Energy Efficiency Engineer IV


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 04/08/2021
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  • Company Address: 101 2ND ST STE 1000, San Francisco, CA, 94105-3651

About Nexant

Nexant is a globally recognized software, consulting and services leader that provides innovative solutions to utilities, energy enterprises, chemical companies and government entities worldwide. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in San Francisco, Nexant and its 600+ employees work from over 30 global offices providing deep technical expertise and regional knowledge to improve customer engagement, boost operational efficiency, reduce costs and achieve superior business results.

Job Description


About the Job

Nexant, Inc. is currently seeking an experienced customer-facing Engineer for our Utility Services Division in California. We are looking for a highly-motivated and self-directed individual with relevant engineering and sales/outreach experience in the energy efficiency field. The ideal candidate is expected to be technically savvy and organized, with strong communication and interpersonal skills, and able to successfully market utility-focused solutions to potential clients. Experience with identifying potential energy efficiency measures at different types of facilities is strongly desired. This position will involve frequent travel throughout Northern California.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build and manage long-term client engagement as Nexant’s primary point of contact, effectively communicating with facility engineers, energy/sustainability champions, and other decision-makers at diverse facilities
  • Oversee the co-management and delivery of energy efficiency projects, present results, and develop new scopes of work based on the strategic goals and needs of the client
  • Facilitate cross-functional engagement of staff and resources to effectively implement specific projects
  • Write clear and concise reports, allowing business executives to understand how their energy dollars are most effectively invested
  • Independently audit complex buildings, evaluate building systems, and identify energy efficiency opportunities
  • Independently build technically sound spreadsheets and perform accurate energy efficiency calculations
  • Review and understand spreadsheets created by others, identify shortcomings, suggest corrections
  • Build or review energy efficiency models using industry standard software (eQUEST, EnergyPro, Trane Trace, etc.)
  • Support Nexant’s utility programs under the direction of the program managers
  • Assist with business development initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering or related fields
  • 5+ years of experience with energy efficiency in commercial, government, and/or industrial sectors
  • 2+ years of experience with customer outreach or sales
  • Experience in commercial, hi-tech/bio-tech, or health care is highly desired
  • Experience with building management system (BMS) such as ALC, Metasys, Apogee, Andover, etc. is highly desired
  • Solid understanding of building systems (particularly lighting and HVAC) and/or sustainability practices is necessary
  • Extensive familiarity with relevant building codes and standards (e.g. Title 24, ASHRAE 90.1, etc.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and analytical skills
  • Able to work and manage time independently
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical, electrical, and control systems is a plus
  • P.E., C.E.M., or LEED AP® certification (or on track to receive) is desirable
Must be able to travel throughout Northern California up to approximately 50% of the time.


Salary and Benefits (U.S.)

Nexant offers competitive salaries based on candidate's qualifications. Nexant also offers three weeks paid vacation per year, eleven paid holidays per year, a 401(k) plan with employee matching funds and an overall comprehensive benefits package.

About Nexant

Nexant is a premier provider of technology enabled solutions to the Utility and Energy Industry focused on the next generation intelligent grid, distributed energy resources, and the digital customer experience. Operating from 20 offices around the world, the company's team of industry professionals has completed more than 5,000 engagements in over 70 countries. Nexant's clients include over 200 utility and software services customers. We work with over 300 chemical and petroleum majors, financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies. Find out more at

Diversity & Sustainability at Nexant

At Nexant, diversity, equality, and inclusion matter. We have made a firm commitment to address diversity in every aspect of our business operations. We recognize that to be successful, it is vital to celebrate our differences, provide fair opportunity, and learn from one another.

The management of energy, water and other vital resources is in a pivotal moment in history. We believe we have an opportunity to empower sustainable activities as a business and as individuals. This belief is infused in our relationships with employees, clients, our supply chain, and the environment. We are proud of our sustainability achievements as a company and how our business aligns with the goal of a resourceful, responsible, and sustainable world. Nexant has been recording, reporting, and offsetting our North American office carbon emissions with The Climate Registry since 2008. Nexant is a member of EUISSCA, an alliance of US electric utilities and their suppliers that was formed to promote a robust and sustainable electric utility industry supply chain.

Every day, Nexant employees partner with customers to re imagine the world we live in and create a more sustainable energy future.

Nexant, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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