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Advanced Energy Job Opportunity: Engineering Co-Op (Fall 2022)Advanced Energy

 
North Carolina Advanced Energy Corporation (Advanced Energy) is a nonprofit energy consulting firm headquartered on NC State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, NC. We strive to ensure that energy is clean, affordable, reliable, efficient and safe for all people. We work with electric utilities; state, federal and local governments; manufacturers and a variety of public and private partners in five markets: residential, commercial and industrial, motors and drives, renewables and electric transportation.

At Advanced Energy, we know that our organization thrives only when our employees are valued and supported. You will be aided in your career goals and be put in a position to excel. You’ll work on teams that promote idea sharing and challenge you to learn and expand your expertise. You’ll also be encouraged to seek work-life balance, with flexible hybrid schedules and an array of leave options so you can spend time with family and pursue personal interests.

We are also committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our staff is the most valuable resource we have, and we appreciate that our employees come from varied backgrounds, cultures and experiences. By providing a supportive and respectful environment that promotes creativity and collaboration, Advanced Energy makes a lasting, positive difference in all of the work we do.

Benefits – Visit our website for more information and a full list of employee benefits – www.advancedenergy.org.

Position Overview

Provides basic engineering services in the energy field to utilities, industrial customers, commercial customers, institutions, federal and state agencies, and other customers. The Motors and Drives Co-op position is entry level and requires proficient skills in areas that use engineering judgement. Work products or processes will always have oversight from engineer or field technologist.

Essential Functions

Engineering Support

  • Provide hands on assistance in laboratory setting utilizing various hand tools and power tools.
  • Support product testing and safely operate laboratory dynamometers.
  • Schedule laboratory testing based on incoming shipments and coordinate outgoing shipments including proper packaging.
  • Support facility reviews and studies or site assessments to locate opportunities for improvements in productivity, quality and efficiency.
  • Adjust desk heights and rearrange office furniture.
  • Support quality control, recommend solutions, define and interpret the importance of the implementation of corrective measures.
  • Support design reviews including load calculations, energy performance analysis or design documentation.
  • Provide hands on assistance in deploying new technologies in the field.
  • Assist in coordinating applied research studies on a national basis, consulting with other organizations and experts.
  • Acquire data from field/lab instruments and process into useful information.

CLICK HERE to read the full job opportunity or to apply.

 

Advanced Energy Job Opportunity: Project Manager IIIAdvanced Energy

 
North Carolina Advanced Energy Corporation (Advanced Energy) is a nonprofit energy consulting firm headquartered on NC State University's Centennial Campus in Raleigh, NC. We strive to ensure that energy is clean, affordable, reliable, efficient and safe for all people. We work with electric utilities; state, federal and local governments; manufacturers and a variety of public and private partners in five markets: residential, commercial and industrial, motors and drives, renewables and electric transportation.

At Advanced Energy, we know that our organization thrives only when our employees are valued and supported. You will be aided in your career goals and be put in a position to excel. You'll work on teams that promote idea sharing and challenge you to learn and expand your expertise. You'll also be encouraged to seek work-life balance, with flexible hybrid schedules and an array of leave options so you can spend time with family and pursue personal interests.

We are also committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our staff is the most valuable resource we have, and we appreciate that our employees come from varied backgrounds, cultures and experiences. By providing a supportive and respectful environment that promotes creativity and collaboration, Advanced Energy makes a lasting, positive difference in all of the work we do.

Benefits - Visit our website for more information and a full list of employee benefits - www.advancedenergy.org.

Position Overview

Plan, direct, and coordinate activities of projects to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within time and funding parameters. Establish, track, and adhere to tasks, timelines, and budgets. Coordinate project logistics and resources. Research, summarize and write project reports. At Level III, the Project Manager is expected to independently manage larger and more complex projects and may serve as a lead and/or mentor to other staff; individual possesses subject matter expertise in assigned business area. Energy industry experience a plus (e.g., solar, electric transportation, energy efficiency, residential and/or commercial building systems, etc.).

Essential Functions

Project Management

  • Develop and refine scope of work taking into account the client's needs, budget and other resources.
  • Develop and implement project plans, including strategies, milestones and tasks.
  • Design and facilitate project meetings and record minutes and action plans.
  • Coordinate project logistics including meetings, conference calls, presentations, workshops, client visits, travel, and events associated with assigned projects.
  • Work with internal team and customer to define and update AE's role on projects.
  • Establish, document, track, and adhere to project timelines, budgets, and tasks.
  • Utilize applicable software applications to perform project management and scheduling tasks, and research issues with team members to resolve problems.
  • Prepare project budgets, analyze variances, and initiate corrective actions.
  • Develop technical tools and processes to more effectively complete tasks.
  • Provide timely reports to funding sources, team, management, and others internally or externally.
  • Assemble and manage the necessary work force to complete assigned activities.
  • Manage and coordinate contracts and scopes of work for subcontractors and other external contacts.
  • Analyze and create budget summaries and financial scenarios to improve project tracking and performance.
  • Continuously search and strive for process improvement strategies.
  • Coordinate and lead collaborative stakeholder initiatives, including development of work plans, effectively engaging volunteer stakeholders, meeting facilitation, and coordinating meetings and events.

