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Project Engineer 

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 4 2014 0:00 AM

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Carbon Lighthouse is seeking Project Engineers to join our dynamic and innovative team.  The Project Engineer will play a key role analyzing and managing carbon-reducing energy efficiency and solar projects in commercial and industrial buildings through all phases of development: field work, data collection, engineering analysis, contractor management, and project verification. This person will rely on strong interpersonal skills to work closely with clients, build relationships with vendors and contractors, and manage project implementation. We want this role to help innovate and expand our service offerings in order to multiply our positive environmental impact. Dedication to Carbon Lighthouse's environmental mission is essential.

About Carbon Lighthouse:

Carbon Lighthouse is a software-enabled energy company that makes it profitable for buildings to become carbon neutral. Over the past 4 years we’ve used our proprietary platform in over 320 buildings in North America to eliminate the equivalent of the annual emissions of one power plant. We find, fund, and execute turnkey energy efficiency and renewable energy projects 10x more cost-effectively than traditional efficiency firms. Then, we compete with power plants for carbon emissions permits to balance our clients’ residual carbon footprint. We’ve delivered great financial returns for clients while being profitable as a firm every year since launch, and with 100,000 power plants around the world and millions of buildings left, there is a huge opportunity to grow.


Our downtown San Francisco HQ and friendly, high-performing team make for a great work environment. We prize communication and transparency, appreciate work-life balance, and support our team members’ professional and personal growth.




·         Execute comprehensive field studies and data collection for efficiency and renewables projects

·         Utilize and contribute to our existing energy engineering platform to quantify energy and financial savings

·         Manage simultaneous construction projects with multiple stakeholders

·         Manage contractors during bidding, construction, and commissioning phases

·         Work closely with the sales team to present and deliver proposals to clients

·         Identify and pilot potential technology solutions that reduce the cost or expand the impact of our projects

·         Play an active role in process improvements that reduce Carbon Lighthouse’s cost per ton of CO2 eliminated



Required Qualifications:

·         Passionate about the environment and improving our energy system

·         Bachelor’s degree in a technical field

·         Desire to play a key role building an innovative cleantech company

·         Proven ability to simultaneously manage numerous complex engineering tasks and projects

·         Comfortable with a fast-paced, dynamic work environment; adaptability is key

·         Ability to work independently and exercise initiative

·         Desire to work in teams and with people of all varieties

·         Willingness to travel to client sites and industry events as needed, with occasional overnight and weekend travel required

·         Sound judgment and attention to detail

·         3-7 years work experience in engineering and/or project management

·         Willingness to work in industrial spaces and mechanical rooms, including exposure to heat, noise, heights, and confined spaces

·         Ability to lift up to 30 pounds, and able to carry up to 20 pounds up a ladder



Bonus Qualifications:

·         HVAC and/or solar engineering

·         Building management controls experience

·         Licensed Professional Engineer

·         Statistics and data analysis

·         Demonstrated programming skills

·         Understanding of: energy efficiency measures, energy policy, project finance, environmental markets

·         Technical sales of any kind

·         Construction experience

·         Prototyping and hardware design

·         Certified electrician or contractor


Position Type:Full Time
Position Reports To:Senior Management
Other Benefits:Salary + Equity, Health plan and subsidized public transit, Generous vacation policy
Location:San Francisco
Job URL:http://www.carbonlighthouse.com/join-our-team/
Travel Required:60% of the time (approximate)
Starts On:Jan 15, 2015

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How to Apply

If this looks interesting and you’re excited about our environmental mission, you should apply! Please send your resume and cover letter to careers+pe@carbonlighthouse.com with “Project Engineer” as the Subject. Please be prepared to submit at least 3 references at a later date.


We are an equal opportunity employer and we look forward to hearing from you.

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Carbon Lighthouse
870 Market Street
Suite 628
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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