[Bldg-sim] HELP WANTED: USGBC - Energy Team LEED Certification Reviewer

Gail Hampsmire ghampsmire at usgbc.org
Tue Jul 15 10:15:30 PDT 2014

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> 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.


JOB TITLE:            LEED Certification Reviewer (II, III, IV)
DEPARTMENT:  GBCI Certification
REPORTS TO:      Energy/HVAC Team Lead and Technical Director, Energy/HVAC
GRADE:                Technical Level (1, 2 or 3)
DATE:                    July 15th, 2014
LOCATION:         Washington, DC or remote


GBCI is assembling a dynamic, integrated team of green building specialists to provide technical expertise for LEED certification and the advancement of the LEED Rating Systems. The LEED Certification Reviewer serves as a primary technical subject matter expert for the evaluation of projects pursuing LEED Certification. This individual draws on cross-cutting knowledge of, and direct experience with, the suite of LEED Rating Systems to serve as a resource and problem-solver for technical issues pertaining to LEED. The position may be performed in Washington, DC or remotely.


Primary responsibilities

  *   Review project documentation for prerequisites and credits for compliance with LEED requirements
  *   Provide expert review of EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance, and related credits
  *   Educate the LEED marketplace through comments and technical advice to project teams
  *   Perform quality control (QC) review of work performed by other GBCI LEED Certification Reviewers and external review teams
  *   Provide technical support as needed to the LEED Customer Service team
  *   Contribute to the continued development and increased technical knowledge of fellow LEED Certification Reviewers through collaborative teamwork
Secondary responsibilities:

  *   Assist in developing, reviewing, and refining LEED programs, policies and plans, as well as specific LEED credit language and reference materials
  *   Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to LEED and the certification review process based on personal knowledge and vision, or user feedback
  *   Liaise with USGBC Technical Development team, LEED Technical Advisory Groups, USGBC Resource Development team, 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
  *   (For senior candidates) Assist with mentoring other team members and provide other limited team management duties as needed.
  *   Other duties as assigned




Approximately 5%


  *   Support GBCI’s mission to become the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green building performance and practice globally
  *   Encourage and accelerate global adoption of green building practices through LEED standards, tools and performance criteria
  *   Offer a comprehensive portfolio of programs including technical tools and services supporting LEED products to meet the diverse needs of the building industry
  *   Provide technical expertise to other departments in the organization
  *   Streamline LEED certification processes and procedures among consultants and committees


·         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)

·         LEED Certification Reviewer certificate preferred (required after hire)

·         Minimum 2, 5, 7, 10 years direct professional experience (depending on level) in mechanical system design, energy modeling, commissioning and energy auditing
·         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 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, 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)

·         Passion and commitment to USGBC mission
·         Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
·         Energetic, 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
·         Willingness to self-initiate
·         Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite and LEED Online
·         Bi-lingual fluency in Portuguese, Mandarin, Spanish, French or Arabic preferred

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