Senior Energy Engineer - Solar & Energy Storage

Organization
McKinstry
Organization Summary

Title:   Senior Energy Engineer - Solar & Energy Storage 
Position Number:  1255 
FLSA Status:  Exempt  
Job Family:  Building Energy 
Purpose Statement: Mentor and manage direct reports while simultaneously taking 
the engineering lead on energy and retrofit development 
projects, identifying viable applications of Solar & Energy 
Storage. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Team Management  
• Demonstrates subject matter leadership in Solar and Energy Storage by staying on 
the forefront of the technology and working closely with others to deploy knowledge 
to other departments within the company such as project development, project 
management, sales and estimating, etc. Collaborates with, plans for, schedules, 
supervises, delegates, and provides feedback to members of energy engineering 
team.  
• Trains and mentors energy engineering staff. 
• Coordinates equipment selections with energy engineering team.  
• Coordinates with Program Managers to develop the scope of work. 
• Assists in planning and leading training sessions for design staff. 
• Act as steward of McKinstry culture; communicate and influence policies and 
procedures. 

Project Management 
• Generate Solar and Energy storage conceptual designs that meet client needs. 
• Determine potential performance enhancements and provide specific 
recommendations to eliminate system malfunction 
• Provide detailed systems analysis of complex systems 
• Perform energy calculations, existing building baselining/logging, and identify 
opportunities to deploy renewable energy 
• Develop strategies, goals and objectives specific to project execution 
• Support other Energy Engineer’s and Project Energy Engineer’s in determining the 
right technical approach for evaluating complex renewable energy solutions 
• Encourage and facilitate innovation amongst the broader team in identifying 
renewable energy solutions 
• Work with the Program Manager and Project Director to establish budgets for the 
investment grade audit phase 
• Facilitate and structure Project Risk Reviews for Energy Calculations prior to 
presenting ROM or Final savings 
• Work closely with the Performance Assurance Specialist in developing the 
Measurement and Verification Process and Protocols to be used for performance 
validation.  
• Establish Key Performance Indicators, and Key factors to be used in the 
Measurement and Verification Phase. 

Business Development 
• Develop new methods for improving energy calculation templates to increase 
efficiency and accuracy 
• Retrofit projects that target the existing mechanical system problems and improve 
comfort, maintainability, reliability and system longevity 
• Develop practical solutions based on sound engineering design principals 
• Work with the Business Development and Program Management staff to establish 
tactical solutions and strategic sales approach for project proposals 
Communication 
• Collaborates with national Renewable Energy platform and maintains design best 
practices including: Design Standards, Standardized Details and Standardized 
Materials processes.  
• Prepare  presentations to clients to convey technical information on findings, 
recommendations and solutions 
• Communicate with local utility representatives to assist in facilitation of utility 
applications, interconnection, rebates, and incentives 
• Provide sales support in meetings  
• Facilitate Peer to Peer outreach for relevant region 
• Act as the lead on communicating technical standards and process improvement on a 
local and regional level 
• Support the Energy Auditor, Energy Engineer, and Project Energy Engineer on 
technical decisions and processes 
• Work with Project Director, Program Manager, and Business Development Staff on 
resource planning and allocation 
• Participate in project ETC’s and financial reviews 
Perform other duties as assigned.  
 
REQUIRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES 
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, Outlook and Visio 
required; working knowledge of SharePoint preferred. 
• Including, but not limited to, Helioscope, PVSyst, Energy Toolbase, CAD, PVWatts, 
NREL System Advisor Model. 
• Must be familiar with industry standard calculation methods including, but not limited 
to, industry standard modeling programs, shade calculations, soiling calculations, 
snow soiling calculations. 
• Thorough understanding of ESPC Contracting 
• Maintain good understanding of pertinent building and energy codes including 
National Electric Code, International Fire Code, International Building Code. 
• Maintain good understanding of incentive programs and processes. 
• 12+ years’ experience with Professional Engineer license or 16+ years’ experience 
without certification, at least eight (8) years must be Solar and/or Energy Storage 
Engineering experience 
• 2-7 years of solar or electrical design experience preferred 
• Working knowledge of estimating preliminary budgets for Solar and Energy Storage 
projects. 
• NABCEP registration preferred. 

