Sustainable Design Specialist

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Location: San Antonio, Texas; In Person 

Overland Partners – Who We Are 

At Overland, we believe in human-centered design that unlocks the embedded potential of people, places, projects, and communities. Committed to caring for the Earth and promoting human flourishing, we are a diverse, international community of problem-solvers known for sustainable, just design that inspires, empowers, and transforms the human experience.

What We Are Looking For 

Overland Partners is seeking an experienced professional with strong analysis skills that can collaborate with teams to improve design performance. The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing building performance simulation expertise, particularly site, energy, daylight, and CFD analysis in addition to life-cycle assessments. They will help our project teams in our San Antonio, Dallas, Denver, and New York locations meet our AIA 2030 Commitment carbon and energy reduction goals for planning, architecture, and interiors projects.  The Sustainable Design Specialist will be joining a highly creative, collaborative firm dedicated to innovative problem solving and design excellence as well as a commitment to creating healthy, sustainable, high-performing, resilient buildings. 

Common Duties & Responsibilities  

  • Assist designers, clients, engineers and contractors with sustainable design and system research and implementation. 
  • Monitor, track, and benchmark projects and goals. 
  • Lead the firm’s AIA 2030 project and annual reporting efforts. 
  • Perform building performance simulations including but not limited to whole-building life cycle assessment, energy, daylight, glare, shading, and wind. 
  • Research and assist in the administration of third-party certification pursuits including but not limited to LEED, WELL, and Living Building Challenge. 
  • Support internal sustainable design education through developing, coordinating and presenting trainings, cultivating firm-wide resources, and maintaining data on studio sustainability credentials. 
  • Coordinate and assist in performing post-occupancy evaluations. 
  • Assist in preparing materials for sustainable design award submissions. 
  • Foster a green workspace through sustainable practices among multiple office locations. 

Ideal Candidate Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, building performance, and/or environmental design 
  • 5-7 years of relevant professional experience 
  • Required accreditation in LEED AP, WELL AP, LEED GA, LFA, and/or CHPC 
  • Advanced knowledge of sustainable architectural design principals, building science, integrated design, and sustainability certifications (LEED, WELL, LBC, LCC) 
  • Required strong proficiency with Building Performance Analysis and Software not limited to InSight, IES-VE, and Tally 
  • Low/Zero Carbon experience required 
  • Strong presentation, communication and organizational skills 
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 
  • Proficient in architectural software including Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign 

Benefits Highlights 

Overland Partners offers competitive benefits for eligible employees including: 

  • Hybrid work schedule. 
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) plus Floating Holidays. 
  • Annual bonus based on firm profitability and individual contribution. 
  • Health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and Flexible Spending Accounts. 
  • Educational Assistance Program offering up to $1,500 annually for eligible expenses. 
  • Financial support for architectural licensure exam fees and obtaining sustainability accreditations. 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match and 30-day eligibility. 
  • Relocation assistance when applicable. 

​​​​​​​Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at Overland Partners! If you are interested in any of our open positions, please apply here.

See our latest video about Overland and our method for design with measurable, positive impact here:  The Human Handprint