Building Performance Engineer

June 18 2021
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Engineering, HR, Training, Productivity, Performance, Efficiency
Vancouver, BC

Building Performance Engineer - ( 210001IK )


The buildings that make up the landscape of our daily lives seem like permanent fixtures, fastened to a time and place. But what if that didn’t have to be true? What if our built environment — where we live, learn, play, and conduct business — carried us forward instead?

Our Buildings practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we design. From iconic designs to monumental groundbreakings, join us to bring transformational building solutions to life. Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future—join us!

Stantec’s Carbon Impact Team is a nationally integrated community of practice of collaborative design and consulting professionals. We provide professional consulting in support of innovative, high-performance projects, including building performance monitoring and optimization, integrated design and green building facilitation, and design guidance for new buildings and retrofit projects.

We work with a diverse group of clients and project types in health care, education, institutional, infrastructure, airport, commercial, and community development sectors in support of projects seeking high performance outcomes and/or certification. These include net-zero energy, carbon neutral, Passive House, LEED, WELL and Living Building Challenge projects.

Within the Buildings Engineering Practice Area, the Carbon Impact Team provides consulting services in support of high quality and high-performance projects, including performance engineering, rating system facilitation, climate risk and resiliency, energy management, and energy simulation services. The service areas reflect the interconnected systems-based nature of sustainability and include Commissioning, Energy Audits, Measurement & Verification services, Electrification, and support for Building Condition Assessments. This is where great people and great ideas truly make a difference.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is currently seeking a self-motivated engineer with specialized expertise in building audits, energy efficiency, and building energy simulation. The successful candidate will deliver technical deliverables within Stantec’s Carbon Impact Team, including responsibility for proposal development and delivering audit and energy analysis assignments. The successful candidate will have experience with team development and mentoring junior team members.

The qualified candidate will have demonstrated background in ASHREA audits, energy-efficient system design approaches and energy conservation measures (ECMs) simulation, LEED rating systems, energy analysis studies, and energy management & incentive programs. A sound knowledge of HVAC and lighting systems, building control systems, ECMs, greenhouse gas emission, and building energy simulation programs is expected. Exceptional communication skills, the ability to provide excellent client service and a commitment to sustainable design are essential for this position.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Provide high-quality technical services for clients, including energy assessments, options analysis, retrofit planning, measurement and verification, and client education

  • Delivery of energy auditing and retro-commissioning services

  • Collaborate with peers and team to deliver multiple projects on time, and on budget

  • Liase with client staff, client principals, property management and operations teams and construction trades

  • Collaborate to define energy auditing and re-commissioning strategies as well as electrification and fuel switching approaches

  • Provide the necessary deliverables related to energy incentive programs on behalf of the clients

  • Identify and develop energy conservation measures including calculations to demonstrate benefits (Life cycle costing, energy and energy cost savings, incentives, emissions, ROI, etc.)

  • Develop and deliver measurement and verification plans and services

  • Provide commissioning authority services for new construction and retrofit projects

  • Develop clear and concise written reports that convey technical information, understanding of the client’s needs and objectives and recommendations to meet these objectives

  • Collaborate with mechanical and electrical engineering teams, both internal and external, to implementing energy conservation measures

  • Identify strategies and solutions, for clients that improve energy performance, indoor air quality, and thermal comfort

  • Keep up to date with energy management industry and technological changes


Your Capabilities and Credentials:

  • Proven experience (8 years) providing technical delivery of energy audits, retro-commissioning, facilities management HVAC or process engineering improvement, and/or electrical/controls optimization, installation or operations

  • Sound knowledge of HVAC and lighting systems, building control systems, energy conservation measures, greenhouse gas emission factors, and building physics.

  • Possess technical knowledge and hands-on field experience in energy auditing and retro-commissioning including building systems, energy end-use breakdown, functional testing, diagnostics, trending, energy calculations, capital planning and implementing improvements

  • Strong background in energy-efficient/low carbon system concepts and approaches and energy conservation measures simulation, daylighting, LEED rating systems, energy analysis studies, and energy management & incentive programs, with an experience in completing applications and reports to meet program requirements.

  • Knowledge, experience, and understanding of building systems operations, design concepts and impacts on energy efficiency

  • Knowledge, experience, and understanding of building codes, code requirements for energy efficiency and thermal comfort, and other related standards (ASHRAE 90.1, 55 & 62, NECB, etc.)

  • Ability to obtain and analyze field data and building automation system trend data

  • Thorough understanding of construction drawings and specifications

  • Ability to compile financial and statistical analyses

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Advanced Excel skills (complex formulas, custom scripting, VBA) a plus

  • Exceptional problem solving, time management and decision-making skills

  • RETScreen, and/or IES VE experience an asset.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to provide excellent client service.

  • Strong professional verbal and written communication skills -ability to communicate in a timely manner appropriate with clients and internal team members

Education and Credentials

  • A mechanical engineering degree or equivalent with 5 years of energy management experience is required

  • Graduates from other numerate disciplines with relevant experience and a good understanding of building engineering systems may be considered such as energy management training from an accredited educational organization e.g., Sustainable Energy Management Advanced Certificate (SEMAC) from BCIT

  • Registered (or eligible for registration) as a P. Eng., E.I.T. or C.E.T. with a Canadian Professional Association or Certifying Body, a plus

  • Preferred credentials include: LEED Green Associate or AP, Certified Energy Manager (CEM or EMIT), Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) from Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver

Other Locations : Canada-British Columbia-Kamloops, Canada-British Columbia-Kelowna, Canada-British Columbia-Victoria

Job : Mechanical Engineer

Organization : BC-1156 Buildings-CA British Columbia

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jun 18, 2021, 7:10:48 AM

Req ID: 210001IK

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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