[Bldg-sim] HELP WANTED: GBCI (USGBC) - Certification Reviewer, HVAC/Energy (LEED, PEER, EDGE, WELL, etc.)

Gail Hampsmire ghampsmire at usgbc.org
Wed Aug 19 06:35:14 PDT 2015

This position may be performed in Washington, DC or remotely within the United States.

USGBC is currently seeking multiple Certification Reviewers to work with the Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI) Certification team. GBCI is the premier certification body responsible for global delivery and quality oversight of green building and green business sustainability standards. Its integrated team of green building specialists administers credentials and certifications for LEED, WELL, PEER, SITES, EDGE and GRESB. These highly motivated individuals will use their extensive industry experience, technical expertise and project management skills to work within a dynamic, high performing cross functional team to deliver certification and onsite assessment services as appropriate for these standards.

Please submit resume and letter of interest, with salary requirements and title of position applying for, via email to jobs at usgbc.org<mailto:jobs at usgbc.org> copied to ghampsmire at usgbc.org<mailto:ghampsmire at usgbc.org> or fax to 202-478-5046<tel:202-478-5046>, attn: Human Resources. Please indicate where you saw the posting for this opportunity. No phone calls please.


Certification Reviewer, HVAC/Energy
Specific responsibilities include

·         Perform in-depth technical review and analyses of building design, construction, and operations for compliance with sustainability standards (e.g. LEED, EDGE, WELL, etc.)

·         Perform onsite performance testing for assessor-based certification programs (e.g., WELL)

·         Perform onsite compliance verification/assessment for assessor/auditor-based certification programs (e.g. WELL, EDGE)

·         Provide expert review of LEED: EA Prerequisite 2/Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance, LEED IEQ Prerequisite 1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance, and related credits

·         Educate the marketplace by effectively communicating technical requirements through written, verbal, and in-person meetings (e.g. WELL) with project teams

·         Perform quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) review of work done by other GBCI Certification Reviewers, GBCI Assessors/Auditors (e.g. WELL, EDGE) and sub contracted review teams

·         Provide technical customer service support as needed

·         Contribute to the continued development and increased technical knowledge of fellow Certification Reviewers through collaborative teamwork
Secondary responsibilities

·         Assist in developing, reviewing, and refining GBCI programs, policies and plans, as well as specific credit language and reference materials

·         Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to the certification review process based on personal knowledge and vision, or user feedback

·         Liaise with USGBC and other standard developers and their associated technical committees

·         Liaise with USGBC Education team, GBCI Credentialing team, and other internal and external groups as needed

·         Maintain currency of expertise by staying abreast of new and developing industry issues and trends

·         Assist with mentoring other team members

·         Other duties as assigned
Education and training requirements/preferences

·         Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in mechanical or energy engineering or equivalent

·         Professional Engineer license preferred

·         CEM certification preferred

·         LEED AP required upon hire; with specialty preferred (BD+C, ID+C)
Experience requirements

·         Minimum 3+ years direct professional experience in energy modeling. Additional experience in mechanical system design, energy modeling, commissioning and energy auditing preferred.

·         Direct experience with at least 10 energy models for commercial projects by consulting on, creating or reviewing compliance with ASHRAE Std. 90.1, California’s Title-24, Canada NECB or equivalent local code

·         Experience with a variety of high-performance building projects, including LEED projects

·         Direct experience using energy modeling programs for commercial buildings (eQuest, EnergyPro, Trace, HAP, Visual DOE, IES etc.) and understanding of their input and output summary documentation

·         Ability to read, understand and interpret building floor plans, sections, site plans, construction specifications, mechanical schedules, commissioning reports and operational policies

·         Detailed technical understanding of and experience with common environmental building codes and standards (e.g., ASHRAE 90.1, ASHRAE 62.1, ASHRAE 55, California Title 24, IPMVP Vol. III, IESNA RP-33, ASHRAE 189, IECC)

·         In the field HVAC system design and construction experience preferred
Additional qualifications

·         Passion and commitment to USGBC mission

·         Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills

·         Detail-oriented and able to prioritize

·         Experience serving in technical consultative role

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing

·         Excellent ability to clearly explain advanced technical issues in manner that is easily understood

·         Strong interpersonal and customer service skills

·         Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work

·         Ability to work well both independently and on teams

·         Ability and willingness to self-initiate

·         Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite

·         Bi-lingual fluency in Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, French or Arabic preferred
Related organizational goals and objectives

·         Support GBCI’s mission to become the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business performance and practice globally

·         Encourage and accelerate global adoption of green business practices through various sustainability standards, tools and performance criteria.

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