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Senior Engineer

Company: GTI
Location: Davis
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:


General Summary

GTI, the nation's leading research, development, and training organization serving energy markets, has an opportunity for a Senior Engineer within the Energy Delivery and Utilization Group in our Davis, California office. The qualified candidate will perform R&D functions in collaboration with senior staff, focused on equipment for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, water heating, appliances, and energy efficient and grid-interactive building envelope technologies for residential and commercial buildings and for industrial processes (including electrical and natural gas driven systems). The work will involve interacting and collaborating with researchers from utilities, private industry, government agencies, universities, and national laboratories.

Why GTI?

GTI offers generous benefits, competitive salaries, career advancement, and the opportunity to work in a professional R&D environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are proud of what we do because our work matters. GTI is working toward solving global energy challenges in transitioning to a low-carbon economy. We have a proven track record in producing innovative ideas and commercializing all kinds of solutions to deliver clean and reliable energy. At GTI, we deliver innovative technology solutions for safe, efficient, and responsible energy.

So, what does that mean for you? You will work in a positive and respectful work culture that fosters growth, collaboration, and opportunity. At GTI, you will be supported by competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits, while enjoying purposeful work that drives improvement of delivering clean energy to the world.


The position will be based in the Sacramento/Davis, California area, but the candidate must also be able to work remotely to meet all federal, state, local, and company COVID pandemic guidelines. While local candidates are preferred, GTI provides relocation assistance for the right candidate.

Primary Responsibilities

This Senior Engineer is expected to take a systematic approach to lead multiple projects, understand individual project goals and how they support strategic organizational goals, and establish or expand competency areas. The candidate will collaborate with senior technical staff and external partners on new project proposals as well as laboratory, field, and analytical research projects.

  • Manage experimental and field demonstration research projects, including managing budgets, schedules, deliverables, and the project teams of internal and external staff and partners
  • Lead proposal efforts to secure new research, development, and demonstration funding
  • Mentor junior engineers on project specific topics, support the development of technical and administrative troubleshooting skills, and general professional development
  • Analyze data through spreadsheet analysis and software tools
  • Prepare technical documents, test reports, and research publications to fulfill project reporting needs as well as communicate technical information and place key results in context for customers, partners, and subcontractors
  • Develops, manages, and fosters partnerships with clients, subcontractors, and other industry stakeholders
  • Travel to participate in field site visits, pilot implementations, and industry events
  • Other duties as assigned

    Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

    • Strong analytical skills using Excel spreadsheets or other data analysis tools
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Individuals who are self-motivated and able to work independently with direction

      Education and Experience

      • A Bachelor of Science in an engineering or scientific field; Relevant Industry Certifications are a plus (Licensed Professional Engineer, LEED AP, CEM, etc.)
      • A minimum of 10 years relevant work experience (HVAC and energy systems are preferred) or an advanced degree in an engineering or scientific field with 7 years of experience
      • Active and recognized participant in professional societies is a plus
      • Supervisory experience, particularly in a research or engineering-based setting is a plus
      • Experience identifying new technical and/or business areas of activity is a plus
      • Experience with instrumentation, data acquisition and control systems specifications, programming experience is a plus
      • Experience in any of the following areas is a strong plus:
      • Developing research proposals for federal, state, commercial, and utility funded opportunities
      • Hands-on work in a laboratory environment and/or field measurement and verification
      • Familiarity with codes and standards related to residential, commercial, and industrial HVAC&R equipment, appliances, and water heaters as well as building envelope technologies
      • Heat exchanger and thermal storage system design (heat transfer, fluid flow, and coupled heat and mass transfer)
      • Non-vapor compression cooling technologies (e.g., ejectors or sorption systems)
      • Advanced technologies for improving performance and reducing emissions of natural gas technologies
      • Modeling and controls of building equipment
      • Other areas relevant to developing future building technologies that are efficient and grid-interactive

        Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

        The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: GTI, Davis , Senior Engineer, Professions , Davis, California

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