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Team Lead - building performance


Our business in North America is thriving. With over 2,600 staff in more than 30 US and Canadian cities, Mott MacDonald is delivering pivotal projects in transportation, energy and water. In line with our growth strategy, we expect to double in size in the next four years, enhancing the career opportunities for our employees. We are contributing to the delivery of some of North America's most ambitious engineering programs, delivering high performance building designs for the communities our clients we serve.


Due to recent project success and the continued growth of our building performance and climate responsive design team, we are seeking to recruit a Team Leader for our growing Building Performance & Climate Responsive Design Team in Los Angeles.


The successful Candidate will lead the team completing performance modelling and design of major transport and infrastructure projects related to sustainability, decarbonization, Net Zero, energy and building performance.


Typical work will involve:


First and foremost, this is a diverse role. You’ll be responsible for both supporting in client engagement and leading a team of specialists delivering building performance analysis and climate responsive design of major transport and infrastructure projects:


Typical work will include:

  • Leading and reviewing the development of whole building energy models for local compliance, LEED and Net Zero.
  • Leading and reviewing the development of energy modeling/reporting for LEED, Net Zero or local energy compliance.
  • Developing analysis different energy and sustainability project types including LEED, decarbonization and carbon inventory
  • Supporting climate resilience and adaptation strategies, assessments, and implementation plans for clients
  • Team and resource management
  • Project management;
  • Developing and presenting reports to clients;
  • Supporting and leading the preparation of proposals;
  • Conducting Business development and client engagement; and,
  • Supporting initiatives for the regional and global business.


Candidate Specification:

Candidates who can demonstrate the following skills and experience will be considered for the role:

  • A bachelor/master degree with 12+ years of career experience related to building performance, energy modeling, building science and architecture/mechanical engineering
  • Experience and knowledge of the development and completion of the whole energy modeling models for Title 24 or LEED/ASHRAE 90.1
  • Familiar and proficient with DesignBuilder/EnergyPlus, IESVE and/or CBECC-com
  • Experience of projects in commercial buildings or transportation buildings
  • Proficiency in Sketchup/CAD/BIM/InDesign software as necessary for modeling creation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience of leading and working within a team and project management.
  • Excellent written and presentation skills;
  • LEED AP with specialty, other simulation tools such as CFD, Pedestrian Movement simulation and daylight simulation, and Data Analysis/Scripting knowledge a plus
  • Able to work independently and unsupervised.
  • Proven ability to lead a team of specialists
  • Positive attitude, team player.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an expanding Buildings team and progress your career with a global employee owned multi sector multi-disciplinary engineering and management consultancy.


Salary Range: $125,000 - $175,000
Benefits: 401k, medical, dental, and vision insurance, STD/LTD disability, holiday, personal time off (PTO), parental leave, and company-paid life insurance. 


Equality, diversity and inclusion

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.


Equal employment opportunity is the law. 
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status or disability status.


Hybrid working policy

At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team, and personal commitments. We offer a hybrid working policy that embraces your well-being, flexibility, and trust.

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have opportunity to contribute.

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