October 28th: Fourth Annual Engineering Job Fair and Career Seminar


11:00am to 11:30am        Registration and Lunch (lunch is included with cost of admission)

11:30pm to 12:30pm       Seminar: Finding the Energy Engineering Job You Want and the Salary You Deserve

12:30pm to 2:00pm         Job and Internship Fair                                                               

Seminar Moderator: Mr. Edward Yim is an Associate Director of the District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), where he is responsible for protecting the environment and conserving the natural resources of the District of Columbia. Mr. Yim assists with the management of a team comprised of approximately 300 environmental and energy professionals working to improve the quality of life for residents and the natural inhabitants of the Nation’s Capital. Previously, Mr. Yim worked as an attorney with the firm of Babst Calland and was Legal Counsel to the Pennsylvania House Energy and Environmental Resources Committee.

Andrew Alexander is a Practice Leader for Kaye/Bassman International and leads both strategy and operations for the Energy Savings Performance Contracting and HVAC Practice. He has a long and successful record of working with clients and candidates on recruiting, retention and compensation and other general management challenges to help build high-performing teams. Prior to joining Kaye/Bassman, Mr. Alexander owned his own staffing firm, PowerHouse Recruiting.  Mr. Alexander received a BS in Business Administration from California State University in Sacramento.

Engineering Job Fair Booth Sponsors    

Energy Systems Group, www.energysystemsgroup.com,  is an award-winning energy services provider, specializing in developing sustainable energy solutions which allow building owners to maximize their energy efficiency and operational performance, while reducing their carbon footprint. ESG provides innovative solutions for the modernization of buildings and energy infrastructures in the government, education, healthcare and commercial sectors. ESG also designs, builds and operates waste-to-energy facilities and cogeneration plants and offers a full range of renewable energy technology solutions such as solar, wind and geothermal.

Eneractive Solutions, www.eneractivesolutions.com, is an independent, full service energy consulting, engineering, and product development firm specializing in the analysis, design, development, and installation of energy efficiency projects, building system optimization projects, and power generation solutions for optimization and environmental controls. They are Headquartered in Asbury Park, New Jersey, with regional offices in New York City and Beltsville, Maryland. Eneractive’s experience ranges from large-scale power generation to traditional building and energy systems. Their solutions are focused in the domains of power plant environmental systems (SCR), building HVAC and controls, new energy technologies, renewable energy, and energy awareness and education.

Natasha Shah, Vice President, Federal Business Development for Noresco, Inc., is one of the most recognized and respected members of the federal ESPC community and serves as board chair of the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO), the industry’s foremost trade association. Leveraging more than 20 years of performance contracting experience, Ms. Shah develops and implements sales leadership that supports the strategic objectives of federal-building stakeholders and drives NORESCO’s business growth. LEED AP® credentialed, Ms. Shah holds a B.S. in Biomechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University.


Kaye/Bassman International, www.kbic.com,  is a professional recruiting firm founded in 1981 with a mission to positively impact companies and enhance careers by providing the best in professional, executive, technical, and scientific search. The Kaye/Bassman Energy Performance Contracting and HVAC team has successfully placed hundreds of energy, mechanical, and electrical engineers in a variety of positions with Federal, Municipal, University, K-12 Schools, Hospitals and Public Housing Authority employers.

Boland, www.boland.com,  provides clients with sustainable and energy efficient solutions for commercial, institutional and industrial buildings in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore metropolitan area. We allow building occupants and owners to do what they do best — focus on business, not buildings. Boland partners with our clients to improve building performance by providing energy-efficient HVAC systems integrated with state-of-the-art controls and supported by factory-trained personnel. 

Tetra Tech, www.tetratech.com, is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services. We support government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, energy, infrastructure, and resource management. With 13,000 employees worldwide, Tetra Tech's capabilities span the entire project life cycle. Our mission is to be the premier worldwide consulting, engineering, and construction firm.

Siemens, www.siemens.com, Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role. As of September 30, 2014, we had around 343,000 employees in more than 200 countries.

Where:                George Mason University
                           Johnson Center                                           (Dewberry Hall)
                           4400 University Drive,                               Fairfax, VA

When:                 Friday, October 28, 2016
                           11:00am - 2:00pm

Mahesh Balakrishnan, Ph.D, PE is the Engineering Manager for Energy Systems Group’s North East Region. He leads the technical development of energy performance contract projects, and brings over 25 years of experience in the construction, engineering and performance contracting sectors.  Mr. Balakrishnan has authored multiple articles that have appeared in a variety of professional publications. He is recognized as one of the foremost, innovative developers in the industry. Mr. Balakrishnan received his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and is a professional engineer in 13 states and DC.

Energy Engineers – National Capital Chapter is hosting its Fourth Annual Engineering Job Fair and Career Seminar. This is an outstanding opportunity for experienced engineers as well as students in engineering programs to meet prospective employers who will host booths at the event. In addition, a Seminar: Finding Employment in the Energy Sector featuring professionals from the energy sector will provide attendees with valuable information on how to find a job, the kinds of skills and experience employers are seeking, salary levels, and much, much more. Overall, this event will provide outstanding career development and professional networking opportunities for National Capital Chapter members and non-members alike.

Hilton Worldwide, www.hiltonworldwide.com, is one of the largest and fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, with more than 4,440 hotels, resorts and timeshare properties comprising more than 730,000 rooms in 97 countries and territories. In the nearly 100 years since our founding, we have defined the hospitality industry and established a portfolio of 12 world-class brands, including our flagship full-service Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, which is the most recognized hotel brand in the world.

The US Department of State, www.state.gov, represents the United States at more than 270 diplomatic locations around the world, including embassies, consulates, and missions to international organizations. The primary goal of the U.S. Department of State is to shape a freer, more secure, and more prosperous world through formulating and implementing the President's foreign policy, while supporting and protecting American interests abroad. The Department is responsible for promoting peace and stability in areas of vital interest to America, and helping developing nations establish stable economic environments

Constellation Energy, www.constellation.com, is a leading competitive energy company providing power, natural gas, renewable energy, and energy management products and services for a variety of clients including federal and local government agencies across the continental United States. They provide integrated energy solutions — from electricity and natural gas procurement and renewable energy supply to energy efficiency and distributed energy solutions — that help customers strategically buy, manage and use their energy. Today, approximately 2.5 million residential, public sector and business customers, including two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies rely on their commitment to innovation, dependability, transparency and service. 

Noresco, www.norecso.com, is one of the largest U.S. energy services companies, specializing in the development, design, construction, financing and operation of energy and environmental efficiency projects. NORESCO uses design-build and a variety of performance-based contracting vehicles to deliver energy and maintenance savings and significant infrastructure upgrades to existing facilities. NORESCO's customers include federal government agencies, universities, state and local governments, school districts, hospitals, and industrial and commercial businesses.