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Austin Energy Job Opportunity: Utility Strategist – Commercial and Multifamily EE & DR

Austin Energy


Austin Energy’s Commercial Energy Efficiency and Demand Response team is responsible for developing programs and incentives that benefit commercial customers and multifamily properties. These programs must develop new strategies and approaches to meet the City of Austin’s ambitious clean energy and climate goals. Our demand-side programs are increasingly important to ensure our local smart grid is resilient and flexible in the face of growing weather extremes and changing generation resources. This position will lead the design and deployment of new and updated programs and incentives, with a focus on: 1) improving adoption of beneficial electrification technologies, such as heat pumps; 2) improving demand response participation for multifamily and small/medium commercial customers; and 3) improving/updating current program processes and practices.

This position is in Austin, TX and will require in-person coordination with local stakeholders and businesses. Majority telework schedules are currently allowed, but this position will require an in-office presence and customer site visits. Field work may require the use of ladders and other tools/equipment. Typical work schedules (to be coordinated with the supervisor) are weekdays, starting between 7 and 9am.

Primary duties will include:

  • Designing and delivering new and updated energy efficiency and demand response programs and incentives for commercial customers and multifamily properties.
  • Thorough program evaluation and analysis, supporting the development of new and revised program offerings, and updating technical guidelines, program processes, and program policies.
  • Developing and implementing new strategies to improve beneficial electrification, such as leading outreach and development of new incentives that encourage customers, equipment distributors, and installation contractors to adopt electric heat pumps and other technologies.
  • Developing and implementing new strategies to improve demand response adoption, particularly for multifamily and small/medium commercial customers, for both new construction and existing buildings.
  • Developing and implementing updated construction incentives for commercial customers and multifamily properties that encourage energy efficiency and demand response.
  • Leading outreach and engagement with key internal and external stakeholder groups, including community and business groups; installation contractors; technology or equipment manufacturers and distributors; and local engineering and design firms.

CLICK HERE to read the full job opportunity or to apply.

 

Tantalus Systems Publishes Inaugural ESG Report

Tantalus


BURNABY, BC – June 14, 2022 – Tantalus Systems (TSX: GRID) (“Tantalus” or the “Company”), a smart grid technology company focused on helping build sustainable utilities, is pleased to announce the publication of its inaugural Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Report. The report is published in alignment with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), both of which are widely recognized global sustainability reporting frameworks. The inaugural ESG Report covers the period ending December 31, 2021, and highlights the ways in which Tantalus is working to create a sustainable and equitable future internally as well as for its growing user community of utilities.

The consequences of global climate change continue to challenge the resiliency of distribution grids. Additionally, the accelerating adoption of electric vehicles is stressing existing grid infrastructure by changing the system plans for utilities and putting transformers at risk of failure. Absent investments to digitize the distribution grid in order to access granular consumption and power quality data, utilities are at risk of being unprepared.

“Our purpose, as an organization, is to develop and advance smart grid solutions that create a sustainable and equitable future for the utilities we support and the communities they serve,” said Peter Londa, President and CEO of Tantalus. “In addition to helping the utility industry meet their ESG initiatives, we are committed to reducing our own impacts by proactively assessing our operational resource allocations, establishing company-wide ESG goals and objectives, and improving our internal policies to meet the expanding expectations of our customers, shareholders, employees and broader stakeholders.”

Tantalus’ smart grid platform is helping utilities track and quantify their environmental impact. For example, Tantalus’ technology is currently allowing utilities to reduce their vehicle fleets’ annual mileage by more than 12 million miles and to manage 57 Gigawatt hours of renewable energy every year, translating to approximately 50,000 metric tons of avoided carbon dioxide emissions. Further, Tantalus’ data analytics capabilities, which leverage artificial intelligence, are helping utilities proactively mitigate the risk of wildfires that can devastate communities and severely impact the environment.

Further, Tantalus understands the growing importance of being able to support its customers in the global energy transition amid the increasing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), the installation of roof-top solar panels and battery walls and the expanding deployment of microgrids, and will continue to innovate and take tangible steps toward digitizing electric grids, as exemplified through the acquisition of Congruitive in early 2022.

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

 

Franklin Energy Job Opportunity: Manager of Transportation Electrification Strategy

Franklin Energy

 


Company Summary

As a combined organization, Franklin Energy and AM Conservation Group is undertaking what is perhaps the central challenge of our times – to help drive the transition to net-zero carbon economies while ensuring that no working families, businesses, or local communities are left behind. To do that, we are the utility industry’s top provider of turn-key energy efficiency and grid optimization programs and products, all of which contribute to reducing carbon and waste and, at the same time, free-up resources for creating more innovation investment and jobs. With over 26 years in business, we have more than 1,300 experts across the United States and Canada, with warehouses on both coasts. The organization’s integrated in-house services provide deep personalization and insights, helping energy partners achieve their carbon-reduction and energy productivity goals.

We believe the organization’s most “precious resources” are its people. We pledge a relentless pursuit to embody a culture that acknowledges, recognizes, and infinitely seeks to understand the unique differences of its people. We are committed to creating employee experiences that continually attract and embrace a multiracial, multicultural, and multigenerational workforce that promotes outstanding performance and mirrors our diverse partnerships, clients and communities we serve.

Position Summary

The Manager of Grid Optimization Strategy is part of our cross-functional teams responsible for market growth, strategy, pre-sales support, solution design, proposal writing, collaborating on development of new products, services or solutions to our respective markets through strategic thought leadership. The foundation of this role is a deep level of both operations and program design relating to grid optimization, coupled with broad knowledge of the creation of distributed energy resources that provides value to wholesale power markets which consist of: demand response, connected devices, building and transportation electrification (EV), renewables, and energy storage. You will also be working with others who are passionate about energy efficiency and grid optimization and making a positive impact on the industry.

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and to apply.

 
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