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Decarbonization Project Engineer III

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Gridium Published: January 16, 2023 (2 months ago)
San Francisco, California
Job Type
Energy Engineering
$100,000 - $130,000
Salary Type
Per Year
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We are looking for a Project Engineer to manage development and execution of energy efficiency/decarbonization projects with our commercial building owner customer base. This is a senior level position with both engineering and project management responsibilities.

In this role, you will be responsible for shepherding projects through their various pre- and post-construction phases for Gridium. This will include:

  • Perform preliminary analysis of customer sites to identify opportunities for energy efficiency/carbon reduction, capital improvement and facility operations:
    • Review of Gridium Energy Analytics findings
    • Site survey
    • Ideation of potential energy conservation measures or distributed energy resource opportunities
    • Preparation of preliminary cost and savings estimates
    • Sales support in client discussions
  • Lead delivery of 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
    • Development of concept design and scope of work
    • Preparation of audit report
  • Participate in the implementation (final design and construction) of projects:
    • Finalize design and scope of work
    • Review design and submittal documentation
    • Commissioning of the installed measures
  • Other responsibilities include:
    • Making recommendations for improvements in standard approaches to ECM cost/savings calculations
    • Develop (and/or contribute to improvements of) company standard procedures, documents, and software
    • Supervision/training/mentoring of junior engineers
    • 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.

Spending time face-to-face is important for the entire company, 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 either the greater San Francisco Bay Area or Los Angeles 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 at 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
  • High level of expertise with Excel and/or Google Sheets. Experience/expertise programming within Excel/Sheets and/or Python a plus.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills

Required Experience/Background/Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Engineering, Energy Management, or Building Sciences. Master’s degree and/or PE a plus.
  • 10+ years experience in one or more of the following:
    • Energy auditing
    • Energy management
    • Building energy modeling
    • 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
  • Industry certification in one or more of the following is preferred:
    • Energy auditing
    • Energy management
    • Existing building or new construction commissioning

This position is to service projects in major California metro areas, and frequent field work at customer sites should be expected.


The position comes with salary ($100,000 to $130,000 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.

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