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We are a community of self-described “energy geeks”, finding personal satisfaction and professional growth applying our engineering skills to save energy and water in buildings.

If would like to share your expertise with a company run by engineers who like to work and play together, are enthusiastic about a career in sustainability, then we look forward to hearing from you.

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current openings

west coast

oakland

We’re looking for these qualities in this position:

  • Technical skills –solid understanding of engineering concepts and advanced problem-solving skills expected of a bachelor level engineering degree or above.
  • 2 – 4 years of related industry experience required, including 2+ years new building commissioning experience.
  • Applicable certifications a plus – CCP, PE, LEED AP, and/or CLCATT.
  • Familiarity with use of portable monitoring/metering equipment.
  • Envelope commissioning experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with use of portable monitoring/metering equipment.
  • Understanding of major building HVAC equipment/lighting/controls technologies with a specialty in at least one area.
  • Collaborative and client-focused – A clear communicator who can interact professionally with clients and on-site staff and enhance our reputation as an industry leader.
  • Detail oriented and organized – Able to follow the commissioning process and improve the quality of the project.
  • Self-Direction – someone who can manage his/her own time and aid others to ensure timeliness and time allocation budgets are met.
  • Shares our core values: Integrity, Judgment, Community, Communication, Creativity, Impact, Curiosity, Passion.

What you’ll do:

  • Save energy and operating costs at client facilities by applying your technical skills in commercial and industrial buildings.
  • Provide commissioning services for projects requiring LEED fundamental and enhanced certification.
  • Provide acceptance testing for Title 24 projects.
  • Provide technical assistance to utilities and their customers to ensure that energy saving impacts are real, and that the savings are on solid technical grounds.
  • Work at our customer sites conducting energy assessments, inspections, measurement and verification of energy and demand savings.
  • Learn from our experienced team of over 40 engineers specializing in commercial and industrial energy efficiency.
 

If you’re looking for a new opportunity to work with others that share your passion, then don’t hesitate to apply using the button below. We’d love to get to know you.

We’re looking for these qualities in this position:

  • Technical Skills – someone with solid understanding of engineering principles and advanced analytical skills expected of bachelor-level engineering degree or above.
  • Familiarity with major building HVAC equipment/lighting/controls technologies.
  • Customer service – someone who can interact professionally with clients and on-site staff.
  • Self-Direction – someone who can manage his/her own time.
  • Shares our core values: Integrity, Judgment, Community, Communication, Creativity, Impact, Curiosity, Passion

What you’ll do:

  • Save energy and operating costs at client facilities by applying your technical skills in commercial and industrial buildings.
  • Provide technical assistance to utilities and their customers to ensure that energy saving impacts are real, and that the savings are on solid technical grounds.
  • Work at our customer sites conducting energy assessments, inspections, measurement and verification of energy and demand savings.
  • Learn from our experienced team of over 40 engineers specializing in commercial and industrial energy efficiency
 
 

If you’re looking for a new opportunity to work with others that share your passion, then don’t hesitate to apply using the button below. We’d love to get to know you.

We're looking for these qualities in this position: 

  • Technical Skills - Good understanding of energy efficiency with prior field experience conducting residential energy audits/surveys. Potential candidates should be experienced in deploying portable data loggers/meters. Strong background with home energy audits/surveys required. BPI, HERS, or equivalent a plus.
  • Customer Service - Professionally interact with clients and customers and enhance our reputation as an industry leader.
  • Motivation - Manage time efficiently and aid senior staff to ensure project timelines and budgets are met.
  • Willingness to travel and ability to drive required.

What you’ll do:

  • Conduct residential load studies; installing metering equipment to monitor energy use of residential equipment and devices (anything that is electric or gas in the home).
  • Learn from our experienced team of over 40 engineers specializing in commercial and industrial energy efficiency

We are looking for a Project Employee (temporary) to join our office in downtown Oakland. The expected timeline is six months. 

If you’re looking for a new opportunity to work with others that share your passion, then don’t hesitate to apply using the button below. We’d love to get to know you.

We are looking for an experienced Accounting Manager to join our growing team and expand the department as our business grows.  In this newly created position, you will be responsible for managing the general accounting functions under GAAP, monitoring project KPIs, reporting financial information to management and maintaining internal controls.

We're looking for these qualities in this position:

You will have strong leadership skills, with a dedication to driving and achieving results and enthusiasm about building a high-functioning accounting team.

You will have demonstrated attention to detail, with high levels of efficiency and accuracy, along with the ability to analyze and summarize large amounts of financial data.

What you'll do:

  • Oversee and manage the general accounting functions, including general ledger close, account reconciliation, accruals, accounts payable, accounts receivable and taxes.
  • Ensure that all major projects, month-end, and year-end reports are completed accurately and on-time.
  • Monitor project KPIs, including current and forecasted budget variances, facilitate timely communication, and provide appropriate reporting to leadership.
  • Ensure that all accounting processes align with GAAP and current financial legislation.
  • Analyze financial data to provide timely summaries of the organization’s financial status and progress to management.
  • Evaluate, develop, and improve current practices and procedures that increase accuracy and efficiency.
  • Supervise payroll processes, reconcile payroll and benefits and post appropriate payroll entries; apprise management of payroll deadlines and actions needed on a timely basis to ensure payroll compliance.
  • Prepare and analyze accrual basis financial statements to ensure accuracy and recommend organizational courses of actions.
  • Assistance with budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis.
  • Maintain financial security by following internal controls policies and procedures.
  • Compile monthly financial management report package and other, ad hoc reports.

