Energy Analyst

Energy Analyst As part of its commitment to address climate change, the City of St. Louis adopted a Building Energy Performance Standard (BEPS) in 2020 that will require many buildings 50,000 square feet and above to become more energy efficient in the coming years.

Energy Analyst


Top duties/responsibilities to prioritize

Conduct complex analyses of large building data sets related to metrics within the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance (#70474) and the Building Energy Performance Standards (#71132).

Provide technical assistance to help large, private building owners benchmark their buildings as well as meet performance standards as outlined in the Building Energy Performance Standards ordinance (#71132).

Work with stakeholders to coordinate training opportunities for building owners, real estate and building industry professionals related to benchmarking, energy efficiency, building performance standards, and green leasing.

Compile and produce an annual report on benchmarking as well as other technical reports, energy & water performance data and make data available on the City’s website.

Monitors compliance percentages for the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance (#70474) and works towards a programmatic goal of 100% compliance for each reporting year.

Reviews alternative compliance plans submitted by building owners for the Building Energy Performance Standards ordinance (#71132).

Evaluates and verifies energy performance and data verification requirements for covered buildings for the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance (#70474) and the Building Energy Performance Standards (#71132).

Produces educational and compliance materials for the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance (#70474) and the Building Energy Performance Standards (#71132) as needed.


Qualifications

Minimum/needed

Experience working with software tools, applications and analyses relevant to the energy industry and carbon accounting.

Experience with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

Exceptional analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and data management skills are required.

Experience working within municipal government on policy, particularly related to environmental, equity, public health.

Knowledge and experience related to building sciences, commercial real estate, or energy efficiency in buildings

Comfort with public speaking in varied settings, ranging from working groups to conferences.

Excellent writing skills and ability to tailor messages and materials to different audiences.

Preferred/desired

Master’s degree in data science, engineering, and/or environmental science


Critical Skills/Expertise

Excellent team and service orientation with proven oral and written communication skills.  The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to work directly with cross-sector partners, energy industry professionals, non-profits, researchers, students, and other technical experts on the communication of advanced research topics for lay consumers.  Strong quantitative skills, including a high degree of expertise with competence with Microsoft Office and data analytics tools, including advanced Excel skills, Python, Tableau, and others. Knowledge of the energy generation technologies sector, building sector, carbon accounting, and climate change mitigation strategies. Ability to translate technical data to non-technical audiences through effective data visualization and written executive-level summaries. Graphic design competencies related to laying out documents and presentations, specifically with the Adobe Creative Suite, are preferred. Ability to work with and effectively tailor communications to people with a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and needs. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and skills for navigating issues of power, privilege, identity, racial equity, and cultural humility.

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