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Senior Energy Project Manager

Nova Energy Group

Technical Team

Location: Remote Work Opportunity

Nova Group, GBC (Nova) is an international multidisciplinary consulting firm providing services in the areas of real estate due diligence, environmental management, compliance investigation service and corrective action activities. Since its incorporation in 1987, Nova has been headquartered in Chaska, Minnesota and proudly staffs offices throughout the United States and abroad.


Re-incorporated as a B-Corp in 2019, Nova has committed to delivering carbon neutral reports. We are looking for someone who is interested in joining our forward-thinking team with a commitment to reducing our impact, and the impact of our clients, on the environment.

Job Description

The Senior Energy Project Manager/Technical is anticipated to serve as a resource and mentor regarding energy efficiency analysis of the built environment. This position reports to the Nova Energy Group Manager. Specific job responsibilities are as follows:

  • Authoring and reviewing ASHRAE Level I, II, III energy audit reports

  • Mentor and train field assessors on energy auditing best practices

  • Contribute to strategic growth of the energy efficiency division by improving business processes, collateral, and deliverables as directed

  • Client management and sales support as directed

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills
  • 5 or more years of experience developing ASHRAE Level I, II, and III energy audits of commercial and multifamily properties

  • Strong technical writing skills and attention to detail

  • Understanding of building mechanical systems and controls

  • Understanding of building envelope systems

  • Understanding of building maintenance and operational best practices

  • Clear, timely communication with internal and external resources and stakeholders

  • Strong client management skills

  • Expert level proficiency in Microsoft (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

Preferred Background
  • 5+ years’ experience conducting energy efficiency analysis

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Architecture preferred

  • Experience with an industry standard energy modeling software such as Trane Trace, DOE2, eQuest, PSD Treat, EnergyPro or similar

  • Current, valid state driver’s license (position requires an acceptable motor vehicle record history)

  • Field work will require up to 50% travel primarily in employee’s region, as well as occasional trips throughout the U.S. to support national needs

  • Physical Demands: Ability to physically navigate site properties in various weather conditions, lift up to 50 lbs., climb a ladder and gain access to roofs

  • Ideal candidate would possess such accreditation as BPI-Multifamily Analyst; Certified Energy Manager (CEM); Certified Energy Auditor (CEA); knowledge of and experience in working with ASHRAE Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits and Retro-commissioning; minimum two (2) years’ experience in analyzing HVAC equipment operations and specifying equipment upgrades to improve system energy performance

Working for Nova Group, GBC

Nova Group, GBC (Nova) is a privately held multidisciplinary advisory firm incorporated in 1987. We have a global footprint headquartered in Chaska, Minnesota, but our team services clients throughout the United States and abroad. Nova provides services in the areas of environmental management, compliance investigation, corrective action activities, strategic energy services, and construction services. Our diverse portfolio of services creates a multitude of career possibilities, and we strive to bring on talent who want to learn and build their skills across multiple sectors of our business.

A General Benefit Corporation (GBC), often referred to as a B-Corp, means Nova is aligning our values with our business practices. We recognize our role goes beyond profitability, and we value our environment, our communities, and our people. Beyond our articles of incorporation, we are making a commitment to measure our impact in four key segments: our environment, our communities, our customers, and our employees.

In efforts to remain competitive and to differentiate ourselves from others in the industry, we continuously review our benefit programs. One way we accomplish this is with flexible and remote work arrangements, because we realize that personal demands don’t just happen after 5 p.m. The great majority of our staff work from remote offices that allow the ultimate balance of work and personal life. Different work environment options are available to you, from offices in larger cities to offices available on an as-needed basis. Whatever your work-environment needs, we will make an effort to accommodate them. At Nova, this culture is successful because we trust our teams to be accountable to each other and to our clients.

In addition, Nova is committed to supporting your professional development through career ladders, training programs, and continuing education to support your certifications and licenses. We look for opportunities to build skills on the job, in particular, shadowing mentors and senior staff, leveraging all they have to offer. We always want our employees to feel challenged and to strive to grow their skills and careers.



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