Energy Systems Group

Engineering Manager-Federal

Job Location US-MN-Eagan | US-IL-Greater Chicago | US-CO-Denver | US-WI-Green Bay | US-WI-Milwaukee | US-CA-San Diego | US-CA-San Francisco
Posted Date 7 months ago(7/26/2017 4:34 PM)
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A key to consistent delivery of Energy Systems Group’s systems and services is our attention to Engineering.  Engineering can involve the technical support required to develop small installations to large, multi-million dollar projects.  The Development Engineering Manager is responsible for managing the activities of the regional development team to ensure all goals and objectives of supporting the project development phase are accomplished. Responsible for the development, compliance and utilization of standard process and calculation methodologies, and other process improvement activities with his or her peer group and senior management. He or she is also responsible for providing frequent status reports to senior leadership.  Effective Engineering management applies technical knowledge expertise, project knowledge, people and communication skills, as well as management talent, in a proactive manner to ensure that our commitments are met on time, within budget, and at the quality expected by the customer.




  • Reviews the schedules and budgets for all Engineering functions initial sales support through project completion.
  • Manages, directs, and coordinates, the regional development Leads to ensure that projects are on schedule and within budget
  • Manages the engineering process to develop, the project scope of work, accurate cost estimates consistent with the scope of work, energy savings estimates based on documented calculations and assumptions, and the energy savings guarantees consistent with the calculations and an understanding of their limited accuracy, contractors and suppliers for proposals, and approves changes to ensure financial achievement goals
  • Establishes staffing needs for the reporting regional Development team as required to meet business plan; arranges for recruitment or assignment of Engineering personnel; ensures smooth transition between engineering and Project Manager
  • Assigns new projects to the engineering team ensuring an equal distribution of workload on each team member
  • Manages Development lead activities supporting direction and coordination of Engineering personnel and consultants supporting the project development, coordinating with the Design Engineering Manager, to ensure documentation and projects progress on schedule and within prescribed budgets
  • Provides guidance and advice in the selection of the subcontractors and vendors to deliver the project per our requirement and standards
  • Provides guidance and advice on pitfalls and ways to mitigate issues during the development process and support the development team in effectively and efficiently marshaling a project through the contractual requirements set forth under the associated contract vehicle.
  • Provide expertise and insight into the agency requirements steps which are required to be performed during the development process in support of the associated contract vehicle, agency level requirements and legal constraints.
  • Provides the training and professional development of the Development Leads; assists in customer presentations and provide technical support
  • Maintain, manage, and train on current technology
  • Performs all duties as deemed necessary by management
  • This is a remote position and can be located anywhere in the contiguous United States.






  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university with seven (7) to ten (10) years’ related experience, preferably in performance contracting in the delivery side; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two (2) years’ management experience


  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in performance contracting in the Federal Market
  • Two (2) years’ management experience
  • A Masters in Engineering or Business Management



  • Excellent organizational skills and communication skills (verbal and written), with the ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels of management in ESG
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret mechanical and engineering periodicals and schematics, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations
  • Ability to compose and write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and make informed decisions
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Critical thinking capabilities to support development leads in identifying and managing potential issues; a progressive thought leader to identify underlying concerns and secondary approaches.
  • Must have the ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse workforce and customer base
  • Maturity and professionalism to effectively handle frequent exposure to senior members at ESG, as well as with external organizations, customers, and the public



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work at a desk and operate a computer, often sitting for long periods of time. Literacy is essential for this job. The employee may occasionally have to lift and/or move up to 10 to 20 pounds.


The employee is required to practice, recognize, and interpret safety precautions and follow safety rules and OSHA requirements as they relate to the job.


The employee is required to work in an indoor environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Ability to travel up to 30%, including overnight stays, is required.


Consistent and reliable attendance is required.


Energy Systems Group reserves the rights to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the company desires. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including main accountabilities, to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at-will.”


Energy Systems Group prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Energy Systems Group to implement opportunities for all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability, veteran, or any other legally protected status, as embodied in federal, state, and local legislation. Equal employment is a part of all of our personnel policies and practices, including but not limited to, all hiring, placement, promotions, transfers, advertising, training, and termination policies.





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