Assistant Sustainability Consultant

We are currently seeking an Assistant Sustainability Consultant with a passion for sustainable building design and construction. This role will assist Project Managers and Building Performance Analysts with planning, management, work delivery, and communication for all aspects of sustainable design guidance including navigation through the LEED/CHPS/WELL certification process.

Skill Level: Entry Level

Position Type: Full Time

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist the Project Manager with daily duties including managing and scheduling client meetings, developing sustainability plans, creating and updating the project LEED Master matrix.

  • Maintain project records and ensure that documents are accurate, complete and appropriately filed.

  • Attend client meetings to communicate rating system requirements and provide project specific strategies for achieving sustainability goals.

  • Support client and external team throughout the project, including communication (written and verbal).

  • Project analysis and research and preparing correspondence such as LEED credit guidance related to each project.

  • Assist external team members with the documentation process provide detailed guidance as necessary.

  • Responsible for quality control/quality assurance of deliverables and applications submitted by the project team for Certification applications/third party review.

  • Review project drawings and specifications for consistency with sustainability goals and LEED/CHPS/WELL requirements.

  • Draft reports, narratives, meeting notes, and other applicable project documents.

  • Develop final LEED/CHPS/WELL documentation and submit applications to third party review bodies.

  • Research green building technologies, trends and materials as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Planning, Policy, or similar program

  • LEED GA or AP (or committed to taking the LEED AP exam within 6 months) with experience in LEED projects

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with “Green Building” practices, policies, technologies etc.

  • Self- starter with the ability to work autonomously and as a team player

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to manage competing priorities

  • Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Strong math and geometry skills

  • Practiced with the ability to read construction documents including plans and specifications

  • Interest and capacity to learn energy modeling and related software

  • Familiarity with mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems

  • Minimum of 1+ years’ experience in related field.

Nice to Haves

  • Experience with AutoCAD, Revit and Google Sketchup

  • Familiarity with energy modeling and software such as EnergyPlus or eQuest

Compensation

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. The Green Engineer, Inc. is a Certified B Corporation and Massachusetts Benefit Corporation, and provides excellent benefits including 100% employer paid health care, paid professional development, flex-time, unlimited PTO, bonuses, 401K plan, profit sharing and more.

Submissions

Please send cover letter and resume to: careers@greenengineer.com

Building Performance Analyst

The Green Engineer is seeking an experienced Building Performance Analyst with 3-5 years of experience in building energy modeling and sustainable building design.

Skill Level: Mid Level

Position Type: Full Time

Responsibilities: 

The Building Performance Analyst will have the following responsibilities:  

  • Create LEED/Utility quality energy models and perform simplified analysis techniques with minimal oversight to evaluate building designs and inform the integrated design process within the proposed budget.    

  • Manage all aspects of modeling projects, including client and LEED PM communications (written and oral), expectation setting, problem escalation to Sr BPA or LEED PM, and participation in problem resolution.

  • Manage work to meet deadlines and stay within project budget; make internal fee revisions if needed and manage work to stay within revised fee.       

  • Ability to train assistants to efficiently perform support functions.

  • Review construction documents and specifications to verify building envelope, HVAC and electrical equipment and controls details for the purposes of energy modeling.          

  • Participate in client meetings and proactively inform the design through the integrated design process based on building performance analysis

  • Understand applicable energy codes, local statutory requirements and ability to appropriately respond to code authorities (e.g. GBCI, Utilities etc.) regarding analysis methods and results.     

  • Research green building technologies, trends and materials.         

  • Assist with other consulting and LEED duties as needed.

  • Participate in client meetings to discuss sustainable design, energy reduction strategies, and present energy analysis findings.

  • Research green building technologies, trends, materials, etc. 

  • Assist with other consulting and LEED duties as needed

  • Participate in specified company public relations and marketing efforts.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Architecture, Engineering, or related field

  • 3-5 years of related work experience preferred.

  • LEED Accredited Professional (preferred), ideally with experience on one or more LEED projects.

  • Energy modeling experience required.

  • Experience with eQuest, DesignBuilder (EnergyPlus), Open Studio or similar software.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; AutoCAD or other computer-aided design (CAD) software is required.

  • Experience with HVAC systems and mechanical drawings and specifications.

  • Knowledge of ASHRAE 90.1 and other relevant standards required

  • Familiarity with “Green Building” practices, policies, technologies, etc.

  • Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) certification preferred.

  • Knowledge of a daylighting analysis software is a plus.

  • Knowledge of environmental analysis plug-ins like Ladybug, Honeybee for Grasshopper/Rhino 3D are a plus.

 

Compensation: Compensation package is very competitive. Strong salary commensurate with experience. Outstanding perks include 100% employer paid health care, paid professional development, flex-time, unlimited PTO, bonuses, profit sharing and more!

Please send cover letter and resume to careers@greenengineer.com