Pactiv Energy Engineer in Lake Forest, Illinois

Energy Engineer

This position is for Pactiv, a company of Reynolds Group Holding Inc.

This position can be based at any Pactiv plant within the greater Chicago area.


  • Work with Plants to drive energy projects. Develop scope, write CAR, implement, M&V.

  • Identify new opportunities in plant usage.

o OEE, EQR, Zero State, Control, etc.

  • Work with plants and suppliers on energy contracts.

  • Work with utilities to secure incentives.

  • Measure and monitor plant KPI’s.

o KWh/lb., MMBtu /lb., steam/lb., fuel oil / lb.

o Cfm/kW, kW/ton, vacuum / lbs.

  • Identify new opportunities for EDR, Grants, and Tax incentives via Atlas Insight.

  • Provide forecasting and advise on energy costs.

  • Responsible for energy budgeting for entire company.

  • Facilitate auto payment and Capturis website. All electric, gas, steam, water, trash going through this process.

  • Manage the Demand response program and contracts.

  • Conduct monthly energy call with Plants.

Education/Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required with typically 8+ years of applicable experience.

  • Supervisory experience with contract personnel and technical associates.

  • Solid communications skills, both written and verbal, required.

  • Utilizes a variety of concepts, practices and procedures within particular engineering field.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and establish priorities.

  • Recognized as a technical leader and key resource.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and motivational skills.

  • Proficient computer and Microsoft Office skills.

  • 50% Travel within North America

At Pactiv, continuous innovation and development has secured our place as one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of foodservice and food packaging products. Pactiv currently produces custom and stock foam, plastic, aluminum, pressed-paperboard, PE coated board, and molded-fiber packaging. Our global force of almost 12,000 team members allows us to supply packers, processors, supermarkets, restaurants, institutions and foodservice industries around the world. Over the years, Pactiv has consistently outpaced the competition in safety, innovation and strategic acquisitions. Want to learn more? Visit

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