Description:

Vicinity Energy is North America’s largest provider of district energy solutions, offering low carbon energy to most of the iconic buildings you see in the skylines of Boston, Cambridge, Philadelphia, Baltimore and many other cities in the US. As a member of the communities we serve, all of us at Vicinity understand the critical role we play in reducing the impacts of climate change and being a leader in decarbonization. We are committed to net zero and eliminating our reliance on fossil fuels, but we need the best and the brightest minds on our team to help us reach our goal, not only for us as a company, but for our customers, our communities, and our planet.
Summary
 
The Project Engineer is responsible for supporting Vicinity’s district energy business by providing oversight and execution of capital projects and supporting day-to-day operations and maintenance managers.  This is a full-time, exempt, non-union position. This position reports to the Engineering Director and is located in Boston, Massachusetts.
 
Responsibilities 
 
 Provide oversight of project management process, and directly manage significant capital projects and/ or repair activities in support of regional district steam system operations 
 Manages all internal and consultant engineering functions, project implementation and execution of specified Base Business projects. 
 Prepares and administers the Operations Department capital budget and oversees associated projects 
 Approves all drawings and specifications associated with capital and repair projects in the Operations Department. 
 Initiates and maintains close working relationships with appropriate state and local permitting agencies, regulatory agencies, vendors, A&E community, legal community, construction industry, and other sectors of the community as appropriate and needed.  May need to attend regular construction meetings with city and other local projects for utility coordination.
 Oversee the development of the RFP’s, scope of work, technical specifications, procurement process, and budget for capital projects and/ or repair activities, and the day-to-day management of the same 
 Provide customer contract technical review and feasibility during renewal and new business negotiations 
 Provide technical expertise or manage oversight for steam system modeling programs for pipe stress 
 Act as regional technical expert to assists site management and contractor personnel, and interface with corporate engineering, review submittals from external projects, provide guidance and oversight to these outside projects affecting the Vicinity distribution system.
 Provide engineered solutions to site safety committee and management team for regional safety issues 
 Update and maintain current drawing files for any changes to steam distribution system, both PDF and AutoCAD.
 
 
Qualifications and Experience
 
 Must have a BS degree or higher, preferably in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Mechanical Engineering. PE qualification desired but not required. 
 Minimum of 5 years of experience with civil/mechanical construction management, plant operations and/or engineering support. May include district energy, power plants, cogeneration facility operations or other thermal energy based operations. 
 Must possess a working knowledge of thermal energy systems and piping distribution systems. 
 Must possess excellent analytical, computer and communication skills, including knowledge of AutoCAD.
 
Physical Requirements 
 
 Standing, sitting, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, walking on uneven surfaces, and grating, working from elevated platforms, scaffolding or ladders, required to lift 50 pounds and maneuver 100 pounds.
 Must submit to a company provided physical and drug screening.
 Must qualify to wear a respirator.
 Ability to tolerate confined spaces, including manholes and varying temperatures and weather conditions.
 Exposed to temperature extremes, high noise level areas, high pressure steam lines, rotating equipment, and dusty/dirty environment.
 Required to wear PPE such as hard hat, safety glasses, safety shoes, hearing protection.
 
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT Vicinity North America is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. 

About Vicinity Energy:

With 19 district energy networks nationwide, we have the industry’s deepest experience with building, operating and maintaining state-of-the-art district energy infrastructure. As an energy solutions partner, we understand the important role energy plays in our customer’s success and work 24/7 to provide exceptional customer service. Vicinity Energy tackles global energy problems on a local level, with local resources. We produce and distribute steam, hot water and chilled water directly through our vast network of underground pipes to provide heating, cooling, humidification, sterilization and other services to our customers. The benefits of district energy are numerous: eliminating the need for boiler and chiller plants in individual buildings, improving efficiency, lowering carbon and increasing reliability. District energy is not only more efficient, more reliable and more resilient than conventional onsite generation, our clean steam has a lower carbon impact.

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