[BLDG-SIM] Sustainable Design Assistance Project Manager job posting

Laurel VanDriest lvandriest at archenergy.com
Tue Oct 3 10:10:33 PDT 2006

Architectural Energy Corporation has a job opening in its Boulder office
for a Sustainable Design Assistance (SDA) Project Manager.  


Duties and Responsibilities:

The SDA Project Manager position involves the management of medium- and
large-scale multi-disciplinary SDA projects and associated staff, as
assigned by the SDA Team Leader.  This position requires a broad base of
sustainable design knowledge, extensive project and people management,
organizational clarity and logic, the ability to work directly with
architects, engineers, and clients, an independent work ethos, and a
passion for the promotion and facilitation of an energy-efficient and
environmentally-sensitive built environment.  Project management duties
involve oversight of a wide range of SDA activities, including: energy
analysis, daylighting analysis, LEED Certification support services,
computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis, renewable energy systems
analysis, and general sustainable design and planning consulting, as
well as regular interface with staff from other AEC Business Area Teams
(BATs), such as Commissioning and Building Energy Evaluation Services.


Tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:


*         Managing SDA projects from start to finish, including the
following: conducting project kickoff and client follow-up meetings,
assignment and supervision of SDA team members, organizing and managing
frequent internal project meetings, overseeing project scheduling,
management and technical review of all analysis activities, quality
control assurance, assistance with preparation and submittal of
deliverables, development and delivery of presentation materials, and
project budget management.

*         Providing sustainable design consulting to various clients.

*         Providing assistance, research and report writing on a variety
of sustainable design projects.

*         Maintaining a high level of organization, and continually
trying to improve in-house project management.

*         Traveling to in-state and out-of-state projects as required.


An undergraduate degree in engineering, environmental design,
architecture, construction management, or other related fields is
required, with additional graduate degree(s) preferred. 


Skills Required:

A candidate for this position must have the following skills:


*         Strong knowledge of sustainable strategies and their
implementation throughout the building design and construction

*         Strong project management, people management, and time
management skills.

*         Excellent communication skills -- oral, written, and
presentation -- and facility with necessary supporting software
(Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

*         Excellent interpersonal relationship skills.

*         Working knowledge of sustainable design analysis software
tools (energy, daylighting, solar control, CFD, life-cycle analysis,
etc.) and familiarity and facility with the intricacies and constraints
of their usage.

*         Working knowledge of and experience with the architectural
design process and all phases of design/build from pre-design to
construction administration.


Skills Recommended:

A candidate for this position might have the following skills /


*         Sustainable design consulting experience, gained from work at
a national-scale consulting firm or as an independent contractor at a
similar level.

*         Sustainable design software analysis experience (high level,
detailed modeling).

*         Working knowledge of the USGBC’s LEED Certification systems
(NC, EB, CI, etc.), and LEED AP status.

*         Teaching experience (workshops, university-level courses,


Typical Years of Full-Time Professional Experience:

Five to ten years project management preferred; minimum of three years


Contact:         Laurel Van Driest

                        hr at archenergy.com

                        Direct fax:  303-459-7399



Laurel Van Driest

Office Administrator

Architectural Energy Corporation

2540 Frontier Avenue, Suite 201

Boulder, Colorado  80301


E-mail:  lvandriest at archenergy.com

Direct phone:  303-459-7418

Direct fax:  303-459-7399

Main phone:  303-444-4149 x418

Main fax:  303-444-4304



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