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Senior Design Engineer

Smart Joules

Smart Joules

Delhi, India
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2023

Sr. Design Engineer

About Smart Joules

  • Smart Joules is a leader in energy efficiency services with a unique business model that delivers assured savings to its customers
  • It is an early stage agile, fast-growing company funded by some of the large investors like Asian Development Bank, TATA Capital, Sangam Ventures, Max Industries, Intelleventures, Mr.Saket Burman (Dabur Family), Mr. Nadir Godrej and 5 angel investors
    • Smart Joules has achieved
    • 35% reduction on total energy consumption across all its clients till date, equivalent to the annual consumption of more than 15 Lakh avg. Indian households
    • 1,13,254+ metric tons of annual CO2-eq. emissions reduction from existing projects
    • Saved more than INR 133 Crore of energy
  • Some of its clients includes renowned companies like Apollo, Fortis, CARE, KIMS, Aster, Amneal and LMW
  • It has presence across 25+ cities throughout India & 1 international partnership in Indonesia
  • Some Recognitions include: Champion of Change recognition from the Prime Minister's Office & Niti Aayog, 10+ National Awards from Ministry of Power & CII, International Award from German Energy Ministry, Multiple international grants and fellowships, 35+ media coverages
    • Business Offerings
    • JoulePAYS: Pay-as-you-save model offering guaranteed energy savings with 0 CapEx and 0 risk for existing buildings and factories
    • JouleCOOL: Cooling-as-a-service (build-own-operate-maintain-analyse-optimize) model offering sustainable, convenient, quality and economical cooling for new buildings
    • DeJoule: IoT platform technology with hardware and software to continuously identify and automatically eliminate operational energy wastage

Why should you be a part of Smart Joules?

  1. 4X Individual Growth: Very ambitious and goal driven management and team which targets to grow 318 times in next 7-8 years. If you are part of such a team, you will have to grow 4 times.
  2. Market Leaders: The market leader in their business segment in India and soon in the world
  3. Contribute to Environment: You contribute to the environment and society as a whole by being a part of journey to prevent 29 million tons of CO2eq emissions before 2030 by making energy saving simple, substantial and profitable for large buildings and factories
  4. Develop Entrepreneurial Skills: Empowers Each Team Member with a Sense of Ownership, Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit, Get Shit Done, Maintain a High Level of Transparency and Honesty, Be Passionate, Determined and Bold, Pursue Growth and Learning, Be Adventurous, Creative and Open-minded
  5. Develop Cross Functional Skills: You work across multidisciplinary teams and hence, develop your skills across various domains
  6. Stable Business: Although fast growing, Smart Joules is stable with revenue locked in for 7-10 years with highly credit-worthy clients for whom we create disproportionate ongoing value.
  7. Profitable: Company is profitable and more than doubled in last year. Moreover, in the COVID times also it gave increments to its employees.

About the Role: Sr. Design Engineer

  • Responsible for leading the Central Design team to identify, assess, select and formulate ECMs that can deliver min 20% savings at each JoulePAYS client site. The work includes maintaining an ECM Book for each site, designing ECM Notes, Design Qualifications, Techno-Commercial comparisons, and Monthly Savings. Projections for each selected ECM, and continuously identifying, assessing, and innovating new ways of saving energy.
  • Reporting to: Design Lead - HVAC
  • Individual contributor


Responsibility Areas Responsibilities
JoulePAYS Project (Brown Field):
  • To identify, assess and innovate new ways of saving energy
  • To guide Field Engineering Team to carry out the detailed audit of the facility with tailormade data collection formats and checklists as per the facility requirement.
  • Develop and maintain an ECM Book for each client site summarizing the techno-commercial
  • potential and go/no-go decision with respect to each of Smart Joules’ standard ECMs based on collected data, as well as new ECMs based on particular site observations.
  • Finalize ECMs delivering minimum 20% energy savings and maximum 20- month SJPL payback period for every site, including preparation of techno-commercial comparison for major selected equipment (i.e., Chiller, HVAC Pumps, Cooling Towers, 2-way valves, VFDs, etc.), vendor negotiations, etc.
  • Prepare ECM Notes, Design Qualifications, Monthly Saving Projections, and Detailed BOQ along with the projected cost for each of the finalized ECMs.
  • Researched the latest energy savings technologies, and global trends and conduct a competitive analysis in order to identify white space opportunities
  • Discuss and review design intent logic with the BMS Design and Commissioning Team to finalize the scope of BMS deployment.
  • Preparing Award applications for the client to recognize their effort towards energy savings and environmental sustainability.
Technical Skills (Green Field Projects)
  • Performing Heat load calculation (Air conditioning & Ventilation) using E20 sheet or HAP.
  • Design of Central Air Conditioning Plants including High side and Low side, DX Systems, VRF, etc.
  • Design & selection of HVAC equipment (Chiller, HVAC Pumps, Cooling Towers, Air Handling Units, Fan Coil Units, Ventilation, Ducting, Piping, etc)
  • Work closely with the Business Development team to propose “value engineering ideas” to the client’s existing design to make Smart Joules’ offer stand out from other competitors.
  • Work closely with draftsman for preparing High Side and Low Side Drawings (Concept Drawings, P&ID, and GFC)
  • Own the following: Energy Audit Data, ECM Book, ECM Notes, Design Qualifications, Monthly Savings Projections, Design Budgets, and Value Engineering Ideas for Green Field Projects.
  • Regularly document and share best practices and success stories from all sites with all teams in Smart Joules.
  • Keep the Central Documentation folder updated site-wise with all relevant information.

Skills & Experience Required

Skill & Behaviour /Experience required Requirement Detail
  • Completed studies in electrical engineering, energy technology or comparable training/qualification
  • Knowledge in testing via MATLAB/SIMULINK or similar, Siemens SIMATIC TDC/S7
  • Advantage: experience in the field of HVAC systems (control, regulation measurement, protection, and communication systems)
  • 6+ years of experience covering a mix of, project design, energy management, project planning, and project execution.
  • Extremely strong in mass balance and energy balance.
  • Should be good at doing calculations of a) Building Heat Load (Cooling and Heating both) b) Head Calculation for Pumps
  • Strong knowledge and experience with the design and execution of central air conditioning systems, including working experience with building energy management systems.
  • Strong computer skills (Web Search, Email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of energy modeling software would be an advantage.
  • Knowledgeable about products, services, companies, and people eliminating energy waste in India.
  • Knowledgeable about leading quality standards (ISO, ISHRAE, BEE) and certifications (LEED, NABH)
Education Bachelor’s Degree or Higher in Mechanical Engineering / Energy Engineering / Electrical Engineering.
Travel Not Required
Skills & Behaviour
  • Fitment to SJPL Core Values
  • Communication: Must communicate effectively with variety of Stakeholders and Team
  • Courage to roll with the punches and keep going at it
  • Strong computer skills (Web Search, Email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Pays major attention to minor details
  • Tenacity, reliability, perseverance, pursuit of quality. Be able to prioritize their own work, and focus on executing a particular task/project to completion under the pressure
  • Ability to multitask - Quickly understand the requirements of diverse stakeholders
  • Must be able to make effective presentations to a variety of audiences.
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