The Building Performance Analyst will work with Kirksey’s design team members and project consultants to assess the energy and daylight performance of early design schemes, conduct lifecycle cost analysis of HVAC and material options, evaluate photovoltaic feasibility, and create final energy and daylight models for LEED compliance. Additional analysis will include conducting whole building lifecycle assessments and computational fluid dynamic studies. Other duties involve sustainability and building performance research, post-occupancy evaluations, and some training of architectural staff on building performance modeling software.
The ideal candidate will have professional or academic experience (demonstrable through prior projects or coursework) with the following software:
- An early design phase building performance modeling tool such as Cove Tool or Sefaira
- A later phase energy modeling program such as eQuest, IES, Trane Trace, Design Builder, or EnergyPlus.
- Daylight modeling and lighting design programs such as Radiance, Diva, Honeybee, or AGI32.
- Whole building lifecycle analysis programs such as Tally, One Click, or Athena.
- Computational fluid dynamics simulation software such as Star-CCM+ or scStream
- Bachelors or graduate degree in architecture, engineering, sustainability, building sciences, or a related degree.
- Close familiarity with the LEED rating system (LEED AP or Green Associate preferred). Familiarity with the WELL Building Standard, Fitwel, and SITES rating systems a plus.
- Skilled in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Bluebeam or Adobe Acrobat. Skills with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
- Ability to learn new software, codes, and standards quickly
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work simultaneously with many people across teams
- Detail oriented with an ability to multitask and coordinate several project simultaneously
- Dependable and able to work without close supervision