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WSP USA Senior Building Performance Consultant (Built Ecology) in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Building Performance Consultant (Built Ecology)

Req ID 7604

Senior Building Performance Consultant (Built Ecology)

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP, an award winning and innovative multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm, is seeking a full time Senior Building Performance Consultant for the Built Ecology team in Boston, MA . Our team work closely with architects, owners, and teams throughout WSP to advance sustainability, health, and resilience goals on large, complex projects around the world.

Built Ecology is WSP’s national Built Environment Sustainability team, providing a broad range of services including sustainability strategy consulting, high performance design and analysis, building certifications, district-scale solutions, training and education, goal setting and workshop facilitation, and integrated project management. We work across a wide range of project types and scales, from horizontal planning and district infrastructure, to vertical design and construction, to ongoing performance and operations. Built Ecology has been directly responsible for driving many leading projects across the globe, including LEED Platinum buildings, Living Building Challenge and WELL projects, net-zero water and energy projects, EcoDistricts, corporate initiatives, and improvements for large building portfolios. Our solutions are typically innovative, integrated, and practical.

Our team takes a unique approach all our projects. We influence strategic decisions for the design of buildings and neighborhoods, infrastructure and landscapes, and organizational outcomes. Through our internship program, we offer an opportunity to experience built environment sustainability services (strategy, analysis, design and implementation) in a project delivery context.

Your Impact

  • Lead detailed energy modeling and building performance analysis activities to achieve established performance targets, LEED certification, energy code compliance, and other energy performance goals

  • Quality control of the technical work done by the local high performance analysis team

  • Technical training of the new hires that join the local high performance analysis team

  • Utilize energy modeling tools to complete carbon modeling and develop net zero carbon roadmaps

  • Step in and help solve technical intricate modeling problems that may require expertise

  • Write reports detailing analysis activities and design advice

  • Liaise internally to facilitate the achievement of project sustainability objectives

  • Review building documentation for the integration of high-performance design aspects

  • Deliver high performance design analysis and project design advice of a high technical standard, integrated across architecture and building systems

Who You Are

Ideal candidates will exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Passionate about creating a sustainable, healthy, resilient, and equitable built environment

  • Driven to create solutions that deliver ambitious high-performance design outcomes

  • Background in sustainability, building design, and high-performance design analytics

  • Strong verbal, written, and graphic communication

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a building design or building science discipline that could include: Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Building Science or similar from a reputable University in United States, United Kingdom or Canada.

  • 5+ years of energy modeling experience for high-performance projects, building certification (i.e. LEED, Passive House, net-zero, EnergyStar, etc.), and energy code compliance

  • Ability to independently read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings

  • Familiarity with IECC and ASHRAE 90.1, 62.1 and 55 requirements and energy modeling protocols

  • Knowledge of mechanical system architecture and components

  • Experience with IES-VE, OpenStudio, EnergyPlus, and/or eQuest

  • LEED Green Associate

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a building design or building science discipline that could include: Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Building Science or similar from a reputable University in United States, United Kingdom or Canada.

  • ASHRAE BEMP certified

  • Scripting skills are a plus, e.g. Python, Grasshopper, Ruby, C#

  • LEED Accredited Professional


Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: N/A - No travel required

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: BOSTON - SUMMER ST

  • All locations: US-MA-Boston

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.