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Entry-Level Energy Efficiency Engineer - Chicagoland, IL

Join our team of zealous energy-efficiency superheroes.

From energy consulting to decarbonization strategies, Energy Sciences helps commercial,​ industrial, and municipal clients identify and eliminate waste to increase their energy efficiency. We improve facility systems, create unique and measurable plans, and conserve energy while saving millions of dollars in the process. Taking a strategic and comprehensive approach, we activate the best practices and people to produce truly impactful results that improve the longevity of our planet.​

This position has a home-based office in the Greater Chicagoland area. Up to 25% of local travel is required. A local candidate is preferred.

Your Background

  • Bachelor’s in mechanical or energy engineering
  • Up to two years of experience working in any aspect of energy efficiency or similar trade (e.g., electrical, HVAC, etc.)
  • Knowledge of:
    • Conducting energy assessments
    • Building energy models (e.g., Trane Trace, eQuest, Energy Plus, etc.)
    • Performing energy and economic analyses
    • Designing and/or commissioning building systems
    • Working on-site with commercial and industrial customers
    • Writing reports and delivering presentations to stakeholders
    • Utilizing tools such as Microsoft Office

Preferred Additional Experience

  • Advanced degree, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Auditor, Engineer in Training (EIT)


You will join a team dedicated to helping commercial and industrial customers manage their energy use by providing technical expertise through energy efficiency programs, training initiatives, and direct-to-customer services. Some of the day-to-day activities you would be involved with might include but are not limited to:

  • Providing technical assistance on energy-efficient technologies and practices to participants in utility-sponsored programs
  • Conducting on-site assessments of commercial and industrial facilities to identify energy efficiency opportunities.
  • Conducting on-site inspections to verify the installation and operation of energy efficiency projects.
  • Performing energy and economic analyses
  • Reviewing energy assessments, opportunities, and calculations
  • Preparing reports and delivering presentations
  • Supporting the development of marketing and outreach strategies to increase awareness of and inspire action for energy efficiency

About You

  • You are a collaborative, enterprising individual who likes to work in an open team environment.
  • You are a team player.
  • You are a highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative.
  • You can raise the performance bar and energize the entire team.
  • You are excited about challenging the status quo and offer creative ideas for growth.
  • You are a hard worker who can work with autonomy and independence.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • You are able to make quick and sound decisions.
  • You are able to develop solutions to a variety of complex problems.
  • You are familiar with, use daily and have developed intermediate to expert skills in Microsoft Office software (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


We offer an excellent full-time benefits package including DAY 1 benefits (medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD), a retirement plan with match, profit sharing, 13 paid holidays, and 120 hours of paid time off starting in year 1.

More about Energy Sciences

Energy Sciences is on a mission to create a more sustainable and socially responsible energy future. We value working as a team, questioning the status quo to find new and better ways, doing our work with integrity, and taking responsibility and initiative to get things done. We provide professional consulting, training, and energy management services to commercial, industrial, and municipal sectors, delivering customized solutions and sustainable strategies.

Additional information

Energy Sciences is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive employment consideration without regard to race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, height, weight, genetic information, or status in any group protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume to [email protected].

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