Energy Modeler

Paladino and Company Published: June 8, 2017
Job Type
Energy / Information Technology /

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Founded in 1994, Paladino and Company is a green building consulting firm that works with clients at the intersection of business, design, and environment. We achieve results through rigorous analysis, and by using Abundance Thinking as a driving force for change. ~

The company’s experienced and diverse team of business analysts, architects, engineers, building scientists, planners and organizational development experts collaborate with clients to establish trusted relationships and cultivate enduring value.

A pioneer of the green building movement, Paladino has taken more than 740 buildings through the LEED certification process, inspiring and leading owners and their design teams by providing sustainable design vision, expertise and technical guidance on more than 2,000 green building projects and programs internationally. To learn more about us visit our website

Position Overview

Paladino and Company, a leader in sustainability consulting, is looking for an accomplished Energy Modeler to join our team in either our McLean, Virginia or Seattle, Washington offices!

Are you someone who is innovative and imaginative but also loves details, accuracy, and engaging in methodical, results-focused work? Are you excited about the prospect of working on multiple projects helping to ensure technical excellence in the sustainable commercial real estate industry? We'd like to hear from you. 

To be successful in this job you must be methodical, disciplined, knowledgeable, and analytical while operating as an imaginative, engaged, productive, and perceptive member of our organization. You must have quality experience with energy modeling as a technician, be proficient with building modeling software, and have exceptional communication abilities when relating complex information.

Additionally, you must have 4+ years of direct energy modeling and simulation experience with a deep understanding of building systems and associated technical codes, technical execution experience in commercial real estate industry with demonstrated ability to participate in multiple complex technical projects simultaneously.  If this is you, and can show us, you could be a great fit for our team.

We offer competitive compensation, outstanding benefits and opportunities for advancement. We hire based on talent and fit and we seek top performers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform the energy modeling and daylighting analysis tasks using eQuest and IES software on large, complex buildings with the goal of documenting results for owners, designers, code compliance officials, and/or in conjunction with LEED or other building certifications.
  • Perform Life Cycle Cost Analyses, water balance studies, and cogitative performance studies using Paladino’s proprietary Excel based tools.
  • Perform technical analysis for innovative sustainable strategies to support proof of concept, system sizing/optimization, and/or operational best practice development.
  • Interface directly with clients to report results and make technical recommendations on behalf of other Paladino project managers including creating and delivering presentations and preparing detailed reports that document findings and recommendations.
  • Prepare and meet all commitments on scope, quality and schedule made collaboratively with other Paladino project managers and/or clients on a weekly basis.
  • Actively participate in quality control process to manage and maintain integrity and accuracy in all deliverables and alignment to Paladino standards.
  • Participate in the development of technical scopes of work during business development efforts.
  • Proactively engage with and participate in multiple projects simultaneously, rapidly flexing project priorities on a weekly basis.
  • Complete invoicing and financial projections duties for all simulation tasks on a monthly basis.
  • Participate in thought leadership activities, such as authoring papers, presenting at conferences, and creating content for the Paladino Blog.


  • Expert level energy modeling and daylighting software (eQuest and/or IES).
  • A degree in Building Science, Engineering, Architecture, or other applicable technical degree.
  • Working knowledge of industry standards (ASHRAE 90.1, 55, 62.1 & 62.2, Title 24, local code compliance, etc.) and a deep understanding of building systems.
  • Excellent technical writing, verbal, and visual communication skills.
  • Expert in Microsoft Office.


  • 4+ years of technical project energy modeling and simulation experience.
  • 2+years of project management demonstrated ability to oversee multiple projects on schedule.
  • 2+ years working within a collaborative environment with demonstrated implementation of innovative and advanced building technologies.
  • 2+ years’ experience with LEED EAc1 and/or Code Compliance documentation.

~ Paladino celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment. ~

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