Sustainability Analyst

Employer
PEG LLC
Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
Nov 12, 2021
Closes
Dec 17, 2021
Function
Analyst
Industry
Consulting
Hours
Full Time

WHO ARE WE?

PEG, LLC is in its twenty-fourth year being a diverse energy efficiency, engineering, environmental and management consulting firm operating principally in the Eastern and Central United States.

As a leader in Home Energy Ratings, a winner of multiple Energy Star Awards, and a standout in the construction industry as a Female-Lead company, PEG has provided Home Energy Ratings for over 100,000 homes. We strive to continually improve building energy efficiency and therefore, the quality of homes and life in the communities that we service.

Please visit our website at www.pegenv.com to learn more about PEG! 

WHO ARE YOU?

This position is responsible for the successful implementation and completion of Green Building and Multi-Family Programs.  Effectively communicating across multiple departments as well as PEG clients gives this position a unique perspective by overseeing and supporting relevant processes from start to finish to ensure building compliance and sustainability.

The ability to accurately describe the various applicable programs to clients and prospective clients is one of the key attributes needed for the successful candidate. This includes estimating project costs, assisting PEG team members in the completion of site inspections, building energy modeling, and program documentation completion and submission.  The qualified individual will have a functional understanding of client perspectives and the roles that other third parties play in servicing the client alongside PEG.

Excellent communication skills with not only the PEG Team but also PEG clients in a respectful manner is a must. As a representative of PEG, the ideal candidate must be presentable, organized, self-motivated, detail oriented, and dependable.

 

THE ROLE

Job Location: This position is based in our main office in Fairfax, VA with the option of a hybrid remote/office work schedule after the first year of employment.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead Design Charrettes and Kickoff Meetings for various above-code programs including NGBS, ENERGY STAR, Enterprise Green Communities, LEED, etc.
  • Communicate critically with Project Managers about compliance criteria for all applicable building components/subcomponents
  • Perform Multi Family Home Energy Audits in accordance with RESNET & NGBS Guidelines including but not limited to:
    • Visual Inspections, data collection, infiltration & duct leakage testing, ventilation testing and building air flow & pressure testing.
    • Evaluating the installation quality of HVAC systems (HVAC Grading)
  • Effectively and professionally streamline communication with Field Staff and clients
  • Assist with Internal Work Process of Field Operations relating to Green Building Department
  • Conduct superior value engineering energy modeling, given any performance target, by reviewing building plans and specifications to create projected and confirmed energy models per program requirements
  • Perform advanced data analytics in PEG’s HERS Ratings Database
  • Research and recommend energy efficiency compliance pathways for all residential product types in any region/state/jurisdiction
  • Assemble extensive special reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Understand MINHERS thoroughly, especially Chapters 6 and 9
  • Develop/refine/optimize SOPs for all teams within the Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Department in an effort to support team members and ensure that their processes are as efficient as possible
  • Effectively train and delegate work to Sustainability Analysts
  • Assist with quality assurance file reviews, tracking, and updates
  • Review received inspection data to ensure all claimed practices and performance results are in compliance with the applicable energy efficient building program. (Ex. Energy Star Multi‐Family New Construction, NGBS, LEED and LEED for Homes, Enterprise Green and Green Globes.)
  • Prepare and submit program required paperwork and documentation.
  • Complete any green building verification service including any necessary paperwork required for internal reporting, data collection, and photographic documentation
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems on and off site relating to any verification or inspection service
  • Maintain required credentials for applicable programs.

Education/Experience:

  • B.S. in Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Science, or related field
  • 1+ years’ experience with construction, energy efficiency building codes, green building programs, and building science
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of the requirements, implementation, and certification processes of various above code and green building programs
  • Complete knowledge of residential and commercial IECC requirements
  • Familiarity with building science concepts such as thermal enclosure, building envelope leakage testing, and duct leakage testing
  • Must have previous experience with energy modeling software such as eQuest, REMrate, Open Studio
  • Must have strong software experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must be certified as RESNET HERS Rater
  • Must be certified as a NGBS Verifier
  • Must be certified as a RESNET QAD
  • Must be willing to obtain additional certifications/licenses as required (LEED AP/GA, LEED Green Rater highly desirable)
  • Must have a Valid Driver’s License in good standing with an insurable driving record

Additional Requirements:

  • Project Management skills are essential and will be necessary to guide projects from start to finish.
  • Critical problem-solving skills will be vital to improve the company’s internal processes.
  • Must be able to read, write, and comprehend technical instructions enough to be able to convey technical information in plain language
  • Must have excellent verbal/written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills
  • Must have expert ability to effectively communicate with other disciplines or groups and resolve conflicts
  • Must have excellent reporting skills, attention to detail, deadline-oriented, data entry management, and time management skills
  • Must be organized, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and dependable

Rewards and Benefits

PEG LLC offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include: • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance • 2 Weeks PTO & Company Paid Holidays • 401(k) Retirement Plan • Basic Life & Supplemental Life • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities • Corporate Sponsored Events 

PEG LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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