Energy Engineers :

Design, develop, or evaluate energy-related projects or programs to reduce energy costs or improve energy efficiency during the designing, building, or remodeling stages of construction. May specialize in electrical systems; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; green buildings; lighting; air quality; or energy procurement.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $72,920.00
Average Time to Fill 51 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,492
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.44 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Technology and Tool Usage
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Design electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Develop alternative energy sources or systems
Develop energy projects to reduce utility costs
Design environmental control systems
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Design control systems for mechanical or other equipment
Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Develop operational methods or processes
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Design alternative energy systems
Design industrial processing systems
Design energy production or management equipment or systems
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Design materials for industrial or commercial applications
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Create models of engineering designs or methods
Create physical models or prototypes
Write business project or bid proposals
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting
Design systems to reduce harmful emissions

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Conduct energy audits
Analyze energy usage data
Conduct validation tests of equipment or processes
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards
Test engineering project equipment
Perform quality assurance testing
Test materials to verify safety standards
Compute product or materials test results
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Perform engineering related safety inspection

Getting Information

Conduct field research
Conduct wind tunnel experiments
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Research industrial processes or operations
Collect engineering data
Research green technology designs or applications
Research energy production, use, or conservation
Review engineering data or reports
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Research engineering designs or applications
Research engineering applications of emerging technologies
Review engineering codes and specifications
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications
Investigate system, equipment, or product failures
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate HVAC design and sizing
Evaluate tool designs
Evaluate the characteristics of green technologies
Calculate energy efficiency or power output of systems
Evaluate material specifications
Analyze technical feasibility of energy saving measures
Evaluate manufacturing or processing systems
Test green technologies or processes
Calculate potential for energy savings
Collect data about project sites
Identify new applications for existing technologies
Assess product or process usefulness
Evaluate costs of completed projects

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems
Analyze green technology design requirements
Evaluate product design
Interpret design or operational test results
Analyze engineering data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering design problems
Analyze technical problems
Analyze test or validation data
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze current and historical utility costs
Determine energy consumption of systems, structures, appliances, or devices
Perform cost benefit analysis
Conduct quantitative failure analyses of operational data

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Customer Service
Customer Contact
Microsoft Project
Staff Management
Power Generation
Electrical Engineering

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