Building Energy Modeler/Project Coordinator

Drexel University |

The Drexel University Institute for Energy and the Environment is seeking a researcher and project coordinator for a study on greenhouse gas emissions reduction options. The position will involve coordinating the activities of a $1.5 million study of deep decarbonization pathways that is jointly sponsored by government and utility strategic planners.

Masters Degree or higher in STEM field. Experience with EnergyPlus software is desired but not required. Knowledge of engineering, science, and mathematics indicating an ability to learn Energy Plus is required for the fulltime position, but applicants may apply for a halftime position without that background. Demonstration of good organizational skills and previous project management experience is desired.

Essential Functions
Duties will include coordination of the study activities, which involve technical modeling, a series of workshops with the project sponsors, and advisory meetings with prominent regional and national experts on decarbonization pathways.

Coordination of the study activities will require tracking communications, work products and their progress, including those being developed by sub-consultants, and other project management tasks required to generate the information necessary for periodic invoicing. Travel, generally a two-day commitment, may be required on a monthly basis. The technical modeling will involve detailed building energy simulation studies using EnergyPlus software to estimate energy use reductions achieved by different building energy efficiency retrofits and estimate net impacts of electrification of building systems.

This work will build on previous work conducted at Drexel that developed the capability to simulate large numbers of buildings using detailed and publicly available building information databases.

Other duties as assigned.

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