Energy Auditors

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Energy Auditors

Energy Auditors - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, energy auditors:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a medium level of contact with others during the day. They interact with clients, but also spend time alone analyzing data.
  • Communicate daily by e-mail, telephone, and in person. They also write letters, memos, and reports on a regular basis.
  • Are somewhat responsible for work outcomes and the work done by others.
  • Sometimes work as part of a team.
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  • Are somewhat responsible for the health and safety of others.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Frequently must get into awkward positions to reach cramped work spaces.
  • Work both indoors and outdoors when performing audits.
  • Are often exposed to hot or cold temperatures, depending on the weather.
  • Are sometimes exposed to extremely bright sunlight when working outdoors.
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  • May sometimes wear protective or safety gear, such as hard hats, when performing an audit.
  • Are sometimes exposed to contaminants.
  • Occasionally are exposed to high places, such as atop scaffolding, during an audit.
  • Typically work in environments where they must test heating and air conditioning. Therefore, temperatures fluctuate.
  • Often travel to work sites in a car, truck, or van.
  • Occasionally are exposed to loud or distracting sounds and noise levels.

Work Performance

  • Must be very exact and accurate when analyzing data and submitting recommendations.
  • Repeat the same mental and physical tasks during audits.
  • Usually set their daily tasks and goals for the day, but they may check in with a supervisor first.
  • Often make decisions without consulting another first. These decisions impact their company's reputation and their client's energy bills.


  • Usually work a regular work week. May work overtime to meet deadlines.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.