Consumers Energy Energy Efficiency Engineer in Multiple Locations, Michigan
Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
The Energy Concierge Services (ECS) engineering department within Energy Waste Reduction provides energy management services to Consumers Energy Commercial and Industrial customers. ECS provides a technical single-point-of-contact (SPOC) at the utility to identify energy conservation measures (ECM’s), develop business cases, and provide project management support and rebate application assistance. The team of ECS engineers conduct on-site assessments of mechanical, electrical and building systems as it relates to the use of energy. The engineers identify ECM’s, quantify energy savings, and calculate energy project financial analyses (ROI, simple payback, rebate incentives, etc). The ECS team provides on-site project management support and coordination of activities. Additionally, ECS engineers baseline and benchmark customer energy use and cost data. ECS aims to assist customers in executing energy efficiency projects and provide a great customer experience, all while supporting Consumers Energy’s Energy Waste Reduction goals.
The candidate must perform various duties while always remaining safe.
This position provides energy management services for customers by identifying and implementing optimization opportunities relative to the use of energy.
Candidate must have the ability to work effectively within a customer's facility and organization in a professional manner.
The successful candidate will be required to complete moderately complex assignments requiring the application of standard techniques, theory, and procedures. The ability to independently evaluate, select, and apply engineering theory, techniques, procedures, and criteria using judgment in making adaptations and modifications is required.
Baseline and benchmark customers facility energy use and cost data.
Perform ASHRAE Level I & II Audits to identify Energy Conservation Measures (ECM’s).
Review new construction documentation to identify rebate incentives and recommend energy efficient equipment/systems.
Develop business cases with project cost, ROI, simple payback and rebate incentives.
Complete and manage utility rebate applications on behalf of customers
Perform Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) of ECM’s.
Provide oversight for initiating and implementing ECM’s
Project management oversight
Provide energy consultation to the customer
Identify and calculate Demand Response nominations
Assist Customers with Energy Reduction Plans (ERP)
Utility metering expertise
Utility rate and billing analysis
Electricity & natural gas forecasting
Utility budget forecasting
Electrical load surveys
Energy shutdown assessments and procedures
Lighting optimization surveys
Compressed air leak surveys
Steam trap surveys
HVAC system optimization
A Bachelor's degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program as set forth in the Engineers Council for Professional Development
8 or more years of applied ABET exempt engineering working experience.
These skills may set you apart:
PE designation is preferred. CEM designation is preferred.
Knowledge and experience with utility rebate programs
Fluent with multiple types of Building Management Systems (BMS)
The ability to successfully integrate energy metering devices
The ability to successfully integrate legacy type BMS into open protocol systems
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) operation and troubleshooting
HVAC commercial system operation, installation, servicing, commissioning
HVAC testing, adjusting and balancing
Lighting installation and maintenance, along with the ability to provide design light loss calculations and an understanding of OEM lighting control systems.
An understanding of substation maintenance including transformer checkout, breaker and relay servicing, infrared scanning, and cable testing.
Air compressor sizing, operation & maintenance with the ability to delineate air compressor design relative to operation concerns and energy use.
Compressed air distribution design/operation/maintenance
Switch gear preventive maintenance
Chiller / cooling tower operation
Boiler efficiency and operation
Building HVAC and refrigeration systems, including clean room technologies.
Excellent demonstrated communication skills, both verbal and written.
Is viewed as a subject matter expert.
A strong background in Microsoft office products is required, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams Access, and Project.
Must be flexible, innovative, and capable of managing multiple projects concurrently.
Work well with various groups from maintenance personnel, department supervisors and managers, vendors, etc.
Planning, design, construction, and maintenance of Electric and Gas Distribution and Electric Generation systems as well as facilities and ancillary support process for all utility operations. Duties and who this individual report to will fluctuate between projects, Practice Areas, and offices. Individual possesses the skills lead, problem solve, and work well in a team environment. Individual should exemplify safe work practices and follow the company’s compliance standards. Lead and/or assist with engineering projects to include design, plans, inspections, system planning, specifications, reports, maps, environmental impacts, permits, contracts, schedules, estimates, surveying, easements, data collection, construction observation, and field investigation. Provide engineering services with accuracy, integrating all applicable governmental and company laws, standards and procedures on time and under budget. Use computer assisted engineering, design, and drafting software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents. Understand and follow company established standard procedures for file structure and standard drawing procedures for projects Become familiar with plans and specifications, maps, and related material for each project and be able to utilize the information appropriately. Assists in client contact and communication. Utilize effective oral and written communication skills to provide technical expertise to coworkers, clients, customers, government entities and the public. Public involvement may include producing reports, graphics, presentations, and other visual material as well as occasional speaking or meeting with stakeholders. Attend internal and external meetings. Provide all engineering services in a legal and ethical manner. Resolve all customer complaints in a timely manner. Serve as onsite project representative. Reviews operating and construction sites to monitor progress and other duties per the design documents. Regular attendance is expected.
HOURS AND TRAVEL
This position requires the individual work a minimum of 40 hours per week (45-50 typical) with 85% of time spent in the office or specific field locations. Travel is required to job sites and project meetings and could be significant dependent upon location. Individuals need to be willing to work additional hours as necessary to meet deadlines or assist with storm restoration activities. Individual should be willing to participate in the on-call rotation in case of potential storms. Individual may have to work outside of assigned headquarters to help with storm restoration which may require overnight stays Individuals must have a valid driver’s license.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to stand and walk for periods of up to and beyond eight hours in all kinds of weather; snow, mud, dirt water, ice, etc. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and move up to fifty pounds. The recommended maximum weight for employees to lift without the aid of other employees or a lifting device is 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level on the construction site is often loud. Individual must have the ability to work up to 16 continuous hrs. during emergent work.
Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.
All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.