Sr. Technician/Assistant Project Manager – Phoenix, AZ


30+ days agoFull-time

EEI is a 100% employee-owned, national engineering consulting firm and a leader in the building systems and energy consulting industry. A growing list of Fortune 500 and leading governmental and institutional clients look to EEI for the assessment, testing, and tune-up of their building and energy-related systems. Our niche technical specialties include Building Commissioning, Retro-Commissioning, and System Infrastructure Renewal. Our newest service offering – Smart Commissioning – uses our company-developed propriety software to continually collect and analyze building data to identify building system issues and energy saving opportunities. Our growing team of professionals – now located in 11 states – are committed to creating high performing, reliable, energy-efficient building systems!
In exchange for your contribution and expertise, we are committed to creating an environment that is collaborative and fun; offers professional challenges and growth; respects work/life balance; and provides great benefits, including the benefits of ownership through our ESOP Program. While many join our team based on our reputation and expertise, they stay because they feel challenged, respected, and valued.

The Senior Technician generally leads a variety of project activities, including meetings, reviews, site visits, document production, system troubleshooting and field activities. This position typically supports the Project Manager; directs the activities of junior personnel; and coordinates the activities of clients, contractors and subcontractors. The Senior Technician generally has 6 years’ experience in the firm’s primary service activities and possesses strong systems knowledge and skill sets.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Lead meetings for planning, scheduling, coordination, reviews, commissioning and training of O&M staff
  • Lead reviews of design documents, submittals, reports and O&M strategies for completeness, accuracy and effectiveness
  • Lead site visits for system/facility assessment, system functionality assessment, energy efficiency evaluation, installation review, witnessing startup, witnessing contractor testing/demonstration and commissioning testing
  • Lead tasks of research, data collection, data analysis and cost estimation
  • Lead the development of checklists, test procedures, reports and presentations
  • Lead troubleshooting, diagnostics and solution development efforts
  • Lead support staff, subcontractors and contractors in system testing and other appropriate activities
  • Take direction from and assist designated project manager; document work and communicate results and recommendations
  • Develop and maintain relationships with EEI staff, clients and subcontractors as well as project designers and contractors
  • Organize and manage project documentation
  • Responsible for meeting internal and external deadlines

Relationship to Employees and Clients:

The Senior Technician will report to a Branch Manager, Project Manager or Project Principal and works closely with company personnel, vendors and clients.

Qualifications: Required

  • 6 years’ experience in at least one of the following: testing, adjusting and balancing; controls; MEP and control system design; energy auditing; commissioning; retro-commissioning; and/or construction
  • Strong understanding of mechanical, electrical and control systems
  • Strong understanding of sustainability, energy management principals and energy efficiency strategies
  • Proven problem-solving ability
  • Proven ability to work remotely
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, BlueBeam and engineering analysis programs
  • Ability to navigate and research on Internet
  • Strong analytical, organizational and planning abilities
  • Strong communication skills, oral and written
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a project team with limited supervision
  • Ability to carry out written and oral instructions
  • Ability to take direction from clients, management and co-workers
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Ability to prioritize workload based on deadlines
  • Ability to participate in multiple concurrent projects
  • Ability to travel (local and out-of-state), including multi-day travel, as needed
  • Ability to work overtime hours as needed
  • Proficient in the use of standard office equipment
  • Physical ability to perform field tasks in existing buildings and on construction sites


  • Associates degree in relevant technical discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Relevant technical certifications or licenses from organizations such as USGBC (i.e. LEED AP), AABC, NEBB, TABB, and BCxA

Physical Abilities:

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described are representative of those an employee may encounter in a normal office setting and a construction work site. The work environment of a typical office environment requires sitting for long periods of time, working with computers and other office equipment. The work environment for a construction site visit is physically active and may require significant amounts of standing, walking, squatting, stooping, reaching and climbing


Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Employee bonus program

401(k) Plan with matching contributions

Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

Short-term and long-term disability insurance

Paid vacation, holiday, and sick leaves

Job Type: Full-time


  • Project Management: 10 years (Preferred)