Building Performance Analyst

  • DLR Group
  • Omaha, NE, USA
  • Jan 16, 2021

Job Description

DLR Group is an integrated design firm that aspires to be the most creative enterprise on the planet. Our brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. If that challenge is appealing, you're at the right place.

The best integrated design firm in the world has an openingfor a Performance Design Analyst.

Location: We are looking for one candidate that could reside in one of the following cities.

Omaha, Ne
Chicago, IL
Minneapolis, Mn
Phoenix, Az
Denver, Co
Cleveland, Oh
Position Summary:

The Performance Design Analyst will assist the project design team, including architects and engineers, during the design process by identifying impactful building performance strategies. They will use energy modeling and building performance analysis to quantify the feasibility of building performance strategies and advocate for the most impactful strategies with the design team.

The Performance Design Analyst will act as an integrated design resource, providing insights and actionable data to project teams to set and achieve building performance goals. The PDA will advocate for high performing buildings and provide design feedback drawing from sustainable design best practices.

The successful candidate will:

Be responsible for energy modeling and analysis, daylighting analysis, writing reports for energy life cycle cost analysis, utility incentives as required by the state, code and utilities, and LEED documentation.
Be responsible for evaluating the impact and feasibility of energy conservation strategies through optimization of building form, envelope, electrical and mechanical systems.
Apply their knowledge of building systems and critical thinking skills to troubleshoot technical design challenges
Research high performance building strategies such as daylight optimization, thermal comfort, analysis of metered data, etc.
Advocate within the firm on the topics of building performance and sustainable design.


Required Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in building science, or mechanical engineering.
Knowledge of energy modeling and building and daylight analysis software.
Knowledge and understanding of sustainable building design.
At least 5 years of experience performing energy modeling and building performance analysis and at least 2 years' experience using Integrated Environmental Solutions Virtual Environment for energy modelling.
Ability to represent building performance data predictions, metrics and building science research, as well as writing comprehensive reports verbally and graphically.
Familiarity with the prominent ASHRAE standards such as ASHRAE 209, ASHRAE 90.1, ASHRAE 62.1 and ASHRAE 55.


Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree in building science, or mechanical engineering.
Knowledge of parametric design tools such as Ladybug and Honeybee.
ASHRAE, BEMP and HPDP Certification.
LEED Accredited Professional.
International WELL building Institute, WELL certification.
Healthy Buildings RESET Standard certification.


DLR Group is a 100% employee-owned firm. Our brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment. Visit dlrgroup.com and follow us on Twitter, and at LinkedIn.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

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