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McKinstry Senior Energy Engineer - Renewables in Denver, Colorado

Senior Energy Engineer - Renewables


CO - Denver

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Building Energy

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At McKinstry, we’re proud to be a diverse and passionate at group of innovators and problem-solvers, builders and engineers, mentors and students. We believe the world needs curious, forward-thinking, solutions-oriented people who want to make our planet better. We are committed at to strengthening our diversity through recruiting, developing, and retaining professionals from all backgrounds, and we believe that promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity is an integral component of our continuing quest To Build a Thriving Planet. at If you are looking to leave a purposeful mark on the world, then McKinstry is the place for you.

Here's where you come in:

We are currently seeking a Senior Energy Engineer to join our team as a member of our growing Colorado Energy division.

You're great at:

  • Identifies, analyzes and quantifies viable Renewable Energy applications for new & existing commercial facilities

  • Generates conceptual designs for solar PV and energy storage systems that best meet customer needs, including preliminary layouts & capacity assessments, energy models, savings calculations and scope of work narratives.

  • Accurately estimates ROM and Final budgets for Renewable Energy projects.

  • Clearly and concisely communicates with project stakeholders, including internal project teams, customer representatives, utility personnel, external engineering partners, subcontractors and equipment vendors.

  • Prepares internal project Risk Review documents for Renewable Energy project implementation and associated savings prior to ROM & Final presentations to customer.

  • Supports the Energy Engineering Team in developing the best fit technical project approach and the Construction & Commissioning Teams to solve issues that arise during project implementation.

  • Maintains subject matter expertise in PV, Energy Storage, Resiliency and pertinent building and energy codes including National Electric Code, International Fire Code, International Building Code.

  • Leads the development and adoption of internal technical standards.

  • Mentors and supports staff on the Renewables-MTN Team.

What we would like to see from you:

  • Advanced understanding of energy modeling methods, associated parameters and software, including but not limited to, Helioscope, PVSyst, Energy Toolbase, and industry standard battery storage modeling platforms.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required; working knowledge of SharePoint preferred.

  • Four (4) year college level training in architecture, architectural engineering, environment/civil engineering, mechanical/electrical engineering or related field, or equivalent professional experience required.

  • Five (5) years of energy performance contracting and/or consulting experience required; education may substitute for experience.

  • Five (5) years of commercial & industrial or utility scale solar PV design, operations and/or project development experience preferred.

  • NABCEP, OSHA 30 professional designations preferred. CEM, PE, EIT, LEED, CPM designations a plus.

  • Proficiency at writing, reviewing, and editing technical documentation.

Physical demands of the work environment:

  • Ability and willingness to travel regionally.

  • Physical ability to navigate jobsites in uneven terrain.

  • Provide personal transportation for meetings and job visits away from the office; reimbursed.

The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.

McKinstry is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks.

Applicants for this role will only be considered if they possess current US Work Authorization, and do not require employer-sponsored VISA support to begin or remain in this role.