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Graduate Energy Engineer Engineering at Day & Zimmerman Company in Lexington, Kentucky

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.





Job Description:

About Mason & Hanger, A Day & Zimmermann Company

Mason & Hanger, a Day & Zimmermann company, is dedicated to providing architectural and engineering (A/E) services specializing in the worldwide design of secure, mission-driven facilities. For nearly two centuries, Mason & Hanger has been a trusted partner of the U.S. Department of Defense (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard - active and reserves), Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Energy, and other government agencies critical to the U.S. National Security Mission. Mason & Hanger has provided best-in-class architectural and engineering (A/E) services to the federal government on thousands of projects in 165 countries. Mason & Hanger has ranked nationally among the Top 15 A/E firms in Government Building Design.

We expect this position will be included in the recent federal Executive Order (EO) and subsequent guidance, requiring federal contractors and employers with more than 100 employees to implement a vaccine mandate; therefore, it is expected that anyone hired into this position will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencement of employment in accordance with the EO and any subsequent guidance, unless an accommodation is legally required.

POSITION Graduate Energy Engineer needed for a full-time, staff opportunity with Mason & Hanger located in one of the following office locations: Glen Allen, VA | Virginia Beach, VA | Lexington, KY. The Graduate Energy Engineer works under supervision of more senior engineers to complete project tasks such as whole-building energy modeling, energy and water calculations, and limited report writing. The position represents developing junior staff in training.

The Work You'll Be Doing:


  • Performing whole-building energy simulations using multiple software platforms.

  • Perform energy and water calculations using spreadsheets and other software tools.

  • Communicate results of calculations and analyses through writing, charts, and diagrams.

  • Coordinates with design disciplines to inform project development and ensure calculations align with design milestones.

  • Perform other duties supporting senior engineering staff, as assigned.

  • Complying with data protection principles while handling personal, protected and / or Covered Defense Information on behalf of Day & Zimmermann. Data Handlers should be trained to follow documented policies, standard operating procedures and secure practices associated with protecting trusted employee and customer data.

What You Need to Bring to the Table:


  • Developing proficiency with energy modeling software (e.g., eQuest, Trane Trace, Energy Plus) complete models LEED Optimize Energy credit, building code compliance, and federal mandate compliance. Some degree of senior engineering oversite/guidance is expected at this level, but the engineer is expected to be largely self-directed.

  • Advancing proficiency in creating spreadsheet-based calculations. Calculations to include the interactions of various system options and overall life-cycle costs of systems.

  • Advancing knowledge of equipment and systems regularly used within buildings. Advancing understanding of design and construction process.

  • Must be effective in written and verbal communication skills and be able to produce complete sections of complex, engineering reports. Data privacy, information security and policy compliance.

  • Must build trusted relationships with department through maintaining ownership for assigned work and delivering efficient and high quality results. Expected to be a proactive learner, responsible to seek out support when needed, identify expectations, check own work output against quality expectations, and pursue opportunities to grow technical capabilities. And, maintains professional humility and respect in partnership with all team members in pursuit of overall project success. Is expected to know their own technical limitations and proactively seek out support where needed.

  • Ability to take direction and guidance from more senior staff within department.

  • Successful completion of background screening process.

The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess:


  • Bachelors or Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Architectural Engineering.

  • 0 - 4 years' experience.

  • LEED GA, or LEED AP BD+C certification preferred.

  • EIT required within 12-months; ability to obtain engineering license or equivalent professional registration.

  • Ability to obtain Top Secret security clearance.

Must be able to perform the following physical and mental tasks:


  • Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery.

  • Capacity to think, concentrate and focus for long periods of time.

  • Ability to read complex documents in the English language.

  • Capacity to reason and make sound decisions.

  • Ability to write complex documents in the English language.

What's In It For You?

Candidates that are hired will receive a competitive base salary, 401k, a comprehensive medical/dental/vision plan, parental leave and paid time off.

What Are You Waiting For? Apply Now! Recruiter: Bree Thomas

Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity



Day & Zimmermann is committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over 110 years of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made. Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. Day & Zimmermann is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email reasonableaccommodation@dayzim.com, and please specify which position you are interested in, including job title and location.



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