At Elara Engineering we are always on the lookout for new team members that embody our passion for energy efficiency and compliment our team, regardless of the open positions posted. Resumes are accepted and reviewed continuously at employment@elaraeng.com

 

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Commercial / Developer /  Multifamily Team - Chicago or Hillside Office

Elara Engineering is seeking an experienced Project Engineer to support the production goals of our Commercial/Multifamily/Developer (CDFM) team. The selected individual should have direct experience managing multiple complex projects simultaneously in one or more of these markets and must have proven experience working with sub-trades and consultants to deliver a successful design. The individual will be tasked with driving production and managing to profit goals. Potential pathways to team leadership exist based on performance.

  • Proactive project management including direction and coordination of other design disciplines such as Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection and external Architectural disciplines
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical design for high rise office and multifamily residential
  • The ability to lead projects from inception to completion, including managing the efforts of the team to a project budget (Pre-Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction/Permit Documents, Construction Administration, Project Closeout & Punchlist
  • Desire to be a technical resource to the team, while facilitating technical collaboration and development of others
  • Strong knowledge of applicable codes and standards
  • Strong knowledge of energy code and decarbonization
  • Assist in maintaining and developing positive and productive relationships with existing and prospective clients
  • Passion for energy efficiency and/or sustainable design
  • Preferred:
    • REVIT Experience
    • Strong knowledge of plumbing or electrical design

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Healthcare/Lab Team - Chicago or Hillside Office

Elara Engineering is seeking an experienced Project Engineer to support the growth goals of our Healthcare/Lab team. The selected individual should have direct experience managing multiple projects in the Healthcare/Lab market and must have proven experience working with sub-trades and consultants to deliver a successful design. The individual will be tasked with growing the market and developing new clients. Potential pathways to team leadership and partnership exist based on performance.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects along with assigned engineering support (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection)
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical design for the healthcare/laboratory market
  • Strong knowledge of applicable codes and standards
  • Experience working directly with clients and architects
  • Desire to grow the team
  • Passion for energy efficiency and/or sustainable design
  • Preferred:
    • Ability to bring new clients
    • Sales experience

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Higher Education Team - Chicago or Hillside Office

Elara Engineering is seeking an experienced Project Engineer to support the growth of our Higher Education design team. The selected individual should have direct experience managing multiple projects and must have proven experience working with sub-trades and consultants to deliver a successful design. The individual should have experience working with architects, contractors, and project managers. Hydronic, including central plant, and sustainable design experience strongly preferred.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects along with assigned engineering support (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection)
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical design and sustainable solutions
  • Strong knowledge of applicable codes and standards
  • Experience working directly with clients and architects
  • Strong communication skills and initiative
  • Passion for energy efficiency and/or sustainable design
  • Preferred:
    • Central plant design experience
    • Energy modeling experience
    • LEED, Passive House, Well, or other green certification experience

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Commercial/Developer/Multifamily Team - Chicago or Hillside Office

Elara Engineering is seeking an experienced Plumbing / Fire Protection Engineer to join our Chicago or Hillside office. The selected individual should have direct experience managing multiple projects. The individual should have experience working with architects, contractors, and project managers. Several positions are open and a passion for individual markets such as Healthcare or Higher Education will be considered.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • New construction and retrofit experience
  • Desire to learn and apply sustainable strategies such as sewer heat recovery
  • Strong knowledge of applicable codes and standards
  • Preferred:
    • Passion for developing others
    • Experience managing 1-3 engineers or designers on a project basis

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Energy and Commissioning Team - Chicago or Hillside Office

Elara Engineering is seeking an experienced controls engineer to support the growth of our Energy and Commissioning team. The selected individual will be expected to lead significant controls engineering efforts for existing and new buildings and support continued growth. The role includes leading a range of different controls projects for clients directly and supporting MEP projects led by other engineers.

  • Experience with HVAC systems operation
  • Experience with a range of efficient control strategies and troubleshooting HVAC controls issues
  • Experience with creating functional testing documents and performing onsite functional testing
  • Experience with understanding existing sequence of operation on existing systems and creating new sequence of operations
  • Experience training and supporting other individuals
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with AutoCad/REVIT
  • Passion for energy efficiency and/or sustainable design
  • Preferred:
    • Educational facility experience (K12 and/or higher education)
    • Commissioning or retro-commissioning experience

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Energy and Commissioning Team - Chicago or Hillside Office

Elara Engineering is seeking an experienced commissioning engineer to support the growth of our commissioning team. The team is experiencing significant growth and the selected individual will be expected to lead substantial commissioning engineering efforts and support continued growth. The role includes leading a range of different commissioning projects including code CX, LEED enhanced CX, retro-commissioning, and monitoring based commissioning both individually and as part of a project team.

