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Department: 140150 - The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The Clean Power and Energy Efficiency Technical Specialist will assist in the performance of NCCETC's activities under the US DOE-funded Combined Heat and Power Southeast Technical Assistance Project as well as to help develop and implement projects, and contribute to delivery of other services, offered by the Center.
The individual in this position will work with the program team to complete site assessments for combined heat & power (CHP) and other clean energy technologies for industrial, commercial and institutional facilities. The work also includes identifying and disseminating best practices of CHP project development and operation, as well as policies or programs supporting this investment. The position requires the candidate to be organized and entrepreneurial with a technical familiarity of distributed generation and efficiency technologies.
Primary duties will include, but are not limited to:
Conducting outreach to potential end-use clients and providing technical services to evaluate feasibility of investment in distributed generation or efficiency technologies at their site;
Supporting responses to consumers, industry representatives, nonprofit organizations, policymakers, and other stakeholders involved in regulatory proceedings or other relevant policy forums;
Preparing technical reports and papers on issues affecting distributed generation and energy efficiency;
Seeking new project opportunities, and assisting on developing funding proposals that are in line with the mission of the NCCETC;
Supporting administrative functions for assigned projects, including preparation of regular progress reports, quarterly project reports, and budgets as needed and required by funding agencies; and
Updating program technical resources and publications.
Mentoring student interns; interacting with faculty, undergraduate and graduate students at the University as requested to support research projects related to distributed generation;
Supporting the Center’s applied research activities relating to renewable energy technology, grid integration of distributed generation, microgrid deployment, and advanced building and systems energy efficiency technologies;
Collaborating with other NCCETC programs and NCSU departments on projects with broader sustainability objectives;
Assisting in maintaining a contacts database of industry; federal, state, and regional governmental contacts; and other stakeholder contacts;
Tracking team's client focused activities including requests for assistance, assistance provided, meetings, site visits, technical services and policy support; and
Willingness to travel for in- and out-of-state site visits, presentations and meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.
Ability to work as a team player, along with capability to work independently with significant initiative on defined tasks and projects;
Experience and initiative to manage projects;
Excellent analytical and organizational skills; and
Excellent written and oral communication skills between co-workers and relative to clients.
Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field;
Engineer in Training (EIT) certification or licensed Professional Engineer (PE);
Candidates with detailed and current, knowledge and skills in technical analysis of distributed generation and energy efficiency project development preferred;
Candidates with detailed understanding of electric and gas utility rates and various charges, ratchets, fees, etc. that affect energy costs preferred;
Candidates with working knowledge of southeastern state and federal policies affecting distributed energy, electricity markets and regulations, and air permitting and compliance preferred;
Experience with building systems energy modeling software such as Trane Trace 700, Carrier HAP or e-Quest;
Experience with state- and federal-funded grant project management and compliance practices; and
Grant writing and marketing experience.
Required license or certification:
Position Number: 00106285
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