Colorado State Program Engineer in Denver County, Colorado

Program Engineer



Program Engineer


$5,250.00 - $6,250.00 Monthly


Denver County, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Colorado Energy Office

Job Number



8/26/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

The mission of the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) is to deliver cost-effective energy services and advance innovative energy solutions for the benefit of all Coloradans. CEO develops and implements programming to support that mission and achieve outcomes within Colorado's energy sectors. The Commercial & Industrial Energy Services (C & I) unit is responsible for CEO's efforts to provide cost-effective energy services and advance innovative energy solutions for the commercial and industrial sectors.

Description of Job

We're currently seeking a Program Engineer to join our talented team who are passionate about CEO's work. The Program Engineer will provide technical support to CEO's programs with a primary focus on project-level support to Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Program participants, including technical guidance, contract development, and coaching. The Program Engineer will also help support continuous improvement of program delivery, expansion of new vertical markets, SalesForce database management, and outreach to public jurisdictions and stakeholders. In addition to EPC, this position provides technical support to other programs in the C&I Unit.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to EPC program clients including:

  • preparation of feasibility studies

  • review and comment on procurement documents including RFP/Qs

  • technical review and comment on investment grade audit reports

  • measurement and verification plans/reports, and post-installation reports

  • support throughout construction and commissioning

  • program coaching and guidance

  • Track and manage EPC project metrics, documents, timelines, requirements, and critical project notes in SalesForce-based portfolio management platform; support analysis of archived data and new project metrics and report on progress toward goals, milestones, and program impact.

  • Provide technical support to the Sr. Program Manager for EPC including:

  • Updates to program contracts, processes/protocols, guidance documents, and collateral materials.

  • Act as a spokesperson for EPC, providing introductory presentations to potential participants, post-implementation presentations to client leadership, facilitating meetings and working groups, presenting at public meetings and technical conferences.

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with program stakeholders including public agencies, building engineers, consultants, energy services companies, Office of the State Architect, and CEO staff.

  • Promote data-driven decision making, develop successful emerging market strategies, and lead technical improvements to the program to ensure continued national status.

  • Provide technical support to other C&I programs and initiatives, including but not limited to K-12, Agriculture, Industry, and Greening Government.

  • Help create methodologies to quantify and promote economic and environmental impacts of C & I programs.

  • Conduct research on a variety of energy-related issues, technologies, and policy as needed.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Required Experience:

  • Three years of direct professional experience working with commercial building mechanical systems and equipment in the areas of energy or mechanical engineering, energy management, energy auditing, building systems analysis, or related field.

  • Bachelor's degree in energy, electrical or mechanical engineering. Other engineering disciplines or related fields including architecture and construction or facilities management will be considered if combined with direct experience in building mechanical systems and equipment as noted above.

  • Thorough understanding of commercial building mechanical systems and equipment with demonstrated experience reviewing, commenting on, and QA/QC of technical documents such as energy audits and feasibility studies.

  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative as well as the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Strong time management and organization skills.

  • Strong written, oral, and presentation communication skills.

  • Dedication to providing quality customer service.

Desired Experience

  • Working knowledge of energy performance contracting preferred, with the ability to communicate and translate technical information to a variety of stakeholders and clients, including facilities, financial and sustainability staff, building occupants, and executive leadership.

  • Working knowledge of International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) as well as the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) standard procedures and guidelines for measurement and verification preferred.

  • Experience collecting, tracking, and analyzing utility bill data for use in annual reporting, facility benchmarking and annual budgeting preferred.

  • CEM preferred, but not required.

Supplemental Information

The Colorado Energy Office offers a generous benefits package including:

• Annual leave accrued at 13.33 hours per month

• Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month

• 10 paid holidays per year

• Medical and dental plans

• State paid life insurance policy of $50,000

• Choice of 2 retirement plans

• 401K and 457 plans

• State paid Short Term Disability coverage

• Additional optional life and disability plans

• Credit Union Membership

• Tuition reimbursement programs

• Training and professional development

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