Energy Analyst


Taitem Engineering, PC


Ithaca, New York

Taitem Engineering has an opportunity for a building energy practitioner with several years of experience to join its Energy + Sustainability Department. The successful candidate will focus on a variety of projects relating to implementation of energy retrofits in existing buildings and construction of new high-performance buildings. This position offers the opportunity to work with Taitem’s experienced team of building energy engineers and analysts who are eager to share their knowledge.

Based in beautiful Ithaca, New York and founded in 1989, Taitem is a mission-driven B-Corporation, committed to the “triple bottom line” of people, planet, and prosperity. Taitem is known for its high-quality work in designing and supporting sustainable, high-performing buildings. “Taitem” stands for “technology as if the earth mattered,” reflecting the firm’s commitment to the environment. A commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, family-friendly policies, and support for excellence make Taitem a life-sustaining place to work.
Taitem Engineering is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages applications from women and people of color.
Taitem supports a flexible work environment, with in-office,  work-from-home, and on-site work. The successful candidate must, however, be able to meet with project stakeholders and conduct site visits and inspections at project sites in the Ithaca, New York area and at other locations in New York.

• Confirm technical viability of proposed energy conservation measures to achieve anticipated savings;
• Review/examine baseline conditions, ECM savings, calculations, workscopes, M&V approach/plans, capital cost estimates, operating parameters,
• Review engineering drawings and project submittals and work with design and construction team to ensure compliant implementation to meet program or third-party standards (e.g. Energy Star, Passive House, EGC, NYSERDA NCP)
• Consult with project stakeholders about energy systems and strategies that include HVAC, lighting, building skin features, etc. for new construction buildings as part of an integrated design team.
• Prepare information requests to address and assist in resolving deficiencies for clients and consultants.
• Keep up-to-date with technology trends and changes in a rapidly evolving market.
• Interact with senior-level facilities personnel and conduct meetings with the project teams
• Conduct site visits during and after construction to monitor progress and verify installation
• Write reports and other documents to convey project results
• Conduct business development and outreach activities as needed.
• Other tasks relating to building energy performance as assigned

The ideal candidate will have
• the ability to work well with all levels of management, staff, and external contacts
• impeccable attention to detail
• desire to grow with and contribute to the growth of our company
• desire to continually learn and develop expertise in the area of building science
• a commitment to continuous improvement

Required Skills
• knowledge of building energy systems, in particular for multifamily and commercial buildings
• ability to read and understand construction drawings and specifications
• familiarity with HVAC equipment
• first-hand knowledge of the building construction process
• experience with Energy Star, Passive House, Enterprise Green Communities, and NYS-agency-specific building standards (for example, NY HCR)
• familiarity with the NYS Energy Conservation Construction Code
• knowledge of building science
• proficiency in MS Windows and Office, particularly Excel

Optional Qualifications
• energy modeling experience using eQUEST, HAP, Trane Trace or EnergyPlus, as well as WUFI Passive, THERM, or PHPP modeling.
• building-energy-related certification, such as CEM, BPI, CPHC, HERS Rater
Compensation: The recruiting range for this position is competitive and depends on the skills and experience of the applicant. This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, paid time off, professional development funds, and an employee assistance program.
How to apply: Please submit your letter of interest and resume at:

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.