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Vice President – Building Energy & Climate Solutions (Built Ecology)
WSP USA SUMMER,
$188k-240k (estimate)
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WSP USA is Hiring a Vice President – Building Energy & Climate Solutions (Built Ecology) Near SUMMER,

Who We Are

At WSP, we are united by the common purpose of creating positive, long-lasting impacts for the communities we serve through a culture of innovation, integrity, and inclusion. We are looking to grow our teams with future-ready champions and change makers who are committed to collaboration, continuous learning, and thoughtful solutions that lead to meaningful outcomes for the communities we serve. To do this, we hire candidates with a wide range of experiences, skillsets, backgrounds, and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity are part of our fundamental structure.

Our Business 

As one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms, we work with our clients to create buildings that support their business goals while also restoring balance with the natural environment and sustaining healthy resilient communities. As part of a worldwide community of built environment experts, we bring creative problem-solving, future-ready planning, innovative design solutions, and deep technical expertise in building systems. When combined with our world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency, and earth sciences, we are one of the largest and best sustainability consultancies in the world. As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe. Built Ecology is WSP’s US buildings sustainability practice, providing a broad range of services including sustainability strategy and planning, goal setting and workshop facilitation, high-performance design assistance, complex building performance analysis, building certifications, energy and GHG master planning, and building performance verification. We work across a wide range of project types and scales, from master planning and district infrastructure to building 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 energy and water projects, EcoDistricts, corporate green building programs, and decarbonization of large building portfolios. Our solutions are typically innovative, integrated, data-driven, and practical.

This Opportunity

WSP has an immediate need for a Vice President with a specialization in Energy and Climate solutions to join Built Ecology, WSP’s growing buildings sustainability practice. This position will/could work out of WSP's offices in Boston, MA. The individual will grow and strengthen our team by securing, staffing, managing, and delivering complex projects and client-facing engagements. Candidates should be passionate about sustainability, exhibit technical knowledge in [Expertise Domain or Subdomain], and demonstrate leadership skills and ability to deliver high‐quality products through appropriate time and priority management while leveraging resources and removing barriers and obstacles for the project team. 

Come join us and help create a more sustainable, healthy, resilient, and inclusive future. 

Ideal candidates will exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Passionate about creating a sustainable, healthy, resilient, and equitable built environment
  • Expertise in high-performance MEP systems and facades, building science, and building performance standards
  • Committed to collaborating with and supporting the growth of our integrated national team
  • Presents ideas and solutions that are clear, concise, comprehensive, creative, and compelling
  • Uses integrative thinking and problem-solving

Your Impact

  • Direct, facilitate, and support multidisciplinary project team to establish high performance, general sustainability, and Net Zero goals, including leading and overseeing the development of various technical models beyond basic whole building energy modeling
  • Work closely with MEP design teams and project managers to lead the exploration of sustainable design solutions early in the project design and define a pathway to exceeding local codes and stretch codes
  • Utilize energy and GHG modeling tools to complete carbon modeling and develop net zero carbon roadmaps
  • Interpret climate information and building use typologies to inform building design strategies
  • Provide LEED and other certifications strategy and advice, particularly around energy and IEQ aspects
  • Develop and provide quality control reviews for Built Ecology deliverables related to energy and climate strategy, planning, analysis, and implementation
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of our project delivery standards, to ensure a high quality of work is consistently delivered by the national team
  • Strengthen WSP’s relationships with existing clients and develop new clients
  • Have a leadership presence in the industry and support business development
  • Lead an integrative approach to problem-solving by learning and including other experts and disciplines within WSP
  • Manage and support staff development, including in the areas of energy and climate.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a building design or building science discipline, including Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Building Science or similar
  • 12 years of experience in sustainability, energy, and climate consulting for buildings 
  • Familiarity with IECC and ASHRAE requirements, Building Performance Standards and stretch codes focused on energy efficiency and electrification
  • Experience managing staff and supporting staff development
  • Ability to read and understand architectural and engineering drawings, specifications, and design documents
  • Knowledge of mechanical system architecture and components
  • LEED Accredited Professional

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Professional Engineer or Registered Architect
  • Experience with energy modeling (IES-VE, OpenStudio, EnergyPlus), load calculations, and district systems
  • Experience coordinating green building, healthy building, and building performance certifications
  • Experience with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, Science-based Targets, and other climate-related reporting frameworks
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems and building physics for data centers, hospitals, laboratories, advanced manufacturing, and battery energy storage systems

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Job Summary

JOB TYPE

Other

INDUSTRY

Business Services

SALARY

$188k-240k (estimate)

POST DATE

04/04/2024

EXPIRATION DATE

06/03/2024

WEBSITE

wsp.com

HEADQUARTERS

MANHATTAN, NY

SIZE

15,000 - 50,000

FOUNDED

2014

CEO

LOU CORNELL

REVENUE

$1B - $3B

INDUSTRY

Business Services

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