Junior Energy Engineer – Sustainability and Decarbonization | RPM

Junior Energy Engineer – Sustainability and Decarbonization | RPM

Junior Energy Engineer – Sustainability and Decarbonization | RPM

Be the Change You Wish to See in the World!

We are seeking a creative Energy Engineer who shares our unwavering passion for mitigating climate impacts and transforming the built environment. If you thrive on innovation and possess expertise in HVAC upgrades, electrification, decarbonization and/or energy modeling, we want you on our team.

Location: Must reside in MA or RI. Hybrid work schedule.

Key Responsibilities
Lead Energy Audits: Conduct on-site evaluations, comprehensive audit walkthroughs, and retro-commissioning of systems, driving impactful project designs. Organize notes and photos.
Data Analytics and Insights: Execute energy, emissions and building load analyses. Devise and manage system evaluation studies. Analyze energy data for trends and issues, utilizing data visualizations to inform strategic decision-making.
Project Management: Support decarbonization and energy efficiency projects from inception to completion.
Clear Communication: Craft compelling reports that effectively convey existing building conditions, data analysis, decarbonization assessments, and project outcomes.
• Innovative Collaboration: Work closely with the RPM team to blend traditional methodologies with creative approaches for decarbonizing existing buildings.
Stay Ahead of the Curve: Continuously update your knowledge on emerging technologies and procedures.
Project Leadership: Devise and manage projects and budgets, including overseeing subcontracted services.
Relationship Building: Foster strong partnerships with vendors, installers, utility partners, and other stakeholders.
Team Development: Contribute to team learning and growth opportunities.

Skills and Qualifications (50% or more of the following)
Energy Modeling: Proficiency with WUFI, Carrier HAP, and/or WAP-approved software.
Building Automation: Expertise in building automation and control systems.
Electrification: Deep understanding of electrification requirements and systems.
HVAC Mastery: Knowledge of HVAC systems across all fuel types.
Power Solutions: Experience in power quality and reliability improvements.
Utility Efficiency: Familiarity with utility efficiency programs.
Advanced Systems: Knowledge of CHP, geothermal, lighting, and other systems.
Compliance: Understanding of MA building codes.
Logistics: This position requires travel to client sites, car ownership preferred.

Education and Experience
Educational Background: BS in engineering or a related technical field.
Professional Experience: 2-4 years of relevant experience.
Innovative Mindset: Ability to think outside the box.
Team Player: Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
Travel: Ability to travel locally as needed.

Benefits
• Competitive salary and bonus program based on individual and company performance.
• PTO and 10 paid holidays.
• Employer-matching 401(k) and HRA contribution.
• Professional development opportunities including tuition reimbursement, association membership reimbursement, and conference participation.
• Company-paid short-term disability.
• Hybrid/remote work environment (must reside in MA/RI).
• The opportunity to make a significant impact within the company and in the world.

Apply Today: Send your cover letter and resume to: fking@rpmpowerllc.com
For additional openings, visit RPM Careers.

Company Overview: RPM is Boston-based, woman-owned sustainability consultancy. We are passionate about helping clients develop and implement sustainability strategies that serve their mission and protect the environment. Our culture promotes collaboration, personal growth, curiosity, and empowerment. Self-motivation, flexibility, and passion will make you a great fit for our team.

    Junior Energy Engineer – Sustainability and Decarbonization | RPM

    Building Scientist | RPM

    Building Scientist | RPM

    Be the Change You Wish to See in the World!

    Reports To: Director of Sustainability

    The Building Scientist will play a pivotal role in identifying and designing improvements to existing building envelopes and interiors, with a particular focus on addressing moisture issues. This position requires a deep understanding of building science principles, materials, and methods to enhance building performance and durability. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, practical experience in building diagnostics, and the ability to develop and implement effective solutions.

    Location: Must reside in MA or RI. Hybrid work schedule.

    Key Responsibilities
    Condition Assessment: Conduct thorough assessments of existing building envelopes to identify deficiencies, particularly related to moisture intrusion.
    Diagnostics: Recommend required testing and manage appropriate subcontractors to understand building construction, moisture damage and other building characteristics.
    Improvement Design: Develop design solutions to improve building air tightness, moisture control, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality.
    Conceptual Design: Select appropriate materials and construction methods to enhance building envelope performance and resilience.
    Collaborative Innovation: Work with RPM engineers to integrate building and mechanical system solutions.
    Tech-Savvy: Stay updated on the latest materials, embodied carbon resources and industry trends.
    Project Leader: Manage projects and budgets.
    Networker: Build strong connections with vendors, installers, and utility partners.
    Mentor: Support and promote team learning and growth opportunities.
    Continuous Improvement: Participate in research and development initiatives related to building envelope performance and industry challenges.
    • Communication: Clear, concise written and oral presentation of existing conditions, data analysis, and recommendations.

