Energy Efficiency Analyst

  • Cascade Energy
  • Walla Walla, WA, USA
  • Apr 12, 2018
Full time Energy and Utilities Engineering

Job Description

ABOUT US

Cascade Energy, founded in 1993, specializes in industrial energy efficiency. Our work reaches throughout the Pacific Northwest and across North America, with clients ranging in size from small up to Fortune 500 companies. We are proud of our reputation for stellar, high quality work. We foster and value a culture of equals, initiative, and ownership. Contribution in all areas is encouraged. Cascade has offices in Portland, Oregon; Eugene, Oregon; Issaquah, Washington; Walla Walla, Washington; Pleasant Grove, Utah; Meridian, Idaho; Crystal Lake, Illinois; San Ramon, California; and San Diego, California.

 

At Cascade Energy, we believe in better. We come to work every day with a drive for continuous improvement and we dedicate ourselves to making industrial energy efficiency happen in smart, measurable, and sustained ways. We are always thinking about new ways to make things happen and achieve results. We offer energy efficiency program design and implementation, energy efficiency engineering, energy management services and software, and hands-on training and coaching.

 

OUR VALUES

Our teams are a reflection of our core company values, which are: do the right thing; put others first; seek shared success; learn constantly; and be industrious. Our customers are vitally important to us, and we pride ourselves on stellar customer service. Our managers are ambassadors, representing Cascade Energy, striving to keep our values top of mind, working to ensure we are responsive, and consistently delighting our customers.

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

We are seeking an Energy Efficiency Analyst to be an integral part of our trade ally partnership with Pacific Power.  The Analyst performs a technical and outreach role within a team that implements energy efficiency programs for electric utilities. The person in this position needs a specific skillset to be effective – a combination of analytical ability, communicative personality, willingness to handle administrative details, and innate desire to be of service.

 

The Analyst engages industrial and agricultural customers in a consultative role to assess equipment and operations to identify opportunities for incentive-funded projects that improve energy efficiency.  Daily activities combine relationship management, technical and financial analysis, and project administration. Analysis is typically done with Excel-based calculator tools using information collected by phone or in person from customer staff, managers, equipment suppliers, and contractors. Project types typically include compressed air equipment, irrigation, refrigeration, pumps, fans, and other energy-using systems. There is also an outreach aspect to the role that involves initiating and maintaining relationships with equipment suppliers and contractors (also known as vendors or trade allies). Such vendors are the source of most of the project leads for the program. 

 

This is a full time exempt position in the Walla Walla, Washington and will report to the Program Manager. The position requires 20% to 30% travel, most of which is local. Examples include 2 or 3 hour trips to visit customers or contractors, full day trips to multiple customer sites, and occasional overnight trips to more distant areas.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Responsibilities include:

  • Interact with customers at industrial facilities and on farms as the representative of an energy efficiency program
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with vendors of energy efficient equipment. Generate project leads via these relationships
  • Gather technical information and data from customers and vendors; perform analysis to assess energy savings and financial benefits of upgrade opportunities
  • Support the research and development aspects of program design and implementation
  • Guide projects through the administration process from beginning to end
  • Provide guidance and support to customers as they decide to participate in a utility program. Help them understand the benefits and costs of their options.
  • Work independently toward general goals and targets

 

QUALIFICATIONS

For this role, we seek candidates with a track record or superior performance, including:

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to review and interpret technical specifications and data
  • Able to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to efficiently organize and plan work tasks and simultaneously manage projects
  • Proactive, resourceful, and motivated with good communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen, empathize, and comfortably interact with both internal and external customers
  • Knowledge of compressed air systems, industrial facilities/systems, agriculture, irrigation, and electric utility infrastructure are all plusses
  • Knowledge of Demand Side Management/energy efficiency is a plus
  • Familiarity with industrial safety practice is a plus

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering not required, but preferred
  • Experience in industrial or agricultural settings with industrial or agricultural clients
  • Previous experience with technical analysis or sales
  • Customer service and administrative experience is a plus

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Our total rewards include competitive pay and excellent benefits. These include health (90% paid for team member, 80% paid for dependents), vision, FSA or HSA options with an employer contribution, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, 401k retirement plan with both a guaranteed 3% contribution and a profit sharing contribution, annual cash performance bonus, (8) paid holidays per year, paid vacation time, and paid sick time.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, please submit an application via the Careers Page of our website. Applications cannot be considered unless a resume and cover letter (pdf’s please!) describing what about our team or the position resonates with you, and how your experience could make you a great fit for the role, are included. Professional references will be requested from finalists. College transcripts will be requested from engineers having less than five years’ experience.

 

Please, no phone calls.

Please, no outside recruiters or agencies.

Cascade Energy is not able to provide sponsorship for work authorization in the U.S.

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Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial-Manufacturing Engineering, General-Other: Engineering

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