Energy Efficiency Engineers


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Energy Efficiency Engineers

Introduction

Energy efficiency engineers apply engineering principles and tools to develop energy distribution systems that operate efficiently for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. They analyze primary energy systems and make recommendations for ways to reduce energy usage while increasing energy efficiency. A wide variety of industries seek the advice of energy efficiency engineers, including manufacturing and production companies, government agencies, and energy auditing companies. There are more than 156,000 engineering serv...

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Median Salary

$65,031

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Internship and at least one year of prior work experience


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Organized

Earnings

The average annual salary for energy efficiency engineers was $65,031 in 2019, according to Payscale.com. Salaries ranged from $46,000 to $103,000. They received bonuses that ranged from $2,000 to $7,000. Full-time energy efficiency engineers may also receive bonuses and profit sharing, as well as medical benefits.

Work Environment

Energy efficiency engineers usually work weekdays during business hours. Many work an average of 40 hours per week. They work extra hours, however, when project deadlines are approaching, and they may also work extra hours to travel for client meetings and site inspections. Energy efficiency engineers work in offices, using computers for modeling and analysis work. They also spend part of their...

Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment in engineering and architecture professions will increase about as fast as the average for all careers through 2028. Energy efficiency engineers will have good employment opportunities due to the growing interest in efficient and cost-saving energy systems. The increasing demand for these specialized engineers will stem from growth in the co...

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