Project Engineer – Indianapolis, IN 46241

Project Engineer – Job Description

Position Summary
The Project Engineer is responsible for the identification of facility needs and Energy Conservation
Measures (ECMs) that will be the basis of Guaranteed Energy Savings Projects. Once the ECMs are identified, it is the responsibility of the Project Engineer to establish the performance criteria for the
ECMs, to develop the associated Scopes of Work, to receive Subcontractor pricing and to prepare the financial evaluation for the energy-related projects.
At the beginning of the Sales Process, the Project Engineer utilizes their technical skills to assist the
Account Manager with the qualification of projects by identifying potential facility improvement measures, performing building utility analysis and energy profiling, benchmarking energy and operational savings, and developing compiling measure budget cost estimates. Working with a project development team, the Project Engineer will gather information from the field to support the development of Scopes of Work and specifications for comprehensive, cost-effective, technical solutions. With this information, the Project Engineer will solicit bids from qualified contractors for the identified Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) facility improvement measures. Utilizing field data collected during the initial auditing process, the Project Engineer will perform energy savings calculations and/or energy modeling for the establishment of the project’s energy savings guarantee.
With support from the Regional Operations Manager, the Project Engineer will participate in risk analysis reviews and assist with the preparation of the final project cost estimates.

Minimum Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each key responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Architectural Engineering, or related field, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Engineer in Training (EIT)/Professional Engineering (PE) path preferred.
  • Proficiency in computer applications, preferably Microsoft Office with an understanding of

Microsoft Project and PowerPoint.

  • Strong relationship and communicative skills demonstrated by the ability to work collaboratively with a team of like-minded Professionals, Owner representatives, third-party consultants and/or subcontractor’s representatives.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the primary responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The associate is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop or kneel.
  • While collecting data in the field, the associate may be required to use a ladder to gain access above a ceiling or onto a roof to verify existing conditions and/or equipment.

Working Conditions
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounter while performing the primary responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary responsibilities.

  • The position requires most of the work to be accomplished in an office environment.
  • During audits of facilities, the associate may experience work in outside weather conditions. The associate frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The associate occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposes to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with Owners, Architects, Engineers, Project Team, and


  • Communicates regularly with all team members regarding project development progress, open and closed tasks and issues.

Feasibility Analysis

  • Analyze facility utility consumption, review capital and operating budgets, set preliminary performance targets and perform initial energy savings bench-marking.
  • Conduct facility walk-thru to identify/verify preliminary scope items.
  • Prepare a preliminary cost estimate for the Improvement Measures that address customer needs.
  • Participate in the presentation of the Feasibility Report to the customer.

Preliminary Analysis

  • Create a development timeline, budget and project development control index.
  • Provide facility existing conditions descriptions, Utility Analysis, Facility Energy Profile, preliminary Facility Improvement and Energy Conservation Measure explanations.
  • Identify potential Energy Savings, applicable Utility Rebates or Incentives and prepare a preliminary Proforma.
  • Participate in the presentation of the Preliminary Analysis Report to the Customer.

Project Development/Request for Proposal

  • Update the development timeline, budget and project development control index.
  • Develop detailed MEP Scopes of Work, Specifications and Preliminary Implementation Schedule.
  • Facilitate subcontractor pre-bid meeting and facility walk-thru with Regional Operations

Manager and Project Developer.

  • Address any Requests for Information.
  • Receive subcontractor bids and review for completeness.
  • Finalize costs and access project risk with the Regional Operations Manager and Project

Developer. Build the Final Project Estimate.

  • Assist the Account Manager with the compilation of the final proposal document and Project

Business Case.

  • Participate in project interviews.

Letter of Intent/Project Development Agreement

  • Engage third-party consultants for design assistance or review.
  • Define final project scope and revise Scope of Work Documents to rebid as necessary.
  • Finalize the Project Estimate.
  • Validate the Energy Savings Guarantee and M&V Plan.
  • Assist with the Final Contract preparation.


  • Participate in final Turnover Meeting with the Development and Operations Teams.
  • Assist the Regional Operations Manager with the review of Submittals and Shop Drawings.
  • Support the Project Manager as required during Construction.

Performance Period

  • Assist the M&V Specialist with the preparation of the year one Audit.

Note: This job description reflects a summary of the job and does not prescribe or restrict the responsibilities that may be assigned. The job description is subject to change at any time.

Job Type: Full-time


  • relevant: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Project Engineer: 1 year (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

Work Location:


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance


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