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Industrial Energy Systems Engineer


Silver Spring, MD

Nexight Group is seeking an enthusiastic and versatile energy systems engineer with a passion for sustainability and technology advancement. In this role, you will gain valuable career-building experience in the growing sustainability field and join Nexight’s experienced and growing industry and manufacturing workforce. Ideal candidates will have gained experience with industrial energy systems and technologies in a manufacturing, research, or consulting setting. Masters-level research will substitute for 2 years and internships count toward experience. There will be a variety of work and projects where you will contribute, so being comfortable with multitasking and self-management of time are important. This early-career position will provide you with broad exposure to consulting work in the clean energy industry where you will quickly learn about new technologies and the intricacies of collaboration to achieve programmatic goals. If you are a hard-working engineer who is interested in having impact on clean energy sustainability in the industrial sector, and you find yourself drawn to a people-focused workplace where you see the results of your efforts, we encourage you to apply.

Nexight Group is a small technical and management consulting firm that serves a variety of clients in many topic areas. Adaptability, critical thinking, genuine curiosity, and taking pride in hard work are all equally important to skills and subject matter expertise. To learn more about the company please visit our careers page.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Applicants should have the necessary skills to perform the following job responsibilities:

  • Early career experience with industrial energy systems (skills in multiple sectors and areas preferred).
    • Heavy industries of interest – chemicals and petroleum refining, iron and steel, cement and concrete, glass, pulp and paper, non-ferrous metals, food, and beverage.
    • Manufacturing materials and technology areas of interest – thermal processing systems and equipment, high performance materials that increase lifecycle energy and material efficiency, low carbon fuels and hydrogen, microelectronics, energy storage, digital security and optimization, critical materials and circularity, supply chain management and scale-up, water/energy nexus, life cycle and techno-economic analysis.
  • Thrives in a challenging and exciting, deadline-oriented environment while successfully managing multiple, simultaneous workstreams.
  • Collaborates closely with team members and occasionally with clients in support of ongoing research, analysis, reporting, and strategic planning and engagement activities.
  • Finds value in communicating technical topics effectively through reports, briefings, and presentations.

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Nexight’s offices are in Silver Spring, MD. The position is open to in-person, remote, or hybrid candidates. Candidates must be willing to travel to the Washington, D.C. area occasionally to support clients. Applicants should expect to travel to Nexight’s offices at least once per quarter.

This is a primarily sedentary position in an environmentally controlled office setting, although moving between work areas may be required. Manipulating a computer keyboard or mouse and operating standard office equipment is typically required for this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Summary of Qualifications


  • Passion for clean energy and technology advancement in the industrial sector.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering with an industry applicable degree or emphasis.
  • At least 3 years of work experience, this may include internships or co-ops.  A master’s degree in a similar area of study may be substituted for 2 years of work experience.
  • Experience participating in diverse project groups, either during study or in the workplace, where consensus on complex topics is the objective.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, that reflect strong critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis capabilities.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Strict attention to detail with minimal oversight required.
  • An entrepreneurial, “roll up your sleeves” spirit that realizes value in all tasks, large and small, likes to learn by doing, and desires continuous improvement and innovation.


  • Master’s degree in science, engineering, business, public policy, or related discipline is not required but will be valued.
  • Experience in a heavy industrial setting is not required but will be valued.
Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. A reasonable estimate for the starting range is $65,000 to $95,000.

All full-time employees of Nexight Group receive a competitive salary and attractive benefits, including medical, dental, and vison insurance; paid parental leave; company contributions to employee health savings accounts (HSAs); company 401(k) contributions; profit sharing; and an annual bonus program.

To Apply

Please email the following information to

  • Resume
  • A cover letter that articulates your qualifications, uses examples that demonstrate your relevant skills and background, and details your motivation for this position.

Failure to submit a resume and cover letter will result in your application not being considered. If you require reasonable accommodation to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact us at

How To Apply

To apply, please reference the job description for specific instructions.

Applicants may be asked to provide a resume, cover letter, writing samples, or a portfolio and perform a brief critical thinking exercise. Applications must contain all components requested in the job description to be considered. Send a complete application to and reference the job title for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. 

If you require reasonable accommodations to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact

Nexight Group LLC provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This involves all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity, or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate.

All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. PRINCIPALS ONLY. VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Priority referrals of protected veterans desired. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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