NRG Energy, Inc. ENERGY EFFICIENCY ENGINEER in Houston, Texas

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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_NRG Business Solutions_

NRG Business Solutions manages a broad portfolio of competitively priced product and service offerings that can be tailored to meet the growing energy and sustainability needs of regional and national partners. In delivering these important capabilities, NRG Business Solutions is responsible for orchestrating product development, origination, structuring, negotiation, construction and the implementation of solutions for retail and wholesale customers.

NRG Business Solutions is comprised of energy experts who serve as trusted advisors for energy procurement strategy, provide market expertise and deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction. These solutions include establishing sustainability partnerships that increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and manage risks while creating a 21st-century energy eco-system that is more sustainable, resilient, affordable and empowering.

This innovative team is changing the way businesses produce and consume energy and are driving a transformation of the industry by creating solutions that will lead to the clean energy economy of the future.

_Job Summary_

The Energy Efficiency Engineer is expected to manage, develop and advise customers how to be more energy efficient by performing ASHRAE Level I-III energy audits and working with internal stakeholders to identify a suite of solutions that meet the customer needs. The position requires previous experience with energy auditing and verification of compliance with ASHRAE, ASME, and other relevant codes and practices. Significant project field experience in construction support, startup, repair, and/or maintenance work is required. This position is for a candidate who is passionate about energy efficiency and high performance and sustainable buildings. The candidate must enjoy and have experience with energy modeling for buildings.

_Essential Duties/Responsibilities:_

  • The pursuit of new work and new customers and maintain existing customer relationships

  • Perform comprehensive energy audits (ASHRAE Level I-III) at customer site facilities

  • Identify energy conservation measures (water, carbon, mechanical, electrical, etc.)

  • Perform cost-benefit analyses, financial analysis for energy conservation measures (water, carbon, mechanical, electrical, etc.)

  • Develop detailed post-audit reports

  • Develop and/or improve calculations and procedures utilized throughout the energy assessment and management process

  • Provide direct communication between the customer and internal stakeholders

  • Work closely with internal teams to ensure alignment on sales goals.

  • Enable sales activities for new programs by creating procedures with cross-functional groups, such as sales, legal, project management etc.

  • Manage the customer development process

  • Manage the RFP process

  • Regularly reviews industry trends, code, and policy updates/addendum

_Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:_

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to deliver clear and concise messages to various audiences (both written and oral). Ability to effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience

  • Advanced knowledge of a range of sustainability topics including but not limited to climate change, renewable energy, and energy resilience, from an operational and policy perspective

  • Experience in management or energy consulting with direct customer contact preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain warm relationships with customers preferred

  • Possesses strategic entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset and is able to operate effectively even when the way forward is not clear

  • LEED rating systems, energy codes, and utility incentives/rebates Knowledge of building systems, energy conservation principles/calculations, LEED rating system, utility incentives, energy codes, and relevant government regulations

  • Ability to manage incentive/rebate process on behalf of customers

  • Knowledge of LEED and EnergyStar Certification processes

  • Knowledge of building science, energy systems and controls, and the ability to develop strategies to reduce energy consumption

  • Ability to accomplish tasks timely with minimal supervision and exercise independent judgment when required

  • Ability to anticipate issues and solve practical problems.

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.

  • Ability to work in a team with high emotional intelligence and foster teamwork

  • Ability to navigate and manage personnel in a complex matrix organizational structure with little guidance

  • Flexible in work assignment

  • Willing to mentor/coach peers.

  • Behave ethically and within the values of NRG.

  • Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office products

  • Knowledge of Salesforce CRM is preferred

_Minimum Requirements:_

  • Bachelor Degree required

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in energy management, performing energy audits

  • Must be able to travel overnight up to 50%

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • Mechanical, Electrical or Environmental Engineering majors

  • Professional Engineer Licensure (or working towards)

_Physical Requirements:_

  • Ability to pass safety and health requirements to gain access to offices and/or project construction sites.

_Working Conditions:_

  • Standard office environment with open office seating.

  • Outdoor work at project locations in a construction environment.

  • Willingness to travel at least 50% of the time to project locations, vendor sites or other NRG offices.

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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