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Job Description

Lead Energy Engineer

Atlanta, GA (Work from Home)

Full-Time, Direct Hire

Comp: $110,000 – $130,000

Company Summary:

Our client energy efficiency focused client specializes in providing sustainable utility solutions for the commercial building and hospitality sectors and has a robust presence along the East Coast. our firm is rapidly expanding its Large Building Tune-up division. We pride ourselves on our commitment to improving energy efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint of buildings through innovative approaches and state-of-the-art technologies. Specializing in lighting, HVAC, and utility management, we lead the industry in retrofitting and optimizing energy consumption to create greener, cost-effective environments.

Role Overview:

As the Lead Energy Engineer, you will spearhead our energy auditing and building upgrade initiatives, focusing primarily on ASHRAE Level I and Level II audits within the first year; Level III audits can be expected periodically. Your expertise will be pivotal in the expansion of CGS’s in-house capabilities as this division takes shape; equally as valuable, this is an opportunity to exercise creative license while leading a department and managing projects aimed at enhancing the building energy efficiency as part of a genuinely supportive team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive ASHRAE Level I and Level II Energy Audits to identify and prioritize energy-saving opportunities.
  • Oversee retro-commissioning projects for lighting, HVAC, and other utility systems to ensure they operate efficiently.
  • Analyze energy consumption patterns to recommend sustainable and cost-effective solutions.
  • Manage and coordinate with cross-functional teams to implement energy efficiency measures.
  • Prepare detailed reports and present findings to stakeholders, highlighting potential energy savings and ROI.
  • Stay abreast of the latest energy efficiency technologies and industry best practices.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant energy standards and regulations.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering, or a related field.
  • Strong exposure to or hands-on experience conducting ASHRAE energy audits and managing energy projects.
  • In-depth knowledge of energy systems, including HVAC, lighting, and other utilities.
  • Familiarity with building codes, energy regulations, and green building certifications.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation abilities.
  • Ability to work remotely and travel as needed to client sites along the East Coast.

Preferred Experience & Credentials:

  • A minimum of seven to ten years in Mechanical Engineering roles involving a mixture of utility/HVAC design, project engineering, and project management.
  • Experience independently conducting Level I, Level II, or Level III ASHRAE energy audits
  • Engineering In Training (E.I.T.), Professional Engineer (M.E., P.E.), or Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification.
  • Experience with energy modeling software and data analysis tools.