Building Performance Consultant - 2410

New York, NY

Building Performance Consultant - 2410

This Opportunity

WSP, a world-class multi-disciplinary engineering and professional services firm, is seeking a full time Building Performance Consultant for the Built Ecology team in one of our following offices, New York, NY, Seattle, WA or Boston, MA. Our team work closely with architects, owners, and teams throughout WSP to advance sustainability, health, and resilience goals on large, complex projects around the world.

Built Ecology is WSP’s national Built Environment Sustainability team, providing a broad range of services including sustainability strategy consulting, high performance design and analysis, building certifications, district-scale solutions, training and education, goal setting and workshop facilitation, and integrated project management. We work across a wide range of project types and scales, from horizontal planning and district infrastructure, to vertical design and construction, to ongoing performance and operations. Built Ecology has been directly responsible for driving many leading projects across the globe, including LEED Platinum buildings, Living Building Challenge and WELL projects, net-zero water and energy projects, EcoDistricts, corporate initiatives, and improvements for large building portfolios.  Our solutions are typically innovative, integrated, and practical.

Our team takes a unique approach all our projects. We influence strategic decisions for the design of buildings and neighborhoods, infrastructure and landscapes, and organizational outcomes. Through our internship program, we offer an opportunity to experience built environment sustainability services (strategy, analysis, design and implementation) in a project delivery context.

Your Impact

Ideal candidates will exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Passionate about creating a sustainable, healthy, resilient, and equitable built environment
  • Driven to create solutions that deliver ambitious high-performance design outcomes
  • Background in sustainability, building design, and high-performance design analytics
  • Strong verbal, written, and graphic communication

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead detailed energy modeling and building performance analysis activities to achieve established performance targets, LEED certification, code compliance, and other energy performance goals
  • Utilize energy modeling tools to complete carbon modeling and develop net zero carbon road maps  
  • Interpret climate information and building use typologies to inform building design strategies
  • Perform daylight analysis and CFD modeling to evaluate high-performance design strategies and support project design decisions
  • Write reports detailing analysis activities and design advice
  • Liaise internally to facilitate the achievement of project sustainability objectives
  • Review building documentation for the integration of high-performance design aspects
  • Provide LEED strategy and advice, particularly around energy and IEQ aspects
  • Deliver high performance design analysis and project design advice of a high technical standard, integrated across architecture and building systems
  • Research new and existing technologies for application in the built environment with a focus on electrification, grid-interactive technologies, and district scale solutions

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a building design or building science discipline that could include: Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Building Science or similar
  • 3-5 years of energy modeling experience for high-performance projects, building certification (i.e. LEED, Passive House, net-zero, EnergyStar, etc.), and code compliance
  • Ability to independently read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings
  • Familiarity with IECC and ASHRAE requirements and energy modeling protocols
  • Knowledge of mechanical system architecture and components
  • Experience with IES-VE, OpenStudio, EnergyPlus, and/or eQuest
  • LEED Green Associate
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies 

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Scripting skills are a plus, e.g. Python, Grasshopper, Ruby, C#
  • Qualifications to become Professional Engineer or Registered Architect a plus
  • LEED Accredited Professional