Sustainability Consultant - Sustainability at Thornton Tomasetti in Portland, Maine

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We are a growing 1500+ person firm with 10 practices: Structural Engineering, Forensics, Applied Science, Renewal, Resilience, Construction Engineering, Protective Design and Security, Facade Engineering, Sustainability and Transportation. We work on everything from landmark buildings to small-scale specialty structures, from the historic to the high performing, while balancing multiple objectives, including form, function, schedule, sustainability, constructability and budget. TALENT is at the core of our business.

Our Sustainability practice collaborates with clients and project partners to integrate successful green solutions into the planning, design, construction and operation of buildings, reducing their environmental impact at every stage of their life cycle. We use whole-systems thinking and leading-edge analytical tools to develop innovative solutions that balance economic, social and environmental factors. Our experienced team offers sustainable design strategies, energy analysis, green building certification consulting, sustainability analysis and upgrades for existing structures, along with education and training.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Sustainability practice provide Sustainability Consulting services with a focus on Green Building Certification programs. You'll be knowledgeable and passionate for sustainable building strategies and systems, and familiar with commercial construction techniques and architectural detailing. The role requires excellent oral and written communication skills and enjoyment in working with diverse project teams and building owners.

You'll report to a project manager, and will have ample support for internal growth, offering the opportunity to eventually lead teams and projects as part of a growing global team delivering on national and international projects.

This position is available for employees to work remotely.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform and/or support certification work on projects of all scales: LEED, WELL, fitwel, Passive House, SITES, ParkSmart, Living Building Challenge and others as required.

  • Participate with team members in sustainable design charrettes, workshops, and design competitions. Attend design and construction meetings.

  • Primary focus on East Coast architects, developers and higher education institutions with the ability to collaborate on projects across the country and around the globe as the opportunities arise with our clients.

  • Collaborate and support sustainable strategies and energy optimization services to architects and owners/developers.

  • Participate/ facilitate meetings with project team members to review and document sustainability/ certification requirements.

  • Investigate materials and technologies as related to building sustainability, embodied carbon, health, and wellness.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Background in building science, or architectural, engineering, construction fields

  • 0-3 years of experience in sustainability consulting

  • At a minimum, a Bachelor's degree, Master's Degree preferred

  • LEED Green Associate credential or LEED Accredited Professional or ability to obtain LEED AP within six months of employment.

  • Experience with other third party certifications such as LEED, WELL, Fitwel, Passive House, Living Building Challenge

  • Technical knowledge in the building industry and ability to navigate design and construction documentation. Excellent technical writing and verbal skills.

Thornton Tomasetti is proud to be an equal employment workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Thornton Tomasetti are considered without regards to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

(US Locations Only) In our culture of collaboration and innovation, we find we do our best work when we are together while minimizing the risks of COVID-19. For new hires at Thornton Tomasetti, we require COVID-19 vaccination to the extent allowed by access and permitted by government jurisdiction in your area and barring any religious or medically approved exemption.

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