Gensler is one of the world’s leading architecture, design and planning firms, with staff in locations around the world. No client is too small or too large. Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability and the belief that design is one of the most powerful strategic tools for innovation and enduring success. Our integrated sustainability delivery model provides complete sustainable design services including, strategic visioning, energy and daylighting analysis, and third-party certification coordination.
As a Sustainability Specialist at Gensler, you will join a highly creative, collaborative team dedicated to innovative problem solving and design excellence. You will work with the Dallas Sustainability team in providing a full spectrum of sustainability advisory and support to clients and project teams, from pre-design through post-occupancy.
What You Will Do
Employing technical analysis and research, you will integrate with design teams to identify opportunities and elevate sustainability for a wide range of world class clients and projects ranging from commercial interiors to ground up buildings and real estate portfolios. You will design and facilitate work sessions with clients and design teams to build consensus, and develop sustainability strategies for individual projects and across portfolios.
Undertake performance analysis including but not limited to embodied carbon/whole- building lifecycle analysis, daylight, energy, and climate
Facilitate client meetings and workshops to discuss analysis findings, opportunities, and sustainability strategy implementation
Coordinate integration of BIM, lifecycle assessment, energy modeling, daylighting and other technical analysis in projects
Coordinate the work of multiple consultants and supervise the work of project team members, including providing training and guidance
Identify and maintain awareness of current and emerging technologies, tools, and methods as they impact the delivery of green building design
Ensure sustainable design projects status are integrated into Gensler Digital Library
Ensure that lessons learned are shared across projects
Stimulate internal knowledge and interest in new innovations, technologies, and approaches, educating staff in their use and application
Coordinate integration of Revit, IES, energy modeling, daylighting and other technical analysis in projects where needed
Work with Gensler’s office sustainability leaders to support sustainability practices and internal education programs
Bachelor or Master’s degree in sustainable building, architecture, engineering, interiors or related field, or equivalent work experience
LEED Accreditation required, additional accreditations a plus
0-5 years of post-graduate experience in a similar role
Strong knowledge of lifecycle assessment and integration of embodied carbon into sustainability goals
Strong knowledge of building performance analytics, climatic and passive design principles, and integrative design practice
Strong knowledge of building systems, project management, and consultant coordination
Experience with data science and/or data visualization a plus
Strong leadership and communication skills
Innovator, ability to create and successfully implement new programs
Strong writing, speaking, organizational skills, and technical presentation ability
Able to mentor, teach and train effectively
Self-directed and able to synthesize new information quickly
Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and InDesign
Familiarity with LEED Online, Revit, Rhino, and Grasshopper
Proficiency with building simulation and LCA software such as OpenStudio/EnergyPlus, DIVA, Climate Studio, OneClick LCA
Coding experience a plus
Proficiency with Passivhaus and/or THERM a plus
Familiarity with digital collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams, and willingness to learn others such as Miro and/or Mural
Please provide a well-crafted introduction of yourself as a cover letter explaining your passion for environmental sustainability as it relates to the built environment, along with a portfolio of work. This can include notable projects from past work experience, innovative or environmental designs, or process- oriented tools you have built. Be prepared to discuss previous experience with project certifications.
*This is not a remote position. The successful candidate is expected to be in the Dallas office.*
Life at Gensler
Gensler is committed to
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
. Through our Five Strategies to Fight Racism, we continue to create a just and equitable future for our colleagues and our communities with our clients. We are a solid voice for social change as we impact people’s lives and fight racism. At Gensler, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace environment.
As a people-first organization, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.
We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities. Our annual base salary range has been established based on local markets.
As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.