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Graduate Engineer A

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Graduate Engineer A
Job Requisition Number AE501497
Position Number 116673
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Austin Energy
Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job.

Licenses or Certifications:

Notes to Applicants

This position resides in Energy Efficiency Services and reports to the Energy Services Manager. This position will be responsible for the following tasks:

  1. Technical review of Commercial, Small Business, Multifamily and Residential rebate documents for technical and programmatic accuracy.
  2. Prepare corrections and changes to rebate, kW, and kWh calculations and submit changes in format to be included in the EECP processing tool.
  3. Collect, organize, and develop processes for retrieving recurring technical documents to be included in rebate documentation.
  4. Research and analyze information on existing and future energy efficiency measures such as installed costs, incremental costs, and savings to inform decisions on rebate programs.
  5. Perform pre- and post-verification visits for rebate projects, verifying installation of stated measures and identifying additional rebate opportunities.
  6. Process technical rebate projects in the processing tool, EECP, assuring technical information is documented and accurate.
  7. Communicate with customers, trade allies, and internal stakeholders, explaining program guidelines, rebate rates, processes, and estimated rebate amounts.

    A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.

    Please list your complete employment history (to include all job duties responsibilities and employment dates) on your online application.

    The application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered (e.g., “see resume”). Resumes will not be used to qualify for the position and will not be used to recommend salary.

    Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes. The responses to the supplemental questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on your application.

    Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. When completing the City of Austin employment application, any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Pay Range

$28.95 – $37.50


Monday – Friday
8am to 5:00 pm

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Energy
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 811 Barton Springs Road, 3rd Floor
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Experience or education related to energy efficiency, specifically commercial or residential energy efficiency.
  2. Experience or education related to mechanical systems, especially energy using mechanical systems in buildings.
  3. Experience or education related to electrical systems, especially energy using electrical systems (lighting) in buildings.
  4. Experience working collaboratively on a team, with a significant team role.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Assist in preparation and maintenance of design drawings, diagrams, charts, databases plans and permits under the supervision of a professional engineer. Development of proposals for impacts and performing preliminary and final designs and/or prepares design criteria for assigned projects.
  2. Assists in the preparation of standards, equipment specifications, design procedures, test procedures as it relates to the standardization and engineering policies and practices. Reviews and provides assistance in the evaluation and recommendation for job safety procedures.
  3. Coordinates and provides a variety of technical information under the guidance of a professional engineer to customers by contacts with personnel to include inter and intra departmental administrative, engineering and construction personnel, other government agencies, contractors, consultants and the public to exchange information, coordinate work, answer questions and respond to complaints.
  4. Use computerized software programs, ink or pencil drafting to prepare drawings and maps to provide technical advice and guidance to assigned work or project. Develop, analyze and generate technical reports, correspondence and official documents.
  5. Assist in the preparation of preliminary, periodic and final estimates of quantities, materials, equipment, labor and facilities for the preparation of budgets, programs, schedules, partial and final contract payments and other purposes for various projects.
  6. Conduct field inspections of work done by contractors to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. Draft and recommend contract change orders and payments for approval.
  7. Perform statistical analysis to ensure specifications are within established guidelines.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of engineering and design principles applicable to fields.
  • Knowledge of mathematical techniques such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry
  • Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline
  • Knowledge of leadership roles and responsibilities
  • Knowledge of applicability of established engineering principles and methods.
  • Knowledge of various computer software programs applicable to position
  • Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication
  • Ability to perform engineering calculations and analyze engineering problems
  • Ability to Read and comprehend simple specifications, plans, and shop drawings.
  • Ability to Interpret and make decisions in conformance within established policies and practices.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in written formats to coworkers and public

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience in Commercial Energy Efficiency? Please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Briefly describe your experience as a team member in a residential energy efficiency program.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Briefly describe your experience or education as it relates to mechanical systems, especially energy using mechanical systems in buildings.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Briefly describe your experience or education as it relates to electrical systems, especially energy using electrical systems (i.e. lighting) in buildings.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe your experience working on a team (e.g. process improvement, organization, committee) and the role you played on the team.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * If selected as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
    • Yes
    • No

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