• LEED AP registration a plus. 
• Certified Energy Manger (CEM) certification a plus.  
• Master’s degree in Renewable Energy and/or Energy specialization a plus 
 
Physical Demands and Work Environment 
• Ability and willingness to travel regionally. 
• Physical ability to walk jobsites in uneven terrain. 
• Provide personal transportation for meetings and job visits away from the office; 
reimbursed. 

Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
Metro
Job type
full-time
Primary Duties

Project Management 
• Generate Solar and Energy storage conceptual designs that meet client needs. 
• Determine potential performance enhancements and provide specific 
recommendations to eliminate system malfunction 
• Provide detailed systems analysis of complex systems 
• Perform energy calculations, existing building baselining/logging, and identify 
opportunities to deploy renewable energy 
• Develop strategies, goals and objectives specific to project execution 
• Support other Energy Engineer’s and Project Energy Engineer’s in determining the 
right technical approach for evaluating complex renewable energy solutions 
• Encourage and facilitate innovation amongst the broader team in identifying 
renewable energy solutions 
• Work with the Program Manager and Project Director to establish budgets for the 
investment grade audit phase 
• Facilitate and structure Project Risk Reviews for Energy Calculations prior to 
presenting ROM or Final savings 
• Work closely with the Performance Assurance Specialist in developing the 
Measurement and Verification Process and Protocols to be used for performance 
validation.  
• Establish Key Performance Indicators, and Key factors to be used in the 
Measurement and Verification Phase. 

Business Development 
• Develop new methods for improving energy calculation templates to increase 
efficiency and accuracy 
• Retrofit projects that target the existing mechanical system problems and improve 
comfort, maintainability, reliability and system longevity 
• Develop practical solutions based on sound engineering design principals 
• Work with the Business Development and Program Management staff to establish 
tactical solutions and strategic sales approach for project proposals 
Communication 
• Collaborates with national Renewable Energy platform and maintains design best 
practices including: Design Standards, Standardized Details and Standardized 
Materials processes.  
• Prepare  presentations to clients to convey technical information on findings, 
recommendations and solutions 
• Communicate with local utility representatives to assist in facilitation of utility 
applications, interconnection, rebates, and incentives 
• Provide sales support in meetings  
• Facilitate Peer to Peer outreach for relevant region 
• Act as the lead on communicating technical standards and process improvement on a 
local and regional level 
• Support the Energy Auditor, Energy Engineer, and Project Energy Engineer on 
technical decisions and processes 
• Work with Project Director, Program Manager, and Business Development Staff on 
resource planning and allocation 
• Participate in project ETC’s and financial reviews 
Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience

REQUIRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES 
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, Outlook and Visio 
required; working knowledge of SharePoint preferred. 
• Including, but not limited to, Helioscope, PVSyst, Energy Toolbase, CAD, PVWatts, 
NREL System Advisor Model. 
• Must be familiar with industry standard calculation methods including, but not limited 
to, industry standard modeling programs, shade calculations, soiling calculations, 
snow soiling calculations. 
• Thorough understanding of ESPC Contracting 
• Maintain good understanding of pertinent building and energy codes including 
National Electric Code, International Fire Code, International Building Code. 
• Maintain good understanding of incentive programs and processes. 
• 12+ years’ experience with Professional Engineer license or 16+ years’ experience 
without certification, at least eight (8) years must be Solar and/or Energy Storage 
Engineering experience 
• 2-7 years of solar or electrical design experience preferred 
• Working knowledge of estimating preliminary budgets for Solar and Energy Storage 
projects. 
• NABCEP registration preferred. 

• LEED AP registration a plus. 
• Certified Energy Manger (CEM) certification a plus.  
• Master’s degree in Renewable Energy and/or Energy specialization a plus 
 
Physical Demands and Work Environment 
• Ability and willingness to travel regionally. 
• Physical ability to walk jobsites in uneven terrain. 
• Provide personal transportation for meetings and job visits away from the office; 
reimbursed. 

How to Apply

Please apply at the McKinstry website and reference this job board listing.

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