  • New building CX experience
  • RCX experience
  • Experience training and supporting a team on a large project
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with CXalloy software
  • Passion for energy efficiency and/or sustainable design
  • Preferred:
    • Lab/healthcare CX experience
    • Monitoring based commissioning experience

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Energy and Commissioning Team - Chicago or Hillside Office

Elara Engineering is seeking a commissioning engineer who is passionate about providing commissioning and retro-commissioning expertise to our clients and projects. The selected individual should be passionate about learning HVAC systems operation, commissioning/retro-commissioning processes, and BAS system/controls design. The role includes supporting a range of different commissioning, retro-commissioning, controls, and a variety of MEP projects led by other engineers. The selected individual will receive sufficient training to ensure successful integration into the team. This position will support the growth of our Energy and Commissioning team.

  • Minimum bachelor’s level degree in engineering or equivalent relevant experience
  • Basic understanding of Architectural and MEP plans and data collection knowledge
  • Passion for learning HVAC systems operation and commissioning/retro-commissioning processes
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Highly motivated with an interest in BAS/controls design for MEP systems, self-starter with the ability to research independently
  • Energetic with proven ability to work in a deadline driven environment
  • Organized and collaborative with high attention to detail
  • Ability to write a professional and technical report
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and independently while managing multiple projects
  • Preferred:
    • Knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit software.
    • Basic knowledge of building codes/certifications such as ASHRAE 90.1, IECC, LEED, etc.

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Energy and Commissioning Team - Chicago or Hillside Office

Elara Engineering is seeking an energy engineer who is passionate about providing energy efficiency and sustainability expertise to our clients and projects. This position will support the company’s product offerings with specific emphasis on performing conceptual engineering design, developing energy audits/analyses, creating and analyzing energy models, performing energy benchmarking, and preparing post-implementation analyses confirming actual weather normalized energy savings. This position will additionally support incentive program applications and LEED submissions of Elara projects. The selected individual will receive sufficient training to ensure successful integration into the team. This position will support the growth of our Energy and Commissioning team.

  • Minimum bachelor’s level degree in engineering or equivalent relevant experience
  • Basic understanding of Architectural and MEP plans and data collection knowledge
  • Passion for learning HVAC systems operation as well as conceptual engineering and energy auditing processes.
  • If no work experience, must have ability to demonstrate technical knowledge of general heat transfer and sustainable strategies
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Highly motivated with an interest in sustainable building design, self-starter with the ability to research independently
  • Energetic with proven ability to work in a deadline driven environment
  • Organized and collaborative with high attention to detail
  • Must be able to write a professional and technical report
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and independently while managing multiple projects
  • Preferred:
    • DOE Industrial Assessment Center Program or relevant experience
    • Knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit software.
    • Basic knowledge of building codes/certifications such as ASHRAE 90.1, IECC, LEED, Energy Star etc.

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K-12 Team - Chicago or Hillside Office

Elara Engineering is seeking an experienced project engineer in the K-12 market. The multi-faceted position would include a significant role on a multi-disciplinary team managing several projects including new construction and renovation in the K-12 market. The individual would be expected to manage several engineers on a project basis as well as coordinate and interface with owners and architects. Based on experience, this role may also involve sales and marketing roles interfacings with School Districts and Architects directly.

  • REVIT/AutoCAD Experience
  • Possess a solid understanding of engineering fundamentals and advanced design concepts
  • Working knowledge of applicable Building and Energy Codes
  • The ability to lead projects from inception to completion, including managing the efforts of the team to a project budget (Facility Master Planning, Pre-Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction/Permit Documents, Construction Administration, Project Closeout & Punchlist)
  • Proactive project management including direction and coordination of other design disciplines such as Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection and external Architectural disciplines
  • Attend meetings with Owners and Architects as needed
  • Review & QAQC of Design & Contract Documents prior to issuance
  • Experience with cost estimating and budget evaluation of projects
  • Desire to be a technical resource to the team, while facilitating technical collaboration and development of others
  • Responsible for ensuring progress of deliverables to the client within the project schedule and constraints
  • Monitor internal fees, project performance, and potential additional services and proactively report to the K-12 Team Leader
  • Experience in the design of:
    • Hydronic Systems such as boiler plants, chiller plants, variable-primary & primary-secondary pumping systems, Chilled beam & induction displacement systems, water-source heat pumps systems, etc.
    • Air-side systems such as DOAS, VAV, FPB, terminal heat pump, VRF, etc.
    • HVAC Temperature Controls/Building Automation
  • Assist in maintaining and developing positive and productive relationships with existing and prospective clients.
  • Preferred:
    • Currently Holds a PE License in Illinois

