Residential Quality Assurance Provider

Earth Advantage
July 8, 2024
Portland, OR
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Job Summary: Seeking a building science professional with great communication skills and specific expertise in residential energy performance. You are organized, analytical, inquisitive, and collaborative individual with a passion for energy efficiency and healthy homes. You are committed to ensuring home performance improvements are done correctly and are accessible to all. You are motivated by the idea of joining a nationally-recognized, technically-oriented team responsible for managing the quality standards of multiple programs. You have experience working with historically disadvantaged and marginalized people and are committed to environmental justice.

Job Responsibilities:
- Undertake reviews of single-family home improvement scopes of work.
- Provide corrections or recommendations for updates to scopes of work prior to the initiation of home upgrades by program trade allies .
- Conduct site visits to assess whether installation best practices have been undertaken.
- Achieve prompt turnaround time on completed quality assurance reports.
- Undertake diagnostic tests and review equipment documentation to confirm anticipated energy efficiency and indoor air quality outcomes have been achieved.
- Provide ongoing mentoring of participating contractors on the installation of a range of energy efficiency measures including; air sealing, insulation, windows, heating and cooling equipment, hot water heating equipment etc.
- Coordinate and provide technical training to support high-quality home energy upgrades.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
- Deep commitment to Earth Advantage's mission.
- RESNET HERS RFI, BPI Building Analyst Technician, or equivalent professional certification (current or lapsed).
- Proficient in conducting building diagnostic testing and interpreting results. Note: Earth Advantage employees are provided with the necessary diagnostic equipment. Independent contractors must provide their own diagnostic equipment.
- Experience conducting or reviewing energy assessments or energy audits.
- Strong analytical skills and an aptitude for creative problem-solving.
- Comfortable in confined spaces such as attics and crawl spaces.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Self-directed.
- Valid driver’s license, auto insurance and vehicle.
- Frequently carry and maneuver bulky field equipment.
- We require staff and interns to be fully vaccinated to work in the office. The organization will consider accomodations for disability and religious-based reasons.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
- Experience delivering services as a home performance, HVAC, or insulation contractor.
- RESNET HERS Rater. - BPI Building Analyst Professional certification (current or lapsed).
- BPI AC/Heat Pump Professional certification (current or lapsed).
- Authorized Home Energy Score Assessor (current or lapsed).
- LEED for Homes Green Rater.
- More than eight years of experience in the green building, energy efficiency, or weatherization industry.
- More than two years of experience delivering professional training.

Compensation: $62,000 - $78,000

Apply Online: Please submit the following materials to apply for this position (PDF or Word format):
Resume Cover letter detailing qualifications (optional)
Three professional references (can provide on request, if preferred)
Independent contractors should indicate this status in their application materials.

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