Energy Consultant: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:03)
Paul Speigel is a civil engineer and the president of Practical Energy Solutions. He helps clients reduce energy use.
Energy Consultant: Career Beginnings (02:42)
Spiegel majored in engineering in college before focusing on economics and business. He learned most of his engineering on the job as an intern. He moved up the ranks and got his professional license and eventually started his own company.
Energy Consultant: Keys for Success (01:51)
Spiegel suggests a technical degree. Legal and financial experience are also important elements of the job. An ability to work well with people makes his business successful.
Energy Consultant: Education and Certification Requirements (01:04)
Spiegel notes that in addition to degree in engineering, it is important to have certifications through the Association of Energy Engineers.
Energy Consultant: Workplace Atmosphere (01:58)
Spiegel's company offers a flexible schedule to all employees, which helps maintain a work/life balance. Everyone is cross-trained
Energy Consultant: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:28)
Spiegel suggests pursuing a technical career though there are a variety of nontechnical roles involved in energy projects.
Energy Consultant: Day on the Job (03:40)
Spiegel's typical day is well scheduled to accommodate calls, emails, and meetings. Most projects start with a site assessment. His recommendations focus on implementation.
Energy Consultant: Industry Goals and Services (01:21)
Spiegel strives to help customers reduce energy to cut costs and minimize environmental impact.
Energy Consultant: Industry Challenges (01:05)
Low energy prices reduce the cost of waste giving clients less incentive to reduce energy use. Long term risk is minimized by keep energy use low.
Energy Consultant: Looking at the Future (01:11)
Spiegel predicts that better designs and incorporating the human element will change the industry.
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