Energy Code Reviewer – Community Planning and Development

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Do you have experience using, applying, and interpreting energy codes? Do you have a passion for energy conservation, sustainability and the desire to help implement policy to reduce consumption, create a greener infrastructure, and support Denver’s goals to combat climate change? If so, we have an extremely unique and exciting opportunity for you to have a leading role in helping Denver reach its 2030 Net Zero and 2040 Comprehensive Plan goals as we build an Energy Code team.  We offer work/life balance, unmatched benefits, and an excellent pension plan for life. Apply today!


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The City and County of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) is seeking an Energy Code Reviewer to join our team. In this role, you will serve as the subject matter expert as it relates to the Denver Energy Code and  International Energy Conservation Code for City staff and our external customers.

Schedule: Hybrid (3 days in office per week). Monday through Friday, 8-5pm (flexible on start and end times).


Key responsibilities include:

Reviewing and ensuring energy code design compliance for both residential and / or commercial buildings in accordance with Denver’s amended energy codes
Working with colleagues to update codes and policies while looking at short, medium, and long-term energy code goals
Collaborating across multiple trades, disciplines, and City agencies
Participating in development and implementation of energy code training programs
Working with inspectors and contractors to participate in energy code related observation and training
Other related duties as assigned
About You
Our ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

Experience interpreting, using, applying energy codes (Denver Energy Code, IECC), as well as other building and energy related codes (IBC, IMC, ASHRAE, etc.);  In-depth understanding of energy sources and how buildings use energy
Experienced with high performance residential and / or commercial design, design process, and project delivery
Experience with energy modeling software to demonstrate compliance with IECC/ASHRAE/LEED and predictive modeling for energy use of buildings
Ability to work effectively across teams and disciplines to establish and meet common goals
Three years of direct design and project delivery or plan review experience with a wide variety of buildings (residential, multi-family, and commercial)
Field experience as an inspector, energy auditor, and / or project commissioning experience
Mechanical and / or building automation and controls design experience
Additional certifications for building energy use and simulation
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related field as required by the specific opening
Five (5) years’ experience performing full performance professional level duties within a specialized, functional area. (This does not include clerical experience.)
Certification for building energy use and simulation such as CEM / HERS Rater / BEMP / BEAP or CMVP
Requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application
One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post high school education
Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements
To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the attachments to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

•            Resume

•            Cover Letter detailing your interest in this position, and how your experience and background would make you an excellent candidate for this position

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