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Energy Auditors

Also called: Energy Auditor, Energy Consultant, Energy Rater, Residential Energy Auditor

What they do:
Conduct energy audits of buildings, building systems, or process systems. May also conduct investment grade audits of buildings or systems.
On the job, you would:
  • Identify opportunities to improve the operation, maintenance, or energy efficiency of building or process systems.
  • Identify and prioritize energy saving measures.
  • Analyze technical feasibility of energy saving measures using knowledge of engineering, energy production, energy use, construction, maintenance, system operation, or process systems.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • product and service development
Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS software Hot Technology
  • The MathWorks MATLAB Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • Structured query language SQL Hot Technology
Object or component oriented development software
  • C++ Hot Technology
  • Python Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$68,170
per year, on average
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