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Healthcare/Lab Team - Chicago or Hillside Office

Elara Engineering is seeking an experienced Project Engineer to support the growth goals of our Healthcare/Lab team. The selected individual should have direct experience managing multiple projects in the Life Sciences market and must have proven experience working with sub-trades and consultants to deliver a successful design. The individual will be tasked with growing the market and developing new clients. Potential pathways to team leadership and partnership exist based on performance.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects along with assigned engineering support (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection)
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical design for the life sciences market
  • Strong knowledge of applicable codes and standards
  • Experience working directly with clients and architects
  • Desire to grow the team
  • Passion for energy efficiency and/or sustainable design
  • Preferred:
    • Ability to bring new clients
    • Sales experience

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Electrical Team - Chicago or Hillside Office

Elara Engineering is seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer to join our Chicago or Hillside office. The selected individual should have direct experience managing multiple projects and experience managing individuals on a project basis. The individual should have experience working with architects, contractors, and project managers. Management goals are strongly desired with pathways to team management available.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and individuals
  • Ability to take an electrical design from concept to construction with minimal oversight
  • Experience with new construction and renovation projects
  • Desire to learn and apply sustainable strategies
  • Experience with lighting and lighting control design
  • Fire alarm design experience
  • Strong knowledge of applicable codes and standards
  • Passion for training individuals
  • Ability to thoroughly review other engineers work and provide constructive feedback
  • Preferred:
    • Experience with City of Chicago codes
    • Illinois PE license
    • Retrofit project experience

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Electrical Team - Chicago or Hillside Office

Elara Engineering is seeking an electrical engineer who is passionate about beginning their career in the building infrastructure design industry. This position will support the company’s product offerings with specific emphasis on developing conceptual engineering studies, preparing engineering construction documentation and supporting bidding and construction of projects. The selected individual will work under the direction of a Senior Electrical Engineer to designing building power, lighting, and life safety/fire alarm systems for new construction, renovation, and retrofit across all of our markets.

  • Minimum bachelor’s level degree in engineering or equivalent relevant experience
  • Passion for learning about MEPFP building infrastructure systems and sustainable design strategies
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and independently while managing multiple projects
  • Energetic with proven ability to work in a deadline driven environment
  • Organized and collaborative with high attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and experience collaborating effectively with engineers of a different discipline
  • Preferred:
    • Knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit software.
    • Basic understanding of architectural and MEP plans
    • Experience interpreting building codes or similar technical documentation

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Chicago or Hillside Office

Elara Engineering is seeking entry level engineers to start a career in the AEC (Architectural, Engineering, and Construction) industry as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and/or fire protection (MEPFP) engineers working on new construction, renovation, and infrastructure upgrade projects. This position includes a wide range of project work with all of Elara’s MEPFP markets teams and trades . The selected individual will receive sufficient training to ensure successful integration into their team from both CAD/BIM professionals and firm engineers.
  • A minimum bachelor’s level degree in engineering or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and varying needs related to those projects.
  • Strong communication skills and initiative.
  • Willingness to both ask questions and problem-solve individually.
  • Motivated to develop both engineering and related technology skillsets.
  • Passion for learning about MEPFP building infrastructure systems and sustainable design strategies.
  • Organized and collaborative with high attention to detail.
  • Preferred:
    • Practical or educational experience utilizing AutoCAD, Revit, or a comparable drafting/modeling software

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CAD/BIM Team - Chicago or Hillside Office

Elara Engineering is seeking a BIM Manager or Digital Design Specialist to support the growth of our CAD/BIM team. The selected individual should have direct experience with Revit and must have educational or practical experience with AutoCAD or other similar drafting software. The individual will be tasked with managing multiple project models at any given time which may include modeling support, family creation or modification, and troubleshooting. Additionally, any candidate will support the development of CAD/BIM standards and procedures including training for engineers across the firm. Potential pathways to team leadership exist based on performance.

  • Ability to manage multiple project models collaborating with engineers of various trades and external consultants
  • Strong knowledge of Revit systems and visibility control
  • Experience working with standards and written procedures
  • Willingness to train both engineers and other CAD/BIM professionals
  • Desire to grow the team
  • Passion for efficiency and/or optimization of drafting and modeling
  • Preferred:
    • Architectural Revit experience
    • Revit family experience

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