residential facilities
• Collect customer data through observations, interviews, and metering.
• Develop custom energy performance models and apply building simulation software packages to evaluate energy use.
• Set up and perform in-depth physical modeling or statistical analyses of equipment, system, and building energy performance.
• Work efficiently and collaboratively with others on complex projects.


• At least three years of professional or academic work experience in the energy efficiency field with a B.S. degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline.
• Excellent writing, computer, and oral communication skills.
• Willingness to travel up to 10% of the time if pandemic conditions permit.

In addition, the ideal candidate would also hold these qualifications:

• Experience analyzing energy use in commercial or industrial systems.
• Demonstrated physics-based modeling or statistical data analysis skills.
• Data processing and coding skills, preferably with R or Python.
• Experience with distributed energy systems, microgrids, GHG inventories, energy storage.

About our company: At SBW Consulting, we envision a world that uses resources wisely. Our mission is to help society combat climate change through more efficient energy and water use. To that end, we have been running innovative programs and performing groundbreaking work in resource efficiency throughout North America since our inception in 1990.

We pride ourselves on being independent, innovative, and rigorous in what we do—always keeping in mind the larger context—and successfully applying many decades of collective engineering experience to a wide array of industry challenges.

Our efforts over the years have reduced resource use and GHG emissions at thousands of residences, businesses, and industries across the United States. Our headquarters is near Seattle, Washington, and we have field locations in Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, and California.

What makes SBW a great place to work?

• We are a close-knit, caring group of people who work well together to achieve collective success.
• We are passionate about what we do and share a common commitment to high-quality work and top-notch service for our clients.
• We are proud of our strong reputation, national profile, and our proven adaptability over the decades.
• We are excited about the future of our field and expect to contribute to that future in the years to come.
• We are committed to employees’ professional development, via mentoring and training opportunities. SBW has a demonstrated track record of promoting from within.
• We are committed to hiring individuals from groups underrepresented in our field.
• We offer a flexible work environment, with working arrangements tailored to individuals’ circumstances, and emphasis on appropriate work-life balance.

Salary Range: The salary range for all locations is $77-$95K annually, depending on experience.

Compensation and Benefits: SBW provides its employees a professional, collaborative, and family-friendly work environment. The latter includes options for flexible schedules and working remotely. We offer a competitive salary, a monthly health insurance stipend, an annual performance bonus, generous paid time off, 401(k) plan with employer matching, and a comprehensive benefits package. SBW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Visa Sponsorship: SBW is a small business that cannot accommodate visa sponsorship at this time for applicants who currently need it or will need it in the future.

Locations: We have openings in our Bellevue, WA and Longmont, CO offices, but are flexible, as we currently have employees working remotely in several other states. Depending on the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are amenable to setting up temporary or permanent remote working arrangements.

Application Process: Please email a cover letter, two references, resume, and a sample of your writing and analysis work as a single Word document or PDF. Include the string “Conduit EEEngineer” in the subject line. It may take up to four to six weeks to receive a response. Due to time constraints we are only able to reach out to qualified applicants.

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations: SBW Consulting is complying to the Washington State COVID-19 Professional Services Guidelines.
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