Sustainability Specialist

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Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we provide comprehensive infrastructure, technology, and intelligence solutions to help create resilient and sustainable communities around the globe. We focus on improving outcomes across our infrastructure planning and design work, working with our clients to coordinate across programs and sectors to deliver resilient and sustainable places.

Sustainability in the context of the built environment is the process of planning, designing, building, and operating building systems – building envelope, heating ventilating and air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, rainwater management – with a focus on responsible materials selection, resource conservation and on-site renewable energy generation while also meeting the functional and programmatic needs of the project. Under direction of the Sustainability Lead, tasks shall include:

  • Provide support for any Project Team engaged in the planning, design, construction, transition to operations, deployment and operations & maintenance of projects with sustainability and/or resiliency goals.
  • Help ensure the overall design incorporates appropriate capabilities and technologies to enable compliance with all Federal regulations regarding energy conservation and environmental protection.
  • Direct, supervise and check activities of staff engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents for Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, and/or the Detailed Design Phases of a project
  • Through briefings or other informal training procedures, help educate Project Team members and the Client workforce about sustainability to help encourage a culture that desires to be conscience of resource use and the impact of facility design decisions.
  • Interface with the Client and consultants as required.
  • Provide support for meetings and forums.
  • Perform sustainability technical reviews of project documents to ensure compliance with sustainability requirements.
  • Monitor progress and generally facilitate progress and completion of sustainability related tasks.
  • Help ensure compliance with federal regulations.
  • Complete analyses using various methods to include building information modeling and simulation software.
  • Provide support for the development of sustainability strategies.
  • Knowledge of or Trainable to REVIT-compatible analyses
  • Periodic travel to project locations and other Jacobs offices should be anticipated.
  • Hybrid Remote and Office work mode should be anticipated.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Science, or BFA Interior Design from an accredited program
  • A Certification or Accreditation related to building performance, sustainability, or resilience such as Certified Commissioning Authority, Certified Energy Manager, WELL AP or in Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design AP
  • Must have demonstrated recent experience (10 years minimum) in the area of sustainable, environmental, or resilient design
  • US Citizenship

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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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