- Customer site visits to water/wastewater facilities (in the Pacific Northwest, Intermountain West, and nationally) to gauge and inventory existing equipment and operations. This on-site work may also include system monitoring and high-level scoping of municipal and industrial facilities of energy saving opportunities
- Excel-based modeling and optimization of water/wastewater systems
- Preparing feasibility reports for energy efficiency projects with existing systems as well as design review of expansions, upgrades, and greenfield projects
- Providing technical services and customer support within various electric utility conservation programs
- Commissioning of existing systems or newly installed efficiency projects to maximize energy performance
- Facilitation of regional W/WW workshops and seminars
- Project oversight to ensure progress and on-time, high-quality deliverables
- Interfacing and facilitating with electric utilities, water/wastewater utilities, design consultants, and industry regulators
- Identifying and engaging water/ wastewater facilities as potential participants in incentive programs
- Selection of technical sub-consultants; review and QC of sub-consultant work product
- Participant/project tracking, including M&V planning and baseline data analysis
Skills and Experience
- A BS or MS degree in Mechanical, Civil, Environmental, or Chemical engineering
- Progressive experience in the management or design of water distribution and treatment systems, or wastewater collection, conveyance, treatment systems, and processes
- Project management of capital projects in a water/wastewater industry
- Experience and understanding of the regulatory framework within which municipal facilities operate
- Excellent customer engagement skills are required; the ability to listen, motivate, and empathize with others
- Stellar communication skills with ability to comfortably interact with internal and external customers and stakeholders and serve their needs
- Strong analytical and Excel skills
- The proven ability to adeptly juggle multiple projects, program offerings, customers, deadlines, and demands
- An understanding of the municipal project approval process, typical barriers to this process, and techniques for working through these barriers
- A good grasp of project financial metrics and how projects are effectively proposed and gain approval with upper management, elected officials, and ratepayers
- A solid understanding of water and/or wastewater equipment, technologies, and processes.
- Experience in developing and managing project budgets
- Experience with US local, state, regional, and federal funding strategies, and regulations relevant to water/wastewater utilities in the U.S.
- Energy efficiency, with an emphasis on industrial process energy (preferred)
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