Transsolar New York position announcement

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Transsolar is a German-based climate engineering firm, and one of the
premier such offices in the world. We are seeking talented, highly
motivated engineers for our New York office.

Transsolar develops and validate concepts for high quality environments
that require minimal energy use. To achieve this we work collaboratively
within the design team from the start of the design process, considering
each step from the standpoint of fundamental thermodynamics. This
generates a climate concept in which form, material, and mechanical
systems are synergistic components of a well-orchestrated climate
control system; and conversely, an environmental control strategy that
is integral to the architectural concept.

We use a wide variety of complex computer simulation tools to evaluate
our concepts, developing unique analytical methods based on a deep
understanding of engineering physics. We perform dynamic thermal
simulation using TRNSYS to develop and validate appropriate, reliable
concepts in relationship to the complex set of factors that is unique to
each project. Similarly, we perform daylight simulations using RADIANCE
and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) using FLUENT.

Transsolar engineers are often specialized in their work, but all carry
out a broad range of tasks. Responsibilities for this position include:
- Development of climate and energy concepts in response to local
climate, site, architectural, and programmatic requirements
- Development, testing and validation of concepts via TRNSYS
- Engineering analysis via EES, hand calculation, spreadsheet
analysis, and other engineering analysis tools
- Programming of new simulation and analysis tools in TRNSYS, EES, and
- Internal coordination with other simulation specialists, synthesis,
and communication of overall analysis results
- Graphical representation of climate concepts and complex engineering
- Writing reports and correspondence
- Participation in meetings and design charettes
- Collaboration with German Transsolar offices
- Domestic and international travel to project meetings and sites

Engineers with an emphasis on dynamic thermal simulation are our highest
priority. Both entry-level positions and positions for 3-5 years
experience are available. Our New York office is small but growing,
providing ample opportunity for advancement.

- Engineering or applied science education related to building energy
flows and building science: heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid
mechanics, indoor and outdoor human comfort, etc. Ideal is a degree in
mechanical engineering or applied physics. An M.S. is strongly preferred.
- Experience with computational engineering analysis (text-based
input, computer programming, scripting such as Perl, spreadsheet
analysis and macro programming such as VBA)
- Experience with dynamic thermal simulation (energy simulation)
- Proven ability to creatively develop and apply non-traditional
climate solutions to the indoor environment
- Education/professional experience with current and advanced
architectural technologies (e.g. building envelope) and mechanical
systems for building climate control
- Experience with physical testing of engineering systems: system
construction, instrumentation and measurement, etc.
- Experience collaborating and communicating in the early stages of an
architectural design process
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Computer-based drawing skills (e.g. Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, etc)

Applicants with an architectural background will not be considered; an
engineering- or science-based degree is required for this position.
Interested applicants may submit their resume and cover letter via email
to nycjobs at

Erik Olsen, PE

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