locationsChicago, IL, UStime typeFull timeposted onPosted 30+ Days Agojob requisition idR-11016Your Role Gensler is seeking an experienced sustainability analyst with design expertise in the built environment, including setting goals on carbon and related performance metrics, quantifying performance of design options, and collaborating with design teams to develop effective strategies to improve performance. The focus of this role is a combination of technical leadership, mentorship, and business development across all design types.As a Sustainability Specialist at Gensler, you will join a highly creative, collaborative team dedicated to innovative problem solving and design excellence. You will work with the Northcentral Sustainability Consulting team in providing a full spectrum of sustainability advisory and support to clients and project teams, from pre-design through post-occupancy.What You Will DoEmploying technical analysis and research, you will integrate with design teams to identify opportunities and elevate sustainability for a wide range of world class clients and projects ranging from commercial interiors to ground up buildings and real estate portfolios.Design and facilitate work sessions with clients and design teams to build consensus and develop sustainability strategies for individual projects and across portfolios.Identify and maintain awareness of current and emerging technologies, tools, and methods as they impact the delivery of green building design.Undertake performance analysis including but not limited to embodied carbon/whole building lifecycle analysis, daylight, energy, solar, and climate assessments.Coordinate with project design teams to provide sustainable design guidance and technical support, and certification process management, participating in client meetings when necessary.Coordinate the work of multiple consultants and supervise the work of project team members, including providing training and guidance.Your QualificationsBachelor or Master’s degree in Building Science, Environmental Science, Architecture, Engineering, or a closely related field, or equivalent work experience.8+ years of post-graduate experience in a similar role.Experience in climate and sustainability consulting services, proposal development and management.Strong leadership, communication and relationship management skills.Strong writing, speaking, organizational skills, and technical presentation ability; capable of story-boarding complex issues into digestible presentations for a variety of audiences, particularly high-level client audiences.Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail.Strong integrated analytical problem solving and modeling skills.Strong understanding of building physics, thermodynamics, and advanced building analysis.Expertise in building systems, building performance analytics, climatic and passive design principles.Experienced in lifecycle assessment and integration of embodied carbon into sustainability goals.Experienced in third-party green building rating systems (LEED, WELL, Passivehaus, Living Building Challenge, ILFI Zero Carbon Certification, or related).Proficient user of building simulation and LCA software including OpenStudio/EnergyPlus, DIVA, Climate Studio, OneClick LCA, or Tally.Preferred Qualifications Experience with organizational carbon foot printing, climate action planning, and/or climate change resiliency assessment a plus.Experience with relational databases and data analytics software such as R, Tableau, or PowerBI.Coding or scripting experience, particularly Python, Ruby, or C#.Familiarity with digital collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams, and willingness to learn others such as Miro and/or Mural.ASHRAE Building Energy Modeling Professional or Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant certification.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 GenslerAt 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. Our annual base salary range has been established based on local markets.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.
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 52 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.
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