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Energy Analyst

JOB TITLE: Energy Analyst
REPORTS TO:UA and DB Manager (or Operations Manager)
DEPARTMENT: Utility Analysis and Database Services (or Engineering)
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
Salary: $15-20/hour

Seeking: Students with 2+ years before graduation OR graduates with a 2-year technical degree. This position is not intended for graduates with 4-year degrees.

Part Time / Full Time: Full time availability during summer preferred; would expect the employee to remain on staff part time during school. This is not a summer internship.

We are not able to provide H1-B visa sponsorship for this job.

About Abraxas Energy Consulting: We hate waste of any kind. Our resources are finite, and wasting them is short-sighted, expensive and ultimately detrimental to all of us on the planet. Through our energy assessments, trainings, software tools, and daily interactions with the outside world, we provide guidance to others so that they can reduce energy and water waste at their facilities. This is our calling, and it makes achieving a sustainable environment a cornerstone of all we do.
We are a company of about 45 employees, headquartered in San Luis Obispo. We have employees in several states, and contracts nation and worldwide. Visit our website ( for more about who we are and what we do. If our mission statement resonates with your own beliefs, we want to hear from you.

Other Benefits of Full Time Employment at Abraxas: We are a small business with a skilled team that demands high quality of all our team members. We support each other and continuously seek to improve our services and team member skills.
Abraxas offers a full range of benefits including health, dental, and vision coverage as well as 401K matching, paid time off, and a degree of flexibility in scheduled work hours.

OVERVIEW: The Energy Analyst is responsible for supporting Abraxas Energy Consulting, LLC in the development of utility bill analysis, energy reports, energy analysis, and a variety of other technical functions. The Energy Analyst plays an important role at Abraxas by working with and supporting Energy Engineers and Project Managers at various stages throughout a project. Energy Analysts who develop their skills and qualifications at Abraxas go on to become Energy Auditors or Energy Engineers. Most tasks performed by the Energy Analyst require strong attention to detail, working with other employees to provide an accurate service to clients, and mature communication and coordination skills.

In the Utility Analysis and Database Services Department, the primary role of the Energy Analyst is to perform analysis and data manipulation activities on utility bill and meter data. Specific tasks assigned will include but are not limited to:
  • Manipulate large volumes of utility data and facility trend data in Excel and/or specialized software without corrupting it.
  • Organize customer facility portfolio and bill data into Project Setup Forms.
  • Creating Metrix 4TM utility tracking projects.
  • Weather regression of utility data in specialized Metrix 4TM
  • Execute quality control procedures for utility database projects.
  • Run utility tracking reports.
  • Creating Web Demo Material.
  • Organize and analyze utility bill data.
  • Benchmark facility energy use data.
  • Utility rate schedule analysis.
  • Document utility analysis results in customer reports.
As the Energy Analyst gains the advanced skills and knowledge to perform the activities above, the Analyst may be tasked with providing technical support for Abraxas software customers. Tech support activities include but are not limited to:
  • Field technical support questions from our software customers.
  • Respond professionally and clearly to questions from software users via phone and email.
  • Process monthly weather data from our global database.
  • Process new user licenses, maintenance subscriptions, weather subscriptions, and training purchases in our large online customer database.
  • Be knowledgeable in all features and procedures in Metrix 4TM and Metrix Report Maker.
  • Market research and data collection for new technologies, equipment costs, install cost estimates, etc.
  • Organize large volumes of data and files received from clients.
  • View, interpret, and tabulate information from facility mechanical and electrical drawings such as lighting fixture counts, mechanical equipment ratings/locations, piping diagrams, etc.
  • Energy Audit and Retro-commissioning Report Writing.
  • Energy and water calculations of system consumption and savings.
  • Run simple quality control checks on energy reports and calculations such as spell check, formatting, etc.
Occasionally, when available to travel, the Energy Analyst provides on-site support to Field Engineers. In such cases, the Energy Analyst works under the direct supervision of the Field Engineer or Project Manager. Field support activities include:
  • Lighting and water fixture inventories.
  • Assist with deployment of diagnostic equipment such as wireless transmitters, data loggers, flow meters, etc.
  • Energy using equipment nameplate documentation.
  • Interviewing occupants.
  • Photo documenting equipment condition and location.
  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
COMPETENCIES-To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Synthesizes complex or diverse information.
  • Collects and researches data.
  • Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Communicates changes and progress.
  • Completes projects on time and budget.
  • Assesses own strengths and weaknesses.
  • Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
  • Manages difficult or emotional customer situations.
  • Responds promptly to customer needs.
  • Solicits customer feedback to improve service.
  • Listens and gets clarification.
  • Participates in meetings.
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities.
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Writes clearly and informatively.
  • Edits work for spelling and grammar.
  • Presents numerical data effectively.
  • Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Displays orientation to profitability.
  • Works within approved budget.
  • Keeps commitments.
  • Inspires the trust of others.
  • Follows policies and procedures.
  • Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
  • Supports organization's goals and values.
Self Management
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment.
  • Manages competing demands.
  • Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
  • Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Follows instructions, responds to management direction.
  • Takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Seeks increased responsibilities.
  • Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
  • Uses time efficiently.
  • Reacts well under pressure.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Applies feedback to improve performance.
  • Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Uses equipment and materials properly.
Language, Math and Reasoning
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedural manuals. Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but involved written or oral instructions. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Associate’s degree (A.A.) in a business, accounting, economics, science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline or equivalent; and six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Be in progress of completing a Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or higher from a four year college or university in a business, accounting, economics, science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline.
  • There are no specific requirements for this position.
  • Word processing (Microsoft Word).
  • Draft correspondence.
  • Type reports.
  • Create spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel).
  • Manage databases.
  • Create presentations.
  • E-mail (Microsoft Office).
  • Internet Research.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS- 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.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty (20) pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet of more)
  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
WORK ENVIRONMENT- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • This position works in an environment with moderate noise level. (Examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic.)
  • This position occasionally works in an environment with a loud noise level. (Examples: jack hammer work, front row at a rock concert.)
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.
Note: Nothing in this job specification restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Critical features of this job are described under various headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. The above statements are strictly intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $15.00 - $20.00 per hour