Engineer II – Energy Management
This position, part of NREL's Strategic Energy Applications and Analysis Center Energy Management
and Federal Markets activities, supports DOE's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). The
primary purpose of this position is to apply state-of-the-art engineering and engineering analysis
skills to help government agencies and private sector companies identify the highest value
efficiency and renewable projects for implementation. This position helps those entities implement
the projects and measures by using innovative financing mechanisms, including: energy savings
performance contracts, utility energy service contracts, and power purchase/energy service
FEMP Alternative financing tasks: The incumbent will analyze and assist in implementing alternative
financing options (ESPC, Super ESPC, and UESC, as well as power purchase agreements) while
working under an NREL senior staff person. The incumbent will inform federal agency decision
makers regarding approaches to meeting federal goals using financed solutions.
Tasks involve using spreadsheet and computer simulation tools to analyze projects for applicability
of renewable and energy efficiency technologies; develop new approaches for alternative financing;
provide technical expertise for implementing projects using alternative finance mechanisms;
conduct training on alternative financing mechanisms applicable to the federal government; and
provide analytic support for reviews of agency proposals for both technical and financial feasibility.
The incumbent will develop expertise in evaluating ESPC and UESC in the federal sector and power
purchase agreements. The incumbent will support senior staff to work with agencies to pilot new
approaches and document and report on successful approaches.
Work for Others: The incumbent shall work with senior staff, providing renewable energy feasibility
analysis, multiple site techno-economic and alternative financing analysis in order to aggregate
multiple federal sites in a region to take advantage of alternative finance. The incumbent's analysis
will utilize state-of-the-art tools and protocols. Alternative financing might involve assisting in the
development of financial pro formas to confirm power prices to federal customers resulting from
various renewable projects.
Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or other relevant technical discipline or equivalent
relevant education/experience. Three years of relevant engineering and/or R&D experience.
Evolving engineering knowledge of scientific practices, procedures, and techniques. Intermediate
engineering and technical abilities in practices and techniques; beginning experience in project
management. Demonstrated good interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
Computer literate (programming, interfacing, software development and/or utilization).
Bachelors' degree in engineering coupled with an MBA in finance. Experience in developing financed
renewable projects. Demonstrated understanding of energy savings performance contracts, as well
as basic understanding of federal laws and orders related to federal energy management. Proven
competency in both finance and renewable energy. Teaching skills. Field experience with renewable
energy technology or hardware including measuring performance of systems.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Neil Conrad: (303) 384-7569
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