Sustainability Specialist

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Preparing for a Sustainable Future

Your Role

Gensler’s D.C. Consulting studio captures the best outcomes of change for our clients through a range of services that build more resilient organizations, communities, and people. Our Strategists work with clients across industries on engagements related to workplace and real estate strategy, experience strategies, sustainability, change management, and other types of projects. Our consulting practice works across Gensler’s office and regional boundaries to create the best teams for each engagement and is committed to advancing our core climate change and equitable design priorities on every project.

We are adding a member to our team of Sustainability Specialists which provides focused leadership and forward-thinking solutions to all of Gensler’s clients, and champions our firm’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our portfolio.

What You Will Do

  • Ability to perform technical analysis and present optimization opportunities on Life Cycle Cost and impact studies (LCA and LCC), Façade performance simulation, and Energy and daylighting simulation
  • Certification Consulting such as LEED, WELL, Fitwel, LBC, etc.
  • Document and submit credits for third party review
  • Maintain relevant project tracking documents (Scorecard, design documents, construction submittal reviews)
  • Support certification process alongside a diverse group of disciplines
  • Work with clients and design teams to build consensus establishing sustainable design and project certification goals, employing feasibility analysis or other methods to facilitate goal setting

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferably from an accredited school of architecture or interior design, environmental design, or engineering program
  • 1-5 years of professional experience in Sustainability Consulting
  • LEED AP with Specialty (BD+C or ID+C preferred)
  • Proficiency with Revit, OneClick (Athena, Tally or other assessment software also acceptable), Rhino
  • Technical understanding and analysis of data from simple box energy analysis, daylight modeling, solar feasibility and resource efficiency optimization
  • Communication skills including interpersonal, presentation, and public speaking
  • Strong organizational and collaborative skills to adapt to multiple team and client working styles
  • Proficient in MS Office with strength in Excel
  • Maintains a high level of collaboration, engagement & enthusiasm in remote/hybrid work setting

Recommended Qualifications

  • Certification Experience: WELL, Fitwel, Living Building Challenge, LEED EBOM, ParkSmart, PEER, Energy Star, EDGE, BREEAM, Envision
  • Basic proficiency with Climate Studio and Fenestra Pro
  • Proficiency in InDesign
  • Knowledgeable in latest version of Green Building Codes, ASHRAE Standards and sustainability reference standards
  • Understanding of industry commitments to carbon reduction (AIA 2030, SE2050)
  • Confidence in facilitating strategic conversations
  • Curious, well-read, eager to contribute to studio and Gensler firm culture

Please provide a well-crafted introduction of yourself as a cover letter explaining your passion for environmental sustainability as it relates to the built environment, along with a portfolio of work. This can include notable projects from past work experience, innovative or environmental designs, or process-oriented tools you have built. Be prepared to discuss previous experience with project certifications.

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities.

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.