Sustainability Engineer II

Duluth, GA

Sustainability at Dennis Group: 

Our Sustainability Group works with nearly all of Dennis Group's in-house disciplines to help our clients achieve their sustainability goals.  Our work varies widely from day to day, is fast paced, has lots of room for creative innovation, and will push your global understanding of building design, construction, and operations to a level that far surpasses traditional engineering roles. While our work is challenging and comes with its unique set of learning curves, we love that our core mission involves helping our clients make their food and beverage production facilities more operationally efficient and environmentally sustainable.  

Services We Provide:  

All U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 project designs and submittals. These include:

  • Indoor & outdoor water reduction analysis 
  • Reducing parking footprint 
  • Green vehicle considerations 
  • Sensitive land protection 
  • Construction activity pollution prevention 
  • Site assessments 
  • Enhanced indoor air quality strategies 
  • Material recycling and reuse 
  • Construction indoor air quality management plans 
  • Site development; protect/restore habitats 
  • Rainwater management 
  • Light pollution reduction 
  • Optimizing energy performance 
  • Renewable energy production 
  • Green power and carbon offsets 
  • Building lifecycle impact 

Mechanical and Electrical Efficiency Audits:

  • Catalog mechanical and electrical devices within an existing facility or design 
  • Develop operational efficiency calculations 
  • Identify opportunities for reducing operational expenses, present findings in a deliverable 

Grants and Rebates Review:

  • Compare project scope to applicable state and federal grant and rebate programs
  • Assist clients in understanding guidelines and timing requirements for applications

Permitting & Zoning Evaluations:

  • Compare project scope to applicable city, state, and federal permit requirements 
  • Create matrices and submit information for inclusion into definition/feasibility studies 

Site Selection Services:

  • Interface with economic development teams across multiple states  
  • Create comparative matrices for viable properties 
  • Analyze site development and operational economic factors such as local utility, tax, labor, and permitting costs as well as economic development aid opportunities
  • Prepare detailed reports


Qualifications: 

We are a critical thinking, problem solving group of can-doers who turn questions of “is it possible” into clear paths forward through our diligent detail-oriented research and creative troubleshooting calculations.  We are looking for a tenacious individual who is comfortable with taking on challenges to transform a desired outcome into a completed deliverable.  Desired skills and knowledge include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Applied Sciences, Engineering, or equivalent job experiences 
  • Being LEED Accredited Professional (AP) Certified or LEED experience is preferred 
  • Strong ability to perform calculations in multiple disciplines of engineering 
  • Previous experience in sustainable engineering practices  
  • Experience in energy modeling or performing life cycle analysis is preferred  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

About Dennis Group:

We plan, design, engineer, and build food plants for major brands across the country and the world. For the past three decades, we’ve focused exclusively on the food and beverage industry, helping your favorite brands put your favorite foods in the grocery store. Simply put, food isn’t one thing we do, it’s all we do.

Dennis Group offers competitive compensation packages commensurate with experience. We provide comprehensive employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid time off including an open vacation policy, as well as bonus, profit-sharing, and retirement plans.

Dennis Group is proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.