Also called: Energy Efficiency Engineer, Energy Manager, Distributed Generation Project Manager, Energy Engineer
What they do:Design, develop, or evaluate 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.
On the job, you would:
- Identify energy savings opportunities and make recommendations to achieve more energy efficient operation.
- Manage 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.
- Conduct energy audits to evaluate energy use, costs, or conservation measures.
Engineering and Technology
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
Computer aided design CAD software
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
See more details at O*NET OnLine about energy engineers.