    Skills and Qualifications
    Innovative Thinking: Ability to think creatively and outside the box.
    Technical Expertise: Deep understanding of building science principles, particularly related to building envelopes, moisture control, and material performance.
    Diagnostic Skills: Proficiency in using diagnostic tools and techniques for assessing existing building envelopes, identifying moisture and other concerns, and infrared thermography.
    Analytical Ability: Strong analytical skills to interpret data, identify patterns, and develop effective solutions.
    Design Proficiency
    Project Management: Proven ability to manage projects from inception to completion, including planning, coordination, subcontractor oversight, and quality assurance.
    Building Certification: Familiarity with Passive House, NGBS, Enterprise, LEED and/or other certification programs preferred. .

    Education and Experience
    Education: BS in engineering, architecture, construction, or a related technical field.
    General Background: Experience in designing building envelope and interior improvements.
    Basic understanding of HVAC and other building systems.
    Certifications: PHIUS, LEED or other performance-based certification preferred.
    Experience: Minimum of five years of relevant experience.
    Team and Independent Work: Capability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team.
    Travel: Ability to travel locally as needed.

    Benefits
    • Competitive salary and bonus program based on individual and company performance.
    • PTO and 10 paid holidays.
    • Employer-matching 401(k) and HRA contribution.
    • Professional development opportunities including tuition reimbursement, association membership reimbursement, and conference participation.
    • Company-paid short-term disability.
    • Hybrid/remote work environment (must reside in MA/RI).
    • The opportunity to make a significant impact within the company and in the world.

    Equal Opportunity Employer: RPM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    Apply Today: Send your cover letter and resume to: fking@rpmpowerllc.com
    For additional openings, visit RPM Careers.

    Company Overview: RPM is a Boston-based, woman-owned sustainability consultancy. We are passionate about helping clients develop and implement sustainability strategies that serve their mission and protect the environment. Our culture promotes collaboration, personal growth, curiosity, and empowerment. Self-motivation, flexibility, and passion will make you a great fit for our team.

      Specialist, State & Local Policy | USGBC

      Specialist, State & Local Policy | USGBC

      Specialist, State & Local Policy | USGBC

      Salary Range: $65,000.00 To 85,000.00 Annually

      The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a global, nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., working to improve environmental sustainability, human health, and resilience in the built environment through its programs and rating systems including LEED. Today, people in over 150 countries and territories live, work, and learn in LEED certified buildings, communities, and cities that protect health, climate, and natural resources, and enhance quality of life.

      The State & Local Policy Specialist will serve as a critical member of USGBC’s Advocacy & Policy team, engaged in core policy functions and executing critical green building advocacy and policy projects. The Specialist will participate in department-wide activities and selected research projects. These responsibilities involve engagement with internal and external stakeholders, project execution, state and local policy research and analysis, writing of a range of advocacy materials and managing information on state and local policies. 

       The Specialist will work closely with other members of the Advocacy and Policy team on collaborative projects as well as have his/her own projects, which may involve requesting and coordinating contributions or tasks done by others along with performing work. In addition, the Specialist will assist some team-wide projects and contribute to team reporting.


      Specific Responsibilities:

      All responsibilities will be under the direction of the Associate Director, State & Local Advocacy.

      Primary state and local advocacy and policy responsibilities include:

      • Lead the team’s state legislation and local policy tracking including screening new policy, review and categorization of bills and ordinances, and using the tracking system to coordinate next steps and bill actions.
      • Evaluate proposed policies and recommend USGBC’s position, including identifying areas for potential change and appropriate advocacy actions.
      • Oversee the organization’s Public Policy Library.
      • Write letters, articles, and other advocacy communications for assigned bills, policies and green building policy topics.
      • Conduct direct outreach to USGBC staff, USGBC members, business allies, advocates, and policymakers to support advocacy actions.  
      • Collaborate with other team members to execute outreach campaigns to policymakers and state and local candidates.
      • Contribute to regular updates and reports on the Team’s policy initiatives. Use team systems to track and report advocacy and lobbying activities.   

      Other Responsibilities:

      • Contribute to team projects which may include volunteer engagement, local government, special projects, and team work on events.
      • Conduct policy research and writing as assigned, such as contributing to policy briefs and case studies.
      • Lead on strategic policy projects and advocacy campaigns as assigned.  

