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Constellation Principal, Development Engineer - Remote in Tennessee in Nashville, Tennessee


As the nation's largest producer of clean, carbon-free energy, Constellation is a company purposely-built to meet the challenges of the climate crisis. Constellation has been the leader in clean energy production for more than a decade and we are growing our company and capabilities. Now, we're accelerating, speeding our low-carbon or no-carbon power to more people in more places, day and night, providing our customers and communities with options to buy, manage and use energy as part of their decarbonization mission. The race is on to confront the climate crisis and Constellation is ready to meet the challenge. Come join us as we lead energy, together.


Constellation offers a wide range of benefits and rewards, designed to help our employees thrive professionally and personally. In addition to highly competitive salaries, we offer a bonus program, 401(k) with company match, employee stock purchase program; comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, including a robust wellness program; paid time off for vacation, holidays and sick days; and much more.

Expected salary range of $135,000 to $150,000, varies based on experience, along with comprehensive benefits package that includes bonus and 401(k).


This is a remote position based in Western Tennessee / Nashville area. Up to 30% travel is required, concentrated in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama & Indiana areas. Candidates must reside in the Western Tennessee region to best support client site visits and other travel expectations.


Leads the identification and development of viable Commercial & Industrial and/or Federal sector energy services and energy asset projects initiated by the sales force or developed independently. Provides technical and financial analysis of energy conservation measures and energy supply for projects under consideration. Evaluates energy saving opportunities at customer facilities. Participates in the process of securing new customers by building business relationships. Assumes active support roles in the sales and bid process, and installation phase. Acts as liaison between the Sales and Project Management teams.


  • Conducts energy audits and prepares written proposals identifying potential energy conservation upgrades. Performs detailed analyses of costs and savings.

  • Employs technical expertise to develop preliminary designs and estimates of cost and energy saving opportunities at customer's facilities. Provides technical and implementation recommendations to the customer.

  • Supports sales team in developing and presenting energy savings proposals to customers.

  • Planning, Prioritizing, and Goal Setting: Able to prepare for emerging customer needs; manage multiple projects; use goals to guide actions and create detailed actions plans; organize and schedule people and tasks.

  • Provides periodic status reports to management on project status and/or performance.

  • Coordinates project turnover with Project Management.

  • Implements company project control processes for projects in accordance with established cost, schedule, and quality requirements.

  • Demonstrates leadership in the area of safety. This requires observing and encouraging safe work behaviors.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering and/or Business-related discipline and minimum of 8 years of experience in the evaluation and development of energy conservation projects with technical solutions at customer site locations, or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop complex energy conservation saving projects.

  • Detailed knowledge of heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), electrical systems, water and sewer systems, and process related systems in commercial, industrial, governmental, hospital, and laboratory buildings.

  • Experience in the development of customer proposals, vendor agreements, and subcontractor contracts.

  • Knowledge of and experience in energy conservation programs with the Federal Government through Super ESPC and/or Area-wide contract vehicles and with FEMP/IPMVP Measurement and Verification guidelines and protocols.

  • Experience in customer presentations, including excellent writing skills.

  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with an entire project team, including customers, sales force, vendors, subcontractors, co-workers, and corporate management, to develop and present proposals, obtain customer buy-in, and help to transition smoothly to implementation.

  • Proficiency on the use of computer-based applications including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Project, and project database applications.

  • Ability to work in a diverse environment (internal/external).

  • Knowledgeable of the steps required for project commissioning.

  • Quality: Able to maintain high standards despite pressing deadlines, establishing high standards and measures.

  • Must possess valid driver's license.

  • Must be willing to travel to customer facilities.

  • May be subject to government security investigation.

  • Must meet eligibility requirements for access to government facilities.


  • Mechanical Engineering Degree strongly preferred

  • Practical in-field construction experience strongly preferred

  • Professional Engineering (PE) registration, Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and/or LEED Accreditation preferred.

  • Ability to perform load calculations and energy analyses using industry modeling software programs including EnergyPlus, eQuest, Trane Trace 3D, solar PV evaluation tools such as Helioscope, and/or design programs such as AutoCAD

  • Experience in developing energy conservation projects involving solar PV and other renewable energy technologies, large prime movers such as combustion turbines, biomass, and landfill gas facilities.

  • Understanding of building electrification strategies.

Constellation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.