Job description

We are looking for a Energy Specialist!


HIDI’s corporate reputation for providing high quality services with integrity has earned us the trust of our clients, and our people. When you join us, you will find an environment where open dialogue and innovative thinking are highly encouraged. We believe that challenging you with a diversity of assignments ensures that you can develop your skills and grow rapidly.


We start by Engaging You in our organization! If you are ready for a career with a dynamic organization, in an environment that fosters professional development and career advancement, you’re ready for us!


The Energy Specialist is responsible for supporting HIDI’s design and analytical activities through specialized knowledge in hourly energy modeling, sustainable design, and economic analysis.


Responsibilities

Business Development


  • Work to develop strong, ongoing relationships with clients
  • Act in a professional manner when interacting with clients and other project team members.

General Management


  • Keep Group Leader apprised of activities
  • Lead by example, following proper procedures
  • Participate in training courses and show initiative for professional development
  • Provide insightful and enthusiastic assistance to other staff
  • Schedule workload appropriately, maximizing productive time
  • Work enthusiastically with the Group to accomplish common objectives

Production


  • Depending on the complexity of the project, either complete production tasks or support to Energy Analyst as they complete production tasks.
  • Provide technical analysis of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for proposed and existing buildings.
  • Create client-focused engineering reports on the results of these analyses.
  • Attend meetings, with the support of senior team members, to discuss results in a clear, concise manner.
  • Accept feedback from clients to refine internal technical documents and revised client deliverables.
  • Be an active member of the integrated design team.
  • Attend coordination meetings. Coordinate work with other disciplines including Architectural and Structural.
  • Typical production tasks will include:
    • Load Calculations – take-offs and internal load calculations.
    • Energy modelling
      • Provide energy modeling and analysis support for design load calculations for new and existing buildings.
      • Utilize performance simulation tools to analyze energy efficiency measures for both new and existing buildings.
      • Provide technical analysis and support during the design and construction phases.
      • Provide a range of energy efficiency and energy resource planning activities.
      • Source and update energy efficiency incentive programs on an ongoing basis.
    • ASHRAE 62 calculations
    • Incentive calculations, coordination and submission
    • Energy Audits and focused system reviews
    • Using government utility billing schemes, interpret utility bills and provide metering/billing strategies.
    • Act as a 3rd party reviewer for incentive programs such as TGS, LEED, Zero Carbon Building, etc.
    • Review systems to ensure they are in accordance with OBC, MNECB, ASHRAE and/or other relevant Codes and Standards.
  • Answer and direct calls and respond to telephone inquires.
  • Prepare both internal and external correspondence.
  • Be an active member of the integrated design team.
  • Attend coordination meetings.
  • Coordinate work with other disciplines including Architectural and Structural.

Tools/Templates/Training


  • Ensure all tools and templates are used where applicable.
  • Identify gaps or areas of improvement.
  • Participate in training courses to maintain expertise in required software programs, and as requested.
  • Train and motivate other staff.
  • Comply with company Design Standard and CAD Standards.

Skills & Qualifications


  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong interest in sustainable development
  • At least 5 years of experience in the Engineering Consulting industry
  • Detail oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Experience with reading and coordinating Mechanical, Electrical, Structural and Architectural drawings
  • Experience with Windows and general computer skills
  • Familiar with OBC, MNECB, ASHRAE and other relevant Codes and Standards
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Superior problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Experience with eQUEST, EE4, Carrier HAP, DOE2.1e/2.2, IESVE, RETScreen software programs
  • Fundamental understanding of mechanical and electrical systems, and HVAC equipment
  • Working knowledge of energy efficiency incentive programs
  • Working knowledge of new “green” building technologies and processes

The HIDI Group is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that is barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to meet your needs. Please note that due to the volume of applicants only those who will be considered for an interview will be contacted.



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