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Building Performance Analyst

Department: Engineering
Location: Seattle, WA

The best integrated design firm in the world has openings for Performance Design Analysts


  • Seattle, WA

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

If you are a collaborative thought leader with a strategic mindset this might be the position for you. DLR Group is 100% employee owned and as such youíll enjoy the opportunity to have ownership in the Firm. We rely on all our employee-owners to apply their financial acumen to grow the Firm profitably.

Position Summary:

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, 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:

  • Bachelorís Degree in building science, architecture or mechanical engineering.
  • Knowledge of energy modeling and building and daylight analysis software.
  • Knowledge and understanding of sustainable building design.
  • Experience with energy modeling and building performance analysis, IESVE and/or eQUEST
  • Ability to verbally and graphically represent building performance data predictions, metrics and building science research, as well as writing comprehensive reports.
  • Familiarity with the prominent ASHRAE standards such as ASHRAE 90.1, ASHRAE 62.1 and ASHRAE 55

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in building science, architecture or mechanical engineering.
  • Knowledge of parametric design tools such as Ladybug and Honeybee

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 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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