Career Options

The Energy Systems Engineering (ESE) program is a combination of mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering core courses supplemented with energy-related and business management courses. Energy systems engineers oversee complex energy conversion and distribution systems, work to improve energy storage systems, and manage the efficient use of energy in building, manufacturing, and processing systems. These engineers also study the secondary effects of energy usage from a local environmental impact, regional and national economic impact, and global climate change perspective.

Degree: B.S. in Energy Systems Engineering
Energy Systems Engineering Faculty

Potential career options in Energy Systems Engineering

Use the career planning resources to learn about the potential career options below.
(some occupations may require further education/licensure)
Asset Management
Automation Engineer
Cert. Energy Manager
Design Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Energy Auditor
Energy Broker
Energy Conservation Engineer
Energy Distribution Engineer
Energy Efficiency Engineer
Energy Engineer
Energy Facilities Manager
Energy Smart Planner
Energy Storage Engineer
Energy Systems Engineer
Field Engineer
Environmental Engineer
Industrial Engineer
Logistics Engineer
Maintenance Manager
Manufacturing Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Process Engineer
Project Engineer
Quality Engineer
Research Engineer
Solar Energy Engineer
Systems Engineer
Thermal Performance Engineer
Transportation Engineer
Utilities Specialist
Wind Energy Engineer

Where are OSU-Cascades Energy Systems Engineering alumni working?

Consultant Engineer, Alternative Energy Systems Consulting
Manufacturing Engineer, Bend Research, Inc
Electrical Engineer 2, Black & Veatch
Quality Assurance Engineer, Chase Doors
Mechanical Engineer, Con-Vey Keystone
Project Engineer, Deschutes Brewery/Element1/Northwest Engineering Services
Design Engineer, ESCO/BasX Solutions
Facilities Engineer, Georgia Pacific
Commissioning Engineer, Glumac Engineering
Electrical Engineer, Hood River Engineers
Field Engineer, Johnson Controls/NSTAR Global Services
Sales Engineer, Lynx Technologies
Energy Auditor, McKinstry
Engineering Tech, Medline ReNewal
Power Engineer, Pacific Power
Quality Engineer, PCC Structurals
Energy Engineer, PGE
Design Engineer, R & W Engineering, Inc.
Assistant Project Manager, Rosendin Electric
Power Generation Sales Representative, Siemens
Seismic Certification Engineer, Tobolski Watkins Engineering
Electrical Engineering Tech, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Systems Engineer, U.S. Department of Defense

Where have OSU-Cascades students participated in experiential learning (internships/research/etc.)?

Advanced Energy
BasX Solutions
Bend Research
Blue Sky Renewable Energy
Cascade Energy
Century West
Chase Doors
City of Bend
ColeBreit Engineering
Columbia West Engineering
Daimler Trucks
Deschutes Brewery
EarthCrMeli Wraps
Energy Northwest
The Environmental Center

Frito Lay
Geatain Engineering, PLLC
H2 PowerTech
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Hawthorne Gardening Company
High Desert Museum
Hydrotemp Mechanical
Kromsberg Electric
Laird Superfoods
Madison Farms
N.B. Oler

Onboard Dynamics
Oregon Department of Transportation
Pacific Power
PCC Structurals
Portland General Electric
POWER Engineers
Rosendin Electric
SOLV Energy
Sunlight Solar
SD Deacon
Systems West Engineers
Tobolski Watkins Engineering
TriQuint Semiconductor
US Army Corps of Engineers

Job Search and Additional Resources:

In addition to our general job, internship, and volunteer search resources, below are some industry specific resources to help you search for opportunities in Energy Systems Engineering. Don't forget the important process of researching employers and networking with professionals in companies/organizations that you are interested in.

Graduate School:

In addition to our general Graduate/Professional School resources, utilize the following resources for researching advanced degrees in engineering.

Professional Associations:

Involvement in professional associations can expand your network, keep you up to date on current trends in the field, and give you access to additional job and internship opportunities.

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