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Steven Winter Associates: Passive House Coordinator position

  • 13 Mar 2017 12:01 PM
    Message # 4664046

    Passive House Coordinator

    Job Position: Passive House Coordinator
    Location: Norwalk, CT or New York, NY
    Full time/part time: Full time position
    Reports to: Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Travel Required: No

    The Company:

    Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) provides research, consulting and advisory services to improve commercial, residential and multifamily built environments for private and public sector clients. We specialize in energy, sustainability and accessibility consulting as well as certification, research & development and compliance services. Our team of professionals has led the way since 1972 in the development of best practices to achieve high performance buildings. As a matter of course, we collaborate with our clients to produce the most cost-effective and innovative solutions.

    The Position:

    SWA is hiring a Passive House (PH) professional for its rapidly growing PH team. The ideal candidate will have expertise in both AutoCad and Sketchup as well as 2+ years of energy modeling experience. Relevant college project experience will be considered as meeting this requirement. A sound understanding of building construction techniques and process is desired. Familiarity with Passive House or other certification programs and/or software training in either the US or International PH standard is a plus. The ideal candidate will have a desire to support the PH team through modeling and coordination efforts as well as work directly with clients.


    Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Review project drawings throughout the design process,
    • Perform takeoffs from construction drawings to accurately determine building geometry, and other tasks in support of energy modeling,
    • Participate in design meetings and provide on-going support to the entire project team,
    • Assist the team in project management and support day-to-day operations,
    • Complete and submit project documentation to complete various certification processes,
    • Communicate effectively and promptly with colleagues, clients, and project teams via email and telephone.

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Required Skills and Experience:

    The role requires a resourceful self-starter able to work independently in a large office environment and collaborate across groups and offices.

    Required Industry Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related degree with an emphasis on buildings and their operation
    • Expertise in both AutoCad and Sketchup
    • 2+ years of energy modeling experience
    • Project experience with building projects in the US
    • General understanding of energy use in buildings
    • Outstanding organizational skills
    • Outstanding attention to detail
    • Familiarity with Passive House, other certification programs, and/or US or International PH standard software training is a plus

    Personal Qualities:

    • Excellent work ethic
    • Willingness to learn and be a “self-starter”
    • Well-developed interpersonal skills, maturity, credibility, confidence and integrity
    • Collaborative nature with strong focus on teamwork

    SWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

    Please submit your resume and a cover letter clearly indicating why you would like to be part of SWA to hr157@swinter.com. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

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