Building Energy Performance Engineer

Posted Nov 10, 2022 Chicago, IL or Washington, DC

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Expires Dec 10, 2022


Founded in 2006, Baumann Consulting provides energy efficiency and sustainability consulting services for the entire lifecycle of buildings. As a transatlantic organization, we have offices in Washington D.C., Chicago, IL,  and Frankfurt, Germany. Our team works on innovative and high-performance projects for local and global clients, while using cutting-edge technology to deliver world-class services.

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

Job Description and 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

If you feel that you are qualified and motivated for this position, please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to