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Energy Engineer - Policy and Renewable Energy

Go Sustainable Energy (Go) is considering full-time candidates for an Energy Engineer – Policy and Renewable Energy. Our growing team consults Ohio’s leading businesses, non-profits, cities, manufacturers, healthcare systems, and utilities on energy efficiency and sustainable energy, from our Dayton, Columbus, and Cleveland offices.

This position will span electricity policy, regulation, utility business models, markets, and renewable energy technologies. The Energy Engineer – Policy and Renewable Energy will conduct research, write policy briefs, perform techno-economic analyses, and guide procurement events for clients. A considerable amount of time will be devoted to working through Go Sustainable Energy's wholly owned subsidiary, RunnerStone, which provides accurate, unbiased information to clients on energy policy, regulation, and market matters. Samples of RunnerStone’s policy memorandums are available at


Duties and Responsibilites:


  • Maintains focus on Ohio energy policy through our subsidiary RunnerStone. 

  • Tracks and reviews pending legislation at the Ohio statehouse.

  • Prepares cost impact analyses of legislation.

  • Prepares technical policy memorandums.

  • Reviews policies with an eye on the best interests of energy using customers and for market-based policies.

  • Communicates findings to a wide range of audiences and stakeholders.

Distributed Energy Resources:

  • Applies knowledge of distributed energy resources, including solar photovoltaic, wind turbines, combined heat and power, battery energy storage systems, microgrids, electric vehicles, and peak load management through analyses, written reports, documented research, and presentations.

  • Consults cities, non-profits, electric utilities, and large energy users.

  • Performs techno-economic feasibility studies.

  • Guides clients through procurement of distributed energy resources by writing and evaluating market engagement events such as Requests for Information, Requests for Qualifications, and Requests for Proposals.

  • Guides clients through procurement of energy supply, such as creating 100% renewable energy plans.

  • Researches relevant regulations, policies, and market rules.

  • Analyzes electrification pathways.

  • Analyzes hosting capacities for additional load or distributed generation for electric utilities.

  • Advises plans and programs to meet Climate Action Plans for cities.


  • Acquires and maintains knowledge on technical, economic, political, legal and cultural influences on the electric system.

  • Communicates frequently with a wide range of stakeholders with varying degrees of engagement.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Technical coursework in a relevant field, either electrical focused or energy focused (thermodynamics, heat transfer).

  • Policy and regulatory coursework, experience, or significant knowledge.

  • Confidence and interest using Excel to analyze complicated energy and financial scenarios.

  • Strong technical research and report writing skills.

  • Ability and comfort communicating to a range of stakeholders, including customers, organization/city leaders, facilities staff, energy businesses, lawmakers, lobbyists, environmental advocates, and media.

  • Ability and desire to confront the new and undefined challenges that are required by the energy transition.

  • Ability to work constructively within a larger team.

  • Comfort critiquing any proposed liberal, conservative, or non-partisan policy based on logic and fact.

Desired Skills and Abilites:

  • Knowledge of retail and wholesale energy markets.

  • Knowledge of electricity tariffs and retail energy purchasing strategies.

  • Knowledge of distributed energy resources, including solar photovoltaics, wind turbines, combined heat and power systems, battery energy storage systems, microgrids, electric vehicles, and peak load management.

  • Knowledge of energy project development pathways.

  • Knowledge of electrical grid operations and fundamentals of electrical engineering.

  • Knowledge of electricity regulation and Ohio's energy policies.

  • Experience with analyzing large amounts of data.

  • Experience performing techno-economic analyses.

  • Ability to manage/lead diverse projects.

Education and Experience:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, STEM field, or policy.

  • Strongly preferred: Graduate degree in engineering or policy related to energy systems or 2+ years of experience with electric grid systems.

What it’s like working for Go Sustainable Energy & RunnerStone

Go Sustainable Energy (Go) has a passion for energy-efficiency and sustainability. We believe energy-efficiency and environmentally sustainable designs are necessary investments for the world’s future and can be more cost-effective through smart engineering. We promote this vision by providing accurate and unbiased information to our clients to help them make informed decisions on energy.


Go was started with the goal of designing a place of work where we wanted to work. That doesn’t mean creating a fantasy, and it sure doesn’t mean we’ve achieved all our aims. It does mean that every day we come in and together share the responsibility to balance all that we value, both in our work and in our personal lives. We want to be valued by our clients, to contribute effective solutions to meaningful technical problems, to achieve a sense of place with our coworkers, to support our individual development, to learn and be challenged, to care about our work but not be crushed by stress, and to have a high bar for everything we do. Moreover, we are open to new ideas, so each team member has the opportunity to make Go closer to their ideal workplace.

How You'll Work

At Go, we provide an environment of continuous learning and opportunities to delve into projects that will advance your and our understanding of a particular topic. We expect our engineers to develop expertise over time and contribute meaningfully to projects with their coworkers and our clients. All of our work is important and valued by our clients. We believe all work and no play can make for bored, disengaged engineers. That’s why we have Share Days, walking meetings, daily fun breaks, and occasional fun outings.

What you can expect:

  • You'll learn - We’ll show you our methods – energy assessments, commissioning, distributed energy, regulatory and policy, etc. We want you to learn the process and demonstrate you can execute on the work.

  • You’ll work together - Decisions, successes, and failures are shared by teams. We’ll ask you to be inquisitive and open minded. You’ll get a lot of peer review.

  • You’ll earn trust - The process will click and you’ll be able to lead project teams and teach other engineers how to do the work.

  • You’ll discover - You’ll have moments of discovery, insights that you are part of what makes a difference to a client’s decision. It is the glue that keeps us and our clients together because it’s the moment we did something together that we couldn’t do alone. These are the best days of work, the days we remember and tell stories about.

  • You’ll lead – Once you experience discovery, you’ll think less about the importance of your own achievements and more about what you can do together with others.


Go offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, paid time off, paid parental leave, 401(k), and 401(k) match.

At Go, we understand that to be a place where people like to work, not only do you need fun and creative programs and benefits, but you also need to consistently better yourself. To that end, Go implemented a State of Ohio Affirmative Action program in February 2020. The implementation of this program allowed us to begin to have conversations surrounding our efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). More recently, we created our DEI working group. This group, made up of a mix of partners, engineers, and support staff, will help to shape Go’s policies and efforts regarding DEI in the near term and long term.

If you’d like to join our team of experts, please complete an application or click the Apply Now button below.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are important, interdependent components of everyday life at Go Sustainable Energy and are critical to our pursuit of excellence in the field of energy consulting. Our aim is to foster a culture where every member of Go feels valued, supported and inspired to achieve individual and common goals. This includes providing opportunity and access for all people across differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and socioeconomic background. In all we do, we will seek to be conscious of and address practices, cultural norms, and decision making structures that perpetuate inequities.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Go Sustainable Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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