Energy Consultant

Burlington, Vermont 05401
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Engineering team at VEIC is looking for two new hires! 

These positions will support the growing demand in energy planning (battery storage, grid resiliency, flexible load management). All levels of professional experience are considered however having an electrical engineering degree / experience is highly preferred.

In this role, you will identify and advise on energy efficiency improvements in new construction and existing industrial, commercial and multi-family buildings and facilities. 

Diversity & Inclusion statement:

We are committed to building a work community that is inclusive and represents a vibrant diversity of background, experience, perspective, and thought. Climate change impacts all of us; however, we are impacted differently based on our identities and experiences. We all deserve a place at the table to make decisions about our collective future – we hope you’ll consider joining us as we work towards our vision for a healthy planet, thriving people, and energy justice.

Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, communication style, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply.


  • Works with wide range of customers, including business owners, architects, engineers, vendors, trade allies and other relevant players to promote the installation of cost-effective efficiency improvements in customers’ future and existing buildings/facilities and to creatively overcome barriers to installation in accordance with VEIC strategic plans. Excels at maintaining customer relationships and utilizes investigative questioning to successfully determine how best to proceed with a variety of customers, including high profile and/or account managed customers.
  • Provides appropriate levels of technical support that increase participation in energy efficiency services. Performs basic energy and financial analyses, analyzes fuel and utility bills, estimates savings and costs, screens measures and provides technical assistance and upgrade recommendations for customers. Performs and presents insightful and strategically targeted custom energy and financial analysis reflecting identified unique business knowledge for customers for who long term business relationship is critical to realizing full savings potential including but not necessarily limited to, account managed customers. Educates customers, contractors, and design professionals as needed.
  • Plays an active role in identifying innovative technical solutions and applies that knowledge in work with customers regarding new technical products, process improvements, and substantial technological opportunities and occasionally presents to staff about these.
  • Excels at building and maintaining relationships with customer decision makers and implementation staff to develop project energy savings goals in a manner that leads to consistent repeat business. Determine, present, and negotiate the appropriate rebates. Manages customer expectations and capably persuades customers to make investments in energy efficiency.
  • Works with customers to identify and prioritize site specific project needs and opportunities, develop customer relationships, manage customer expectations and inspect installed measures. Consistently collaborates with several long term customers to incorporate opportunities into customer’s planning process.
  • Supports and collaborates with other VEIC staff to deliver market-based services. For example: supporting business developments efforts,conferences, assist with development of training for clients and internal staff, researching new products, technologies, and identifying and implementing improvements to our processes and approaches.
  • Maintains accurate and timely project records and documentation within VEIC’s database system and in hard copy files.
  • Provides and models exemplary customer service both internally and externally to the organization.
  • Provides guidance to less experienced Engineering Staff.
  • Delivers and assists with improving technical results and has responsibilities below which includes but is not limited to the following areas.
    • Provides consulting services pertaining to equipment and facility energy use for multifamily, commercial and industrial customers. Services include customer-specific energy and financial analysis, site inspections, building and systems diagnostics, and oral and written feedback and recommendations;
    • Provides training, field mentoring for less-experienced VEIC staff, and guidance to customers and relevant market actors in accordance with energy efficiency service protocols and approaches;
    • Partners with general contractors, manufacturing representatives and design professionals to promote and implement energy efficiency measures that encourages future participation in VEIC services;
    • Provides public presentations relating to multifamily, commercial and industrial building and facility energy efficiency to various audiences;
    • Assists customers to develop project specifications, solicit contractor submittals, evaluate proposals, and participate in pre-bid meetings for projects moderate in size and complexity as appropriate;
    • Reviews other Energy Consultant savings calculations and authorizes incentives following established protocols;
    • Performs on-site inspections which may include measuring dimensions of building components, verification of installed heating, cooling, and/or ventilation systems, diagnostic testing and collecting and recording data; Analyzes building energy efficiency levels using energy rating or other modeling software or through other accepted tools and provides reports and documents as well as oral and written recommendations to customers.
    • Authority to approve incentive payments up to $10,000.00 upon demonstrated experience.
  • Supports the coordination of activities with other staff, groups, and divisions within VEIC as is necessary to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.


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