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Energy Engineers - 17-2199.03

O*NET-SOC Description

Design, develop, or evaluate energy-related projects or programs to reduce energy costs or improve energy efficiency during the designing, building, or remodeling stages of construction. May specialize in electrical systems; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; green buildings; lighting; air quality; or energy procurement.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Distributed Generation Project Manager
  • Energy Efficiency Engineer
  • Energy Engineer
  • Energy Manager
  • Environmental Solutions Engineer
  • Industrial Energy Engineer
  • Measurement And Verification Engineer
  • Project Engineering Director
  • Resource Efficiency Manager
  • Test and Balance Engineer

SOC Occupation Groups

17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations
17-2000 Engineers
17-2190 Miscellaneous Engineers
17-2199.00 Engineers, All Other
17-2199.03 Energy Engineers

Related Occupations


  • Advise clients or colleagues on topics such as climate control systems, energy modeling, data logging, sustainable design, or energy auditing.
  • Analyze, interpret, or create graphical representations of energy data, using engineering software.
  • Collect data for energy conservation analyses, using jobsite observation, field inspections, or sub-metering.
  • Conduct energy audits to evaluate energy use and to identify conservation and cost reduction measures.
  • Consult with construction or renovation clients or other engineers on topics such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) or Green Buildings.
  • Direct the implementation of energy management projects.
  • Identify and recommend energy savings strategies to achieve more energy-efficient operation.
  • Inspect or monitor energy systems, including heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) or daylighting systems to determine energy use or potential energy savings.
  • Manage the development, design, or construction of energy conservation projects to ensure acceptability of budgets and time lines, conformance to federal and state laws, or adherence to approved specifications.
  • Monitor and analyze energy consumption.
  • Monitor energy related design or construction issues, such as energy engineering, energy management, or sustainable design.
  • Perform energy modeling, measurement, verification, commissioning, or retro-commissioning.
  • Prepare energy-related project reports or related documentation.
  • Promote awareness or use of alternative or renewable energy sources.
  • Recommend best fuel for specific sites or circumstances.
  • Research renewable or alternative energy systems or technologies, such as solar thermal or photovoltaic energy.
  • Review architectural, mechanical, or electrical plans or specifications to evaluate energy efficiency.
  • Review or negotiate energy purchase agreements.
  • Train personnel or clients on topics such as energy management.
  • Verify energy bills and meter readings.
  • Write or install energy management routines for building automation systems.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others regarding green practices or environmental concerns.
  • Analyze energy usage data.
  • Create models of engineering designs or methods.
  • Direct energy production or management activities.
  • Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications.
  • Inspect equipment or systems.
  • Monitor industrial energy consumption or management.
  • Operate computer systems.
  • Perform marketing activities.
  • Prepare technical or operational reports.
  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.
  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Research design or application of green technologies.
  • Research energy production, use, or conservation.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures.

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