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macdonald-miller · 20 days ago
$80-105k
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At MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions (“MacMiller”) we make buildings work better. As the Northwest’s leading mechanical contracting firm, we design, deliver and service HVAC, plumbing and automation system solutions for commercial buildings. With our over 1500 employees across 15 offices, there is a breadth and variety of work to keep you engaged and inspired.  

We enjoy a well-respected history of exceeding our customers’ expectations and completing projects with integrity and distinction. Our clients trust their toughest projects with our integrated teams, including:  

  • New construction: Engineering, fabrication, and installation of mechanical systems for new projects following lean construction practices.
  • Performance Contracting: Functioning as General Contractor supporting Conservation, Sustainability and Energy projects.
  • Special projects: Retrofits and mechanical repairs for existing buildings for new efficiencies  
  • Service: scheduled preventative maintenance ensuring tenant comfort, and 24/7 emergency response.  
  • Building Controls: Control systems, fault detection, and remote monitoring  

 

People love to work at MacDonald-Miller, and it’s because we all share the same Core Culture Values:  

Collaboration – Diverse players, one team, a common vision. Collaboration is our foundation and critical to the success of the company. Every team member is valued and brings a diversity of strengths to help us meet our common vision. 

Dedication We are dedicated to personal and professional excellence. We execute with distinction by doing the right thing and following through on our commitments.  

Safety Everyone deserves a safe workplace. Safety is more than hardhats and boots, it’s an attitude and the environment we create. Every day, everyone goes home to their families.  

Community We are proud to be part of MacDonald-Miller. We actively seek to build relationships and know each other as individuals. Together we create an environment that is welcoming, caring, and trusting.  

Innovation We are committed to continuous, creative problem solving. Innovation is how we stay an industry leader. We always strive to challenge and better ourselves. 

Fun! – Take the work seriously, but never taking ourselves too seriously. It’s possible to be both serious professionals and good-natured people you enjoy working with. We strive to be both. 

 

Requirements

Energy Engineer:  This is where you come in.

We are seeking an entry level Energy Engineer to join MacDonald Miller as a member of our growing engineering team. The energy engineers support the Performance Contracting (PC) team, which focuses on optimization and energy efficiency of existing buildings. In this role you will perform ASHRAE Level I & II audits assessing, identifying, and analyzing energy savings opportunities in existing buildings, develop scopes of work for identified Energy Efficiency Measures (EEMs), analyze building operation via building DDC trending and/or deploying data loggers, calculate energy savings for identified EEMs, assist with Measurement and Verification plans, and help work to secure available incentives, rebates, and grants.  You will assist the Senior Energy Engineers with various reports and calculations, such as Benchmark reports, Preliminary Scoping Assessments, Preliminary Audits, and Investment Grade Audits. You will attend customer meetings and be prepared to assist the Senior Energy Engineer in presenting findings and proposed EEMs directly to the customer. You will also have a basic understanding of the Washington State Clean Buildings Performance Standard and be familiar with the compliance requirements.

Learn and keep up to date on industry standards, laws and regulations related to Energy Engineering and PC. Become familiar with Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) regulations and procedures.

Top deliverables in the first year to be a hero: 

  • A team member who is focused on growth, collaboration, and learning.
  • Assist Senior Energy Engineers and Design Engineers on conducting Energy Audits, Benchmarks, and performing energy saving calculations.
  • Perform Preliminary Scoping Assessment/Preliminary Audit, Seattle Building Tune-ups, or assist on an Investment Grade Audit as assigned, in a timely fashion. Become familiar with the upcoming Seattle Building Emissions Performance Standard (BEPS).
  • Help develop tools and processes to expedite the development of reports/Investment Grade Audits. 
  • Be aware of hourly budgets and complete tasks within the allotted hours.
  • Exhibit authentic respect for colleagues and a sincere commitment to serving both internal and external customers, fostering trusted relationships.

Your background:  What kind of person will thrive in this role? 

You should have…

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering, or related field. A degree is strongly preferred but an outstanding candidate who possesses equivalent work experience that provides a reasonable understanding of PC projects will be considered.
  • Zero to two years of experience in auditing buildings (ASHRAE Level I & II Audits), gathering relevant trend and drawing information, and performing energy calculations utilizing excel.
  • Writing reports and delivering presentations to internal customers.
  • Some knowledge of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and building control systems.
  • A goal of obtaining a Professional Engineer (PE) license is strongly preferred.
  • The goal of obtaining a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Certification from the Association of Energy Engineers is strongly preferred.
  • The goal of becoming a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) from the Association of Energy Engineers is preferred.
  • Some familiarity with Washington Clean Buildings Standard requirements and implementation timelines.
  • Proficiency in working on multiple projects of diverse sizes and complexities, and consistently being productive and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience in Microsoft Suite of programs: Excel, Word, & MS Project

And everyone you work with should describe you as… 

  • Having an incredibly strong work ethic 
  • Passionate and positive with a can-do attitude. 
  • Being a great collaborator and strong communicator. 
  • Adaptable and cable of surmounting challenges.

And you should be motivated by…  

  • Finding energy savings opportunities within existing buildings.
  • Driving sustainability in the built environment
  • Working with a talented team and our customers to ensure project profitability and success. 
  • Empowering yourself to learn how to do something. If you need a ton of handholding or a micro-manager boss, this is not the place for you. 
  • Working in a lean, results-oriented environment, where you’ll be expected to do more, take on more, and achieve more every year.
  • Having fun in an environment high on transparency, open to innovative new approaches with a supportive family feel. 

Benefits

Compensation: $80,000 to $105,000 Annually

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions presently provides employee coverage for:

  • Medical, dental, and vision for employees (coverage available for dependents for shared premium).
  • 401k retirement plan including Company matching.
  • Vacation and Sick Compensation (PTO), and Holiday Pay!
  • Disability income protection including short-term and long-term disability.
  • Employee and dependent life insurance.
  • Wellness Program.
  • Employee Assistance Program.

Where you will work

Our Seattle HQ office (17930 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188) has easy access to the SeaTac International Airport, ample secured parking, and newly renovated office facilities - not to mention great views! Neighborhood amenities include an onsite deli, restaurants, and convenient freeway/airport access. We use a hybrid work arrangement, where engineers are expected to be in the office at least two days per week. The days in the office will be the same standard days of the week when other members of our team will be there. Remote work is allowed for the other three.

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

Last updated on May 31, 2024

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