Decarbonization Project Engineer

San Francisco, California, United States
6 days ago
Full time role


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Job Description

We are looking for a Decarbonization Project Engineer to manage development and execution of energy efficiency projects with our commercial customers. This is a mid-level position with engineering responsibilities.

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting decarbonization and resource efficiency initiatives for key Gridium customers. In addition you will be shepherding energy retrofit projects through their various phases for Gridium. This will include:

  • Meeting with key clients to assess and provide technical support for decarbonization initiatives
  • Participating in preliminary analysis of customer sites to identify opportunities for energy efficiency/carbon reduction, capital improvement and facility operations including:
    • Site surveys
    • Preparation of preliminary cost and savings estimates
  • Participating in investment grade energy audits to further refine and qualify measures identified in the preliminary analysis:
    • Detailed site audit
    • Validation of the energy efficiency measures being considered
    • Contribute to concept design and scope of work
  • Participate in project implementation (final design and construction):
    • Finalize design and scope of work
    • Review design and submittal documentation
    • Commissioning of the installed measures
  • Other responsibilities include:
    • Staying up to date on advanced controls and innovative energy efficiency and sustainability technologies

About Gridium

Gridium is a venture-backed digital Energy Services Company and SaaS provider with a mission to bring cost-effective energy savings to commercial real estate. We are growing faster than ever due to increasing demand for real energy solutions.

Gridium’s mission is to hasten the transition to a no-carbon economy. Our energy efficiency retrofit and solar projects help people run commercial buildings better, at lower cost, using less energy.

We have been an all-remote company since our founding, and we love the fact that remote work gives us flexibility to balance our roles as employees, parents, family members, cyclists, musicians and all the other things we do with our lives.

Of course, spending time face-to-face is important, so every three months we pick a city and meet up for several days of highly productive and highly fun planning and doing. We have a casual, collaborative work environment where everyone’s ideas matter. Since creative, enthusiastic employees are the basis of our success, we take great care in how we attract, hire, and support our employees.

And of course

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Candidates must reside in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and have the legal right to work in the United States.

You should be self-directed, responsible, and committed to efficient delivery of well-documented projects. We need a problem solver who can ask good questions and collaborate effectively with teammates. You should have:

  • Enthusiasm for energy efficiency, buildings, and the energy transition
  • Eagerness to take ownership of the project development process, including working with customers to arrive at solutions to novel questions
  • Comfort interacting with client stakeholders from different levels of the organization
  • Interest in wearing multiple hats and working on a broad range of problems as a member of a small team in a fast-moving environment
  • Extensive experience/expertise with Excel and/or Google Sheets. Experience/expertise programming within Excel/Sheets a plus
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills

Required Experience/Background/Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Engineering, Energy Management, or Building Sciences
  • Work experience, course work, and/or industry certification in one or more of the following:
    • Energy auditing
    • Energy management
    • Existing building or new construction commissioning
    • Commercial building HVAC systems design, construction, operation.
    • Building automation systems (BMS, lighting controls, etc.) design/construction
    • Commercial building lighting systems design, auditing or LED retrofit
    • Utility incentive programs
  • Demonstrated experience performing energy savings calculations for lighting and HVAC energy conservation measures.
  • Experience working in critical environments (data center, high-tech manufacturing, clean room, hospital, etc.)

This role will require travel (approximately 25%) to customer sites, primarily in California.


The position comes with salary ($75,000 to $90,000 per year), stock options, 401(k) match, a great health plan, vision, dental, generous parental leave, and a flexible vacation policy — we want you to take the time off you need so that you are happy and productive.

Gridium’s mission is to hasten the transition to a low-carbon economy. Our software helps people run commercial buildings better, at ...

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