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Energy Rater

Created 9/27/2018 by Donna Trost
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O’Brien & Company, a nationally recognized leader in sustainability and green building consulting, is seeking a talented and motivated person to join our team.  For more information about O’Brien & Company and our green building consulting work, please visit www.obrienandco.com

 The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • RESNET HERS Rater accreditation, or similar credential.
  • Knowledge of and experience in construction, green building and building science.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, especially in clearly communicating technical information.
  • Ability to interact on a professional level with design and construction professionals.
  • A strong work ethic and efficient work style, including the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively.
  • A personal commitment to O’Brien & Company’s Vision, Mission, and Values. http://www.obrienandco.com/company/mission-values/
  • Ability to safely carry loads up to 50 lbs upstairs and to climb ladders on construction sites.
  • A valid Washington Driver’s License, for regular travel primarily in Greater Puget Sound area and Washington State.
  • Computer skills: REMRate, Bluebeam and Microsoft Office.  Ability to work efficiently and effectively with computer programs to compile well designed and organized documents.  Fast, accurate typing skills are required.

 The ideal candidate will also possess one or more of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction, design, engineering or environmental science.
  • At least five years of experience in construction management – Project Engineer, Assistant Super- or Superintendent
  • Building performance testing and diagnostics experience.
  • Experience with energy auditing or facilities management in existing residential and commercial buildings.
  • Other sustainable building credentials – i.e. LEED Green Associate or LEED Green Rater, BPI Building Analyst, PHIUS Rater, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, Built Green Verifier.

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct field inspections and performance testing for single-family and multi-family residential buildings to support the following programs and services:
    • LEED for Homes – Green Rater;
    • Built Green – Verifier;
    • NGBS – Verifier.
  • Conduct on site construction verifications – typically at pre- insulation, pre-drywall and substantial completion – to verify energy efficiency, durability and other green building measures.
  • Performance testing (blower door, duct blaster, and exhaust fan testing, infrared thermography).
  • Building science technical assistance and field training for sub-contractors.
  • Work with project teams, performing plan reviews, reviewing documentation, updating rating system workbooks, completing required forms, and updating project lead on progress.
  • Provide energy and water consumption modeling, and other appropriate analysis services for projects where needed.
Benefits and Job Details
  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Could be flexible for Part- or Full-time, starting immediately
  • Flexible, supportive work environment in a LEED Gold historic building
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Company paid bus pass
  • Generous company contributions to 401K after 1 year
  • Employee paid dental and Aflac insurance
  • Background check required

 Application Instructions

To apply, please send a single file, in PDF or Microsoft Word format to info@obrienandco.com.  Please use your full name (last name first) as the file name and use “Energy Rater Job Application” as your email subject.

 This file should be no more than 3 pages and include:

  • a cover letter that describes how you heard about the job, why you are interested in it, and why you are strong candidate.
  • a one-page resume that highlights your relevant experience
  • three references (email address and telephone number)

 The position will be open until filled. 

 We look forward to hearing from you!

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Sector: Residential
Function: Evaluation, Implementation

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