Energy efficiency engineers work full-time or as contract consultants for various types of businesses. For example, they are hired by companies such as engineering consulting services, energy consulting services, renewable energy companies, nuclear energy companies, production and manufacturing companies; gas, oil, and mining companies; residential, commercial, and industrial construction companies; government agencies, and many other types of businesses.
Some energy efficiency engineers get their start through internships in engineering or energy consulting companies. College students can learn about job openings by using the resources of their school's career center, by attending job fairs and other networking events, and by visiting the career Web sites of potential employers.
Energy efficiency engineers with several years of experience may advance to become senior energy efficiency engineers. They may be responsible for managing more complex projects and overseeing the work of project teams. Some energy efficiency engineers who work full time for companies may start their own consulting businesses. Others may share their knowledge by writing and teaching.
Visit the following Web sites for job listings:
Get an internship at an engineering company or an energy consulting company.
Learn more about licensing exams for engineers and requirements by state by visiting the Web site of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (http://ncees.org).