Energy Systems Engineer Co-op Student – 16 Month

J.L. Richards & Associates

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Remote

Full time


May 10

Founded in Ottawa in 1955, J. L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) is a Platinum Club member of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program that provides high-quality engineering, architecture, planning, and project management services to clients in both the private and public sectors.

With offices across Ontario, all staffed with a diverse team of engineering and design professionals, JLR stands out in the industry due to our uniquely collaborative approach. On every project, we work as a team to ensure that our clients receive quality, service, and value. As a 100% employee-owned and completely Canadian business, JLR understands what clients want and how to deliver designs and built projects that meet their needs.

JLR has several major building projects under development and is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic co-op student to join its Energy Systems Discipline as an Energy Systems Co-op Student.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Review of technical and product literature.
  • Analyze energy consumption data to better understand where energy is used.
  • Develop models of energy generation or energy consumption using commercial modelling software.
  • Participate in the design of renewable energy or energy reduction projects.
  • Assist other Innovative Energy staff in a range of projects.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must be working towards a degree in mechanical, electrical, building, or sustainable and renewable energy engineering from an accredited postsecondary institution.
  • Strong skills in data analysis using Excel, database programming, or other tools.
  • Familiarity with renewable and innovative energy technologies (i.e., ground-source or air-source heat pumps, combined heat and power, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, wind power, electrical energy storage, thermal energy storage, waste heat recovery, biomass heating).
  • Solid understanding of energy conservation measures.
  • Familiarity with commercial energy modeling software packages.
  • Knowledge of TRNSYS simulation software an asset.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Valid Class G driver’s license.

Why Join Us?

  • Friendly, welcoming, and team-oriented atmosphere that fosters collaboration.
  • Interesting and exciting assignments ranging in size and type.
  • Corporate philosophy that encourages growth and development along with an “open-door” policy where communication is encouraged.
  • Extracurricular social events.

Application Instructions

Interested in joining our team? We’re always open to great talent, even if it’s not exactly what we’ve posted. Ready? Send us a cover letter and resume outlining your skills, qualifications, and the specific experiences that make you an ideal candidate for the position by emailing

JLR welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

At JLR, each of us contributes to inclusion and we all have a role to play. Our culture is the result of our behaviours, our personal commitment, our curiosity, how we collaborate, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. In turn, our environment inspires us to try new things, speak openly, and be bold. It brings us together in ways that help us stand out. Our inclusive culture empowers all of us to connect, belong, and grow.

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