Posted Feb 07
New Ecology, Inc. is seeking candidates for the position of Project Manager in its regional office in Delaware. The Project Manager will help owners to improve the performance, occupant health, and durability of multifamily buildings. The work requires knowledge of green building practices and technologies, energy efficiency improvement and renewable energy strategies, and building science.
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.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Manager’s duties include supporting projects that are enrolled in a new, comprehensive energy efficiency program for multifamily buildings. The Project Manager will be the primary client contact on individual projects and will be responsible for developing and delivering New Ecology’s work product. The Project Manager will work under the supervision of the Delaware Program Manager and will collaborate extensively with other technical staff. Specific tasks may include:
• leading design meetings to identify and target cost effective greening strategies;
• attending project meetings and leading discussions on relevant sustainability issues;
• developing energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies for new construction and 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 features are buildable;
• educating team members on and facilitating, documenting, and tracking compliance with green building rating systems, such as Energy Star;
• performing construction management responsibilities, including inspections, to ensure that projects are built as designed; that Energy Star and similar program requirements are met; and that problems are identified and resolved to the owner’s satisfaction;
• conducting post-occupancy evaluations of projects to ensure they perform as intended;
• 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; and
• writing reports and case studies.
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. Periodic, overnight travel to Boston and elsewhere is required.
The ideal candidate thrives on finding solutions to difficult problems and breaking new ground in a developing business sector. New Ecology hires multidisciplinary, lifelong learners who seek a deep understanding of building operations and the impact of finance, markets, and regulations on building ownership in order to convince owners and operators to adopt greener practices.
The applicant’s experience and qualifications should include:
• demonstrated organizational skills to manage multiple projects and people skills to clearly communicate complex ideas and meet client expectations;
• technical knowledge of building systems and operations, including demonstrated experience in building science;
• experience in construction management, coordination, and implementation;
• a demonstrated desire to work on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability issues at the building level;
• knowledge of green building, energy efficiency, and renewable energy strategies and technologies;
• knowledge of green building rating systems, such as Energy Star, LEED, Enterprise Green Communities, NGBS, and Passive House;
• knowledge of multifamily buildings and their systems;
• knowledge of HVAC systems and building codes;
• technical competence in reading and interpreting specifications and plans;
• experience interpreting data, financial calculations, and energy models;
• strong writing skills;
• working knowledge of rebates and incentive programs available to building owners; and
• technical credentials, such as a HERS rater, Building Performance Institute certification, or LEED accreditation, and/or other certifications.
Competitive pay and generous benefits package. Professional development is a priority and we provide financial assistance for training and certifications.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to the email address provided (please put “Project Manager-Delaware” in the subject line) or mail to:
New Ecology, Inc.
15 Court Square, Suite 420
Boston, MA 02108
Attn: Project Manager-Delaware position
NEI is committed to developing a diverse staff. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.