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Building Science Field Technician (Part-time)

Position Summary: Viridiant is a non-profit environmental organization that works to advance sustainable, affordable, and energy efficient construction.  The Building Science Field Technician will provide technical assistance to participating builders and developers during design and in the field throughout construction.

Essential Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Performs field construction inspections, including code compliance testing under the oversight of a Technical Advisor or Senior Technical Advisor
  • Assists with collecting documentation and verifying green building program measures for programs such as EarthCraft, ENERGY STAR, Enterprise, NGBS, and Zero Energy Ready Home.
  • Assists Technical Advisors or Senior Technical Advisors
  • Performs diagnostic testing such as blower door, duct blaster, and ventilation flow rates. 
  • With the guidance of a Technical Advisor or Senior Technical Advisor, provides construction technical assistance and guidance to builders and developers.
  • Completes administrative tasks including data entry, scheduling, and site visit reports.
  • Performs additional responsibilities related to the success of the organization.

Job Requirements and Qualifications (education and experience)

  • Minimum High School diploma; some college preferred.  
  • Experience in the construction industry preferred
  • Ability to read plans preferred. 
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Organized and able to prioritize tasks with minimal direction.
  • Enthusiastic about educating builders on Viridiant’s services and encouraging builder participation in programs.  
  • A sense of urgency is a must. 
  • Skilled with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as experience with CRM software (e.g., Salesforce.com) or related area; able to readily learn new software programs, use company laptop and ipad
  • Valid driver’s license. 
  • Promotes and adheres to organization’s mission, vision and values, policies and applicable laws in a fair and equitable manner

Work Environment, Travel and Expected Work Hours

This position is performed in the field in a construction work environment. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties and business demand. At construction / renovation work sites approximately 80% of time; locations are predominantly in Virginia with minimal overnight travel. Nominal time in an office work environment. Total working hours will be between 15 and 20 hours per week.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; use fingers and hands to control computer mouse, type or write; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Compensation

$18.00 – $20.00 per hour

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NonProfit Green Construction Technical Advisor (NOVA or Richmond)

We are looking to fill multiple positions in both the Richmond and Northern Virginia area!

Overview: Viridiant is a growing, non-profit environmental organization that works to advance sustainable, affordable, and energy efficient construction.  The Technical Advisor (TA) provides hands-on technical assistance to participating builders and developers during design and in the field throughout construction. This non-supervisory position has the potential to grow with continuing education / certification and successful work performance. The TA reports to the Senior TA who reports to the Deputy Director.

Viridiant offers an energetic and friendly work environment with the opportunity to have a positive impact on the building industry and environment. For nearly 20 years, the organization has been contributing to the community with a budget of approximately $1.6M and a fulltime staff of 13, as well as 15 independent field contractors. This is a unique opportunity to be part of cutting-edge, high-performance buildings and technologies!  See www.viridiant.org for more information.

Summary of Primary Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Performs field construction inspections.
  • Analyzes and verifies green building program measures for program such as EarthCraft, ENERGY STAR, and Zero Energy Ready Home
  • Performs diagnostic testing such as blower door and duct blaster.
  • Provides construction technical assistance and guidance to builders and developers.
  • Completes administrative tasks including data entry, scheduling, and site visit reports.
  • Perform additional responsibilities related to the success of the organization

Key Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • High School diploma, some college preferred.
  • Minimum 2 – 3 years in the construction industry; Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the work.
  • Ability to read plans.
  • RESNET (national) certification plus architectural and energy modeling & analysis (software) experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of residential energy-efficient construction and green building practices, including diagnostic testing preferred.
  • Ability to self-manage daily scheduling of site visits and follow up tasks
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Organized and able to prioritize tasks with minimal direction
  • Enthusiastic about educating builders on Viridiant’s services and encouraging builder participation in programs.
  • A sense of urgency is a must.
  • Skilled with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as experience with CRM software (e.g., Salesforce.com) or related area; able to readily learn new software programs; uses company laptop/iPad.
  • At construction / renovation work sites approximately 80% of time; locations are predominantly in Virginia; access to company vehicle for travel to / from project sites with minimal overnight travel.
  • Primarily at construction / renovation work site so the physical demands include, but not limited to standing, walking, climbing ladders, sitting, using hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Nominal time in an office work environment.
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license; DMV record in good standing.
  • Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm; Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties and business demand; minimal overtime.
  • Promotes and adheres to organization’s mission, vision and values, policies, and applicable laws in a fair and equitable manner

Competitive Compensation Package including base salary and extensive benefits to include health, dental, life insurance, LTD, paid time off, paid holidays and retirement contributions!

Flexible work from home options available.

Compensation: $47,000.00 – $58,000.00 per year

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NonProfit Green Construction Project Manager

Overview: Viridiant is a growing, non-profit environmental organization that works to advance sustainable, affordable, and energy efficient construction, seeking applicants for a Project Manager (PM). The PM provides hands-on project assistance to Technical Advisors, the Senior Project Manager, Associate Project Managers and Deputy Director during design and in the field throughout construction. This role is part of a cross functional, collaborative construction project team. Projects range from 6 to 24 months with a majority located in Virginia. This non-supervisory position has the potential to grow with continuing education / certification and successful work performance. The PM reports to the Senior Project Manager Operations who reports to the Deputy Director.

Viridiant offers an energetic and friendly work environment with the opportunity to have a positive impact on the building industry and environment. For nearly 20 years, the organization has been contributing to the community with a budget of approximately $1.6M and a fulltime staff of 13, as well as 15 independent field contractors. This is a unique opportunity to be part of cutting-edge, high-performance buildings and technologies!  See www.viridiant.org for more information.

Summary of Primary Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Determine project scope and develop contracts
  • Perform takeoffs from architectural plans
  • Review construction documents and perform energy model projections
  • Coordinate and support Design Review facilitation
  • Support field staff/Technical Advisors
  • Track and maintain project documents
  • Manage administration and delivery of certification programs including Utility Allowances and Final Certification
  • Perform Quality Assurance/ Quality Control.
  • Manage and support project invoicing in coordination with accounting
  • Track and approve Technical Advisor inspection expenses
  • Opportunity to support commercial services
  • Perform additional responsibilities related to the success of the organization

Key Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • Some college; Bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction management preferred.  
  • Minimum 2 – 3 years in the construction industry; Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the work.
  • Proficiency reading architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing plans.
  • Experience in architectural and energy modeling & analysis software (e.g., Revit, Bluebeam, Procore) preferred.
  • RESNET Rater Field Inspector or HERS Certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of residential energy-efficient construction and green building practices preferred. 
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Enthusiastic about educating builders on Viridiant’s services and encouraging builder participation in programs.  
  • Skilled with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as experience with CRM software (e.g., Salesforce) or related area; able to readily learn new software programs.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize deadlines.
  • Excellent task management and organizational skills.
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license; DMV record in good standing.
  • Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm. 
  • Remote with in-office working days
  • Promotes and adheres to organization’s mission, vision and values; policies and applicable laws in a fair and equitable manner

Competitive Compensation Package including base salary and extensive benefits to include health, dental, life insurance, LTD, paid time off, paid holidays and retirement contributions!

Flexible work from home options available.

Compensation: $56,000.00 – $59,000.00 per year

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Viridiant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background. In addition to federal law requirements Viridiant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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