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Energy & Engineering Specialist Job

DATE: Jan 10, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 84660 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Real Estate 


At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes. We understand shoes bring out something great from within, and since 1991 we've been helping everyone feel the rush of finding that perfect pair. So when you work for DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. You become one of us, You become a Shoe Lover!


The Energy & Engineering Specialist supports the Store Design & Construction and Store Facilities Maintenance teams in categories related to energy and engineering.  This position reports to the Director, Store Construction & Project Coordination and has no direct reports.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner with Energy Management System (EMS) providers
    • Implement retrofits and manage repairs of EMS equipment in stores
    • Analyze data available on Siemens site, monthly reports or provided by managed services
    • Identify and resolve connection issues/over-ride issues
  • Partner with Store Facilities Maintenance team to administer HVAC PM program (providers/requirements/expectations)
  • Review/qualify/approve quotes for (major) HVAC repairs
  • Execute planned HVAC equipment replacement program
    • Complete RFPs with assistance of Procurement
    • Source and engage consultants as needed
    • Secure rebates for HVAC PM programs, new HVAC equipment purchases and replacement projects through Energy Partner
  • Execute lighting projects in open stores (such as LED retrofits and re-lamp programs)
  • Secure rebates for lighting and mechanical retrofits and lighting and mechanical installations in construction projects through DSW partners.
  • Partner with Finance and other business partners on energy reporting and energy budget as needed
  • Identify and pursue other opportunities related to energy/engineering spend
  • Identify other savings opportunities related to energy/engineering
  • Support Store Construction and Store Facilities Maintenance teams as needed.


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to manipulate large data sets using a variety of computer software tools, including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to manage individual projects to a pre-determined budget and to document spend and results.
  • Strong oral/written communication and organizational skills.
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to use AutoCad software a plus.




  • Working knowledge of HVAC design and/or repair.
  • 3 years previous experience in a similar or related role.
  • Retail experience preferred.
  • Ability to review/approve mechanical and electrical construction drawings a plus.



  • 4-year degree in an energy or engineering related field preferred



Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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