Energy Engineers


Design, develop, or evaluate energy-related projects or programs to reduce energy costs or improve energy efficiency during the designing, building, or remodeling stages of construction. May specialize in electrical systems; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; green buildings; lighting; air quality; or energy procurement.
Also called: Energy Efficiency Engineer, Energy Manager, Project Engineering Director, Resource Efficiency Manager

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • building and construction
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Architectural Energy Corporation ENFORMA Building Diagnostics
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Home Energy Efficient Design HEED
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    certificate after college
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