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Energy Engineer

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AVG. SALARY

$96,100

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EDUCATION

Bachelor's degree

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JOB OUTLOOK

Stable

What They Do

Designs, develops, or evaluates energy-related projects or programs to reduce energy costs or improve energy efficiency during the designing, building, or remodeling stages of construction. May specialize in electrical systems; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; green buildings; lighting; air quality; or energy procurement.

This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Engineering and Technology pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Identifies and recommends energy savings strategies to achieve more energy-efficient operation.
  • Conducts energy audits to evaluate energy use and to identify conservation and cost reduction measures.
  • Monitors and analyzes energy consumption.
  • Monitors energy related design or construction issues, such as energy engineering, energy management, or sustainable design.
  • Inspects or monitors energy systems, including heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) or daylighting systems to determine energy use or potential energy savings.
  • Advises clients or colleagues on topics such as climate control systems, energy modeling, data logging, sustainable design, or energy auditing.
  • Analyzes, interprets, or creates graphical representations of energy data, using engineering software.
  • Collects data for energy conservation analyses, using jobsite observation, field inspections, or sub-metering.
  • Verifies energy bills and meter readings.
  • Manages the development, design, or construction of energy conservation projects to ensure acceptability of budgets and time lines, conformance to federal and state laws, or adherence to approved specifications.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Energy Efficiency Engineer
  • Industrial Energy Engineer
  • Measurement And Verification Engineer
  • Test and Balance Engineer

Contact

  • Email Support
  • 1-800-GO-TO-XAP (1-800-468-6927)
    From outside the U.S., please call +1 (424) 750-3900
  • North Dakota Career Resource Network
    ndcrn@nd.gov | (701) 328-9733

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