Field Energy Engineer – US

Job Opportunities

design your future.
engineer your success.


Field Energy Engineer – US

Field Energy Engineer

Department: Engineering
Location: US

Field Energy Engineer

Location: Preferably based out of the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area, but open to other locations as the majority of this position will be travel! 

Are you a forward thinker looking for a company that rewards new ideas? Are you excited by travel and variety? NIKA has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a talented senior engineer to perform onsite energy and water investigations at installations across the country.

Named a “Top Workplace” by the Washington Post, NIKA is a well-established company that is focused on growth within an entrepreneurial environment. We are revolutionizing how businesses and governments design, build and manage real property by combining architecture and engineering, enterprise technologies, and facilities operations management services all under one roof. When you become part of the NIKA team, you join an organization that encourages collaboration, vision and personal development.

The Field Energy Engineer will play a key role in helping government and private agencies implement projects related to energy engineering, energy and water master planning, and retro-commissioning. The ideal candidate will be comfortable collaborating within a team environment, since you will liaise directly with resource energy managers, data analysts, and other members of the field team.

If you’re excited about a position that provides you the opportunity grow your career in a fast-paced environment and work alongside some of the most innovative and eclectic professionals in the industry, apply today!


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Perform site investigations, including data gathering/condition assessment of existing HVAC, plumbing and electrical, systems, building automation systems, utility meters, sub-metering, software, hardware, and certifications
  • Identify, analyze and recommend energy and water conservation and renewable energy projects
  • Identify and execute retro-commissioning measures related existing HVAC, plumbing, domestic water and building automation systems.
  • Perform building energy simulations using modeling software
  • Work closely with the resource energy managers in analysis of systems and production of reports
  • Coordinate with data analysts in energy and water consumption and cost trending
  • Troubleshoot existing operation and maintenance issues and recommend repair/retrofit projects.
  • Provide training to operations and maintenance staff
  • Perform expert technical and financial analyses of energy conservation measures, water conservation measures, and renewable energy measures
  • Recommend and perform measurement and verification (M&V) activities
  • Develop energy and water master plans, including renewable energy and combined heat and power studies.
  • Track energy and utility cost savings associated with energy projects

Experience/Skills Required:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in infrastructure grade energy and water audits, including controls, lighting and BAS at large hospitals and clinics
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in design of complex HVAC and service water systems at hospitals and clinics
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in retro-commissioning of complex energy and water systems including BAS, controls, steam systems, chilled water and hot water systems, boiler systems, lighting and process systems at large hospitals and clinics
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in providing energy and water system training to O+M staff and performing M&V
  • Ability to effectively communicate recommendations both in writing and oral presentations
  • Demonstrated expertise in performing building energy simulations using software packages
  • Strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of products, especially Excel
  • Ability to read and manipulate energy related data in commercially available database
  • Proficiency in EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager program
  • Enhanced commissioning of LEED projects

Education, Training and Certifications: 

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in mechanical/industrial/energy engineering is required
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license is preferred but not required
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) is desired
  • Commissioning Authority (CxA) certification is desired


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Ability to obtain security clearance is required
  • CONUS and OCONUS travel is required
  • Up to 75% travel
*An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.