Website Green Dinosaur Inc

$45,000 to $65,000 Starting Salary + Benefits
401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision



Green Dinosaur is searching for a sustainability analyst to join our team in the West Coast Market!

You are technical-minded with building science knowledge ready to grow in 3 key areas: Sustainability Consulting, Energy Modeling, and Site Verifications. You enjoy interfacing your diverse skill sets in the design and construction industry and making a positive difference in a mission-driven entrepreneurial culture.

You are passionate about the environment and are not afraid to challenge yourself and the status quo for continuous improvement and learning. You are a self-starter who is driven by excellence and can drive project teams to the finish line. You are generous in mentoring others knowing when one person grows on the team, everyone benefits.

This position is for our Culver City Office or San Diego Office.

What We Provide

  • A small company culture with a large firm portfolio and a high potential for growth.
  • A diverse group of like-minded individuals who are eager to share, learn and grow with one another.
  • Hybrid work schedule and Flex Time policy. 
  • Sustainable Transportation Incentives.
  • Pet-friendly work environment.
  • Employee ownership potential.
  • Company Paid Volunteering Hours.
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement.
  • Simple IRA with an annual matching contribution.
  • Comprehensive benefits package (dental, life, medical, and vision)
  • The base of 2+ weeks accrued Paid Time Off annually plus 10 days of regular holidays observed.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in building science, environmental science, or engineering -OR- equivalent experience is required.
  • 1-2 Years of professional experience in sustainability or building science with an aptitude of technical knowledge in architecture and/or engineering. 
  • Experience in reading and understanding architecture and/or mechanical drawing sets. 
  • Ability to digest complex information and details and grasp applicable strategies in a timely manner. 
  • Minimum LEED GA at the time of hiring. LEED BD+C, LEED EBOM, or LEED for Homes  within 6 months of hiring.  
  • A critical thinker with a strong aptitude for problem-solving and troubleshooting. 
  • Willingness to learn and interest in growing technical skillset in multiple directions of LEED consulting, Energy Modeling, and site verification work. 
  • Willingness to travel – Primarily within Southern California. Vehicle transportation, valid driverʼs license, and insurance are required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as great graphic communication skills for putting together presentations or reports with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work proficiently with personnel from an array of professions and backgrounds, including building owners, operators, contractors, engineers, and architects.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively close out tasks while maintaining a high level of excellence and efficiency. Must be able to prioritize and plan efficiently to drive projects to meet milestones and deadlines.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and G Suite.
  • US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Energy Pro 8 or IES energy modeling software. 
  • Proficient in Bluebeam Revu and Smartsheet. 
  • Project experience in LEED, WELL, Fitwel, Energy Star certification, or other green certification programs. 
  • Experience in producing architecture and/or mechanical drawing sets. 
  • Experience working on construction sites or performing site verification work. 
  • A demonstrated successful track record of managing projects and working with teams collaboratively.
  • Knowledge of current California Energy Code and T24/CalGreen Requirements. 
  • Professional licensure such as PE or EIT. 
  • Additional Sustainability related qualifications in addition to the above-required qualifications such as HER Rater, Green Rater, Certified Building Cx Professional, and Certified Energy Analyst are a plus.

Anticipated Responsibilities


  • Maintain a good understanding of project schedules.
  • Effectively communicate and coordinate with internal and external team members. 
  • Utilize Smartsheet Sustainability Action Plan to effectively track project progress both overseeing the projects you are assigned to and projects you are collaborating on. 
  • Assisting the development of management and tracking tools through smartsheet. Update Sustainability Action Plan references and links. 
  • Maintain current project information in an organized and repeatable manner using smartsheet and google drive.
  • Contribute and support social media outreach and simple website updates for marketing purposes. 

Energy Modeling 

  • Review Architectural, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical drawing sets and update energy model inputs as directed by the project manager. 
  • Create code compliance energy models using Energy Pro or IES Virtual Environment.
  • Validate energy modeling results and provide recommendations and improvements to meet project goals.

Sustainability Consulting 

  • Ability to prepare LEED Scorecard/Checklist assessment based on a set of plans.
  • Review plans & assess compliance to sustainability targets, providing useful feedback to the AE team. 
  • Understanding the specific LEED Homes and New Construction documentation requirements to close out credits successfully, including forms, calculations, plans, schedules, maps, and policies. 
  • Proficient in LEED project registration process, LEED online project setup (online scorecard, manage external team assignments), LEED online upload, and accurate project information inputs.
  • Perform Plan Reviews for CalGreen & LEED compliance and provide guidance using the SAP tool. 
  • Perform construction phase  Submittal reviews and material tracking for LEED and CALGreen.
  • Understanding of CalGreen requirements and how they overlap with LEED. 
  • Basic understanding of EA and Cx credit requirements and how they fit into a project schedule and influence other sustainability targets of a project.  


  • Knowledge of the Commissioning process and how it relates to Energy Modeling, LEED certification, and Code Compliance. 
  • Perform Cx Design Review and give guidance to MEP engineers. 
  • Prepare Functional Performance Checklists and schedule site testing visits between contractors and internal staff. 
  • Perform Commissioning functional testing site visits for projects with simple systems as well as participate in some site visits with complex systems.

Instruction for application

Complete the application form at the link below and provide a resume, cover letter, and samples of work. 

Equal Employment Opportunities

Green Dinosaur provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Green Dinosaur complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


Green Dinosaur, Inc.

About Green Dinosaur, Inc.

Green Dinosaur, Inc. was founded in 2007 on the premise of providing great people with exciting opportunities to affect change within the built environment. The firm offers full-service green building solutions including green building rating system consulting, energy analysis, commissioning, retro-commissioning, utility incentive program/ tax credit guidance, and engineering. The professionals at Green Dinosaur offer the broadest array of industry credentials and technical skill sets. The crew consists of Professional Engineers, Architects, Certified Energy Managers, HERS Raters, Energy Analysts, Energy Plans Examiners, LEED APs, Green Raters, GreenPoint Raters, LEED QADs, and Certified Building Commissioning Professionals. With over 60 years of combined experience, our organization is structured to challenge the status quo, integrate new technology, and guide design and building teams toward achieving more sustainable built environments. It is Green Dinosaurʼs mission and role to challenge the design and construction industry to do better. If you are searching for an organization that continues to push the boundaries of sustainability then look to the Dinos!

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