Project Development Engineer
JOB TITLE: Project Development Engineer
REPORTS TO: Director, Engineering
Position Summary: The role of the Project Development Engineer (PDE) is to work with sales to generate and close new projects through auditing and optimizing the lighting design that will achieve the proper visual environment and positive financial return. To perform these tasks the PDE must interface effectively with sales, customers, operations, vendors, and Eco Engineering staff to develop projects simultaneously, often with the support of a Project Manager and/or Auditor. This position should expect to travel an average of 2.5 days per week.
Lighting audits, which includes:
- Receiving Preliminary Assessment or Engineering Development Agreement from the Director of Engineering and creating project binder and scheduling audit to meet proposal review date.
- Preparing and completing the “Pre-Survey Client Questionnaire” with the customer contact during an interview.
- Leading the investment grade audit, including a room-by-room fixture count with photos and/or light meter readings with support from Sales, Project Managers, or contract Auditors if needed, including data to calculate EPAct deduction.
- Inputting all survey data into the system or arranging for Project Manager or Auditor to input data.
Engineering the proposal, which includes:
- Optimizing lighting design to achieve proper visual environment and compliance with Title 24 and/or ASHRE standards while minimizing energy and maintenance costs. Maximize the scope of work to achieve maximum energy savings.
- Using lighting design software (i.e. AGI) to engineer multiple solutions and help create unique sales presentation tools.
- Entering resulting ECM suggestions into EcoLink to create proposal, bill of materials, budget, and energy profile – including potential good, better, best options.
- Confirming labor assumptions with Sales and Installation organization, including Prevailing Wage requirements, if applicable.
- Calculating projected rebate savings and/or EPACT deduction where applicable.
- Confirming financial project review and pricing through the Director of Engineering and President.
- Presenting the proposal with Sales to the customer.
Manage sampling, where required to close sale, which includes:
- Communicating with Sales to identify the best customer sampling opportunities.
- Ordering and receiving sampling materials from vendors.
- Coordinating work order and schedule with Operations.
- Conducting the sampling with the Project Manager and Installation Crew.
- Updating the savings analysis and preparing a Savings Verification Binder.
- Ensuring specific fixture types have been sampled to confirm ECM choices will work.
Participating in project charter meetings, which includes:
- Reviewing final scope of work, budget, and implementation timeline with Sales/PM to “hand off “project.
- Creating drawings as needed to guide installation crews.
- Preparing final bill of materials and final labor requirements with PM.
- Outlining equipment needs/assumptions.
Skills and Experience:
- Experience generating and closing new projects through auditing and optimizing the lighting design.
- Experience leading investment grade audits.
- Experience using lighting design software such as AGI.
- History of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
- Familiarity with Title 24 and ASHRE Standards.
- Familiarity with working independently yet following prescribed processes.
- Proficient computer skills and experience with MS Office suite.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Highly organized, detail oriented, and efficient mindset.
- Ability to travel an average of 2.5 days a week.
This description is not intended to include all possible job responsibilities. The Project Development Engineer may perform job-related tasks other than those mentioned here.
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