New Ecology, Inc.

Founded in 1999, New Ecology, Inc. (NEI) is an innovative, mission-driven non-profit. We are nationally-known for our community-focused work advancing sustainable practices, reducing fossil fuel use, creating clean energy, eliminating pollution and waste, promoting resiliency and ensuring healthy environments in which to live and work. Our success is tied to the approach we have developed over the years.

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

New Ecology, Inc. Boston, MA, USA
Dec 10, 2018
Full time
New Ecology, Inc. is seeking candidates for the position of Project Manager in its Boston office. The Project Manager works with property owners and real estate development teams to improve the performance, occupant health and durability of multifamily buildings. The work requires basic technical architectural and mechanical competency, knowledge of green building practices and technologies, energy efficiency improvement strategies, and building science, and working experience managing LEED certification projects. Duties and Responsibilities: The Project Manager’s duties will include, but are not limited to, managing green building projects from pre-design through construction to operations optimization. A significant portion of this work will include facilitating and documenting compliance with LEED certification and/or regulatory requirements. The Project Manager is responsible for 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 be responsible for developing and delivering NEI’s work product.  The Project Manager will work under the supervision of a Senior Project Manager and will collaborate extensively with other technical staff. Specific tasks may include: leading design meetings to identify and target cost effective greening strategies and approaches; attending project meetings and leading discussions on relevant sustainability issues; developing green building strategies for new construction/renovation projects; reviewing technical documents like building plans, specifications, and submittals to ensure that green design intent and certification requirements are incorporated and that green and energy efficiency features are buildable; educating team members on and facilitating, documenting, and tracking compliance with green building rating systems, such as LEED and Energy Star; 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; Managing existing building audit projects, including ASHRAE Level I and II and resiliency assessments; 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 representing 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. We are specifically interested in applicants with strong experience in this type of work who are on a path towards the Senior Project Management position, which includes management/mentorship of junior level staff and increased focus on business development and organizational representation. The applicant’s experience and qualifications should include: knowledge of green building and energy efficiency strategies and technologies; significant, demonstrated experience in building science; A LEED accreditation in at least one (preferable more) USGBC rating system, and working experience successfully facilitating and managing a certification project from start to completion; knowledge of other relevant green building rating systems, such as Energy Star Homes, Enterprise Green Communities, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, etc.; knowledge of multifamily buildings/building systems; 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; and working knowledge of rebates and incentive programs available to building owners. Compensation:  Competitive pay and generous benefits package. Professional development is a priority and we provide financial assistance for training and certifications. To Apply:  Please submit your cover letter and resume to:   careers@newecology.org   (please put “Project Manager-Boston” in the subject line).  NEI is committed to developing a diverse staff.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
New Ecology, Inc. Boston, MA, USA
Dec 10, 2018
New Ecology, Inc. is seeking candidates for the position of Building Energy Modeler/Analyst in its Boston office. The Modeler will use his or her knowledge of engineering and the simulation process to support projects requiring computer modeling for code compliance, LEED and Energy Star compliance, existing building energy audits, utility program evaluations, and comparison of design alternatives. In this position the Modeler will join our current modeling staff, and work with New Ecology’s project managers and engineers to develop accurate energy simulations for baseline and proposed conditions, and to guide our clients’ design and optimization process. The energy modelers at New Ecology work with a small engineering team that, in addition to performing energy simulations, conducts energy audits, calculates savings with spreadsheet tools, delivers architectural and mechanical design support, provides building monitoring and optimization, and generally provides engineering support for the organization. Duties and Responsibilities: The Building Energy Modeler’s duties will include, but are not limited to: Perform 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; Develop building geometry from plans which may be provided in a variety of formats; Model all types of building HVAC systems within the software; Perform calculations outside the modeling software as required; Use eQuest, Energy Plus, and possibly other simulation software, as well as 2D and 3D drawing programs, support software, and spreadsheets. These could include Autocad, Revit, Sketchup, Open Studio, and Rhino. Develop spreadsheet documentation that supports the modeling process; Use scripting in Python or other tools to enhance model creation; Analyze the model outputs; Provide feedback to project teams on cost effective ways of improving building performance and sustainability. 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; Manage time effectively and within project budget constraints; Assist with development of scopes of work by providing detailed information related to the time and costs associated with energy modeling. Qualifications: New Ecology typically seeks to hire multidisciplinary, lifelong learners who naturally seek deeper and deeper understanding of how buildings operate and how this understanding can be used to convince owners and operators to adapt greener practices. The ideal candidate will be results-oriented and a team player. The applicant’s experience and qualifications will ideally include many of the following items: Bachelor’s or advanced degree in mechanical/architectural engineering or related field. 1+ years of demonstrable experience with common energy analysis/benchmarking and energy modeling software, with a specific focus on eQUEST and EnergyPlus. Familiarity with Trane Trace, Carrier HAP, Excel-based energy calculations, etc. is a plus; 1+ years’ experience related to building energy systems design; Proficiency with 2D and 3D drawing software such as Autocad, Revit, and Sketchup; Competence with spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel; Understanding of building HVAC, lighting and other related systems, and ability to efficiently read and interpret drawings and specifications; Basic knowledge of building enclosure systems and building science; Knowledge of the basic physics and engineering equations underlying building energy calculations; Familiarity with energy codes, including the international codes such as IECC, and ASHRAE standards. Experience with modeling to meet the LEED, Energy Star 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; CEM, LEED, or credentials in related areas will be considered an advantage, as will the ASHRAE BEMP certificate (building energy modeling professional); Experience with modeling support software such as Open Studio and Rhino, and experience with Python or Excel VBA is desirable. Compensation:  Competitive pay and generous benefits package. Professional development is a priority and we provide financial assistance for training and certifications. To Apply:  Please submit your cover letter and resume to:  careers@newecology.org  (please put “Building Energy Modeler” in the subject line). Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com