Employment at Cx Associates

Cx Associates currently has three open positions:

Please see below for descriptions for each position.

To apply for any of the below positions, please send your resume and a cover letter to eric@cx-assoc.com and include the position in the subject line of your email. 

**Submissions without cover letters will not be considered.**


Senior Mechanical Engineer - (Burlington, VT / Portland, ME)

Cx Associates is a busy, growing, mission-driven consulting engineering firm looking for a seasoned engineer who’s keen to work on exciting energy efficiency projects for a large portfolio of clients in the Northeast. We’re a small firm that offers a relaxed, flexible, open (and dog friendly!) working environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an employee-friendly workplace. 

If you’re eager to work alongside our principals and the rest of our team to bring best-in-class energy engineering consulting services to our clients, then read on.

Who We’re Looking For

This isn’t your first rodeo. You have at least 8 years of experience with commercial HVAC systems and controls, including HVAC design, systems optimization, and energy efficiency analysis.  If you’ve got a lot more than 8 years of experience, give us a shout anyway.  This position can be quite flexible. 

You’re curious. You’re a creative problem-solver who excels at finding innovative solutions to problems. You are an intellectually curious individual who is committed to continuous learning and staying abreast of developments in the field. You’re not afraid to look for and learn new solutions that you think could benefit the organization and execute them. 

You know your way around software. You’re highly proficient in Excel – you’ve mastered most kinds of formulas and know your way around pivot tables and macros. You’ve used spreadsheets to run complex analyses and boil down large amounts of data. Apart from Excel, you’re highly proficient with MS Office and G-Suite. You have experience with modeling software like eQUEST. 

You’re a demonstrated skilled written communicator. Even though most of your day will be spent doing engineering, our work often includes a lot of writing. You’re adept at different types of writing, from professional emails to proposals to technical reports. You can keep your audience in mind and tailor your style (more/less technical) to most effectively reach your reader. 

You’re self-motivated.  You’re the kind of person who takes initiative to insert yourself when you see opportunities to improve internal process efficiency. You keep the proverbial monkey off of other people’s backs and tackle things yourself, constructively seeking input when needed. 

You have a sense of humor. We take our work very seriously, but we also like to have fun. You’re someone who can get along with a lot of different types of personalities and people with different backgrounds, and you enjoy the occasional viral cat video. 

You’re eco-conscious. You have a demonstrated interest in sustainability and environmentalism, and you walk the talk. This may take the form of opting for public transit or your bike when possible, composting, being an activist for environmental causes, or taking other steps to lessen your environmental footprint. 

You’re trustworthy. You have stellar references and a clean record. ‘Nuff said. 

Bonus points. You have 5+ years of experience performing building commissioning, managing projects, designing BAS controls, and/or you have earned a professional certification like a P.E., CCP, BCxP, etc. You have experience in healthcare and steam boiler plants.

Things You Might Do

Cx Associates is a small but growing business, with dozens of active projects. The senior engineer will have to juggle a lot of balls at once. Here are some examples of things the SE might do: 

  • Test a new 1000-ton chiller plant at a new $500m hospital facility and figure out ways to make it run more efficiently
  • Use energy meters to collect data at a large university student center facility to analyze usage and make recommendations for reducing consumption
  • Troubleshoot an ailing heating plant that can’t seem to keep up with demand despite seeming to have more capacity than necessary based on nameplate data.
  • Write a commissioning plan
  • Visit a 50-year-old industrial facility with an equally dated HVAC system to find ways to make cost-effective improvements and save the owner energy
  • Provide mentorship to engineers on our staff
  • Design an HVAC retrofit for a 100,000 SF manufacturing facility with failing systems. Your design would include drawings, scopes of work, specifications, and BAS sequences of operations.
  • Meet with the stakeholders of a new operating room to get input on all the needs of the users of the space to ensure it not only is energy efficient but also caters to the special needs of health care facility occupants
  • Help the owner of a medium-size office building in our community figure out what’s wrong with her cooling system by diagnosing problems and looking for ways to not only fix issues but to make the entire system more efficient
  • Use energy modeling software to model a 300,000 SF dormitory and make recommendations for increasing energy efficiency to the owner
  • Continually review your project budgets and scopes of work and ensure projects come in under or at budget
  • Attend and present at an industry conference, furthering Cx Associates’ reputation in the marketplace as best-in-class experts
  • Find out what’s wrong with a building’s control system and develop the necessary modifications to make the building operate better and use less energy.
  • Write and cost estimate a winning proposal and scope of work for a new $250m state office building, which would help fill the firm’s new business pipeline

For complete details, please click here for a full job description for the Senior Engineer Position.

To apply:

Send your resume and a cover letter to eric@cx-assoc.com. 

**Submissions without cover letters will not be considered.**


Administrative Coordinator (Burlington, VT)

 Cx Associates is a busy, growing, mission-driven consulting engineering firm in Burlington, VT focused on building efficiency. We work with a large portfolio of clients in the Northeast to make buildings better by helping them save energy and therefore decrease their carbon footprint. We’re a small firm that offers a relaxed, flexible, open (and dog friendly!) working environment. We believe in a solid work/life balance and offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an employee-friendly workplace.

