Systems & Sustainability Analyst

  • Dublin
  • Aldi
We're growing. We are charting an aggressive growth course to become one of the top 3 grocery retailers in the US. How can you play a part? By joining our Systems & Sustainability team. The team supports sustainability initiatives aimed to minimize our environmental impact including energy efficiency, utility analysis, refrigerant management and renewable energy. Helping us grow can translate into a great move for your career.

In this role the Systems & Sustainability Analyst will be responsible for supporting field investigations, commissioning and training stakeholders on refrigeration, HVAC and control systems within our locations. Work with ALDI Facilities and Construction teams along with OEMs to coordinate implementation of strategic initiatives and support resolution of complex mechanical complications.  The ideal candidate will have experience working with and educating/training others on refrigeration, HVAC and control systems, have an educational background in HVACR, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering.  The objective of this role is to support and educate internal and external stakeholders on various technology deployed to our locations.

Position Type: Full-Time

Work Location: Dublin, OH
This role is eligible to participate in ALDI’s Hybrid Work Program, which allows remote work up to 3 days per week (i.e., work remotely up to 3 days per week; work in-office at least 2 days per week).

Duties and Responsibilities:  Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.   • Organizes meetings with stakeholders and vendor partners regarding HVAC & Refrigeration equipment, building management control systems, refrigerant management software, computerized maintenance software for evaluating performance. • Creates documentation, recommends course of action, and oversees creation of various efforts pertaining to departmental objectives.  • Collaborates with stakeholders to ensure that departmental objectives are integrated into all aspects of the organization's operations. • Supports special projects as requested. • Works with government officials, utility companies, and suppliers as needed on specific projects. • Recommends, coordinates and provides on-going training as necessary with Operations, external teams, and internal team.  • Facilitates the communication between necessary departments, teams, and committee stakeholders.  • Advises on any changes or actions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the team. • Informs management of recurring issues or when additional team training may be required. • Supports and develops internal documentation to support Design and Engineering, Installation and Commissioning, Maintenance and Remote Monitoring and Training for all building types. • Optimizes HVAC and Refrigeration equipment via building management control system. • Identifies cost-saving opportunities in building operation. • Creates and maintains department progress reports.  • Creates and maintains records of cost-savings opportunities and measures taken.  • Maintains accurate and consistent electronic files and documentation.  • Conducts regular reviews of market pricing for critical trades.  • Utilizes Energy Reports, Leak Reports and other KPI reports identifying non-conformities and takes action to mitigate unnecessary spend and develops new reports as needed. • Ensures necessary departments and teams are notified of any equipment performance and quality concerns that should be evaluated in the tendering process.  • Supports remote review of asset performance to coordinates and recommends asset disposal and replacements per equipment guidelines, as well as supports warranty management on building and equipment assets.  • Designs projects, develops process documentation, proactive reporting schedules and supervise projects from implementation through delivery.  • Designs, conducts, tests, evaluates results, creates active monitoring tools, and recommends ongoing process or operational changes.  • Develops internal and external Standard Operating Procedures as they relate to use of HVAC & Refrigeration equipment, building management control systems, refrigerant management software and computerized maintenance software. • Collects, analyzes, and interprets data from HVAC & Refrigeration equipment, building management control systems, refrigerant management software and computerized maintenance software for identifying anomalies and determining corrective measures.  • Researches and develops HVAC & Refrigeration equipment, building management control systems, refrigerant management software and computerized maintenance software project feasibility and develops success criteria and proposed advancement in area of responsibility.  • Develops and maintains standardized metrics and key-performance indicators for effectively evaluating vendor, building, equipment and software performance.  • Maintains and improves organization of research for CR trends, supports the development of CR reporting, benchmarking, and competitor activity; shares and discusses findings, in development of ALDI’s National and International Action Plans.  • Acts as a subject matter expert in regards to HVAC & Refrigeration, building management control systems, refrigeration management software and computerized maintenance software. • Leverages building management control system to drive efficiencies and reduce expenses related to all mechanical equipment within store locations. • Assists in training and developing team members to retain a motivated and professional workforce. • Collaborates with team members and communicates relevant information to leadership. • Complies with ALDI privacy and security requirements and policies if job responsibilities include possible access to confidential and/or sensitive information. • Other duties as assigned.   Job-specific Competencies:  Knowledge/Skills/Abilities   • Consistently demonstrates the Mindsets, ALDI Acts Competencies and Professional Skills (M.A.P.) as outlined for the role. • Gives attention to detail and follows instruction. • Prepares written materials to meet purpose and audience.  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties.  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively within a group.  • Understands the history, strategy, organizational authority, interdependence of job duties, products, systems, and services of the company.  • Comprehensive understanding of HVAC & Refrigeration systems & repair. • Comprehensive understanding of building management control systems.  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; advanced Excel knowledge. • Strong reasoning and analytical skills. • Ability to interpret and apply company policies and procedures. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.    Education and Experience:   • Bachelor's Degree in Energy, Engineering, Sustainability or a related field required.  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in Engineering required.  • A minimum of 5 years in HVACR design, maintenance required.   • A minimum of 3 years in Building Management Control Systems required.  • Or, a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.    Physical Requirements:   • Work may be performed in an office, remote office or a combination of both where a computer and office equipment may be used as needed to perform duties. • Regularly required to sit, reach, grasp, stand and move from one area to another. • Constantly and repeatedly use keyboard/mouse. • Occasionally required to push, pull, bend, lift and move up to 25 lbs.    Travel:   • Domestic travel required. • Up to 10%.

ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PerkSpot National Discount Program

In addition, eligible employees are offered:

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
  • Up to 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave at 100% of pay
  • Up to 2 Weeks Paid Caregiver Leave at 100% of pay
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance


ALDI is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon ALDI's receipt of an acceptable and job-related drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.