New Ecology, Inc. is seeking candidates for the position of Project Manager in its Boston office. The Project Manager works with property owners and real estate development teams to build and renovate high performance buildings.
New Ecology is an innovative, nationally‐recognized non‐profit corporation. Our core work is providing energy efficiency and green building services that cost‐effectively improve the performance, health, and durability of buildings. Our clients are typically owners of multifamily housing (with an emphasis on affordable housing) and community‐based assets such as municipal, educational, and arts buildings. Projects include buildings that are being newly constructed, renovated, or are just seeking improved performance; see www.newecology.org for more details.
New Ecology offers competitive salaries with excellent benefits in a collaborative and supportive work environment. Professional development is a priority and we provide financial assistance for training and certifications.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Project Manager works on green building projects from pre-design through construction, and into operations optimization. A significant portion of this work includes provision of technical assistance to design/development teams around high-performance building envelope and systems approaches and facilitating and documenting compliance with green building certifications and/or regulatory requirements. The Project Manager is responsible for client/project team relations, internal and external team member coordination, schedules and budgets, technical assistance, and delivery of final work products. The Project Manager will be the primary client contact on individual projects and will be responsible for developing and delivering NEI’s work product. The Project Manager will work under the supervision of a Senior Project Manager and will collaborate extensively with other technical staff. Specific tasks may include:
• leading design meetings to identify and target cost effective greening strategies and approaches;
• attending project meetings and leading discussions on relevant sustainability issues;
• developing high performance/green building strategies for new construction/renovation projects;
• reviewing technical documents like building plans, specifications, and submittals to ensure that green design intent and certification requirements are incorporated and that green and energy efficiency features are buildable;
• educating team members on and facilitating, documenting, and tracking compliance with high performance/green building rating systems, such as Passive House, Enterprise Green Communities, LEED and Energy Star;
• assisting teams with specification of appropriate monitoring and reporting systems, including integration of NEI’s REMO system;
• conducting construction inspections to ensure that projects are built as designed, that green building program requirements are met, and that problems and issues are identified and resolved to the owner’s satisfaction;
• conducting post-occupancy evaluations of projects to ensure they are performing as intended;
• managing existing building audit projects, including ASHRAE Level I and II and resiliency assessments;
• securing grants and rebates for clients, including writing proposals, working with utility representatives, and filing rebate forms;
• representing clients before government agencies in permitting and compliance discussions;
• writing reports and case studies; and
• representing New Ecology at conferences.
The candidate should be prepared for increased responsibility in a rapidly growing company and should be motivated to help build this aspect of New Ecology’s services.
New Ecology typically seeks to hire multidisciplinary, lifelong learners who naturally seek deeper and deeper understanding of how buildings operate, how finances, markets and regulations affect building ownership, and how this understanding can be used to convince owners and operators to adapt greener practices. The ideal candidate thrives on finding solutions to difficult problems, has the organizational skills necessary to manage multiple projects and the people skills necessary to clearly communicate complex ideas and meet client expectations.
The applicant’s experience and qualifications should include:
• knowledge of green building and energy efficiency strategies and technologies;
• significant, demonstrated experience in building science;
• knowledge, experience, and/or accreditation in relevant green building rating systems, such as Passive House, Energy Star Homes, LEED, Enterprise Green Communities, Living Building Challenge, etc.;
• knowledge of multifamily buildings/building systems;
• knowledge of HVAC systems and building codes;
• technical competence in reading and interpreting specifications and plans;
• experience in construction management and field inspections;
• experience managing multiple projects;
• experience interpreting data, financial calculations, and energy models;
• ability to communicate clearly both orally (presentations) and in writing; and
• working knowledge of rebates and incentive programs available to building owners.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org (please put “Project Manager-Boston” in the subject line).
NEI is committed to developing a diverse staff. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.