Ecotope Inc. Job Opening – Engineer

COMPANY: Ecotope Inc.


JOB TITLE: Engineer

JOB TYPE: Full time, salaried position with benefits

AVAILABLE: February 2017

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


Ecotope is a mission-driven consulting, research, and mechanical engineering firm with over 40 years’ experience focusing on energy efficiency and sustainable design in buildings. Ecotope provides a range of services including mechanical engineering design of high performance buildings, technical research on energy use in buildings and emerging energy efficient technologies, and energy policy research and analysis. Our award-winning engineering design group provides full service HVAC and plumbing design, and consulting on Energy Code compliance and energy efficiency for multi-family and commercial buildings.


Ecotope offers an informal and comfortable work place. We are a small business with a non-corporate management structure that places a high value on maintaining employee quality of life. We strive to manage our work load to maintain a healthy work/life balance. Individual employees are afforded a great deal of independence and responsibility for their work within our collaborative work environment.



The ideal candidate will be prepared to successfully perform all of the listed job responsibilities. However, Ecotope will consider training promising candidates that have a strong aptitude and interest in the work. Duties include:

  1. Drafting of HVAC and Plumbing drawing sets.
  2. Preparing engineering calculations including heating and cooling load calculations.
  3. Developing HVAC and Plumbing designs under the supervision of a senior engineer.
  4. Preparing project specifications.
  5. Coordination and communication with clients.
  6. Preparing energy code compliance documentation.
  7. Developing computer simulation models of building annual energy performance.
  8. Assisting with technical report writing and research projects.
  9. Managing one’s own day to day project tasks and managing client contacts.



  1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering or similar field.
  2. High degree of interest in energy efficient building systems and green building design. Direct experience preferred.
  3. Strong communication, technical and writing skills.
  4. Proficiency with AutoCAD and MS Office Suite.
  5. Detail oriented personality, ability to organize technical information.
  6. Ability to manage multiple on-going projects, and prioritize multiple deadlines.
  7. Self-starting personality, able to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision
  8. Able to communicate well with clients, including setting and managing client expectations.



  1. E.I.T. or P.E.
  2. Experience with HVAC and/or Plumbing design for residential and commercial buildings
  3. Professional consulting experience and proven project management skills
  4. Knowledge of the Washington State Energy Code and other building codes
  5. 3+ years professional work experience
  6. REVIT experience a plus
  7. Knowledge of and experience with sustainable building certification programs such as LEED, GreenGlobes, Built Green, EDSD, EnergyStar, etc…




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The salary range offered for this position will depend on the candidate’s experience. Ecotope offers a benefit package including full medical, dental and vision coverage, short and long term disability, 401(k) with matching contribution, annual performance bonuses, and starting 3 weeks annual paid vacation and sick leave. Flex time may be negotiated.



Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Submit one (1) PDF file containing:
    • Cover letter.
    • Resume, include list of hobbies or interests outside of work.
  • Email PDF file to with “Mechanical/Energy Engineer” as the subject line.