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Stantec Building Performance Analyst in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Building Performance Analyst - ( 210000PM )


Our Buildings practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we design. From iconic designs to monumental groundbreakings, join us to bring transformational building solutions to life. Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future—join us!

Your Opportunity

Stantec’s Sustainability Building Performance team is a collaborative and creative group of multi-disciplinary professionals. We provide professional consulting services that support innovative, high-performance projects in the built environment.

Our service areas include building performance engineering, building science, energy auditing, commissioning and energy management, sustainable design, infrastructure, community development, and resilient design strategies. We work with public and private sector clients covering multiple project types, sectors, and locations globally.

Your Role

We are seeking a highly motivated consultant with specialized expertise in building performance engineering and energy modeling. The successful candidate has an architecture or engineering background, a related undergraduate degree is required with a graduate degree highly desirable, and at least 5 years of professional experience working in the Building Performance field.

You will work in an interdisciplinary team environment focusing on High-Performance Building Consulting; primarily providing expertise and technical support to a wide range of design projects, championing Stantec's sustainability and building performance principles and seeking to develop innovative solutions to client challenges. Experience with LEED, code compliance and utility energy modeling is required, however you will also be working on innovative modeling and performance approaches ranging from parametric analysis to zero carbon assessments at multiple scales – single buildings to masterplan development.

This position will be in Boston.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Work with clients and projects teams (internal and external) to develop high-performance building objectives, metrics, frameworks and strategies appropriate to the project.

  • Carry out Whole Building Energy Modeling using IES Virtual Environment, eQUEST, EnergyPlus. etc.

  • Carry out detailed Life Cycle Cost Analysis to guide design team decisions.

  • Conduct Building Energy & Water Benchmarking analysis.

  • Provide appropriate analysis and reporting support to project teams and stakeholders.

  • Conduct and create detailed reviews of design documentation (drawings, plans, specs etc.) to confirm compliance with building performance requirements and applicable energy codes.

  • Provide building performance-related documentation for compliance with green rating systems (e.g. LEED) and / or energy codes, etc.

  • Participate in Research & Development projects to identify opportunities to improve buildings performance.

  • Conduct presentations to Architects and other Consultants.

  • Attend team meetings.

  • Participate in in-house activities, including internal education, preparation of case studies, etc.

  • Assist in the growth of sustainability services in the local region – northeast US region.

  • Share expertise and lessons learned through participation in case studies and public speaking opportunities as deemed advantageous.

  • Participate in local forums, including the Boston Sustainability Design Leaders group, BSA COTE, MA USGBC Chapter, etc.

  • Support the regional Sustainability Leader on company and corporate initiatives, as necessary.

  • Support Stantec’s commitment and tracking of the AIA 2030 Commitment.

  • Support compliance documentation consistent with deliverables within the City of Boston Article 37 ordinance.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Deep knowledge of relevant building performance / energy management codes and standards including ASHRAE 90.1, NECB, etc.

  • Deep knowledge of Mechanical System design/operation, building science principles.

  • Working knowledge of building performance-related LEED credit requirements and documentation

  • Project Team facilitation experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as report writing skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills are essential.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a strong attention to detail are essential.

  • Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite programs.

  • Experience presenting sustainability topics in public forums (eg industry conferences)

  • Experience with CAD and/or Revit an asset.

  • Preferred:

    • Licensed Architect, Professional Engineer (P.Eng) or Engineer in Training (E.I.T).
    • Certified Energy Manager (CEM).
    • Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP).
    • Experience with Daylight modeling using Radiance, Diva for Rhino, Grasshopper/Ladybug/Honeybee.
    • LEED Accredited Professional (BD C) or willingness to credential within 90-days of hiring.
    • Other professional certifications or licenses as appropriate to this field, particularly CPHC/CPHD

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in architecture, buildings engineering, science, or energy related field(s) (Graduate degree is an asset). Minimum of 5 years of experience working in the Building Performance field. Minimum of 2 years of experience in Building Energy Modelling with proof of two, minimum successfully participated within LEED certified projects. Familiarity with the building performance-related credits of the LEED rating system.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : United States-Massachusetts-Boston

Job : Sustainability Consultant

Organization : BC-2184 Buildings-US Northeast

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Apr 1, 2021, 6:06:38 PM

Req ID: 210000PM

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans