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HERS Rater Job Opportunity in New York Metro Area- Multifamily Energy Specialist/HERS Rater

Posted: August 22, 2016

The Levy Partnership, Inc., a leading energy and building science consulting firm, is seeking a talented and energetic individual with a background in Engineering, Architecture or related field to work on projects that promote energy efficiency, conservation, green building and sustainability and provide energy efficiency consulting services to building owners and developers. The Levy Partnership is a dynamic and innovative workplace and leads one of the national Building America research teams developing and evaluating cutting-edge building technologies

Our energy services team currently has an opening for a Multifamily Energy Specialist/HERS Rater. This role involves working closely with our team members to help clients build better performing, more comfortable and energy efficient buildings. It includes reviewing building plans, inspecting, testing and evaluating energy efficiency features, primarily in new construction low- to mid-rise multifamily buildings and the occasional single family home. We also have an active Passive House practice and the role would include work on those super-efficient cutting edge projects. Your time would be divided between our office in Manhattan just blocks from Columbus Circle near Central Park, and work in the field, primarily in suburban areas around the City.

The successful candidate would assist our clients by providing technical field rating services for their buildings. On a day-to-day basis, this involves field inspections, pressurization and other testing, and interactions with builders, architects and engineers. He or she would become our in-house expert on energy efficiency programs. The position also requires the use of energy modeling software.
Requirements include an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, architecture or other related field and a valid driver’s license. The ideal candidate will have a hands-on understanding of building science, mechanical systems and energy efficiency requirements and proficiency with MS Office software including Word and Excel. At least one year of technical rating experience, as well as HERS Rater or HERS Rating Field Inspector certification, is highly desirable.

Other requirements include the ability to:
• read and interpret construction drawings and specifications;
• safely navigate construction sites including ladders and attics;
• carry equipment up to 35 lbs;
• work in both the outdoors/non-conditioned buildings and in normal office settings; and,
• effectively and accurately communicate in a professional manner.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Training will be provided as needed. The position comes with an excellent benefits package.

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