Energy Modeler - Sustainability
Thornton Tomasetti

Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Engineering

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Job Info

Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We are a growing 1500+ person firm with 10 practices: Structural Engineering, Forensics, Applied Science, Renewal, Resilience, Construction Engineering, Protective Design and Security, Facade Engineering, Sustainability and Transportation. We work on everything from landmark buildings to small-scale specialty structures, from the historic to the high performing, while balancing multiple objectives, including form, function, schedule, sustainability, constructability and budget. TALENT is at the core of our business.

Our Sustainability practice collaborates with clients and project partners to integrate successful green solutions into the planning, design, construction and operation of buildings, reducing their environmental impact at every stage of their life cycle. We use whole-systems thinking and leading-edge analytical tools to develop innovative solutions that balance economic, social and environmental factors. Our experienced team offers sustainable design strategies, energy analysis, green building certification consulting, sustainability analysis and upgrades for existing structures, along with education and training.

The Role

Thornton Tomasetti is seeking an energetic, MEP engineer, building scientist or technical architect with at least 2 years of experience of experience to work with a team of environmental designers, energy analysts, architects and engineers to provide expertise in energy efficiency and sustainable design to join our Boston team. The person shall be inquisitive, personable, and technically savvy. The TT Sustainability practice is ~25 person group spread between NYC, San Francisco, Boston, London, and Portland (Maine). Our purpose as a practice is to help design teams, developers, and owners create high performance, low energy buildings. This position will be working under the Senior Project Energy Engineer for mentorship and assistance.

We are open to this employee being based remotely.

Working Job Responsibility

  • Collaborate with colleagues to provide innovative sustainability and energy efficiency solutions and strong engineering/analysis capabilities.

  • Set up and run shoebox and full-building energy models using Energy Plus, Honeybee / Open Studio for a wide variety of project types (residential, lab, healthcare, educational, cultural, office, retail, etc) in a wide variety of climates.

  • Evaluate energy conservation measures including envelope performance improvements, HVAC zoning, HVAC heat recovery and controls and lighting controls.

  • Perform spreadsheet-based calculations of potential energy savings opportunities for projects at the planning stages and for policy development.

  • Communicate in graphic and written form the inputs, methodology, and key findings and recommendations for each analysis.

  • Participate with team members in sustainable design charrettes, workshops, and design competitions.

  • Review LEED credit documentation related to energy performance for compliance with standards.

  • Work with a multidisciplinary team of design professionals

  • Interface with clients and attend meetings


  • Bachelor's or post-graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Building Science, or Architecture with EIT credentials, or related field.

  • Experience with fundamentals of HVAC systems such as working principles of HVAC system types, operations and controls.

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills to effectively convey the analyses to architects and engineers.

  • Specialized technical expertise in energy analysis, modeling, and energy code compliance using Energy Plus.

  • Experience with commercial, institutional and residential building HVAC systems design & operation

  • Experience with BPDA Article 37, NYCECC, and/or Title-24 is a plus

  • Knowledge and implementation of energy conservation measures in buildings.

  • Knowledge of Radiance and Ladybug is a plus.

  • Proficiency in MS Office, Excel, Adobe InDesign, Rhino, AutoCAD, and Revit.

  • Excellent technical writing and verbal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and clients.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute numerous project responsibilities simultaneously.

  • Some business travel may be required.

Thornton Tomasetti is proud to be an equal employment workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Thornton Tomasetti are considered without regards to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

(US Locations Only) In our culture of collaboration and innovation, we find we do our best work when we are together while minimizing the risks of COVID-19. For new hires at Thornton Tomasetti, we require COVID-19 vaccination to the extent allowed by access and permitted by government jurisdiction in your area and barring any religious or medically approved exemption.

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