Career & Internship Opportunities

Building Energy Modeling Analyst

New Ecology, Inc. is seeking candidates for the position of Building Energy Modeling Analyst. The Analyst will use his or her knowledge of engineering and the simulation process to provide support for projects requiring modeling for code compliance, LEED and Energy Star compliance, existing building performance evaluation, and general energy efficient, green building design. In this position the Analyst will work with our expert project managers to guide the design and optimization process and cost effectively improve performance of NEI's projects, which are predominantly multifamily housing and community buildings in the northeast.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Building Energy Modeling Analyst's duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing whole building energy modeling and analysis at a variety of stages of project design and development, utilizing predominately the ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G framework.
  • Providing feedback to project teams on cost effective ways of improving building performance.
  • Develop and write studies that detail building components, describe energy efficiency alternatives to improve design and control, and outline modeling assumptions, for new and existing facilities.
  • Managing time effectively and within project budget constraints.
  • Assisting with development of scopes of work by providing detailed information related to the time and costs associated with energy modeling.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be results-oriented and a team player. The applicant's experience and qualifications should include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical/Architectural engineering or related field.
  • 2+ yrs experience related to building energy-systems design and/or energy audits / evaluations‬.
  • 2+ yrs of demonstrable experience with common energy analysis/benchmarking and energy modeling software (Trane Trace, eQUEST, EnergyPlus, TREAT, Excel-based energy calculations‬, etc.).
  • Understanding of building HVAC, envelope, lighting and other related systems commonly found in multifamily buildings, and ability to efficiently read and interpret drawings and specifications.
  • Knowledge of the basic physics underlying building science and the basic engineering equations underlying energy efficiency calculations.
  • Strong familiarity with energy codes, including IECC/ASHRAE.
  • Experience with modeling to meet the LEED, and EPA Multifamily High Rise, and utility rebate program requirements.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Ability to distill basic information out of complex development projects, assess challenges, and generate and communicate recommended resolutions.
  • PE, CEM, LEED, or credentials in related areas will be considered an advantage.

Compensation
Competitive pay and benefits commensurate with experience.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

info@newecology.org (Add "Building Energy Modeling Analyst" in the subject line)
or mail to -

New Ecology, Inc.
15 Court Square, Suite 420
Boston, MA 02108
Attn: Building Energy Modeling Analyst Position

 

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CT Project Manager - Green Building & Energy Efficiency

Duties and Responsibilities
The Green Building Project Manager's duties will include, but are not limited to, managing green building and energy efficiency retrofit projects from beginning to end including 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 responsible for developing and delivering NEI's work product.

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
  • presenting 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.

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

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

 

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

 

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