Working at SES
If you have a bit of experience under your belt, you know that the team you work with is as important as the work you do. We think we’ve got something special happening at SES, if you agree, this might be the place for you.
SES is a social enterprise energy efficiency engineering firm. What does that mean? It means saving energy and greenhouse gases, benefiting our community, and being a great place to work are as important as the bottom line. The reason we’ve been so successful is that our staff embody everything we are trying to accomplish. So we’ve put together a list of the 4 things you’ll need to love working at SES.
1) Love learning
No two projects at SES are the same. Every building has its own unique challenges and our staff are always looking for ways to achieve the best possible outcome. Sometimes this means using emerging technologies or approaching a problem from a different perspective. When there is something new to learn on every project, your peers become a fantastic resource and we encourage a culture of learning and innovating.
If you’re always scanning the latest tech blogs and get excited about evolving whole systems building technology, SES might be the place for you.
2) Green at Home and Work
Everyone at SES has a passion for improving sustainability, and that doesn’t stop when we turn the computers off at the end of the day. Many of our staff volunteer for environmental causes, bike to work, or are passionate about reducing and reusing before recycling. As a group we all participate in EarthWork Day and each December donate 10% of our net profits to environmental charities selected by our staff and clients. We’re working towards a waste-free and paperless office and staff are encouraged to find more ways we can lead by example.
3) Results Matter
If it doesn’t save energy, and it doesn’t last, we haven’t done our jobs. This means working with the client to understand their needs and operational constraints to achieve the best possible outcome. It means working with contractors and operations staff to troubleshoot issues as they arise. And it means making sure the tools and knowledge are in place to keep energy savings coming.
If you have that mix of pride, humility, and as my dad would say “intestinal fortitude” to see a job to the end and done right, you’ve got a big part of what you’ll need to thrive at SES.
4) It’s About Balance
We want our staff to have great careers balanced with great lives. Sometimes that means working really hard to meet a deadline, or reducing your hours to spend time with family. SES is part of a community of caring individuals and organizations that are creating a new way to do business. We’re a certified B-Corp (benefit corporation) and have made a commitment to continually improving worker wellness and contributing to our community.
We accept resumes on an ongoing basis and will contact you if a position comes up within 4 months of your submission.