Building Energy Performance Engineer

Posted May 14, 2024 Chicago (Or Washington D.C.), Illinois

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Expires Jun 13, 2024


Baumann Consulting is looking for a Building Energy Performance Engineer for our office in Washington, D.C. or Chicago, IL.

Baumann Consulting, Inc. (Baumann), with offices in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Frankfurt (Germany) provides consulting services for sustainable and innovative building solutions for the US and international markets. We provide sound engineering practices and creative solutions based on German Quality and American Innovation. Baumann offers broad expertise for consulting services in the field of commercial, institutional, educational, and industrial buildings. Our services cover the entire life cycle of buildings, starting with energy audits and feasibility studies, the development and evaluation of design concepts, through commissioning, M&V, and monitoring of the performance of buildings and systems.

Our mission is to deliver solutions for a carbon-neutral real estate industry.

Job Description & Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare building simulations, including shoebox and detailed building energy models, daylight analyses, dynamic thermal simulation, 2-D heat flow calculations, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, and data analytics platforms in support of:
    • Building envelope and MEP systems evaluation for new building projects with specific building performance and construction budget goals;
    • Energy concept development for campus-scale development and real estate portfolio projects with specific environmental and economic goals;
    • Building permit applications and third-party sustainability certification submissions (e.g. LEED, Green Globes, Energy Star, Living Building Challenge) requiring energy model and associated documentation;
    • Thermal studies to assess indoor operating conditions for occupant health, safety, and comfort, and the durability of stored goods or operated equipment;
    • Indoor lighting and daylighting studies to assess visual comfort and use of natural daylight to reduce artificial lighting usage;
    • Energy audit services requiring performance impact estimates of proposed energy efficiency measures in existing buildings using spreadsheet calculations and software tools;
    • Monitoring-based commissioning services requiring data visualization to spot faulty operations in HVAC operational trends;
  • Use building simulation software tools, including but not limited to DesignBuilder, EnergyPlus, EQuest, IES-VE, and RETScreen.
  • Identify and request information needed to complete assigned tasks.
  • Identify, present and discuss performance improvement options in project team meetings with architects, engineers, building owners, operators, and developers.

Participate in and present simulation results with the project team.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master of Science (M.S.) in Mechanical, Electrical, Architectural Engineering, or Architecture (previous building simulation coursework preferred);
  • Minimum of 2 years of energy efficiency or related mechanical engineering experience (previous building simulation, energy auditing, or commissioning experience preferred);
  • BEMP certification is highly preferred, LEED AP, PE, or RA is a plus;
  • Solid knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems and principles; including HVAC, lighting, motors, thermodynamics, fluids, and heat transfer;
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical, electrical, and control systems;
  • Familiarity with relevant building codes, standards, and regulations (e.g. IECC, IMC, ASHRAE 90.1/62.1/55, LEED);
  • Thorough and accurate work style with attention to detail while keeping an eye on the big picture;
  • Strong writing, interpersonal, training, and analytical skills;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs (including Excel and Word);
  • Proclivity and willingness to learn new software tools as required;

Applicant must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.


Baumann Consulting is an equal opportunity employer with a great work atmosphere and excellent benefits including:

  • Flexible work time and home office
  • 8 paid holidays plus 4 weeks of paid Vacation and Sick Leave, increased to 5 weeks after 2 years
  • Creative/research time budget
  • Continuous professional development support and allowance
  • Company-paid Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Company-paid ST/LT Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with up to 4% Employer contributions
  • Company-paid Commuter Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account

Are you a good fit for this job? Apply Now! Please send your resume and a cover letter to:


Baumann Consulting


Ajit Naik | Email