Job Posting for Sustainable Buildings Materials Analyst at Brightworks Sustainability
About Brightworks Sustainability
One of the first sustainability consulting firms in the United States, Brightworks Sustainability has enjoyed a position of leadership and innovation in sustainability since its founding in 2001. We help our clients establish and implement operational sustainability programs that reduce their environmental footprints, advance their sustainability journeys, and increase their operational performance.
Brightworks creative and multi-disciplinary staff offer expertise in the following areas:
Sustainable and Healthy Buildings
Sustainable and Healthy Materials
Energy Analysis and Optimization
Building Performance, Operations, and Maintenance
Corporate Sustainability and ESG Programs
Leaders in their industries, our major clients include Apple, Bank of America, Brookfield, Facebook, The Green Cities Company (Formerly Gerding Edlen), GUCCI, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Uber, and UCLA, among others.
Your Experience As A Member of Brightworks Team
Our team members routinely cite the following aspects of their experience at Brightworks as most valuable to them:
Making a difference
High degree of flexibility
Learning and growth
Great clients and projects
Recognition for performance
You will be treated as an important strategic contributor, and you will be expected to make important contributions to the business while growing professionally, intellectually, personally, socially, and financially.
A certified B Corp since 2010, Brightworks Sustainability is committed to benefiting society while serving its customers. From 2012-2017, Brightworks received B Corps Best for the Environment honor. From 2018 to the present, Brightworks has received B Corps Best for Workers honor.
Compensation / Total Rewards
Our salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, we provide generous employee benefits that include:
Life and short-term & long-term disability insurance
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Paid time off
A funded professional development budget
401(k) plan with many sustainable & socially equitable fund options
Company 401(k) match
Sustainable commuting subsidy
Employee Fitness Benefit
We are committed to an inclusive workforce that fully represents many different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints. This is demonstrated by the representation of women in leadership roles, as well as a workforce that is strengthened by the significant contributions of our many employees from a variety of backgrounds, including our Latinx, LGBTQI and AAPI communities. We remain dedicated to enhancing our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Belonging (IDEB) strategy that fosters connections and creates a welcoming environment for all.
We invite and encourage ALL diverse candidates to apply to join our team.
About This Position
Brightworks Sustainabilitys Building Materials Practice covers all aspects of materials in the built environment. This includes optimizing material choices to reduce exposure to chemicals of concern, to reduce impacts from embodied carbon, to optimize material selection for end-of-use (circularity) and beyond.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, qualified Materials Analyst to join our team. The Materials Analyst position is involved in modeling, research, analysis, and coordination for our Embodied Carbon and Healthy & Sustainable Materials programs. The position will have a strong emphasis on embodied carbon analysis using life cycle assessment (LCA). A candidate with strong interest in Whole Building LCA (WBLCA) is desired.
The Materials Analyst role will involve working primarily on varied client projects at the building and portfolio scale, with a focus on performing WBLCA analyses, interpreting the findings, and developing reduction strategies for our clients.
The employee filling this position will work directly with Materials Specialists and senior staff to support project analysis, as well as with project teams and other internal Brightworks Practice teams. This position reports to a Materials Specialist and will work closely with Senior-level Technical Specialists and Managers to support our clients in shaping their approach to building materials selection and procurement.
Review and interpret design models, design drawings, specifications, and submittals
Check and sort through a Revit model and isolate systems to check the quality for WBLCA use
Document material quantities, product data, and material details as you move data from Revit to OneClick online
Select appropriate LCA data and/or EPDs for all materials
Use OneClick LCA and/or Tally Revit plug in to run the WBLCA
Evaluate, summarize, and communicate WBLCA results
Research and recommend potential solutions for reducing a building projects embodied carbon
Strong interest in developing a focused skillset in the embodied carbon of materials of buildings
Understands buildings and can efficiently read and pull details from design drawings, specifications, and submittals
Understands and has experience with the various types of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
Education, training, or experience in Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Design, or other related disciplines
Fluency with data management and proficiency in Excel
Strong communication skills, ie. presentations, graphics, reports, etc.
High attention to detail and quality of documentation
Experience with Revit
Experience with EC3
Experience with LEED or ILFI WBLCA credits
Experience with LCA and/or Tally Revit plug in
Understands LCA methodology and best practices
Experience Whole Building LCA scripting
This position may be filled in Brightworks Sustainabilitys New York City or Portland, OR office. Other Brightworks Sustainability office locations may be considered.
The salary range for this position in New York City is $75,956 - $102,882. Other office locations may be regionally adjusted.