What experience you need:

  • You must be a General Ledger professional, with extensive experience in GL close in a deadline-oriented accrual environment.
  • You will have experience with job/project costing, percentage completion and WIP accounting, preferably within an engineering architecture or other business services business.
  • You will have experience with Deltek Vision or Vantagepoint, or a similar accounting software, and have intermediate level Excel skills
  • You will have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field; a CPA or MBA is a plus.
  • You will have a thorough knowledge of U.S. GAAP.
  • You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • You will have demonstrated attention to detail with a high level of efficiency and accurate and the ability to analyze and summarize large amounts of financial data.
  • You will have strong leadership skills, with a dedication to driving and achieving results.
  • You will share our core values of Integrity, Judgment, Community, Communication, Creativity, Impact, Curiosity, and Passion.

If you’re looking for a new opportunity to work with others that share your passion, then don’t hesitate to apply using the button below. We’d love to get to know you.

long beach

We’re looking for these qualities in this position:

  • Technical Skills – someone with solid understanding of engineering principles and advanced analytical skills expected of bachelor-level engineering degree or above.
  • Familiarity with major building HVAC equipment/lighting/controls technologies.
  • Customer service – someone who can interact professionally with clients and on-site staff.
  • Self-Direction – someone who can manage his/her own time.
  • Shares our core values: Integrity, Judgment, Community, Communication, Creativity, Impact, Curiosity, Passion

What you’ll do:

  • Save energy and operating costs at client facilities by applying your technical skills in commercial and industrial buildings.
  • Provide technical assistance to utilities and their customers to ensure that energy saving impacts are real, and that the savings are on solid technical grounds.
  • Work at our customer sites conducting energy assessments, inspections, measurement and verification of energy and demand savings.
  • Learn from our experienced team of over 40 engineers specializing in commercial and industrial energy efficiency

Our compensation and benefits packet is competitive:

  • Competitive salary + performance-based bonuses
  • Significant opportunity for growth/internal promotion
  • Group health insurance
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Flexible work hours
  • 401(k) matching
  • Educational assistance
  • Emphasis on work/life integration
 

If you’re looking for a new opportunity to work with others that share your passion, then don’t hesitate to apply using the button below. We’d love to get to know you.

oakland / long beach / san diego

 

We are looking for a savvy data analyst to join our growing team of energy analytics experts. You will be responsible for expanding our energy data analysis architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection of building energy data.

Qualities you need to succeed:

You must be an experienced data wrangler who enjoys optimizing data analysis systems and building them from the ground up.

You will support our measurement and verification (M&V) team and will ensure data analysis tools support functional requirements and are consistent throughout ongoing projects.

You must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems and products.

You are excited by the prospect of optimizing or even re-designing our company’s energy data analysis architecture to support our next generation of products and data initiatives.

What you'll do:

  • Create and maintain data pipeline and analysis tools.
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources.
  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer energy usage.
  • Work with multiple teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure and analysis needs.
  • Create data tools for team members that assist them in building and optimizing our service offerings into an innovative industry leader.
  • Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.

What experience you need:

  • Strong R programming skills related to working with timeseries data modeling and predictions.
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.
  • A successful history of manipulating, processing and extracting value from large disconnected datasets.
  • Working knowledge of regression analysis and machine learning packages such as XGBoost.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
  • Two years or more of experience in a Data Analyst role, who has attained a B.S. in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or another quantitative field.
  • Experience using the following software/tools:
    • Relational SQL, NoSQL, and timeseries optimized databases, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, TimescaleDB, and MongoDB.
    • Statistical programming languages: R, Python, and related statistical libraries.
    • User interface and charting development in R Shiny, Plotly, and Tableau.

If you’re looking for a new opportunity to work with others that share your passion, then don’t hesitate to apply using the button below. We’d love to get to know you.

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east coast

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interested in a green career?

Email your resume with cover letter to careers@kw-engineering.com and note the open position and location in your subject.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  

compensation

Our competitive benefits and compensation package includes:

  • Competitive salary + performance-based bonuses
  • Significant opportunity for growth/internal promotion
  • Group health insurance
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Flexible work hours
  • 401(k) matching
  • Educational assistance
  • Emphasis on work/life integration

internships

We occasionally make internships available at our offices across the country. If you’re interested in learning about energy efficiency and our unique company culture, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter stating your availability, educational status and location to our hiring department.

fair chance

equal opportunity employer

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals at all our locations, employment decisions at kW Engineering will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.

kW Engineering does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military service membership, Acquired-Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), AIDS-Related Complex (ARC), or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Our equal employment opportunity policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

 

still interested?

Email your resume with cover letter to careers@kw-engineering.com and note the open position and location in your subject.

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