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Energy Specialist I

Willdan Group Chicago, IL
  • Expired: 21 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Weidt Group, a Willdan Company, is seeking an Energy Specialist to join our innovative and creative team. The Energy Specialist will play an important role consulting on energy efficient building design options. This includes gathering the information needed to analyze energy saving options using energy models; coordinating project work deadlines and meetings and to manage expectations of design teams and program managers; and presenting work to design teams and provide consultation to architects and engineers.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Work directly with building owners, architects and engineers to understand their energy conservation goals

Manage a high volume portfolio of projects at different stages of a consulting process

Perform energy simulation analysis and deliver model results at a fast pace

Prepare reports detailing analysis activities and design advice

Communicate technical systems in a manner that is easily understood in order to guide teams toward energy conservation decisions

Team with project managers to ensure high quality results and deliverables

Job Specifications and Preferred Abilities:

Experience with energy modeling using various programs such as DOE-2, EnergyPlus and eQuest on building consultations

Familiarity with computer programming and using tools such as MS Excel to manipulate model inputs and summarize and understand modeled results

Ability to handle high volume of projects in a relatively short amount of time

Strong aptitude for finding the balance between breadth and depth to deliver results and analysis in a timely manner

Must be knowledgeable of design or construction processes and/or building operation, as well as thermodynamics, physics, mathematics, and energy codes.

Demonstrated ability to accurately analyze information, make strategic decisions/recommendations and guide decision-making by identifying anticipated benefits, consequences and impacts of alternative system options

Understanding of energy codes and standards (ASHRAE 55, 62.1, 90.1, 189.1)

Understanding of utility sponsored energy efficiency programs, specifically those that target the design of new buildings

Professional Engineer or Registered Architect or qualifications to enable achieving licensure highly preferred

Industry related certifications such as certified energy manager (CEM), building energy modeling professional (BEMP), LEED accredited professional, building energy assessment professional (BEAP) and/or commissioning authority (CxA) is preferred


Bachelors or Masters Degree in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, or Building Science or closely related field

EEO Non-Discrimination and ADA Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, religion, military service or veteran status, disability, medical condition, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic testing, reproductive status or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws and ordinances. Willdan does not discriminate on the basis of physical or mental disability where the essential functions of the job can be reasonably accommodated. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.


Willdan Group

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For over 50 years, Willdan has delivered industry-leading engineering and energy solutions that have transformed government and commerce – having implemented over 70 utility programs and served 130,000 small business, healthcare, hospitality, and education customers nationwide. Today, we are leading our clients into a future accelerated by change in resources, infrastructure, and technology.