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Trane Technologies Energy Engineering Team Lead in Brea, California

Energy Engineering Team Lead

Brea CA 3253 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, California, United States

3 additional locations

Tempe AZ 850 W Southern Ave, Tempe, Arizona, United StatesSacramento CA Florin Perkins, Sacramento, California, United StatesSan Diego CA 3565 Corporate, San Diego, California, United States


Requisition # 2201600

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AtTrane TechnologiesTM and through our businesses includingTrane®andThermo King®, we create innovative climate solutions for buildings, homes, and transportation that challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. Were a team that dares to look at the worlds challenges and see impactful possibilities. We believe in a better future when we uplift others and enable our people to thrive at work and at home. We boldly go.

Trane Technologies is hiring a Lead Energy Engineer to support our Commercial HVAC Sales & Service offices in our Pacific Southwest Region! This exciting leadership opportunity is REMOTE - and you can live anywhere within the region. Key areas are Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Phoenix.

The Lead Energy Engineer will support the technical analysis, review, measurement, and verification of financially guaranteed projects, contracting solutions and utility programs.

Key activities will include working with office team members on client and opportunity qualification, preliminary and detailed audit scope analysis, and assisting the team with energy and financial analysis results for equipment performance, performance contracts, complex turnkey and other contracting offerings.

You will also manage small team of fantastic Energy Engineers and coordinate with Senior Project Developers. The primary role of the team will be creating, reviewing, and documentation surrounding energy simulation models utilizing fundamental HVAC principals.

Essential Job Functions

  • Lead, coach and mentor a team of Energy Engineers, including their evaluation and development plans, as they provide technical analysis/review for energy projects.

  • Perform building “walk-through” and identify energy conservation measures (architectural, mechanical, electrical, etc.) in commercial, institutional and industrial facilities.

  • Customizes software and spreadsheets to achieve desired technical results and presentations.

  • Determines and prescribes best methods for measurement and verification of system performance during the acquisition phase.

  • Conducts TRACE 700 / 3D+ and or eQuest models for additions/changes to the facility that affect existing guarantees or for optimizing existing control strategies.

  • Provides conceptual or preliminary engineering design for projects including but not limited to basis of design and calculations.

  • Assist with opportunity technical qualification including Preliminary Audits, Benchmarking, Site Surveys, and Interviews

Requirements and Abilities

  • Manages energy engineering specific workload and project flow

  • Leads SME / Vertical research per area, specifically utility programs, rebates, and analysis methodology

  • Leads complex project energy engineering tasks as energy engineering lead

  • First level review and approval of energy models and calculations, guarantee project documentation, and M&V transition

  • Have the capability to discuss both technical concepts around HVACR and controls, as well as understand and converse at the business/strategic level.

  • Ability to travel with occasional overnight stays. (Average 25%)

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license for a minimum of 12 months, with no major or frequent traffic violations including, but not limited to:

  • DUI, Hit & Run, License Suspension, Reckless / Careless Driving or multiple smaller infractions or preventable collisions in the previous 3 years.

Education, Experience and Special Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and three (3) years or more experience.

  • Knowledge and experience with HVAC, control, electrical systems and proficiency with energy analysis tools.

  • Working knowledge of cost and savings studies incorporating energy conversation measures.

Nice to Have:

  • An active Professional Engineering (PE) License in California or equivalent

  • Certified Energy Manager, Engineer In training and other technical accomplishments


Base Compensation Range is $81,000 to $170,000. Total compensation for this role also will include an incentive plan.

Disclaimer: This base salary range is based on US national averages. Actual base pay could be a result of seniority, merit, geographic location where the work is performed.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs. We are an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.


We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs that help our employees thrive in both their professional and personal lives. We are proud of our winning culture which is inclusive and respectful at its core. We share passion for serving customers, caring for others, and boldly challenging what’s possible for a sustainable world.

We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.