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Field Rater & Energy Modeler – Green Building Consulting - Worcester, MA

Posted: October 4, 2022

Job Title: Field Rater & Energy Modeler – Green Building Consulting

Location: Worcester, MA

Job Type: Full Time

Target Hire Date: Immediately

Compensation: $52,000 - $65,000 or based on skills and experience

Benefits: 6% 401k Match, Health Insurance Reimbursement, Company Vehicle Opportunity, Generous Paid Time Off Policy

General Information
At Sustainable Comfort, Inc. (SCI), we are looking for people who share our mission of wanting to affect buildings in a thoughtful, sustainable, and impactful way. You’re encouraged to apply if your ideals match ours, regardless if your experience matches the job description directly or not. We can read between the lines and see how your experience and passion can match our team. At SCI we have an equal focus on people, planet and profit and with climate change here to stay, we welcome you to our team to assist us in the unique decarbonization of each building we touch, as you follow your own distinct path and come to the team as the individual you are.

Sustainable Comfort, Inc., is a Worcester based company focused on sustainability in multifamily housing. We develop, design, engineer, build and manage multifamily housing with a specialty in LEED, Energy Star and Passive House certified buildings.

We need Ambition. We are looking for a motivated, team-oriented person to support our diverse, growing team of building performance professionals.

Our focus is Sustainability & Green Buildings. SCI works with development and construction teams throughout the greater Northeast Region to make better multifamily buildings, with a specific focus in ENERGY Star Homes, LEED for Homes, Enterprise Green Communities, Passive House, HERS Rating, State Incentive Programs, and Code Compliance. The Energy Rater will work with architects and developers to develop building plans with an eye for sustainability to meet various energy efficiency and green building programs and work extensively with contractors to verify the construction is meeting all green building requirements.

Grow both Personally and Professionally. We are a young company that is expanding rapidly. Grow your job role and work on innovative projects in a green building/sustainability focused company. Opportunities for advancement and a bonus structure are in place.

Competitive Compensation Package. We offer a competitive compensation package including generous 401k (6% match), health insurance reimbursement, company car opportunities, professional development training, and a generous paid time off policy.

Key Activities:

  • Travel to various multifamily housing construction sites to conduct progress inspections and performance testing to verify energy efficiency.
  • Interact with contractors and other team members to communicate program requirements and inspection schedules.
  • Prepare Ekotrope or related energy models for multifamily apartment units to estimate energy use, guide decision making, and issue certifications.
  • Understand basic building science, as well as work with various green building programs such as Energy Star, LEED for Homes, Enterprise Green Communities, and Passive House Certification programs.
  • Work with architects and developers to develop building plans with an eye for sustainability to meet various energy efficiency and green building programs.
  • Work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment to ensure work gets out the door on time.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Associates degree in construction management or related discipline, or three (3) years of experience in the building trades.
  • Willingness to travel up to 75% of the time throughout the greater Northeast region
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Possess a professional demeanor in dealing with clients and team members.
  • Prior experience in building construction preferred.
  • Prior experience with HERS Rating or similar green building rating system preferred.
  • Be located within 50 miles of Worcester, MA.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be OSHA 10 certified, or willing to obtain certification within 90 business days of employment.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Compensation: $52,000 - $65,000 or based on skills and experience.
  • Generous 401K Match (100% up to 6% of salary)
  • Health Coverage Stipend
  • Company Vehicle Opportunity
  • Unlimited Paid Time off
  • Work from Home option available depending on experience

Primary Skills:

  • Relentless customer focus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Strong ability to independently set priorities, maintain schedule, and use different communication methods to collaborate with a geographically diverse team.
  • Ability and desire to interact with a wide range of existing and potential customers daily.
  • Ability to read, understand, and communicate technical requirements.
  • Knowledge of building construction techniques, green building programs and techniques, and multifamily housing.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Skills: Read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents; and respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

Computer Skills: Exhibit proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and Office Products, some Adobe Products, and cloud-based file management.

Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, climb ladders or stairs, carry 40lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer: This job description is only a summary of typical functions and is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties; they may differ from the job description. Any other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

To apply for this position please contact Angela Lussier  at