LEED Consultant
Buildings | Chicago, Illinois

Who We Are

We’re a people-first organization. We value knowledge and learning. We believe in the power of connection and collaboration and we seek to build relationships that mean something. We employ some of the best and brightest in the industry and we work hard to maintain a culture that our people can be proud of.

Working For Primera

Our Buildings division is a talented team of experts working together to deliver buildings and systems that perform better. We provide full-service engineering and design services for both new and existing facilities. Ever focused on providing a first-class client experience, our 30-plus-year history includes projects for school, university, healthcare, government, aviation, laboratory, campus, and municipal facilities.

Who You Are

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of all USGBC-LEED rating systems
  • Knowledge of LEED certification process and procedures
  • Advanced knowledge of industry standard practices and loss prevention practices
  • Skilled in MS Office
  • Skilled in research of regulatory requirements
  • Advanced delegation/mentoring/team skills
  • Advanced presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to identify and prioritize critical tasks
  • Ability to work independently

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience, or the equivalent gained through relevant experience
  • B.S. in construction management, architecture or engineering.
  • LEED AP or LEED AP+ certification required

What You'll Do

Project Execution (Pre-Design and Design):

  • Assists in project kick-off meeting with owner
  • Conducts project Design Charrette with owner and design team
  • Develops preliminary LEED checklist
  • Registers project online with USGBC
  • Maintains and distributes latest LEED checklist to design team
  • Represents Primera at periodical LEED design team meetings
  • Assists in sustainable design and answers technical sustainable design questions as they arise
  • Conducts drawing and specification review of all project specifications pertaining to sustainable design elements. May develop specific LEED submittal specification sections
  • Develops LEED Design Phase action plan for LEED template completion
  • Reviews all design team information for conformance with USGBC submittal requirements
  • Submits Design Phase application to USGBC
  • Responds to USGBC Design Phase review comments

Project Execution (Construction Administration):

  • Assists in CA kick-off meeting with contractor
  • Conducts project Construction Charrette with general contractor and all trade sub-contractors
  • Reviews Erosion Sedimentation Control plan
  • Reviews Construction Waste Management plan
  • Reviews Construction Indoor Air Quality Management plan
  • Represents Primera at monthly LEED construction meetings throughout the project construction duration
  • Reviews all Division 2-10 submittal packages
  • Reviews all submittal packages that include field-applied, interior installed materials containing VOCs
  • Assists in sustainable construction practices and answers technical sustainable construction questions as they arise
  • Develops LEED construction phase action plan for LEED template completion
  • Conducts/Reviews ESC and IAQ field observation reports/photos
  • Reviews all contractor information for conformance with USGBC submittal requirements
  • Submits Construction Phase application to USGBC
  • Responds to USGBC Construction Phase review comments

Project Closeout:

  • Delivers USGBC/LEED certification plaque to client
  • Delivers final revised LEED checklist to client

General / Project Planning:

  • Manages project delivery and submittal of project deliverables
  • Represents Primera at client meetings
  • Implements the quality management system for project delivery

Some of What You'll Enjoy

  • An excellent benefits package including 401K match, gym and transit subsidies, continuing education reimbursement and much more
  • A fun, inclusive, and collaborative environment
  • The fruits of our employee-led committees focused on offering engaging social, wellness and community service activities all year long

Equal Employment Opportunity
Primera is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Primera’s practices and employment decisions, including those regarding recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion and compensation, shall not be based on any person’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, disability, physical handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status or other protected group as defined by law.

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