Energy Analyst Intern II

County of Henrico Department of General Services - Henrico County, VA

Temporary
Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, December 3, 2018.

This is an Energy Analyst Intern II position in the Department of General Services working for the County's Energy Manager.

Henrico County offers a variety of hands-on internships performing a variety of responsible tasks relevant to the assigned department. Internships may be available in many departments at various times throughout the year. For information on available internships check the job site frequently at http://www.henricojobs.com/. For information on the operations and functions of each department click here: https://henrico.us/departments/.

Essential Duties
Energy Analyst Intern II: This position is a spring 2019 paid internship for current college students enrolled in a degree program.
Preferred Program/Area of Study: Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Sustainability/Environmental Engineering.
Desired GPA: 2.50 or better
Desired Student: Undergraduate level, junior or senior
Work Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm are core hours. Internship hours may vary within the core hours based on the student hired. Interns could be scheduled to work up to 29 hours per week based on the assignment and the intern's availability. All internships are limited to a maximum of 29 hours per week.
Expected Start Date: January 7 - February 5, 2019
Expected End Date: End of the spring semester. However, depending on the student hired and the project, the internship could be extended through the summer semester.
Work Location: 4301 E. Parham Road, Henrico VA 23228
Internship Status: This is a paid internship at the hourly rate of $12.38 per hour.

This internship position will be assigned to the Department of General Services working for the County's Energy Manager. The Henrico County Energy Management Program reduces energy resource use and associated costs within general government, public schools, and public utilities. The intern will assist to analyze the energy consumption of government buildings and schools, assist with identifying conservation and efficiency projects, calculate return on investment, and assist with project implementation. The intern will also assist with implementation of comprehensive energy management software.

The Intern may assist or perform the following duties:
Review, verify, and research data
Track energy usage
Analyze potential efficiency projects
Technical report writing
Site visits and follow up
Data entry

Students will need to have:
Interest in energy efficiency and sustainability
Understanding of building design and energy systems
Understanding of building energy use concepts and metrics

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal skills, including excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience of County employees and citizens integral to the internship;
Excellent organization and research skills with the ability to collect and organize facts/tasks effectively;
Excellent attention to details;
Excellent knowledge of and familiarity with computer systems with demonstrated proficiency in the use of a personal computer and common software products (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point);
Ability to work multitask and manage priorities;
Ability to work independently with general supervision and as a part of a team;
Ability to meet assigned deadlines.
Internships are intended to provide the intern with basic experiential exposure to a field of interest. The intern must bring a strong interest in the assigned department's mission and operations and be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment. The intern will receive training relevant to the assigned responsibilities and finish the internship having gained basic experience in various aspects of the operations of the assigned department as well as basic skills and industry knowledge. Internships may include extensive public contact. Internships may be an integral part of a team or may require the intern to work more independently. The intern will also learn how to work in a professional environment and have opportunities to network with department leaders and other professionals in the internship field.

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Pursuing a college degree in a field relevant to internship or post-secondary vocational/technical training in a trade or craft that is relevant to the internship; GPA of 2.50; prefer a college student in the junior or senior year of the relevant degree program.

Experience: Completion of courses in relevant degree or vocational/technical program; relevant job or volunteer experience;

Or: Any equivalent combination education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the internship.

NOTE: Internships for academic credit are for current college students only who are enrolled in a program that either requires or allows for an internship.

Additional Information
The application process requires you to include all of the following items:

Resume with contact information for two references (professional or educational);
Cover letter indicating why you are interested in this internship position along with at least three learning goals related to the internship;
Unofficial transcript (GPA with class listing)
Interns are not entitled to a job at the end of an internship. The internship is designed to benefit the intern with the knowledge and skills gained through experiences provided during the course of the internship.

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment (including as an intern), including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.