Associate / Energy Analysis Practice Leader, San Francisco


Who are we?

We are a team of environmental and lighting designers championing for a healthier planet leveraging our vast, collective knowledge of sustainability in the built environment. We work with architects, engineers, owners, and other stakeholders to accomplish their sustainability, wellness, functionality, and visual goals. We don’t just follow the trends of the industry, we trailblaze new paths to create high performance, sustainable, and award-winning buildings.


What is this role on a high level?

We are looking for an Associate / Energy Analysis Practice Leader to join us as a member of firm’s management team. You would a subject matter expert, a whiz in IES-ve, and also responsible for leading and developing Atelier Ten’s Energy Analysis and Thermal Comfort (EA) Practice. This is a dynamic role that you will co-lead, depending on the needs of the practice. The EA practice currently has 14 members and one existing practice leader and is looking to expand. You will be responsible for co-leading the practice by deepening technical expertise and keeping Atelier Ten’s technical consulting abilities state of the art and cutting edge. You will assist in developing new and existing services and skills and coordinating between the disciplines within the office and to external consultants. You will train bright, motivated staff on how to excel in building performance simulation. You will be committed to the development of high-quality, high-performance and sustainable buildings by leading and developing Atelier Ten’s technical, project management, and quality control standards related to Energy Analysis. You will be located in San Francisco office (see note below).


What your day-to-day looks like

Days at Atelier Ten are filled with work on large variety of project types from offices, labs to large masterplans. Our team is constantly developing new approaches to decarbonize new and existing buildings. We promise to keep you challenged and never bored. Here are some regular tasks you may encounter:

  • Develop and support the vision and goals of Energy Analysis practice
  • Contribute early project direction on building or masterplan goals, systems, and the design approach for HVAC systems and central utility plants
  • Peer review the design team’s initiatives with respect to decarbonization, electrification and energy planning
  • Interface with BEM software vendors to remain current with industry tools
  • Provide open office hours and host the “department of hard questions”
  • Integrate processes, procedures, analysis tools, and quality assurance standards across all offices
  • Coordinate research and development activities within the practice
  • Moderate quarterly international practice meetings
  • Facilitate group members’ individual training programs
  • Conduct group members’ annual performance evaluation reviews
  • Develop and monitor individual professional development plans with each group member
  • Provide support and guidance for project managers on project budgeting, scheduling, profitability, framing, and deliverables
  • Provide senior-level project consulting
  • Represent the firm at conferences, client office talks, professional societies, project interviews, and other industry events
  • Submit abstracts to I2SL, GreenBuild, SimBuild or ASHRAE conferences
  • Maintain client and design community relationships
  • Support Directors and Associate Directors in achieving local business development goals
  • Lead and/or participate in staff recruiting and training activities


What we are looking for

Hopefully you’re on board so far and excited about what your days at Atelier Ten will look like.  We do have a few items on our wish list for you to become the next great A10er.  We are looking for someone who is curious, self-motivated, visionary with an appreciation and willingness to work with diverse points of view. They should have experience in providing training, mentorship, and group development. They will possess an eye for improving existing processes, interest in tool building, and communicating ideas and complex technical concepts to any audience. Some experience in engagement and outreach in the industry is preferred. And if we’re not pushing our luck with asks, you ideally will possess:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in a field related to building science, engineering or architecture with an application or work experience in HVAC design
  • 6+ years professional work experience in energy analysis, building performance modeling/simulation and decarbonization
  • Expertise with: IES-VE, and/or eQuest, and have experience modeling to ASHRAE Standard 90.1, Standard 55 and 62.1 in various design stages
  • Experience in all project design phases, construction phase, post-occupancy modeling/verfication and regulatory procedures for energy codes and 3rd party benchmarking system submissions, such as LEED and T24
  • Deep understanding of high-performance buildings, evaluation of energy efficiency and carbon emissions reduction measures
  • Established speaking, publishing, and/or teaching background
  • Preferred 2+ years’ supervisory experience
  • LEED AP with specialty, ASHRAE BEMP, CEM
  • Professional certifications or licenses within area of expertise


What to expect from us?

The unexpected… but also the following:

  • Competitive salary
  • 100% paid medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible / hybrid work schedule
  • Emphasis on work-life balance
  • 401k matching program
  • Highly engaged coworkers with a shared hunger for knowledge
  • Mutual respect and support from colleagues and leadership
  • Paid Life and Disability insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Annual professional development funds
  • Freedom to contribute ideas and make a personal difference that is not always possible in a large corporate environment
  • JUST company
  • Really good high-fives


How to apply

Sadly, we no longer accept phone calls, award winning films, or interpretive dances as applications.  But we will take the following:

  • A cover letter and resume in .pdf format to “Associate / Energy Analysis Practice Leader” in your subject line)


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(note: we can consider a qualified candidate located in NYC with the expectation of regular travel to our San Francisco office.)