      Education & Training Requirements/Preferences:

      Undergraduate degree in public policy, government, environmental policy, urban planning, environmental studies, or related fields
      • Graduate degree preferred but not required  

      Experience Requirements:

      • 4-7+ years professional experience, with demonstrated success in project execution
      • Work history must show independent work and writing experience 
      • Experience with analysis of bills and legislation required  

      Other Required Skills and Qualifications:

      • Demonstrated interest in government and policy
      • Knowledge of the legislative process
      • Excellent critical thinking and research skills
      • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to articulate clearly and develop persuasive arguments tailored to the target audience
      • Positive team attitude and proactive teamwork 
      • Familiarity with high performance building technologies and design strategies (preferred)
      • Commitment to USGBC mission  

      Metrics for Success:

      • Ability to read, interpret, and summarize accurately state and local policies and policy proposals, including identifying questions and gray areas for further review with input from others.
      • Ability to use and keep updated team systems for tracking legislative and regulatory activity.
      • Ability to prepare accurate, high-quality advocacy materials on specific bills, written to appeal to target audience.
      Implement advocacy projects, such as follow up with policymakers, allies, and members, regarding an assigned bill.
      • Ability to independently represent USGBC in public settings (e.g., participating in conferences and meetings, bimonthly Advocacy calls, presentations)
      • Ability to independently contact policymakers and advocates including by email and calls to discuss bills, legislative schedules, and other issues.
      • Willingness to learn and conduct policy research. 
      • Continually develop working knowledge of USGBC/GBCI portfolio of tools and platforms, and awareness of green building industry issues and advances.  

      Employee Supervision:

      No supervisory responsibilities. The Specialist may be asked to direct an intern on a specific project.

      Travel Requirements:

      Travel for this position will range from day trips to occasional 2 to 5-day trips to domestic locations and may include up to one week at Greenbuild each fall. Some travel may fall on weekends. All travel expenses are subject to budgetary and department approval.

      Details:

      Full Time, permanent, salaried, benefits-eligible, exempt status
      • Location: 2101 L Street NW, Washington, DC or remote 
      • Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm EST, 40 hours per week, including occasional evenings and weekends. Potential to adjust working hours to reflect time zone of residence.
      • Travel – upon request and approval 
      • USGBC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to advancing social equity in our work and fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion  

      Benefits:

      Employees work for an established mission-based and member-driven nonprofit organization with a compelling vision, non-profit competitive compensation commensurate with experience and skill level, generous benefits package, 401(k) matching and comprehensive health insurance.  

      The headquarters office is a LEED Platinum commercial interior space in a LEED certified building in the LEED Platinum certified central business district in the first LEED Platinum certified city, Washington, DC.   The office serves as an example for green design and construction products and practices.  It is close to public transportation and incorporates many healthy and environmentally friendly features.

        Built Environment Plus Internships

        Built Environment Plus Internships

        Built Environment Plus Internships

        Position Summary

        Built Environment Plus is the pre-eminent organization driving sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and operation of the built environment. Our mission is for everyone to have green buildings to work, live, play, and study in, within a generation. This is a lot of work!

        Do you want to help make every building in the world (at least in Mass.) a green building? Would you like to participate on the inside of the movement with us at Built Environment Plus?

        As an intern for Built Environment Plus, you will be doing a variety of tasks, from supporting day to day work, small research projects, and media design tasks. Internships with Built Environment Plus are fairly general, and projects are chosen based on interest. You will be able to put the final products in your portfolio to show others your skills and your expanding knowledge base related to the green building industry. We will also help you build connections across the state among green building professionals.

        Start Date: Fall, Spring, and Summer

        Fall & Spring: 240 hours (up to 20 hours a week, 12 weeks long), remote position

        Summer: 480 hours (up to 40 hours a week, 12 weeks long), remote position

        Requirements:

        Must be eligible to participate in and be registered through the MassCEC Clean Energy Internship Program (learn more here).

         

        Ideal Applicant:

        • Organized and detail-oriented
        • Familiar with green building techniques
        • Comfortable communicating basic sustainability issues
        • Able to work effectively with not-every-day supervision
        • Able to work with telecommuting colleagues
        • Passionate about expanding the green building industry

         

        We encourage students from community colleges to apply.

         

        Desired Skills

        • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
        • Excellent written communication skills
        • Intermediate knowledge of green building science, including LEED, sustainable architecture, and building science
        • Microsoft office

         

        Do you have references that can attest to your good working habits? Can you share a story of how you were proactive in an organization? We will prefer folks who have been involved with Built Environment Plus previously and/or otherwise can show some connection to the green building industry.

        The Intern will report to and meet at least once per week with the Executive Director for updates and planning. Interns would normally be expected to work from the Built Environment Plus office in downtown Boston. Due to COVID we have given up our space and moved to 100% remote for the foreseeable future.

         

        Application

         

         

        Please send an email to hiring@builtenvironmentplus.org containing your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample that shows us how you connect with our mission. In the email, please include the term “Internship Application” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. If accepted, you will need to register through the Clean Energy Internship Program ( https://www.masscec.com/clean-energy-internship-program ).