HELP WANTED: Retroficiency, Inc. 2 positions - Energy Plus preferred

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Retroficiency, Inc. is looking to fill two positions asap ? Building Energy
Scientist and Energy Modeler/Engineer. Job descriptions are below. If you
are interested in joining our growing, entrepreneurial team, please contact
us at jobs at

*Building Energy Scientist*

Retroficiency is seeking an experienced Building Energy Scientist to
support the technical aspects of product research and development, energy
engineering, and sales support process.


Responsible for the technical and financial analysis of a full range of
energy solutions, including, but not limited to:

o Advanced building energy simulation modeling of
commercial/intuitional/industrial facilities using standardized energy
modeling software programs (eQuest, EnergyPlus, or equivalent DOE2.2 engine
based simulations) to quantify and prioritize potential energy savings and
demand reduction opportunities.

o Technical and engineering support for Retroficiency internal product
development, including complex sub-hourly energy benchmarking, the
development of strategic planning tools specifically for energy-efficiency
portfolio assessments and building energy modeling.

o Participate in comprehensive energy audits of commercial,
institutional, and industrial clients to identify and develop energy
reduction opportunities, as well as associated estimates of cost and energy

o Technical and engineering support of the sales process, including
participation in sales meetings, proposal development, and feasibility


The candidate should be a technical expert in building energy systems,
related design, implementation, operational, and cost issues. The
candidate should possess strong customer communications skills, from both a
sales and delivery of services standpoint. The candidate should be
prepared for increased responsibility in a rapidly growing company.

o Significant background (5+ years) in energy efficiency in commercial
and industrial buildings; including a specific demonstrated knowledge of
fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer.

o Ideal applicant will have a background in academic conceptual energy
studies including an advanced degree in mechanical
engineering/thermal-fluids or equivalent professional experience (10 years+)

o Applicant must be familiar with accepted scientific experimentation
procedures, and have the ability to produce transparent white paper studies
for internal purposes and external publication(s). The ability to conduct
relevant R&D on new and establishing technologies both within the real
(experimental) and virtual worlds (building modeling & CFD), is critical.

o Applicant must also demonstrate the ability to accurately analyze
information, make strategic decisions/recommendations, and guide others
decision making by identifying the anticipated benefits, consequences, and
impacts of alternative equipment, systems, or control methodologies.

o Certified Energy Manager (CEM) & PE desirable ? but not required for
the right applicant.

*Energy Modeler/Engineer*

Retroficiency is looking for a dynamic and innovative Energy
Modeler/Engineer to join our growing, entrepreneurial team. This position
is located in our Boston, MA office and will require minimal travel.


o Working with customers to support their efforts to complete energy
audits and building energy modeling

o Providing real-time troubleshooting and customer training

o Helping further develop our proprietary software and technology

o Assisting with expansion of our retrofit library and reporting


Ideal candidate must be bright, enthusiastic, self-motivated,
results-oriented, and a team player. The candidate should be prepared for
increased responsibility in a rapidly growing company.

o Bachelor?s degree in mechanical or architectural engineering or
related field

o 1-3 years of direct professional or educational experience in
mechanical system design, energy modeling, commissioning and/or energy

o Strong customer communications skills, from both a sales and delivery
of services standpoint

o Experience with a number of energy efficient building projects

o Direct experience using various energy modeling programs for
commercial buildings such as eQuest, EnergyPlus, EnergyPro, Trace, HAP,
Visual DOE, etc.

o Comprehension of building floor & site plans, construction
specifications and operational policies

o Comfortable with high-volume, quick-turnaround deadlines

o Excellent written and oral communication skills for customer and
client communication

o Detail-oriented problem solver who is able to create innovative
solutions for calculating and calibrating building energy consumption and

o A positive, team-oriented attitude to match our friendly work

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