Nationally, among the numerous career opportunities available in the energy field, there are five key career areas where energy companies face a notable shortage--which means new jobs.

Nationally, among the numerous career opportunities available in the energy field, there are five key career areas where energy companies face a notable shortage–which means new jobs.

Energy Auditor

Energy auditors complete estimations and inspections for residential, commercial, and industrial energy operations. They also issue reworks for errors, omissions, and workmanship problems and complete compliance inspections for Rehab/Weatherization as needed.

Energy Auditor Skills:

  • Identify and prioritize energy savings measures.
  • Prepare audit reports containing energy analysis results and recommendations for energy cost savings.
  • Collect and analyze field data related to energy usage.
  • Inspect or evaluate building envelopes, mechanical systems, electrical systems, or process systems to determine the energy consumption of each function.
  • Perform tests such as blower-door test to locate air leaks.
  • Educate customers on energy efficiency or answer questions on topics such as the cost of running household appliances and the selection of energy efficient appliances.
  • Calculate the potential for energy savings.
  • Prepare job specification sheets for home energy improvements such as attic insulation, window retrofits, and heating system upgrades.
  • Recommend energy efficient technologies or alternative energy sources.
  • Quantify energy consumption to establish baselines for energy use and need.

High School Education

All entry-level jobs require a High School diploma. View a list of courses you should take in High School.

Post-High School Education and Training

A two-year degree is optional. On-the-job training is required for this profession. To view a list of available degree and training programs in your area, use the Google Map locator.

Salary

Average Annual Energy Auditor Salary: $60,610
Based on national average from PayScale.com. Will vary depending on geographic location.