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HKS, Inc Sustainable Design Professional II in Seattle, Washington

Overview: HKS is seeking a Sustainable Design Professional to join our team. Supports project teams using a wide range of developing professional skills. Performs basic design and technical tasks requiring application of standard techniques and knowledge of sustainability while working under general supervision. Eager to learn, highly organized and willing to contribute creatively to the team. Responsibilities: Project Conducts whole building and component embodied carbon Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) using industry software such as Tally and One Click Integral in influencing and delivering quality sustainable low energy design Liaisons with stakeholders to develop and advance their sustainability strategies Identifies sustainability risks and appropriate mitigation measures Creates models to illustrate plans, processes and designs Supports internal training for technical staff Modifies or creates LEED or other rating system-specific documents, applying standard sustainable design techniques, collaborative design computations and procedures as assigned under direction Performs routine assignments and may have some design responsibility collaborating with other team members as designated Conducts research on local, regional and global project sustainability context, building materials, sustainable strategies and third-party rating systems (LEED, WELL, etc.) Prepares draft reports with written and graphic content Assists with enterprise level Environmental, Social & Governance work Assists with the creation and maintenance of firm-wide content on the HKS intranet Assists design teams in performance and energy analysis assignments May attend on-site visits, field reviews and client and/or project meetings as appropriate May assist in preparing proposals, presentations, schedules and processing of system-specific documentation and samples Cultural May participate in communication with other disciplines, vendors and contractors to incorporate information into project requirements Participates in team meetings to discuss project issues, design and technical issues and coordination with other disciplines Performs work in a manner that demonstrates an awareness of and an appreciation for the firm's cultural values, including a commitment to quality, innovation, learning and growth Becomes skilled in fostering and maintaining a collaborative professional working relationship with the project team Fosters awareness of and assists in advancing the firm's principles of 'design excellence' in the integration of responsible and sustainable design practice with the art of design Financial Develops understanding of the firm's basic accounting principles, project budgets and fees Understands the financial implications of overhead and chargeable time, including accountability to project plan and planned utilization rate Revenue or Opportunity Generation Fosters awareness of the importance of growing and maintaining client relationships and the basic concept of business development May assist in production of marketing presentations Participates with civic, community and industry professional organizations with commitment and professional integrity to represent HKS Qualifications: Graduate degree preferred Working knowledge of embodied carbon calculations including data sources such as EC3 and Environmental Produce Declarations (EPDs) Experience with whole building Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) analysis software Accredited professional degree in Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Design or related field On the path to architectural registration or professional engineering licensure preferred Typically with 3+ years of experience Sustainable design accreditation preferred Knowledge of software such as Revit, Grasshopper, AutoCAD, Navisworks and 3D modeling preferred Kn