Cx Associates is looking for a full-time administrative coordinator who shares our commitment to making a positive impact on the environment every day. The ideal candidate will be a strong team contributor and naturally take the initiative to elevate the organization’s outcomes. Also an independent thinker, the administrative coordinator will identify opportunities for process and efficiency improvements. At Cx Associates we pride ourselves in nurturing a supportive environment where job satisfaction is high and individual and collective growth is encouraged. If this speaks to you, we want to meet you.

Who We’re Looking For

Staying organized is your thing. You’re the kind of person who manages their inbox like a pro, can effectively prioritize your to-do list, and can juggle and manage a lot of demands on your time.

You’re a skilled written communicator and editor. You’re adept at different types of writing, from professional emails to marketing materials to proposals. You can help our engineers translate language for a less technical audience. You can spot a typo from a mile away.

You’re eco-conscious. You have a demonstrated interest in sustainability and environmentalism, and you walk the talk. This may take the form of opting for public transit or your bike when possible, composting, being an activist for environmental causes, or taking other steps to lessen your environmental footprint.

You have impressive Excel skills. You know your way around most basic types of formulas (or you’re a quick study if you need to figure out something new). Extra points if you’ve dabbled in pivot tables or macros. You’ve used spreadsheets to run complex analyses and boil down large amounts of data.

You know your way around software. Apart from Excel, you’re highly proficient at MS Word and PowerPoint. You have a strong understanding of formatting and styles in Word. You also know your way around G-Suite and other cloud-based applications like SharePoint, Trello, and Asana. You’re not afraid to look for and learn new solutions that you think could benefit the organization and execute them.

You’re trustworthy. You have stellar references and a clean record.

You’re curious. You’re a person who will dive into data or a problem, uncover more questions, and come up with useful solutions.

You have a sense of humor. We take our work very seriously, but we also like to have fun. You’re someone who can get along with a lot of different types of personalities (and you enjoy the occasional viral cat video).

You’re self-motivated.  You’re the kind of person who takes initiative to insert yourself when you see opportunities for internal process efficiency improvement. You keep the proverbial monkey off of other people’s backs and tackle things yourself, constructively seeking input when needed.

Bonus points. You’ve worked in a similar role in an engineering or architecture firm before, have experience writing proposals, used CRM software, and/or have used Deltek Ajera.

Other requirements: Four-year college education required, preferably in a curriculum oriented toward energy, business, sustainability, economics, architecture, public policy, or environmental studies. One to three years’ experience in providing administrative/project support services or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Things You Might Do

Cx Associates is a small but growing business. The administrative coordinator will have to juggle a lot at once. Here are some things you will probably do:

  • Review incoming requests for proposals and provide short summaries to enable a decision on which to pursue
  • Draft new qualifications entries about recently completed projects
  • Manage, read, and edit blog posts and then post them in our blog software
  • Schedule tweets and LinkedIn posts
  • Support engineering staff on projects - drafting plans, reports and other documentation
  • Manage and write proposals
  • Keep an eye on our office and kitchen supplies and replenish with eco-friendly products
  • Keep track of the Principals’ continuing education requirements and submit documentation to renew their credentials
  • Research other opportunities and find RFPs
  • Keep our website updated with conferences we’ve presented at, papers we’ve published, or pertinent company news.
  • Organize monthly company “Lunch and Learns”
  • Make updates to templates as processes evolve

To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to eric@cx-assoc.com. Submissions without cover letters will not be considered.


Cx Associates' Benefits

Cx Associates cares about its employees and recognizes that its employees are the firm’s most important and valuable resource. We believe in a solid work/life balance not often found at engineering consulting firms. We encourage our employees to use their personal time. And while we recognize that we all have the occasional crunch period, we also know that regularly working tons of overtime can actually be counterproductive. 

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent health care coverage (CxA pays 90-100% for individual plans, plus 50% of coverage for additional family members)
  • Health plan includes telemedicine service
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401(k) Plan with 3% Safe Harbor contribution and annual profit sharing
  • Green incentives program with free bus passes, CarShare Vermont membership, and credits for bike supplies/tune ups or new walking shoes
  • Life insurance
  • 30 days of paid time off annually
  • Support for professional development 

About Cx Associates

Cx Associates is a socially responsible consulting firm based in Burlington, VT.  We offer energy engineering consulting, commissioning, measurement and verification, and LEED services to building owners, designers, efficiency program administrators, and regulators throughout the Northeast.  We have provided commissioning services for over 45 million square feet of new and existing facilities and have been closely involved in more than 40 LEED projects providing commissioning, LEED documentation, energy analysis, and measurement and verification services to ensure buildings meet certification requirements and operate to meet the owners’ needs. We have provided EM&V services for several major program evaluations including in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and New York.  We help clients lower operating costs, improve productivity, ensure savings are realized, and reduce the environmental impacts of their operations.