Energy Systems Group

  • Sr. Lighting Engineer/Auditor

    Job Location US-IN-Indianapolis | US-KY-Louisville | US-TN-Nashville | US-MO-St. Louis | US-OH-Cleveland
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/4/2018 9:27 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview



    The Lighting Engineer/Designer is a person that has knowledge and proficiency in current commercial lighting systems, industry trends, lighting design, lighting controls and associated technologies.  A Lighting Engineer/Designer will have the responsibility to audit and develop solutions that support a cost effective solutions for our customers, which include but are not limited to K-12 Schools, Universities, Hospitals, Municipalities, State Agencies, and Federal Agencies. Application of lighting includes both interior and exterior lighting solutions.  


    The Lighting Engineer/Designer is a technical project developer within ESG’s lighting program that reports to and works closely with the Sr. Lighting Engineer.  The Lighting Engineer/Designer needs to be responsible for understanding the technical needs and wants of a customer, then turning that information into accurate concrete solutions. Lighting Engineers/Designers may deal with technical issues that include but are not limited to facility energy consumption analysis and reduction strategies, general capital improvements, and even large-scale community lighting projects.


    The Lighting Engineer is not only responsible for the technical strategies, but the costing of projects, the provision of life cycle analysis of proposed systems both from an energy and operational stand point, and assisting the delivery team to ensure smooth installations and achieve exceptional results for the customer.



    • Ability to handle full project design responsibilities including but not limited to:
      • Facility surveys of lighting and supporting electrical systems. (Be able to generate full fixture by fixture analysis)
      • Evaluation of systems for possible improvements from a component, system, and controls level.
      • Design ideas based on aesthetics, safety, function, serviceability, and budget.
      • Provide material costing of designed improvements. 
      • Provide life cycle analysis of improvements evaluating both energy and operational reductions.
    • Facilitate adequate communication among the internal team including any sub-contractors, and customers by creating technical plans both written and schematic to convey solutions and risk.
    • Coordinates with installation teams to ensure proper design and intended performance of employed systems.
    • Be up to date with current lighting technologies, and future trends.
    • Approve equipment before it is ordered to ensure accurate estimates and on time delivery.
    • Familiar with Utility, State, and Federal lighting rebate programs.
    • Maintain high level of knowledge on IESNA, ASHRAE guidelines and Title 24
    • Capable of generating and evaluating photometric layouts.
    • Provide training on the use of new systems to customers.




    • At least five (5) years related experience
    • Bachelor’s degree required.



    • Degrees in Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Science, or Business preferred.
    • PE – (Professional Engineer License)
    • LEED Certification
    • CLD – Certification  
    • Internal candidates should have a recommendation by the Regional Engineering Manager


    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), and especially good technical writing skills
    • Problem solving and computer skills (Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, etc.)
    • Group presentation skills and ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse workforce and customer base
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures or government 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 draw valid conclusions
    • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical and mechanical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
    • Demonstrated ability to work a problem or task to conclusion, utilizing any resource available
    • Maturity and professionalism to effectively handle frequent exposure to senior members at ESG, as well as with external organizations, customers, and the public


    Frequent travel (approximately 30%- 60%), including overnight stays is required.




    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.

    This employee must be able to travel when 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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