Reducing energy costs & emissions in buildings.

Project Engineer (building automation)

$50k - $80k / 0.05% - 1.00%
Helsinki, Finland
Job Type
1+ years
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Sonja Salo
Sonja Salo

About the role

Kapacity.io is looking for a passionate Project Engineer to join our growing team and contribute to our mission of creating a society running 100% on renewable energy. We’re searching for a person with a curious mindset and with skills in designing and managing building automation products and projects.

You’ll join our growing operations team! As we are small and focused, the responsibilities are wide and the tasks diverse. This is an excellent position for a person looking to participate in the early life of a startup that is being built from the ground up. We expect great ambition towards building great products and helping our customers achieve their goals in energy efficiency and sustainability.

You'll work on building and improving our product offering together with our team as well as with customers and stakeholders. Your main responsibilities will be related to improving our technical customer onboarding process and developing our capabilities with third party building automation systems. You will also be expected to contribute to product development and be involved in shaping the future of the company. We don’t expect you to code but rather be familiar with HVAC systems as well as building automation systems.

We are looking for a problem-solver and a team-player with some essential skills, as set out below.

Essential skills/requirements:

  • Working independently and taking initiative to solve difficult & complex problems
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field or similar level of education through work experience.
  • Strong experience with design, implementation or installation of complex building automation projects and systems (Trend, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Niagara, Fidelix, Johnson Controls etc.)
  • Ambition to build great products.
  • Understanding of most common automation communication standards, including Modbus and BACnet
  • Basic understanding of communication protocols such as HTTP and MQTT
  • Excellent skills with Excel & Powerpoint
  • Possesses a strong drive for results

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work together with our customers and partners to integrate our software service via API’s to building automation systems.
  • Communicate with our customers (who are at the moment mainly in Finland) on a regular basis to translate their requirements into product features.
  • Make vital decisions affecting directly the success of the company.
  • Work with automating and simplifying our customer onboarding process.
  • Work with our tech team to automate automation data collection.
  • Help with technical questions in the sales process.

You'll thrive in this role if you are ready to:

  • Go the extra mile to reach your goals.
  • Meet tight deadlines.
  • Operate in a rapidly developing energy market environment
  • Participate in building the early stages of a fast growing company
  • Work independently, and make key decisions, on a day-to-day basis
  • Make your mark in building a sustainable built environment.
  • Want to help turn our electricity grid 100% renewable.
  • Work hard and improve yourself every day.

On top of competitive compensation, including employee stock options, we offer you the chance to grow professionally and have the freedom to work the way you like. Your specific title, responsibilities and tasks will be negotiated based on your experience and own preferences.

The office language is English. We are happy to support you if you are interested in improving your Finnish or any other new language. As we are recruiting for early employees, we do require that you are able to frequently work with the team at our Helsinki office. Remote work is possible on a regular basis, but we strongly believe that being present at the office helps build the company culture.

The company was founded to increase the use of renewable energy with less costs. Join our growing and ambitious team of diverse personalities and have a front-row seat in the upcoming energy transformation!

About the interview

We have a three staged interview process. After each stage, we will inform the candidate if they are invited to proceed with us to the next stage.

  1. A first interview with two Kapacity.io team members; discussion on the goals of the company and how this job will help reach them & discussion on the personal aspirations of the candidate.
  2. A technical interview, were the candidate presents their solution to a challenge that has been given beforehand.
  3. A meeting with the founding team to discuss company culture, specific role and compensation expectations.

Offer and signing the contract.

Why you should join Kapacity.io

Kapacity.io is building the future of smart energy grids with an electricity Load Balancing service focused on buildings.

By shifting electricity consumption to periods of lower electricity prices and higher renewable energy production, our customers pay less for electricity and emit less CO2 in their buildings. By combining these buildings into a Virtual Power Plant, Kapacity.io also participates in power grid balancing to help keep our lights on during moments of high energy demand.

Our customers are building owners, asset managers and energy companies who use Kapacity.io to reduce energy costs & emissions in their building portfolios. Buildings are responsible for 30% of global CO2-emissions. Our mission is to push that down to zero.

Team Size:7
Location:Helsinki, Finland
Rami El Geneidy
Rami El Geneidy
Jaakko Rauhala
Jaakko Rauhala
Sonja Salo
Sonja Salo