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Energy Consultant / Mechanical Engineer

Tetra Tech Technical Services, Inc.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Tetra Tech Inc. is currently seeking full-time Mechanical Engineers to work on various energy contracts for clients across the country that are managed out of our San Diego, California office.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

You will work on energy resilience, energy auditing, retro-commissioning, and other energy projects for various clients. You will be integrated into our team framework to conduct energy and water resilience studies; perform investigations of HVAC and plumbing equipment, and energy management control systems (EMCS)/direct digital control (DDC), lighting, power, or other energy-related systems to recommend advanced control strategies; identify energy conservation opportunities; and help facilitate the implementation of projects, initiatives, and programs that increase energy and water resilience, reduce energy consumption and demand, save money, and help the environment. Work tasks involve a combination of office duties and frequent field visits in and around various client facility sites.

Primary office duties include:

  • Assessing thermal resilience and developing solutions to improve thermal resilience at sites in both hot and cold climates
  • Assessing water and wastewater infrastructure systems and developing solutions to improve resilience of both
  • Assessing thermal requirements and developing alternative solutions to achieve required heating and cooling capacities at various sites
  • Developing facility energy conservation measures and efficiency improvements
  • Developing energy savings estimates through building energy modeling and other engineering calculations
  • Developing cost and payback analyses for identified initiatives
  • Maintaining detailed and accurate project records including data, documentation, and reports
  • Developing technical reports or portions of technical reports, at times under tight deadlines
  • Analyzing energy and utilities data
  • Performing design reviews and proposing recommendations for improvements
  • Recommending improvements to utility procurement and operations
  • Other related duties

Field work can be strenuous with long days. Roughly 0 to 25% travel required that includes overnight stays, usually less than a week at a time. Field duties include:
  • Conducting facility audits
  • Performing field inspections and functional performance tests
  • Reviewing operating modes, sequence of operations, and specifics of equipment, operations, and maintenance
  • Identifying energy and water conservation opportunities
  • Troubleshooting system operational issues that impact system operation and energy efficiency
  • Delivering technical presentations to clients
  • Effectively communicating with both client leadership and facility maintenance personnel
  • Meeting with clients
  • Managing onsite personnel, including subcontractors, to adapt to changing field conditions and still meet the objectives of the project

General project support duties include:
  • Working collaboratively to achieve results
  • Daily communication with team members
  • Daily meetings to coordinate work efforts to feed work seamlessly
  • Document deliverable management
  • Securing qualified resources to meet project objectives
  • Procuring subcontractors when necessary
  • Meeting or exceeding client expectations

We are a collaborative team, building on the expertise and strengths of each team member to exceed contract requirements and client goals. We provide training opportunities to all our team members to improve our skillset and keep us on the cutting edge in the energy resilience, conservation, efficiency, and management industry.

The ideal candidate will have experience in energy or water resilience, energy consulting, energy auditing, commissioning, or retro-commissioning engineering. Experience with project development, life-cycle cost analysis, direct digital controls, microgrid controls, and building/system optimization is highly desired. Previous experience working at Federal / Department of Defense facilities is a plus.

We are looking for future team members with:

  • Strong HVAC and/or controls background
  • Knowledge and capabilities to perform investigation of HVAC equipment and EMCS/DDC systems to recommend and implement advanced control strategies
  • Knowledge of utility information systems, energy and water management technologies, and metering
  • Ability to communicate and work with all team members in a conscientious and inclusive way
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to produce results
  • Ability to produce technically correct finished work, including technical reports, white papers, metrics, and briefs
  • Proficient computer skills, including the use of spreadsheets, especially MS Excel, and other database applications

Experience with eQUEST, Energy Pro, or other modeling software is a plus.

BS in mechanical engineering or energy-related field is required, but equivalent demonstrated experience may be acceptable.

Possession of one or more of the following registrations or certifications is preferred:

  • Professional Engineer license
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
  • Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) from the AEE
  • Existing Building Commissioning Professional (EBCP) from the AEE
  • Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) from the Building Commissioning Association (BCA)
  • Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP) from ASHRAE
  • Accredited Commissioning Process Authority Professional (ACPAP) from the University of Wisconsin

U.S. citizenship is required, and you must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Current security clearance, particularly Secret Clearance, is preferred.

The work environment will consist of an office environment, as well as frequent field visits in and around various client facility sites. You must be able to exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those of sedentary work. Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree, such as walking 3 to 6 miles in a few hours. You must be able to climb ladders, access roofs, and access narrow mechanical rooms.


Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits and flexible working environments. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com . To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at https://www.tetratech.com/en/careers.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies

Posted: 2020-11-07 Expires: 2020-12-06
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