Energy Engineer Consultant

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is seeking a consulting energy engineer to perform in-depth energy audits throughout rural communities in 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. NCAT’s work includes nationally recognized projects in energy, agriculture, and food.

NCAT’s Energy Services work with commercial buildings, and agricultural energy systems to develop energy conservation projects for their HVAC, building envelope, motors, pumps, and blowers, and lighting. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a dedicated and professional staff to develop energy conservation projects throughout the state.. The consultant will work primarily with engineers and staff at NCAT’s headquarters in Butte, Montana. Consultants must be willing to travel around Montana.

Contractor Qualifications:

  • Degree in engineering, building science, or a related field;
  • Five years energy auditing and energy conservation experience;
  • State of Montana Professional Engineer’s License is required.

Contractor Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Strong interest and knowledge in energy conservation;
  • Ability to perform in-depth energy audits;
  • Strong organization and planning skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, with experience in technical writing and editing;
  • The ability to work well with others, build relationships with community organizations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and other partners;
  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge in promoting energy efficiency;
  • Experience in energy use and conservation modeling;
  • Ability to conduct energy assessments, including HVAC, building envelope, control systems, electrical systems, lighting, motors, pumps, and blowers;
  • High level of computer literacy including use of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to travel and work independently.

Contractor Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth commercial energy audits throughout Montana;
  • Perform base case and conservation energy analysis;
  • Write extensive technical reports based on audit and analysis for commercial facilities;
  • Facilitate incentives and rebates from utilities;
  • Research technical information on energy efficiency and sustainable building technology;
  • Provide technical assistance to building owners, engineers, architects, contractors, and property management officials;
  • Prepare and edits written reports, presentations, and website materials for audiences with varying degrees of technical knowledge;
  • Communicate via email, telephone, and in person to gather and disseminate energy efficiency information;
  • Recommend engineering modifications to increase energy performance;
  • Build and strengthen relationships with partners and stakeholders.

Contractor Relationship Information:
This is a subcontractor relationship. The subcontractor’s relationship to NCAT is that of an independent contractor rendering specifically delegated professional services. The Subcontractor will have no authority to make commitments to others on behalf of NCAT. Nothing in the contract creates a relationship of employer and employee between NCAT and the Subcontractor.

Contractor Requirements:

  • Proof of Workers Compensation Insurance or Independent Contractor Exemption;
  • Proof of adequate Liability Insurance
  • Current W9
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Non-Compete Clause

All persons interested in being considered for consulting work must submit a letter of interest highlighting their relevant qualifications, experience, and skills, a current resume and at least two letters of reference. Inquiries should be directed to Kriss Sullivan. For more information about NCAT and our Energy Services projects visit NCAT’s web site at Please send letters of interest, resumes, and references to:

Kriss Sullivan
NCAT Human Resource Specialist
P.O. Box 3838
Butte, MT 59702

For convenience this announcement is also available in PDF format. 

NCAT’s mission is to help people by championing small-scale, local and sustainable solutions to promote healthy communities, reduce poverty and protect natural resources. Our work brings together diverse partnerships and communities to help reduce poverty and protect our natural resources. We strive to be a multicultural organization that embraces the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical ability, religious or political belief and marital or veteran status. Diversity creates healthy communities. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are reflective of the communities that we serve.

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