Jobs - Energy Engineer

Energy Engineer

Full-Time, Salaried
Albany, New York
Posted 1 month ago


Come join Danforth, one of the largest mechanical contractors in the Northeast! We are an employee-owned company and believe that our greatest asset is our people! We are adding to our team and would like to talk to you about everything we have to offer from a great benefits package to supplying our customers with turn-key solutions for any HVAC, refrigeration, plumbingcritical environmentcustom metal fabricationenergy performance, or specialty mechanical project.

Are you looking for an opportunity to grow with a company? If so, we are looking for a direct-hire Energy Engineer in Albany, NY.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Coordinate and lead facility site visits with client representative and communicate with outside vendors as it pertains to project development
  • Lead technical aspects of preliminary and final performance contracting proposal development, including energy benchmarks, proposed project descriptions, utility cost savings and preliminary cost estimates
  • Determine existing facility MEP system design and control concepts and operating characteristics with client technical representative
  • Benchmark facilities utility use and costs compared to applicable standards (CBECS, etc.).
  • Reconcile utility use of applicable systems by applying operating characteristics or using energy simulation software
  • Compare existing building system operating efficiencies to current energy efficiency/code standards and industry best practices.  Identify and rank potential opportunities to renovate systems to improve system efficiencies and reduce operating costs
  • Determine potential savings and overall project opportunity
  • Calculate energy and cost savings using existing templates or create new calculations using applicable software tools
  • Create detailed scopes of work for all identified improvement opportunities.  Coordinate project scope with internal estimators, vendors and subcontractors to determine total installation costs
  • Determine savings interaction from proposed FIMS and expected rate changes
  • Create and maintain project development schedule. Manage the on-site activities of project team and subcontractors and coordinate all deliverables to meet deadlines
  • Evaluate Energy Star and LEED project opportunities and include in project scope
  • Coordinate project development opportunities with Operations team
  • Work in a team environment that includes managers, sales, estimating, design / CAD, construction & service personnel to drive business for all Danforth’s offerings



  • 3 years of experience in the construction industry
  • Experience conducting field inspections related to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment
  • Understanding of energy efficiency concepts, HVAC systems, and renewable energy systems
  • Knowledge in thermo and fluid dynamics, psychometrics, heating and cooling load calculations, commercial ventilation and air infiltration, data measurement/metering collection analysis
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills; able to explain complex concepts to a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet proposal deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create results driven, team oriented environment

Nice to haves:

  • BS/BA in related discipline
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification
  • Project Management experience
  • Experience in the energy performance industry preferred

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