The Integrated Building Performance Group is seeking a Project Engineer to join ORNL’s dedicated team in support of clean energy investment at federal agency sites through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). The focus areas will include Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) and Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs). This position would be a part of ORNL’s team to facilitate performance contracting project development for federal agency customers with multi-million-dollar ESPC projects and other alternatively financed projects.
The ORNL team, funded by FEMP, provides federal agencies with expert assistance to help them enhance the nation's energy security and environmental stewardship through the implementation of sound, cost-effective energy management and investment practices.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Evaluate energy and water conservation measures and comprehensive projects for federal agency sites to implement in order to save energy, reduce water consumption, decarbonize and improve site resilience
Conduct outreach with federal agency contacts during the ESPC performance period to monitor progress on existing ESPC projects and identify training needs
Analyze project Measurement & Verification (M&V) reports, summarize financial performance and identify any potential issues for follow-up with the agency
Assist in preparing the portfolio-wide analysis of energy and financial performance of ESPCs
Participate in FEMP program outreach activities to promote third-party financing, including workshops and conferences.
Create new training presentations and lead webinars, conference presentations and pre-recorded training sessions
Develop white papers, fact sheets, case studies and other guidance documents for the program
Identify barriers to successfully implementing energy savings performance contract opportunities, work with the ORNL FEMP team to develop strategies to eliminate these barriers, and create training materials to assist federal agencies with implementing initiatives to enhance the implementation of energy savings opportunities
BS in Mechanical engineering or related engineering discipline with 3 or more years of relevant experience or MS in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline with 2 or more years of relevant work experience
Knowledge of energy savings performance contracts and utility energy service contracts
Experience in system design and analysis of HVAC systems and controls
Experience with building energy modeling and analysis tools
Knowledge of Measurement and Verification Protocols
Proficiency with the use of Excel
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Professional licensure as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT)
Active participation (committee membership/leadership), in professional societies such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
About Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.
ORNL’s diverse capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace. ORNL supports DOE’s national missions of:
Scientific discovery—We assemble teams of experts from diverse backgrounds, equip them with powerful instruments and research facilities, and address compelling national problems;
Clean energy—We deliver energy technology solutions for energy-efficient buildings, transportation, and manufacturing, and we study biological, environmental, and climate systems in order to develop new biofuels and bioproducts and to explore the impacts of climate change;
Security—We develop and deploy “first-of-a-kind” science-based security technologies to make the world a safer place.
ORNL supports these missions through leadership in four major areas of science and technology:
Neutr...ons—We operate two of the world’s leading neutron sources, which enable scientists and engineers to gain new insights into materials and biological systems;
Computing—We accelerate scientific discovery through modeling and simulation on powerful supercomputers, advance data-intensive science, and sustain US leadership in high-performance computing;
Materials—We integrate basic and applied research to develop advanced materials for energy applications;
Nuclear—We advance the scientific basis for 21st century nuclear fission and fusion technologies and systems, and we produce isotopes for research, industry, and medicine.