Design Project Engineer (Boston, MA)

Ecosystem’s multidisciplinary team of engineers is hiring a Design Project Engineer (2-7 years’ experience) to join our Boston technical team located in the heart of the city. They will analyze, design, and verify the energy savings of industry-leading solutions on multi-million-dollar projects. They will perform calculations and use simulations tools to develop energy, cooling, and heating models to assess energy savings. Daily tasks involve assessing and reviewing client needs; conceptualizing the mechanical/electrical/control work required to implement energy solutions for buildings; overseeing the implementation of engineering solutions; and supporting operations in the execution of performance contracts.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Gather and analyze energy bills to identify potential energy savings based on current energy rates and the building’s energy intensity;
  • Analyze mechanical/electrical/control drawings and perform site surveys to understand the operation of the building;
  • Develop Energy Conservation Measures based on the clients’ needs and financial parameters;
  • Develop and perform calculations by using a combination of software and simulating the energy savings of the proposed design;
  • Select equipment based on energy performance;
  • Prepare construction budgets and develop financial models;
  • During the construction phase, technically assist the construction manager;
  • Monitor project performance to ensure that anticipated energy savings are attained;
  • Develop technical concepts and the associated written documents required by the sales team;
  • Support the sales team in identifying clients’ needs;
  • Participate in meetings/presentations and develop customer relations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering
  • 2 to 7 years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (strong Excel skills)
  • Strong analytical capability and problem-solving orientation
  • Solid planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Autonomous and motivated
  • HVAC knowledge (asset)
  • Expereince as a Mechanical Engineer within construction/building industry (asset)
  • Experience in designing energy efficiency projects (asset)

Compensation and Benefits

  • Ecosystem is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive compensation package including health insurance
  • Permanent position
  • 40-hour week (flexible hours)
  • Occasional travel to site locations and other office locations
  • Great working conditions in a friendly work atmosphere
  • Smartphone, work uniform, boots, helmet and goggles provided by Ecosystem
  • High performance culture in which each employee can make an impact


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