Building Performance Specialist – MacDonald-Miller

Under general direction, is the single-point of accountability for the successful completion of various levels of building energy assessments, related construction and performance validation activities. Performs and manages tasks as required to execute and fully complete assigned projects including: conducting building performance assessments, developing scopes of work, estimating, scheduling, systems commissioning and utility performance verification/reporting. The Building Performance Specialist has full accountability for the operating performance and financial reporting of assigned projects. S/he will report directly to the Building Performance Manager.


Collect, disseminate, and analyze all required information for the monthly Building Performance Analysis.
Complete energy audits for customers seeking a Scoping Study, Preliminary Audit, or an Investment Grade Audit as assigned.
Establish and maintain continued education goals around the general understanding of different Building Automation Systems and Mechanical systems that would be used for Systems Analysis.


  • Provide technical support and leadership for the development and management of energy conservation projects and contracted energy savings obligations.
  • Identify energy opportunities; manages the development of scope of work documents inclusive of cost estimates and utility incentives; authors reports and conducts regular customer status meetings.
  • Gathers all data necessary, including site walk throughs, to perform a complete energy assessment including building information, utility usages and costs, controls and maintenance history.
  • Reviews specifications, submittals, and design documents to ensure that a complete scope of work is developed thereby minimizing costly changes to the project once execution of the project has commenced.
  • Performs utility (energy and water) savings calculations and return on investment (ROI) analysis.
  • Understands and manages the presentation and implementation of project financing options, utility incentives and other identified grant/rebate programs.
  • Authors the formal energy report which is submitted to owner and forms the basis of an energy savings business agreement.
    Collect, understand and input the necessary data into the Energy Star Portfolio program.
  • Understand the processes and requirements for State ESCO and other energy efficiency programs such as Housing Finance Commission and Energy Trust of Oregon.
  • Evaluates the contractual scope of work and the impact of client issued bulletins, field directives and/or scheduling changes. Communicates both technical and business-related issues with the client, MMFS personnel and utility company representatives.
  • Ensures that all important project files are compiled, saved, and ready for archives within the Corporate Jobs Drive.
    Adheres to all safety standards and promotes employee and subcontractor safety.
  • Effectively communicates the status of projects to management and provides weekly forecasts of resource needs and project costs.
  • Provides coaching and mentoring on-the-job to Systems Technicians, Balance Technicians and Systems Designers. Provides technical assistance to subcontractors. Ensures that delegated tasks are done accurately, on-time and within scope of the contract.
  • Manages or performs site-specific training for owner/operator on the implemented building performance optimization strategies, software and advanced analytics.


The Building Performance Specialist has demonstrated performance in Sales, Energy Efficiency, Project Management, Building Controls, Commissioning and Project Administration. To recognize the varying levels of experience, the Building Performance Specialist will be aligned with one of three levels:

BPS Level I 0 to 2 years of demonstrated performance in scoping, managing, engineering assist and executing building controls, energy, and commissioning projects.

BPS Level II 5 years of demonstrated performance in scoping, managing, engineering and executing building controls, energy, and commissioning projects.

BPS Level III 15 years of demonstrated performance in scoping, managing, engineering and executing building controls, energy, and commissioning projects.


The Building Performance Specialist position requires a person with good written and oral communication skills, and a working knowledge of: Electrical & Mechanical Systems, Building Automation Systems and Controls, Energy Management Strategies, Lighting and Metering Systems. Individuals will have demonstrated project management experience inclusive of planning, scheduling, crisis resolution, resource management and project administration as well as good computer skills with the ability to use Scheduling Tools such as MS Project, Drafting Tools such as AutoCAD or Visio and Business Tools such as MS Word and Excel.

The individual must also demonstrate:

Ability to effectively interact with customers, field personnel, sales, and office staff.
Strong verbal, written, analytical, persuasion and interpersonal skills.
Ability to accurately and calmly handle multiple priorities with frequent interruptions.
Ability to consistently set goals and meet deadlines.
Ability to adapt to flexible responsibilities.
Ability to work independently or in a team atmosphere.
Pride in one’s work and accept a level of responsibility for his/her professionalism and accuracy.
Qualities of an innovative thinker and team leader.
A positive image of the Company and herself/himself to customers.
Have an excellent attendance record at prior employment.
A valid license and clean driving record.


Bachelor Science Degree or Equivalent Work Experience in Electrical/Mechanical Building Systems.
National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) Certification for Air & Hydronics, Building Commissioning and / or Sound & Vibration.
Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Certification from the Association of Energy Engineers.
Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) from the Association of Energy Engineers.
United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional.
Tridium AX certification or equivalent building automation experience.
Facility operations experience.


The candidate must possess and be adaptable to the following physical abilities and working conditions:

Constant computer use.
Ability to see, hear well (either naturally or with correction) and speak clearly.
Coordinate the movement of your eyes, hands, and fingers.
Reach for, handle, use fingers and manipulate objects.
Physical requirements include: standing, bending, and sitting; repetitive motions of hands and wrists.
Ability to work in all weather conditions.
Must be capable of working extended hour days when job/business needs demand.


MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions presently provides employee coverage for:

Medical, dental, vision for employee {coverage available for dependents for shared premium}.
401k retirement plan including Company matching.
Holiday Pay.
Vacation and sick leave compensation.
Disability income protection.
Employee and Dependent Life Insurance.
Flexible Spending Account (Childcare).
Employee Assistance Program.


Please read all pages of this job description. Your resume or application is reviewed prior to setting up a personal interview, so please make sure your resume is up to date. If you do not have a resume, you may fill out an application at the address listed above.

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a non-smoking facility. MacDonald-Miller is also a drug and alcohol free workplace and tests all new hires (subject to and in accordance with union bargaining agreements).

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. This information is kept completely confidential, is obtained only after a candidate is hired, and will not be used to pre-screen any job applicant.
This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position would perform. All employees of MacDonald-Miller are expected to perform tasks as assigned by MacDonald-Miller supervisory/management personnel regardless of job title or routine job duties.

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