Energy Efficiency Engineers

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Energy efficiency engineers apply engineering principles and tools to develop energy distribution systems that operate efficiently for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. They analyze primary energy systems and make recommendations for ways to reduce energy usage while increasing energy efficiency. A wide variety of industries seek the advice of energy efficiency engineers, including manufacturing and production companies, government agencies, and energy auditing companies. There are more than 124,000 engineering services businesses with more than 1 million employees, including energy efficiency engineers, in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Energy Engineer
Duties Conduct energy audits using engineer and energy modeling software; analyze primary energy systems in homes, offices, and industrial structures; advise clients on ways to improve energy efficiency
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Experience Internship and at least one year of prior work experience
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
  • Computer
  • Math
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements Security clearance for government jobs
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Senior Energy Efficiency Engineer
  • Energy Efficiency Engineer
  • Junior Energy Efficiency Engineer

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