Energy Engineer I

Program Okemos, Michigan


Position at Franklin Energy


We provide our utility clients with a wide range of energy-saving and renewable energy solutions. From individual utility customers and construction contractors, to utilities, municipalities, and government bodies, our clients have come to depend on our customized energy efficiency programs to help them to meet their energy saving goals.

The Energy Engineer is primarily responsible for providing expert technical support to customers and trade allies. In this role, you will provide energy advice and coordination services for the energy efficiency programs; these services include: building maintenance, lighting, controls, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for energy efficiency and comfort. This is a client-facing role in which you will interact with and provide customers with advice and recommendations on the solutions that best suit their needs. You will also be working with others who are passionate about energy efficiency and making a positive impact on the industry.


This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Work with business and building owners, developers, architects, engineers and contractors to provide energy efficiency advice and assistance in participating energy efficiency or energy conservation programs

  • Identify and provide documentation of on-site opportunities for energy efficiency in buildings under design and construction; provide follow-up as required to the customers

  • Participate in QA/QC and internal audit activities

  • Analyze building utility bills to determine energy usage trends

  • Understand and implement the company’s Sales Process, including but not limited to;

  • Making outbound calls to new and existing customers to meet assigned energy saving targets

  • Managing field time effectively with customer or Trade Ally visits

  • Developing and presenting program presentations to spur project activity

  • Responding to customer inquiries and concerns by phone, electronically or in person to move projects towards completion

  • Ability to promote, sell and influence property managers, owners and maintenance staff to install energy efficiency measures in multifamily dwellings

  • Prepare and present reports and presentations

  • Discuss technical elements of energy consuming equipment in a facility (lighting, HVAC, hot water systems, envelope, integrated design) and how it affects utility consumption and demand, to help build a business case to prioritize recommendations and how they affect savings and first cost

  • Enter data into spreadsheets and databases to determine energy savings and to manage current projects, collaborate with other Energy Advisors/Energy Engineers as required to maximize technical support to the client base

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the program’s strategic direction regarding energy efficiency and the business activities of its customers

  • Keeping current on the latest energy-saving technology and how we might incorporate them into our products

  • Collaborating with other Energy Advisors and Energy Engineers to maximize client technical support

  • Serve as a technical resource for Energy Advisors

  • Ensure compliance with all quality and safety policies as well as all OSHA regulations

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university. (Based on the position preferences may include: Mechanical, Civil, Electrical or Industrial Engineering)

  • 1-3 years engineering experience related to mechanical design, energy modeling or construction

  • 1-2 years of experience in the energy efficiency industry

  • Experience in building design, “green” construction and sustainable design - Preferred

  • Certified Energy Manager and the LEED AP credentials – Preferred

  • CEM or VPI certification - Preferred

  • PE or FE certification or desire to obtain one - Preferred

  • A licensed engineer – Preferred

  • Strong understanding of how systems affect energy consumption

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Strong customer service and communication skills

  • Must be able to handle a wide work variety and work in a fast-paced environment

  • Must be a self-starter, organized and have an ability to prioritize workload

  • Ability to identify and resolve project application issues with customers and trade allies

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Strong data entry skills in entering information in tracking systems/databases

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with customers, clients and employees

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and solve practical problems

  • Knowledge of mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages and ratios

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

  • Ability to understand and apply in a building environment applied physics including thermodynamics, fluids and heat transfer theory

  • Must be able to research questions of a technical nature efficiently and find new information

  • Reliable transportation

Licenses & Certifications

Valid driver’s license

Travel Requirements

  • Willingness to travel less than 25-50% or more of the time


  • Required to sit, stand, walk; talk and hear; and ability to touch and handle tools and/or controls

  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds

  • Noise Level is typically moderate

  • Employee could be exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles and risk of potential shock

At Franklin Energy Services, LLC and AM Conservation Group, the health and safety of our employees is our number one priority. As such, and to comply with President Biden’s Federal Executive Order 14042 Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, all offers of employment are contingent on providing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (meaning that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine regimen.) The company will review and determine reasonable accommodations for those in need of an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason or because of a sincerely held religious belief.

Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

The above information describes the general duties and requirements necessary to perform the principle functions of the position. This shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the duties and requirements that may be necessary in this position.

An Equal Opportunity Employer