Energy Engineer 2


Charlottesville, VA


2RW is seeking to hire a qualified Energy Engineer 2 in its Charlottesville office. Under the supervision of the Project Manager, develop sound solutions for our customers, provide sufficient calculations, supporting documentation, and completed work products (energy audits, M&V reporting, energy simulations, commissioning testing and reports) within the allocated time. Provide the highest level of customer service in all your activities.

This position will include the following activities as individual projects require with no certainty of the mix. The Energy Engineer 2 will be expected to provide the following job tasks at the general direction of the Project Manager within the defined time allocation for the tasks. The professional will manage their time while achieving the expected results.

  • Support Energy Auditing
    • Field observation.
    • Develop energy conservation opportunity matrix.
    • Define energy consumption.
  • Primary responsibility will be related to conservation measures for HVAC, controls, and envelope with secondary responsibility for lighting, water, and receptacle
    • Perform energy savings calculations using industry standards, 2rw standards, and energy simulation software.
    • Develop engineering cost estimates for implementation of conservation measures.
    • Develop conceptual and schematic designs of proposed conservation measures.
  • Maintain clear, well organized documentation of basis of analysis and design intent.
  • Perform life cycle cost analyses.
  • Author energy audit reports.
  • Present results to customer.
  • Support Commissioning Activities.
    • Review construction documents and prepare functional performance test procedures.
    • Field witnessing of system startups and functional performance testing.
    • Document issues and maintenance for project issues log.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual measurement and verification (M&V) reports.
    • Review contractual requirements.
    • Analyze data by making adjustments as permissible by contract and in accordance with industry standards (IPMVP, ASHRAE Guideline 14, FEMP).
    • Author M&V reports to clearly communicate results, including the basis for the adjustments; include recommendations based on analysis.
  • Review/Develop energy simulations in support of engineered utility allowances.
  • Provide peer review of colleagues’ analyses, models, designs, documentation, and reporting.

Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Must be customer service oriented.
  • Must develop solutions for our clients.
  • Four-year engineering degree (mechanical, architectural, ISAT, or electrical) or related field (building science, physics)
  • Must have a minimum 3-5 years of relevant energy auditing or energy modeling experience or a Masters of Engineering in Mechanical or Architectural Engineering and 1-2 years of relevant experience.
  • Must have a sound understanding of utility rates, building systems (envelope, HVAC, lighting), thermodynamics, and psychrometries.
  • Must be a proficient writer able communicate engineering concepts effectively in reports.
  • Understanding of building energy simulation and analysis.
  • Knowledge of building codes and ASHRAE 90.1.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Willing to submit to a background check; due to amount of education and government work performed.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word is required.
  • Proficiency in Trane TRACE 700 or eQUEST is desired.


If this position matches your skills and expertise, please submit a cover letter and resume here. Be sure to tell us which position you are applying for.