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Energy Engineers, Except Wind and Solar

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Identify and recommend energy savings strategies to achieve more energy-efficient operation.
    • Conduct energy audits to evaluate energy use and to identify conservation and cost reduction measures.
    • Monitor and analyze energy consumption.
    • Monitor energy related design or construction issues, such as energy engineering, energy management, or sustainable design.
    • Inspect or monitor energy systems, including heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) or daylighting systems to determine energy use or potential energy savings.
    • Analyze, interpret, or create graphical representations of energy data, using engineering software.
    • Advise clients or colleagues on topics such as climate control systems, energy modeling, data logging, sustainable design, or energy auditing.
    • Verify energy bills and meter readings.
    • Collect data for energy conservation analyses, using jobsite observation, field inspections, or sub-metering.
    • 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.
    • Perform energy modeling, measurement, verification, commissioning, or retro-commissioning.
    • Review architectural, mechanical, or electrical plans or specifications to evaluate energy efficiency.
    • Prepare energy-related project reports or related documentation.
    • Review or negotiate energy purchase agreements.
    • Train personnel or clients on topics such as energy management.
    • Direct the implementation of energy management projects.
    • Research renewable or alternative energy systems or technologies, such as solar thermal or photovoltaic energy.
    • Promote awareness or use of alternative or renewable energy sources.
    • Write or install energy management routines for building automation systems.
    • Recommend best fuel for specific sites or circumstances.
    • Consult with construction or renovation clients or other engineers on topics such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) or Green Buildings.

    Skills

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    6

    Abilities

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    Knowledge

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 94740/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 45.55/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 7,630
    • Yearly Projected Openings 570

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    Personality

    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Initiative

    Tools

    • Heat tracing equipment
    • Handheld thermometer
    • Desktop computers
    • Catalytic combustion analyzers
    • Air velocity and temperature monitors

    Technology

    • Office suite software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software
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