Energy Modeler: McKinstry

To directly apply go to chp02/ats/careers/v2/ viewRequisition?org=MCKINSTRY& cws=41&rid=3909

Description: We are currently seeking an Energy Modeler to join the team as a member of our growing Design and Engineering division.

McKinstry is a full-service, design-build firm specializing in consulting, construction, energy and facility services. The firm’s innovative, integrated delivery methodology provides clients with a single point of accountability that drives waste and redundancy out of the design/build process. With nearly 2,000 professional staff and trades people throughout the United States and operations in more than 15 states, McKinstry advocates collaborative, sustainable solutions designed to ensure occupant comfort, improve systems efficiency, reduce facility operational costs, and optimize profitability “For The Life of Your Building.” For more information, visit

This person will be responsible for:

Energy Modeling

  • Select suitable tools and approaches to analyze building design features to provide strategic guidance to our owner, developer, and architectural partners at each design phase.
  • Partner with Lead Building Performance Engineer to determine the right technical approach for evaluating complex energy efficiency solutions for large commercial new construction and retrofit projects.
  • Work closely with Project and Design Engineers to ensure systems are modeled accurately and documentation is precise and complete.
  • Collaborate with external team members to gather and disseminate information throughout the energy modeling process.
  • Share findings through visually engaging charts, tables, and diagrams to make results digestible and actionable for all project team members.
  • Develop model input and output documentation and methodology descriptions that are clear and easy to review.
  • Think both high level and in the weeds to QC model findings at all stages of model development.
  • Write reports and give presentations both internally and externally on findings, recommendations, and solutions.
  • Overcome modeling challenges by balancing self-sufficiency with collaboration.

Project Management

  • Take ownership over any task given to you, soliciting input and guidance from others to ensure you are on the right path.
  • Rigorously document assumptions, model inputs, client direction, and internal decision-making.
  • Develop strategies, goals, and objectives to drive towards high performance building projects.
  • Encourage and facilitate innovation amongst the broader team in identifying energy efficiency solutions.
  • Develop and adhere to methods for improving energy modeling consistency and work flow.


  • Communicate with external team members to set expectations and drive successful energy modeling interactions from start to finish.
  • Work closely with internal team members to drive clarity regarding project schedules, required content and level of detail, and type of outputs needed.
  • Foster comradery and collaboration, internally and externally, through all phases of the energy modeling process.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates will possess the following:

  • Two (2) years energy modeling experience required.
  • Two (2) years of mechanical or electrical design experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in eQuest and IESVE required; exposure to other software including EnergyPlus and TAS preferred.
  • Experience with SQL database management and Revit API a plus.
  • Experience with submitting LEED project documentation, specific to EAp2 and mechanical design credits required.
  • Experience with natural ventilation modeling, thermal comfort modeling, and daylight analysis preferred.
  • Proficiency in BIM and CAD preferred.
  • BS in mechanical engineering or related field.
  • EIT, PE, LEED professional designations preferred.
  • Desire to master local and national energy codes required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency for all the responsibilities of a Building Performance Engineer
  • Familiarity with industry standard calculation methods including, but not limited to, degree day method, bin method, hourly simulation, lighting calculations, affinity laws, and electrical load and power calculations required.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Newforma, OneNote and Outlook required.

McKinstry’s success isn’t a matter of fate or luck. It’s the natural consequence of our commitment to innovation…how we support our employees…the unique truly integrated way we deliver…the long-term relationships we forge with our clients…and our unwavering commitment to creating buildings that are good to their owners, occupants, and the environment.  Innovation runs on ideas, which can come from anywhere. Projects at McKinstry are not owned by individuals or departments, but by all of us, which is why it’s common to see new employees from one discipline collaborating with 30-year veterans from another.

Our company culture includes a robust mix of sound business practices and employee initiatives that promote personal and professional development, work/life balance, health and wellness and community involvement.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. We believe every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, or Veteran or military status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law in the relevant jurisdiction. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment and training.

McKinstry is committed to strengthening our diversity through recruiting and retaining minority and women professionals from all backgrounds. Our commitment is consistent with our recognition that it is the outstanding people within McKinstry who have always been the source of our strength. We recognize that promoting diversity is an integral component of our continuing quest for organizational excellence.

This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding Equal Employment Opportunity should contact their direct supervisor or the Human Resources Department without fear of retaliation of any kind.

To directly apply go to chp02/ats/careers/v2/ viewRequisition?org=MCKINSTRY& cws=41&rid=3909