Energy Specialist at Willdan

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Energy Specialist | Willdan | Germantown, MD

Prime Responsibility:  

Willdan is seeking an Energy Specialist to join our innovative and creative team. The Energy Specialist will play an important role in consulting on energy efficient building design options for new construction and major renovation projects. This includes gathering the information needed to analyze energy saving options using energy models; coordinating project work deadlines and meetings; managing expectations of design teams and program managers; and providing consultation and presenting work to project team including owners, architects and engineers.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with building owners, architects and engineers to understand their energy conservation goals
  • Manage a high-volume portfolio of projects at different stages of a consulting process
  • Perform energy simulation analysis and deliver model results at a fast pace
  • Prepare reports detailing energy modeling results and design advice
  • Communicate energy conservation measures effectively to both technical and non-technical project team members to assist them in making informed design decisions
  • Team with project managers to ensure high quality results and deliverables

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of building design, construction processes, and/or building operation
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately interpret complex information, make strategic recommendations to guide decision-making by identifying anticipated benefits, consequences and impacts of alternative system options
  • Familiarity with tools such as MS Excel to manipulate model inputs and summarize and understand modeled results

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Experience with energy modeling using various programs such as DOE-2, EnergyPlus and eQuest on building consultations
  • Ability to handle high volume of projects in a relatively short amount of time
  • Strong aptitude for finding the balance between breadth and depth to deliver energy simulation results in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of thermodynamics, physics, and mathematics
  • Knowledge of energy codes and standards (ASHRAE 55, 62.1, 90.1, 189.1)
  • Knowledge of utility sponsored energy efficiency programs, specifically those that target the design of new buildings
  • Professional Engineer or Registered Architect or qualifications to enable achieving licensure
  • Industry related certifications such as certified energy manager (CEM), building energy modeling professional (BEMP), LEED accredited professional, building energy assessment professional (BEAP) and/or commissioning authority (CxA)


Bachelors or Masters Degree in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, Building Science or closely related field

EEO Non-Discrimination and ADA Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
Willdan is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, religion, military service or veteran status, disability, medical condition, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic testing, reproductive status or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws and ordinances. Willdan does not discriminate on the basis of physical or mental disability where the essential functions of the job can be reasonably accommodated. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.


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