AI Building Engineer

About Us

Joulea is a startup building a software platform that reduces energy costs and consumption in commercial buildings. Today, energy use in commercial buildings within the United States represents 33% of their operating budgets and almost 40% of the entire United States’ carbon emissions. We use the aerospace industry’s product lifecycle management principles in order to create a novel approach to apply them to commercial real estate. Joulea implements holistic, integrated optimization methods that redefine energy efficiency and reduce operating costs within commercial buildings. We are an ATDC portfolio company backed by wemarathon with offices at ATDC in Midtown Atlanta.

Job Description

We are looking to add an AI Building Engineer with experience in building energy modeling, building envelope assessment, and HVAC systems. You will work closely with the Founder, aerospace engineering masters and PhDs, MBAs, and our machine learning team. You will play a key role in shaping our technology platform from the ground up. This is an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself and work with a team dedicated to reducing the carbon footprint within the United States, and eventually, the world!


  • Create energy and daylighting models to then recommend energy efficiency measures to maximize building performance
  • Evaluate building envelope via architectural plans, RGB, Lidar, and IR imagery, and energy models to make recommendations to optimize thermal performance
  • Drive the technological development behind our energy management software
  • Use subject matter expertise to implement machine learning concepts on a wide range of systems, processes, and technologies within the product
  • Be actively involved in strategic direction and product decisions
  • Collaborate with Machine Learning and Robotics group to optimize data collection and processing
  • Execute and coordinate Measurement & Verification (M&V) activities


  • Self-starter that is comfortable working in ambiguous environments
  • Creative and innovative mindset, with a willingness to implement new techniques
  • Excellent communicator and collaborator with a strong focus on disciplined execution and results
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Solid attention to detail and problem-solving skills

Minimum Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree MS or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Architecture, or other building science-related programs with 2+ years of experience

  • Proficiency in Energy and Daylight Modeling software is required such as one or more of the following: EnergyPlus, eQuest, EnergyPro, Sefaira, Rhino, DIVA, and its plug-ins

  • Experience in designing commercial HVAC systems

  • A strong technical understanding of HVAC&R systems, fault detection & diagnostics, and all MEP systems

  • Fundamental knowledge of building physics and the metrics of building performance

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, and/or SketchUp

  • Execute and coordinate Measurement & Verification (M&V) activities

Preferred Experience

  • A Professional Engineer (PE) license

  • PhD in Engineering, Architecture, or other building science-related programs

  • 5+ years of industry experience

  • Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP)

  • Familiar with performing ASHRAE Energy Audits (preferably level III)

  • Experience using machine learning to perform maintenance or diagnosis on mechanical and electrical systems.

  • Experience in implementing mathematical optimization

  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks


  • Competitive Salary
  • Equity Compensation
  • Full Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Per Diem Lunch

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