Building Energy Engineer - Seattle

Seattle, WA

Job Description

Building Energy Engineer

Posted: Tuesday, 10/17/2023

Edo is an independent company with strategic investment from McKinstry and Avista.

Decarbonizing our electricity system is foundational to reducing our collective greenhouse gas emissions. At Edo, we work every day to create an energy system that is reliable, equitable, and carbon-free.

The fundamental infrastructure and regulatory compact of our electrical grid were designed for a different time and is hindering our ability to achieve our environmental and economic goals. We cannot solve this problem at the individual building scale - it’s not economically or technologically feasible. Edo will empower utilities and built environment leaders through a partnership model that unlocks rapid innovation towards the grid of the future. We must reimagine a physical and virtual grid that connects nodes of prosumers. We will develop the technology and knowledge platform necessary to achieve impact through scale.

The Opportunity with Edo

We are adding a Building Energy Engineer to our growing Energy division in Seattle, WA. This role will identify and analyze Energy Efficiency Measures in existing and new commercial facilities. Additionally, some responsibilities you will have include:

  • Support operational teams on energy efficiency efforts associated with energy audits & reports, energy modeling & reports, monitoring based commissioning (MBCx), and Measurement and Verification (M&V) reports.
  • Support energy savings analysis by interpreting trend data from building automation systems, building meters, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
  • Analyze utility usage patterns of facilities to establish baseline energy usage and track energy efficiency (EE) savings and demand flexibility capacity shifting and shedding.
  • Perform energy savings calculations using energy modeling software, spreadsheets or load disaggregation tools.
  • Generate reports to document projects, services, and financial performance.
  • Support active energy management, energy efficiency optimization and demand side management projects.
  • Lead key operational projects while incorporating project management foundation and best practices.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills; enjoys group problem solving and technical discussions.
  • Nurtures a positive, collaborative relationship with members of the Edo team.
  • Brings a supportive approach that helps uplift and develop other members of the Edo team.

What You Need to Succeed at Edo

Bachelor’s degree in architecture, architectural engineering, mechanical engineering, construction management or related field.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with building energy engineering, energy auditing, commissioning / retro-commissioning, HVAC design, building controls, or construction, etc.
  • Familiarity with construction management (CM) and documentation including drawings, submittals, architects’ supplemental information (ASIs), requests for information (RFIs), etc. Experience with Procore or similar CM software preferred.
  • General knowledge of energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, and building systems.
  • Experience with designing or operating building automation system (BAS) control software (e.g. Automated Logic, Niagara, Metasys, etc.) and communication protocols (e.g., BACnet, LONworks, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Python programming, including experience with pandas, statistical packages, plotting packages, jupyter notebooks, and code management tools including github.
  • Experience using building energy estimation methods for energy savings verification, including degree-day method, bin method, hourly simulation, lighting, affinity laws, and electrical load and power calculations.
  • Experience with energy modeling software: DOE-2, eQUEST, Trane Trace, EnergyPlus, OpenStudio, etc.

PeopleFirst Benefits

When it comes to the basics, we have you covered:

  • Competitive pay
  • 401(k) with employer match and profit-sharing plan
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision with low or zero deductible options and low out of pocket maximums

People come first at Edo and we go beyond the basic benefits with:

  • Family formation benefits, including adoption and IVF assistance
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • Transgender inclusive benefits
  • Commuter benefits
  • Pet insurance
  • “Building Good” paid community service time
  • Learning and advancement opportunities via McKinstry University
  • McKinstry Moves onsite gyms or reimbursement for remote workers

See benefit plan documents for complete details.

If you’re driven by our vision to build a thriving planet together, Edo is the place to build your career.

The pay range for this position is $71,000 - $109,300 per year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Base pay information is based on market location. A bonus may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered.

Edo is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.

Edo is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks.


  • Family formation benefits, including adoption and IVF assistance
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • Transgender inclusive benefits
  • Commuter benefits
  • Pet insurance
  • “Building Good” paid community service time
  • Learning and advancement opportunities via McKinstry University
  • McKinstry Moves onsite gyms or reimbursement for remote workers

McKinstry At A Glance

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