Perkins + Will – Sustainable Building Advisor

Perkins + Will

August 7, 2018

Sustainable Building Advisor – Junior             

Perkins+Will Vancouver is seeking a highly motivated individual with a minimum of 2-3 years professional experience to join its sustainability team. This position will be responsible for providing sustainability assessment of a wide range of project opportunities that may relate to water, energy, and carbon analysis; material health research; and trends on occupant health and well-being. The candidate will also support project teams in the delivery of third party rating systems such as LEED, Living Building Challenge and Passive House.

 Position Responsibilities

  • Liaise with architectural, interiors, and urban design project teams in undertaking targeted sustainable building performance calculations and product research.
  • Support project managers on a variety of projects including LEED, Living Building Challenge, and Passive House coordination and documentation, and green building strategies.
  • Conduct green product research to verify the transparency and health claims made by product manufacturers.
  • Analyze data, and interpret trends and statistics as required to support project deliverables.
  • Prepare technical content for sustainable design presentations, reports and other client deliverables.
  • Support sustainable design education program and LEED AP credential maintenance program.
  • Be responsible for tracking and reporting on trends, programs, and policies within service sectors.

 Skills and Qualifications

  • Hold a degree in Architecture, Engineering or a related field to sustainable building design and have minimum 2-3 years work experience;
  • At a minimum, LEED Green Associate or LEED Accredited Professional credentials required;
  • Familiarity with the US and Canadian LEED Green Building Rating Systems, Living Building Challenge, Passive House, WELL Building Standard, and other sustainable design rating systems, performance tools and leading civic, provincial and federal green building policies (i.e., BC Energy Step Code);
  • Familiarity with project specifications, architectural drawings and building construction;
  • Ability to think critically and strategically, and be able to conduct self-directed research and analysis with limited degree of supervision;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) with both clients and colleagues, and strong attention to detail;
  • High proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, and familiarity with Revit is desirable; and,
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members.

The position is located in Vancouver.

 Closing date for applications is August 31, 2018

Application Submissions to:
Kathy Wardle M.E.S., LEED® AP BD+C

Associate Principal and Director of Sustainability
1220 Homer Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2Y5

Or to,
Perkins + Will Careers

Perkins+Will is an equal opportunity employer. We provide a competitive salary with a discretionary bonus and an excellent benefits package.

Thank-you for your interest in Perkins+Will, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.


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