Energy analyst

Rushing is seeking an enthusiastic, highly organized, self-driven energy analyst to join our team.

Rushing is a Seattle-based MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) engineering and sustainability consulting firm. Our firm is founded on the principle that a multi-disciplinary approach is critical in evaluating building performance from a whole-building perspective. Our passion lies in problem solving, unearthing unexpected solutions, and building longstanding relationships with our clients.

Rushing’s Energy Studio is an established thought leader in projects at the cutting edge of high-performance building design as well as the development of local energy codes. Integrative design is not a check box at Rushing; it’s a fundamental part of the Energy Studio’s culture to work hand in hand with design teams, providing a practical approach to projects.

We are seeking a mid to senior level energy analyst to support our team in generating energy studies for code compliance, utility incentives and green building protocol certifications. Strong candidates will bring a proactive attitude to the team, be able to function independently as well as collaborate on a team level, manage multiple projects and contribute to the growth of Rushing.

-Engage as a critical team member, performing energy use analyses on a range of building types, including: multifamily mid-rise and high-rise, affordable housing, hotels, office, public works and other commercial facilities.
-Energy analysis using energy modeling tools and spreadsheet calculations.
-Coordinate with architects on building envelope thermal performance, and completion of building envelope compliance calculations.
-Collaboration with design team on building and systems design decisions to support project’s energy targets.
-Building energy code compliance modeling and documentation.
-Green building certification program compliance and documentation, including LEED, Living Building Challenge, Passive House, Built Green and others.
-Assign tasks to project team members, receive assignments and share energy simulation technical expertise.

-Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, architectural engineering or a related field.
-4+ years’ experience in Energy simulation using eQUEST, IES-Virtual Environment or OpenStudio/EnergyPlus, including experience with quality control processes and verification of model inputs and results.
-Experience developing side-calculations or workarounds for measures that cannot be explicitly modeled an energy modeling tools.
-Working knowledge of ASHRAE 90.1 and energy codes.
-Experience writing custom macros utilizing Microsoft Excel and/or other text editing software.
-Experience with Microsoft Office, Bluebeam and Revit.
-Organizational skills.
-Verbal, written and visual communication skills, including presenting complex technical information in a clear and concise manner.
-Demonstrated success managing client relationships, staff and projects.
-Collaborative approach to problem solving with internal and external team members.

-Experience with Seattle and Washington State energy code and local utility incentives.
-Experience with financial analysis, including life cycle cost, simple payback, ROI, etc.
-Experience in sustainable design / LEED AP or similar.
-Experience with Passive House design principles and/or certification.
-Experience with California Title 24 energy code compliance and modeling, including CBECC-Comm or Energy Pro.

The position is full time. Salary is dependent on experience. Rushing provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. Rushing is an equal opportunity employer. With 50 percent women in principal-level leadership, Rushing is committed to diversity and inclusion. Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. No phone calls please. No recruiters or agents please.

1. Prepare your resume and cover letter to demonstrate you are a qualified applicant.
2. Save each as a .pdf with the following naming convention: “[first name] [last name] cover letter” and “[first name] [last name] resume” (e.g. “Jane Doe cover letter” and “Jane Doe resume”).
3. Email your resume and cover letter to with energy analyst in the subject line.