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Energy Analyst (HERS Rater) - Western MA

Posted: February 3, 2023

Energy Analyst (HERS Rater)


The Center for EcoTechnology is hiring an Energy Analyst (HERS Rater) to join our team of technical staff providing high performance building services.  The Energy Analyst (HERS Rater) will perform energy modeling, inspect buildings, perform diagnostic tests, and provide consulting for single family and multifamily buildings. The ideal candidate will have Passive House Verifier or Rater certification in addition to HERS rating experience. However, we are willing to train someone without this experience who is passionate about reducing the environmental impact of buildings and has a strong technical background or education and experience as a residential energy analyst. This position is located in the Worcester or Springfield area of Massachusetts in order to provide in-person assessments of structures.

We are looking for someone who can bring new insights, life experience, and diversity to the CET team. This is critical to support our mission impact in historically underserved communities and our success mitigating climate change. If you have enthusiasm for the non-profit mission of CET and feel energized by what you read here, please apply even if you aren't sure you meet every qualification! You may be the right person to grow with us and help us achieve our critical mission impact goals.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Energy Modeling: Performs preliminary HERS ratings from plans for single family and multifamily buildings prior to permitting.  Assists project team with finding the most cost-effective way to achieve their energy efficiency goals and requirements. Updates energy models as building is constructed or renovated and provides final HERS certificates at project completion.
  • Inspections: Schedules and performs on-site inspections of single family and multifamily buildings under construction or renovation, assessing energy efficiency features including insulation, windows, air sealing, mechanical systems, plumbing systems, lighting, and appliances. Communicates with project representative during inspection and documents findings in a report.
  • Consulting: Provides building science-based recommendations to clients for saving energy, improving comfort and healthfulness, and reducing environmental impact, which may include new construction or retrofit projects that will not be receiving HERS ratings. Passive House consulting must ensure super-insulated envelopes, airtight construction, high performance glazing, thermal-bridge-free detailing, and heat recover ventilation at a minimum.
  • Diagnostic Testing: Performs blower door tests, duct leakage tests, and ventilation tests in single family and multifamily buildings at different stages of construction or renovation.  Coordinates with other staff to complete testing of large projects.
  • Project Management: Stays up to date on the progress of all projects, managing numerous projects simultaneously. Ensures projects stay on track to achieve energy efficiency goals and program requirements. Enters data into appropriate databases.
  • Sales and Relationship Development: Maintains ongoing relationships with customers for future opportunities. Pursues opportunities for working with customer on other projects.

Job Location
The candidate can either work from their home office or from CET’s Northampton office and will perform field work 20-60% of the time. Field work will be throughout Massachusetts with a concentration of projects in the western part of the state. 

What We Offer
This is a full-time exempt position. This job comes with excellent benefits including vacation, holiday, and personal/sick time; medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; disability insurance; and a retirement plan with a company match.

We cultivate a friendly and supportive environment to help us achieve our mission.  We will provide training and ongoing professional development to help you succeed as an Energy Analyst (HERS Rater). 

What You Offer
1-3 years experience performing HERS ratings is preferred. Passive House Verifier or Rater certification preferred. Must have strong math and geometry skills, excellent computer skills including Excel and databases, and excellent organizational and time management skills. Strong communication skills including the ability to communicate technical information for practical application are key. Must have a strong commitment to improving the sustainability of residential buildings.

Candidates may have, or must be able to achieve:

  • ENERGY STAR Homes or Multifamily New Construction
  • PHIUS Passive House Verifier or Rater

You must be able to move throughout a construction environment including outdoors, in basements and crawl spaces, and in unfinished or unfloored attics. Must be able to tolerate temperature extremes and poor air quality. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and climb ladders and use technical and scientific equipment. Frequent computer use required.

CET is committed to racial justice and inclusion. Our staff and Board have been formally co-creating and implementing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Framework since 2020 that spans all internal and external policies, practices, and services. The candidates we seek share this commitment to equity and find fulfillment building an inclusive culture in a collaborative and continuous learning environment. Your role is:

  • Participate in required and elective training and development opportunities.
  • Participate in the development of competencies around Communication, Engagement, Self-Awareness, Organizational Awareness, Data, and Policy.
  • Use cultural competency in your interactions with customers and coworkers to foster inclusion and support diverse identities.

About Us
The Center for EcoTechnology is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit in Western Massachusetts with a regional footprint and a national influence. For 40 years, CET has helped people and businesses save energy and reduce waste.  From 2020-2022, our goal is to help 115,000 people and businesses and save enough energy to power 35,000 homes for a year!  We are passionate about our environmental mission and pride ourselves on offering innovative, practical and cost-effective solutions.

CET is an equal opportunity employer and provider. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply. You may include military service assignments and any verified work performed on a volunteer basis.