Current Job and Internship Opportunities

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NEI is committed to developing a diverse staff.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


Mechanical/ Technical Intern - 9/21/16 (Urgent!)

New Ecology, Inc. is seeking up to two candidates for the position of Mechanical/Technical Intern in its Boston office. The work is available full-time between September 2016 and late November 2016, possibly longer, on a full or part-time basis.

New Ecology is an innovative, nationally-recognized non-profit corporation. Our core work is providing energy efficiency and green building services that cost-effectively improve the performance, health and durability of buildings. Our clients are typically owners of multifamily housing, (with an emphasis on affordable housing) and community-based projects such as municipal, educational and arts buildings. Projects include buildings that are being newly constructed, renovated, or are just seeking improved performance; see www.newecology.org. New Ecology is also a founder of WegoWise, Inc., the leading provider of energy data services to owners of multifamily housing. See www.wegowise.com.

Duties and Responsibilities
NEI will have a team working on an accelerated schedule to complete the scope of a one-year project that will be installing monitoring equipment on heating and domestic hot water boiler systems, collecting and analyzing data, optimizing the systems, and quantifying savings. The Intern will work under the supervision of the Director of Portfolio Services and the Director of Applied Technology, and will collaborate extensively with other technical staff. Specific tasks may include assisting NEI staff in the following ways:

• Receiving, unpacking and entering component inventory;
• Assembling component parts into a system and executing equipment installations in the field (daily travel within MA);
• Transferring, manipulating, graphing, analyzing data collected as well as historic utility data;
• Testing systems and documenting.

Qualifications
The position requires meticulous attention to detail and documentation; the work will be supervised and undergo quality control checks. Candidates with an engineering or similar technical background are preferred and may be able to work in additional, future aspects of the program should they prove capable, such as working with an NEI employee to install systems in the field, and/or assisting with database setup and data analysis.

The applicant's experience and qualifications should include:
• Evidence of technical competence through education and experience;
• Use of hand and power tools;
• Ability to follow procedures and satisfy documentation requirements;
• Ability to effectively understand and communicate in English;
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Interest in energy efficiency and sustainability;
• Experience or familiarity with HVAC equipment is a plus

Schedule
Full time or a high number of part-time hours.
Duration: start immediately, minimum engagement until late November 2016.

To Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume to: info@newecology.org (please put "Mechanical/Technical Internship" in subject line).

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Project Manager - Connecticut

New Ecology, Inc. is seeking candidates for the position of Project Manager in its regional office in Hartford, Connecticut. The Project Manager works with property owners and real estate development teams to improve the performance, occupant health and durability of multifamily buildings. The work requires construction oversight experience, and knowledge of green building practices and technologies, energy efficiency improvement strategies, building science, basic technical architectural and mechanical competency.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Connecticut Project Manager's duties will include, but are not limited to, managing green building and energy efficiency retrofit projects from pre-design through construction to operations optimization. The Project Manager is responsible for client relations, internal and external team member coordination, schedules and budgets, oversight of technical resources, and delivery of final work products. The Project Manager will be the primary client contact on individual projects, and will be responsible for developing and delivering NEI's work product. The Project Manager will work under the supervision of the Connecticut Regional Manager, and will collaborate extensively with other technical staff. Specific tasks may include:

  • developing green building strategies for new construction projects;
  • developing energy efficiency strategies for building retrofit projects;
  • conducting audits and existing conditions evaluations of multifamily buildings;
  • reviewing technical documents like building plans, specifications, and submittals to ensure that green design intent is incorporated and that green and energy efficiency features are buildable;
  • leading design meetings to identify and target cost effective greening strategies and approaches;
  • attending project meetings and leading discussions on relevant sustainability issues;
  • conducting construction inspections to ensure that projects are built as designed, that LEED and Energy Star requirements are met, and that problems and issues are identified and resolved to the owner's satisfaction;
  • conducting post-occupancy evaluations of projects to ensure they are performing as intended;
  • securing grants and rebates for clients, including writing proposals, working with utility representatives, and filing rebate forms;
  • representing clients before government agencies in permitting and compliance discussions;
  • writing reports and case studies; and
  • representing New Ecology at conferences.

The candidate should be prepared for increased responsibility in a rapidly growing company, and should be motivated to help build this aspect of New Ecology's services.

Qualifications
New Ecology typically seeks to hire multidisciplinary, lifelong learners who naturally seek deeper and deeper understanding of how buildings operate, how finances, markets and regulations affect building ownership, and how this understanding can be used to convince owners and operators to adapt greener practices. The ideal candidate thrives on finding solutions to difficult problems and breaking new ground in a developing business sector, has the organizational skills necessary to manage multiple projects and the people skills necessary to clearly communicate complex ideas and meet client expectations. Candidates must have a technical knowledge of building systems and operations; experience in construction project management, coordination and implementation; and a demonstrated desire to work on energy efficiency and sustainability issues at the project and building level.

The applicant's experience and qualifications should include:

• knowledge of green building and energy efficiency strategies and technologies;
• a strong knowledge of multifamily buildings/building systems;
• significant, demonstrated experience in building science,
• knowledge of HVAC systems and building codes;
• technical competence in reading and interpreting specifications and plans;
• experience in construction management and field inspections;
• experience managing multiple projects;
• experience interpreting data, financial calculations, and energy models;
• ability to communicate clearly both orally (presentations) and in writing;
• working knowledge of rebates and incentive programs available to building owners;
• LEED accreditation or the ability to obtain accreditation; and
• experience as a HERS rater and/or BPI certification or the ability to quickly become BPI certified.

Compensation
Competitive pay and generous benefits package. Professional development is a priority and we provide financial assistance for training and certifications.

To Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume to: info@newecology.org (please put "Connecticut Project Manager" in the subject line) or mail to:

New Ecology, Inc.
15 Court Square, Suite 420
Boston, MA 02108
Attn: Connecticut Project Manager position

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