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Do your students have an ecological spirit? Are they interested in how more effectively or sustainably might be the energy be used? They are on the right way to become an Energy Efficiency Engineer. Reducing energy consumption and improving energy efficiency is one of the main aims of this career! An energy efficiency engineer focus on finding efficient, clean, and innovative ways to supply energy. How inspiring! Combining the fields of physics, math, and chemistry with economics and environmental engineering is the best path to lead your students to their Energy Efficiency Engineer career! Scroll down to get more information.

Interview of Miriam Vazquez, product engineer, about what it takes to become an Energy Efficiency Engineer.


Find out about the key skills to become an Energy Efficiency Engineer.

Analytical Reasoning

One energy efficiency engineer’s main task is analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design as well as information. They also use logic to address work-related issues and problems, determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.


Energy efficiency engineers frequently have to use practical application of engineering science and technology. For example, they apply principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods (technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models) and services.


A less obvious part of the energy efficiency engineer’s job is related to management. As leaders of their projects, not only must they take responsibility, offer opinions and solutions, but they also must implement business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modelling and leadership technique.


One of this job’s main challenge is to identify complex problems and review related information to develop, evaluate and implement efficient solutions.

Critical Thinking

Energy Efficiency Engineers use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of suggested solutions, methods or approaches to the system issues.

Foreign Languages

Often working in international environments, energy efficiency engineers must be capable to build conversations in a foreign language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Meet Miriam Vazquez 

Miriam Vazquez is a product engineer at General Electric Company.
She contributed to the Teaching ICT with Inquiry (TIWI) project by sharing insights into her professional development and useful skills to create the “Energy Efficiency Engineer” career materials.

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: all the materials and content presented on this STEM Job profile have been provided by TIWI (Teaching ICT with Inquiry), a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.


Vanessa James

I am a communication coordinator in the Science Education Department of European Schoolnet (EUN). Holding a BA degree in Public relations and digital communications, I am passionate about graphic design, photography, web development and content management.