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Energy Efficiency Engineers

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Energy efficiency engineers must have strong oral and written communication skills. The job requires writing reports and making presentations to clients and management. Organizational skills and attention to detail are required to successfully manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. The ability to manage teams and coordinate communications and work flow with others are also important in this type of work. Strong knowledge of various types of building structures, systems, and services is essential, as is current knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and public policies regarding energy systems and energy usage. Energy efficiency engineers must also be well versed in computers and know how to use three-dimensional software such as AutoCAD and energy modeling and analysis software such as EnergyPro. Some companies hire energy efficiency engineers for entry-level roles on projects. Position qualifications often include a bachelor's degree, internship, at least one year of related work experience, and knowledge of energy systems.

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