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Energy Engineer

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is seeking a mechanical engineer to perform field energy audits. This is a regular, full-time position providing an excellent opportunity to work with a dedicated and professional staff on state and national projects while developing skills as an energy analyst. Would you like to work with building, industrial, and agricultural energy systems (lighting, HVAC, motors, pumps and blowers) to save energy? This is your opportunity to do so while getting paid and developing new skills. The position will be based at NCAT’s headquarters in Butte, Montana. NCAT is a private non-profit organization that works to foster and promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements include basic engineering skills and experience with energy systems. A degree in mechanical or industrial engineering, or a related field is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: The successful candidate will have a strong interest in energy conservation and be able to perform a Level 2 energy audit of commercial and industrial facilities. A demonstrated interest and knowledge in promoting energy efficiency is required. Experience in energy systems, computer spreadsheets, and/or computer energy performance simulation is desired. A background in field energy assessments including work with electrical systems, HVAC, motors, pumps, and blowers is desirable. Excellent communication skills and the ability to learn quickly are very important in this position. A high level of computer literacy is required including use of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Travel is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts commercial and industrial energy audits;
  • Performs energy analysis and reporting;
  • Facilitates incentives and rebates from utilities;
    • Researches technical information on energy efficiency and sustainable building technology;
    • Provides technical assistance to building owners, engineers, architects, contractors, and property management officials;
    • Prepares and edits written reports, presentations, and website materials for audiences with varying degrees of technical knowledge;
    • Communicates via email, telephone, and in person to gather and disseminate energy efficiency information;
    • Recommends engineering modifications to increase energy performance;
    • Attends workshops, seminars, and related events in support of project duties

Application Process:
Applications will be accepted through February 15th, 2017 or until a suitable candidate can be identified. Early applications are encouraged and applications will be considered as they are received. All persons interested in being considered for the position must submit a cover letter highlighting their experience and skills relevant to the listed qualifications, a current resume and a completed NCAT application form. Requests for an NCAT application and inquiries about the application process should be directed to Kriss Sullivan. Incomplete applications or reference on the application to “see resume” will not be considered. Applicants can visit our home page for a gateway to web sites and projects developed by NCAT staff. Send completed application materials to:

Kriss Sullivan
NCAT Human Resources Specialist
P.O. Box 3838
Butte, MT 59702
e-mail: kriss@ncat.org
phone: (406) 494-8633

For convenience this announcement is also available in PDF format.

NCAT Application Form.

NCAT values diversity and encourages minority and women applicants to apply. For additional information about NCAT please visit our home page.

It is NCAT’s policy and organizational philosophy to ensure that all of our employment practices, including recruitment and hiring, are administered for all individuals without regard to race, sex, creed, color, national origin, age, religion, marital or veterans status, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

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