Senior Sustainability Consultant

Senior Sustainability Consultant

Primary Purpose 

Work with a design team to integrate holistic sustainability practices into the firm’s design/construction projects. Evaluate and develop sustainability frameworks for large commercial client systems. Work as a liaison between the owner, contractor and the design team to implement sustainability rating/code based systems to include: LEED, WELL, ASHRAE 189.1/189.3, EnergyStar, ASHRAE 90.1, Envision, Living Building Challenge and others. Track progress on implementation of client’s sustainability goals. Work to educate/mentor/promote sustainability within the company.

Required Behaviors:

  • Solve problems proactively
  • Follow-up on commitments
  • Be willing to do small/large tasks
  • Work accurately
  • Develop technical skills and learn from past projects

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in discipline from accredited institution or significant relevant work experience.
  • LEED AP and/or sustainability credentials
  • While a license in architecture, engineering and/or interior design registration is not required, it is preferred.
    Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s Degree in discipline from accredited institution or significant relevant work experience.
  • LEED AP and/or sustainability credentials
  • While a license in architecture, engineering and/or interior design registration is not required, it is preferred.

Skills/Qualities:

  • Broad understanding and experience with design and office related computer software and operating systems. A high level of proficiency required in discipline specific software.
  • Strong experience working within the range of sustainability rating systems.
  • Knowledge of construction documentation process and integration of sustainable principles into the design and construction of buildings.
  • Proactive and assertive in problem solving
  • Experience managing parallel assignments
  • Good written, oral communications, staff management and client relationship skills
  • Create, communicate, implement, and manage sustainable design solutions
  • Strong work ethic and a drive to exceed client expectations.
  • A desire to personally grow and to help the company grow its staff in implementation of sustainable design strategies.
  • Experience in healthcare related projects a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Conceptually working to develop new building and renovation designs.
  • Evaluation of sustainability rating systems and system-wide sustainability frameworks to include familiarity with Corporate Social Responsibility/Corporate Sustainability Reporting (CSR).
  • Supporting a team of in-house and out-of-house architects and engineers through the design process.
  • Coordination within a multi-disciplinary project team.

Professional Development, Technical Education & Training

  • Establish annual education and training plans and goals for self.
  • Meet or exceed professional standards of work.
  •  Actively pursue personal continuing education.
  • Act as a teacher/mentor in the area of sustainability.