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Engineer I - Customer Technologies

Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Job Title: Engineer I - Customer Technologies


Location: Knoxville, TN


Job Summary and Description:

This position is for a researcher in the area of Customer Technologies.  Research projects may focus on one or more of the following end-use categories: HVAC, Refrigeration, Water Heating, Lighting and Appliances. The candidate filling the position will be responsible for performing research with the aim of understanding and quantifying the value of emerging end-use technologies for utilities in residential, commercial and industrial applications. They will be asked to do both independent work and to be part of project teams, typically lead by experienced researchers in collaboration with multiple colleagues. 


  • Aid in design of testing apparatus and methods as needed for laboratory or field evaluation of technologies.
  • Execute field and laboratory evaluations of technologies (e.g. HVAC, refrigeration, water heating, or appliances) to investigate their potential for Energy Efficiency or Demand Response.
  • Gain an understanding of the utility and energy businesses to help answer questions about the role of advanced end-use technologies.
  • Explore utility and energy businesses to help answer questions about the role of advanced end-use technologies
  • Gain national and international exposure and interaction to the new sustainable energy economy and the technologies that enable it. Potential to be a leader in a growing industry.
  • Personable and able to work with many personality types
  • Productively interface with clients and third parties when executing projects
  • Performs routine engineering/ scientific analysis in technical or scientific areas. Works directly with EPRI staff and minimal interaction with members at direction of manager.
  • Conducts technical searches and analyzes technical information in support of the project team.
  • May conduct research at the direction of the project manager.
  • Work is performed under general supervision.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field or equivalent experience required


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Entry level engineering position.
  • Incumbents must be able to exercise judgment, diligence, and attention to detail and demonstrate an aptitude for carrying out responsible technical assignments
  • Effectively work as part of a team
  • Intermediate verbal and written communication skills
  • Requires supervision and guidance to conduct specific research tasks and complete projects
  • Works closely with contractors or staff to complete project research
  • May participate in multiple projects
  • Individual contributor



Additional Job Information:

Ideal candidate:

  • MS in an engineering or science field desired
  • Minimum 2 years working experience desired
  • A burgeoning specialty or interest in a particular area of end-use technologies (e.g. refrigeration, HVAC, appliances, etc.)
  • Exposure to the energy efficiency, utility and sustainable energy economy industries
  • Experience in data analysis techniques and ability to extract key results
  • An understanding of both: The big picture—the role of emerging technologies in the utility industry and the capability of executing scientific methodologies to gain data for evaluating and/or advancing technologies.


EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.


Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.


EPRI is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/Disabled


Together . . . Shaping the Future of Electricity.





  • Energy / Utilities / Oil & Gas
Posted: 2020-03-04 Expires: 2020-04-03


EPRI is at the center of a quickly evolving energy landscape. With significant challenges facing the electric industry and the world, we are always seeking top talent with hands-on experience to address issues as they relate to the generation, delivery, use, management and environmental responsibility of global electricity.

Industry expertise, thought leadership and innovative solutions guide the work of EPRI’s employees. Our commitment to fact-based, objective research allows individuals to harness the power of focused collaborations with the electric industry, academia and numerous stakeholders. As an employee of EPRI, you may grow professionally and build a rewarding career in a setting where people leverage their skills, talents, experiences and interests.

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