Building Performance Project Associate
California Center for Sustainable Energy - San Diego, CA

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The Building Performance Project Associate (BPPA) will reinforce CCSE’s leadership in the critical area of clean energy and building performance. The Project Associate will support a project focused on streamlining and incentivizing permit compliance for HVAC alterations in existing residential buildings in Southern California.

Primary Job Duties

  • Project Implementation:
    • Assist in convening working groups with diverse stakeholders.
    • Maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders, including local government building officials, contractors, industry representatives, etc.
    • Assist with management of subcontractor and vendor relationships and contracts; ensure satisfactory completion of project objectives.
    • Coordinate workshops and address customer inquiries.
    • Coordinate with project team to meet project deliverables on time and in budget.
  • Administrative Support:
    • Provide logistical and administrative support.
    • Ensure quality control.
    • Provide administrative, marketing and outreach support to the project.
    • Assist with project reporting and monitoring individual project tasks.
    • Provide overall operational support to Project Manager.
    Skills & Qualifications
    • Strong knowledge of the residential energy efficiency industry, technologies and current practices.
    • Understanding of the environmental, economic and public health issues related to the built environment, and an appetite to learn more about this rapidly evolving field.
    • Direct experience in California energy efficiency codes and standards, especially Title 24 compliance for both existing and new buildings.
    • Familiarity with financing mechanisms for residential energy efficiency projects;
    • Strong organizational and planning skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, time and stress management skills.
    • Able to follow through on assignments and projects within required budgets and deadlines.
    • General knowledge of energy issues with basic understanding of energy efficiency policy and technologies.
    • Familiarity with local and state codes related to building energy efficiency.
    • Strong attention to detail, critical thinking, problem solving skills, multitasking ability, interpersonal, organizational skills and conflict management skills.
    • This person must be well organized, reliable and enjoy the challenges of supporting an organization of diverse people and program initiatives.
    Preferred Skills
    • Strong understanding of applied building science;
    • Familiarity with building compliance and analysis tools (e.g. EnergyPro, and relevant accreditations);
    • Strong financial analysis skills;
    • Experience with CPUC programs and the CA regulatory environment;
    • Program evaluation experience, including tracking sometimes diffuse and/or indirect outcomes;
    • Knowledge of CCSE Programs.
    The ideal candidate is confident in handling a wide range of tasks and will be able to work both independently and with other members of the team.

    Education and/or Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in energy engineering, buildings-related field (engineering, architecture, project management), policy, environmental sciences, or related discipline from a four-year college or university. Masters degree strongly preferred.
    • A minimum of three years experience specifically relating to energy-efficient technologies and implementation strategies to retrofit existing buildings and design new buildings, energy management or energy systems through consulting, project or construction management, or other relevant experience
    • A proven ability to quickly learn new technology and program settings
    • Outstanding communication skills with the proven ability to utilize these skills across groups
    Computer and/or Technical Skills

    Demonstrated high-level of abilities of various computer software programs and fluency in using standard office software packages such as MS Office: Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Fluent with MS Office 2007 Suite and Windows XP. Direct experience with EnergyPro, Micropas and other building simulation tools is highly desirable.

    License, Certifications or Registrations

    Valid California Drivers License; insurable in the State of California. Must own a licensed and registered vehicle and be willing to use it for work-related purposes.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Employee will work in an office environment and must possess the physical abilities to utilize standard office equipment: computer, telephone, copier etc.
    • Travel may occasionally be on short notice. Periodic overnight travel may be required.
    • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
    • Job responsibilities may require the use of personal or CCSE vehicles on CCSE business. BPPA must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license, and have an acceptable driving record.
    • May work some evenings and weekends or work longer hours to meet deadlines.
    Application Procedures
  • Download and fill the CCSE Application for Employment Form
  • Please send a resume, application and cover letter along with salary history via e-mail to .

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    CCSE is an independent, nonprofit organization that accelerates the adoption of clean and efficient energy solutions throughout California....