Principal Building Simulation Engineer. Job in Portland WestCoast-Jobs

  • Job Reference: 462856679-2
  • Date Posted: 2 January 2022
  • Recruiter: DNV
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Salary: $135,000 to $186,000
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Local Unit & Position Description

Do you want to be part of a global, growth-oriented company focused on creating a sustainable future for our planet through accelerating the adoption of higher efficiency and cleaner energy technologies?DNV - Markets and Risk group is seeking a Principal Building Simulation Engineer to join our Technology team to oversee projects in support of energy efficiency incentive programs and provide technical expertise for building simulation modeling. This position is an opportunity to use your building simulation experience to collaboratively solve problems, to manage complex projects, and contribute to the energy transition.

This position can either be remote from any location in the continental U.S. or based out of any of our Energy North America offices: Arlington, VA; Madison, WI; Medford, MA; Middletown, CT; Portland, ME; Portland, OR; Oakland, CA; San Diego, CA. with relocation provided to Nashville, TN.

What You'll Do

  • Act as project manager, coordinating resources and personnel within the constraints of time and budget to achieve project goals
  • Provide technical support, including building simulation model (EnergyPlus) and other tool development (in Excel, Python, R, SAS, etc.) for engineering analyses, technical review of building energy models and custom measures
  • Perform whole-building comprehensive simulation analysis of residential, commercial, and industrial facilities to estimate energy consumption and identify energy conservation opportunities
  • Be responsible for strategic evaluation planning, coordination, and execution of measurement and verification (M&V) activities at the program and portfolio level
  • Perform third party review of complex energy efficiency measures, conduct quality assurance checks for technical analyses, and report writing
  • Present evaluation results or other technical work to stakeholders or at conferences

Position Qualifications

What is Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Architectural Engineering required; Associates degree will be considered only when paired with specialized building modeling experience
  • Minimum of 12 years of related professional work experience required
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in building simulation modeling (Energy Plus)
  • Knowledge of energy codes and standards (IECC, ASHRAE, etc.)
  • Experienced at performing whole-building comprehensive energy simulation analysis of commercial and industrial facilities
  • Understanding of component-level configuration of HVAC, and refrigeration systems; lighting technologies and controls, and building management systems
  • Ability to translate building construction documentation and sequences of operation into building simulation models
  • Proficiency with calibrating behavior of occupants in building simulation modeling beyond default assumptions
  • Experience in energy efficiency program implementation or energy related markets
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated consulting skills and/or business development experience
  • Positive team-oriented attitude and professional demeanor
  • An organized, detail-oriented approach and the ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness and ability to travel, up to 25% of the time
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to rent and drive a car and travel on public conveyances when required
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

***Note: Please submit a cover letter with your resume that details your specific knowledge in the areas of building science and energy efficiency as well as your strengths relative to the other requirements.

Nice to have

  • Matlab, Python, Ruby, R, SAS or equivalent programming proficiency
  • Experience with OpenStudio PAT, RubyGems
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), LEED Green Associate (LEED GA), Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

How We Do It

We Care, We Dare, We Share

Our mission is to safeguard life, property, and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package. We value diversity, equity and inclusion and want you to bring your whole self to work each day. Read more here:

Diversity at DNV

Meet our Employees

About DNVDNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights under the law, see:

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, DNV provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $135000- $186000

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Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise, we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions. We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.