SLC Position Description Mid-Career Energy Engineer

Brendle Group is a well-established, small but strategically-growing engineering and planning company in the sustainability industry. With more than 300 completed projects across 30 states, we continue to grow our brand recognition as a leader and innovator through our work on projects designed to have a lasting impact that will inspire and sustain our communities and our world. Our work focuses on five practice areas: Energy, Climate, Water, Sustainability Management and Planning, and Sustainable Building Services. Each of our team members has strong breadth across a range of sustainability practice areas, with 1-2 deeper core competencies. We hire strongly on cultural fit.

We are seeking a mid-career Energy Engineer whose focus will be to support our Energy practice area and help build our Salt Lake City office. Our primary clients in energy are electric utilities, local government, airports, higher education institutions, school districts, ski areas, and real estate developers. Our energy services are delivered at various scales (e.g., community, district, campus, portfolio, buildings) covering the full project life cycle from idea to implementation. As with much of our work, our energy services are highly integrated with our climate and water practice areas and are often driven by aggressive Net Zero or regenerative goals.

We are looking for a candidate who understands building systems and energy management; has worked with both electricity and natural gas utilities; is passionate about sustainable energy; and possesses the professional integrity, maturity, agility, and decision-making needed to drive results. The ideal candidate comes from a consulting background; is familiar with the relationship between energy, water and climate change; is interested in applying engineering skills to sustainability more broadly; and will be able to quickly integrate into the Brendle Group team, providing technical contributions and business development support. All positions at Brendle Group are structured for professional growth and leadership potential within the company, based on performance.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provides energy-related technical expertise to project execution, targeting implementation, replication, and bringing program impacts to scale for utilities and communities.
  • Conducts ASHRAE level 1 and 2 energy audits; identifies, analyzes and quantifies energy-saving opportunities; estimates opportunity and life-cycle costs, including related maintenance costs; and conducts measurement and verification of implemented projects.
  • Gathers and documents site energy performance information, including utility data and facility operations and management.
  • Performs detailed engineering assessments, including efficiency and/or renewable energy feasibility analyses that include estimated savings and installation costs.
  • Works effectively with energy and water utility staff to gather relevant data for analyses and is familiar with utility demand-side management programs.
  • Effectively manages multiple projects in collaboration with clients, staff project managers, and other staff.
  • Ensures exceptional quality service delivery from development to quality assurance.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Self-motivated, ambitious, innovative team player with a passion for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability.
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent technical engineering degree from a 4-year accredited university or college.
  • Experience: 5-15 years of experience related to energy, energy efficiency, renewables, utility engineering, and/or energy management.
  • Previous experience in or exposure to the consulting industry
  • Demonstrated project management success
  • High caliber of decision quality and problem-solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of PC-based software applications, especially Microsoft Excel®
  • Good time management skills with the ability to stay organized and use resources efficiently
  • Strong writing, verbal communication, and/or facilitation skills

Additional Preferred Qualifications and Experience

Additional relevant professional certification(s) commensurate with career path to date, such as but not limited to the following examples:

  • Professional Engineer (PE)
  • MBA with a focus on sustainable enterprise and/or other sustainability-related licenses and certifications
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
  • Building energy management professional (BEMP) or equivalent
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), trained facilitator, and/or other related project management and professional training
  • LEEDTM accredited professional

Key Attributes

  • Entrepreneurial attitude and creative thinker
  • Adaptable and flexible to changes in deadlines and work focus
  • Strong focus on client service through a pragmatic and commonsense approach to client needs
  • Strong accountability for effectively managing the time and resources needed to deliver quality outcomes
  • Willingness to seek and provide feedback

Salary and Benefits

Brendle Group offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Employer-paid health, dental, and disability insurance
  • SIMPLE retirement plan with employer match
  • Flex-time and telecommuting options
  • Incentives for high performance


Position based in Salt Lake City, UT

Application Process

This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, three professional references, salary history, and an indication of how you heard about this position and any connections you may have to the Brendle Group network to

If you don’t fit this position description but want to join our team, please see our custom position description located here. This would apply to part-time or early career professionals or professionals outside of Utah seeking employment in our Colorado offices.

About Brendle Group

Brendle Group is an engineering and planning firm focused on helping clients solve complex problems while creating lasting impacts for sustainability. We approach global challenges head-on by bringing innovative sustainability solutions to our client’s bottom line goals. Each project is approached with thought leadership and creativity—thriving at the vital intersection of climate, energy, and water through robust engineering and practical planning and implementation.

We believe our special brand of technical expertise, innovation, and entrepreneurial agility help us meet the needs of our diverse client base and the ever-evolving nature of our industry. It is this agility and commitment to client relationships that have built the company, and we believe our culture of creatively leading by example and meeting clients where they are will continue to provide the opportunities that make our work so satisfying. We have a dynamic team of professionals who are dedicated to and invested in sustainability.