Energy Analyst

Bernhard, LLC

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Description


Bernhard’s core mission is delivering innovative engineering, construction, and energy solutions that empower our clients and promote a sustainable future. Bernhard is comprised of four divisions: Mechanical, Electrical, Engineering and Development, each with a distinct identity and service offerings. The intersection of our capabilities enables Bernhard to provide turnkey Energy-as-a-Service (“EaaS”) solutions to our clients. At the same time, our divisions continue working in the market sectors and communities that the Company has traditionally served. Bernhard’s vision is to be the leading EaaS provider in North America through delivery of excellent, high value service and innovative solutions for our clients.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


The Energy Analyst is responsible for organizing and analyzing utility and supporting energy use data to assist with the review and evaluation of energy and cost efficiency opportunities. An Energy Analyst will frequently interact with clients, contractors, and engineers to fulfill the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.


The Energy Analyst’s essential duties and responsibilities may include the following:


+ Energy Procurement and Analytics


+ Collect, compile, organize, and analyze utility consumption data and rates.


+ Develop a comprehensive understanding of utility supply-side opportunities.


+ Develop a comprehensive understanding of utility procurement logistics.


+ Develop a comprehensive understanding of possible utility energy efficiency rebate and incentive programs.


+ Research utility rate changes and deregulated energy cost trends.


+ Conduct energy benchmarks using internal and external tools such as EPA Energy Star.


+ Review utility invoices for errors and work to resolve the errors with the utility.


+ Create utility budgets.


+ Energy Auditing


+ Assist with the collection, review, and analysis of data collected from field surveys and utility data.


+ Develop a thorough understanding of existing building and its MEP systems.


+ Assist with the identification and evaluation of improvements for energy or cost reductions.


+ Assist with the development of associated technical reports.


+ Measurement and Verification


+ Assist with the development and implementation IPVMP – Adherent Measurement and Verification (M&V) Plans.


+ Develop energy consumption baselines and adjustments through regression analysis and other appropriate methods.


+ Coordinate with clients, utility representatives, energy analysts, engineers, construction managers, and commission agents during all appropriate project stages to assist in the design and implementation of M&V plans for continuous monitoring of energy and water performance.


+ Assist with the review of design documents, M&E specifications, and shop drawings of applicable metering systems to confirm all M&V requirements are met.


+ Assist with the verification of utility performance of facilities and validate savings.


+ Review and analyze energy performance including data collection, utility bill accounting, sub-metering data analysis, and utility cost analysis.


+ Create, maintain, and distribute M&V dashboards and reports through multiple software platforms.


+ Remote Monitoring


+ Assist with the collection and evaluation of energy, weather, and building automation data on some periodic basis.


+ Assist with the review of data and identification of facility operational issues affecting energy consumption, comfort, and/or code compliance.


+ Assist with the development of recommendations to address any identified operational issues.


+ Assist with the preparation of reports for project stakeholders summarizing all discoveries.


+ Energy Modeling


+ Assist with the development of engineering-based energy models to simulate existing and proposed operations of buildings or systems.


+ Work collaboratively with team members to identify and evaluate scope of potential improvements.


+ Assist with the development of life cycle cost analyses and other engineering economic analyses.


+ Assist with the development of supporting documentation on engineering calculations, methodologies, etc. as required.


+ Other


+ Uphold Bernhard’s owner advocacy philosophy, mission, and core values.


+ Perform the assigned duties with minimal supervision, while working in a team problem-solving environment.


+ Assist with the development of technical reports or related documents.


+ Other duties as assigned or required.


This position is full time, Exempt.


Travel Requirements:


Expected to travel 10% of the time.


Minimum Qualifications


+ Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Math, Physics, or related field.


+ Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and proficiency in other Microsoft applications.


+ Analytical and problem-solving skills.


+ Strong attention to detail.


Preferred Qualifications


+ Engineering Intern (EI) licensure


+ CEM, CMVP, CEP, CEA, EEP, or BEP certifications through the Association of Energy Engineers or equivalent.


+ Experience with energy efficiency programs.


+ Experience in analyzing utility data.


+ Basic knowledge of commercial HVAC systems.


+ Experience with data analytics tools such as Microsoft Power BI, Python, Tableau, Jupyter Notebook, or R.


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that diverse candidates are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Bernhard, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and participate in the e-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.


To staffing/placement agencies: We are not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and placement agencies (whether submitted through this website or sent directly to an employee of Bernhard LLC or its operating companies) unless a written agreement is in place between the agency and Bernhard, LLC (“Company”) and an authorized Company representative makes a written request to the agency to assist with a requisition. Similarly, no fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of the Company, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.


If you are an agency and would like to be considered for partnership with Bernhard, LLC please send your company’s information to agency@bernhard.com.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)



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