Green Rater / Residential Green Building Project Manager

Brightworks Sustainability LLC Published: April 12, 2021
Portland, OR
Second Location
Berkeley, CA 94704, United States
Job Type
Consulting / Design & Construction / Project Management /
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Brightworks Sustainability is seeking an experienced, qualified Residential Green Building Project Manager/ Green Rater to join our team. The role will involve working on a variety of residential green building project certifications including the ability to perform field verifications.  

The employee filling this position will work directly with client project teams and internal teams. This position reports to a Brightworks Principal and will work closely with Brightworks Senior Project Managers and fellow Green Raters to manage projects.


  1. Manage multiple green building certification projects including developing schedules, tracking milestones, and overseeing compliance of applicable third-party program guidelines (e.g., LEED for Homes, Green Point Rated)
  2. Perform site verification and complete all required checklists and forms for residential certifications.
  3. Interact with project team members during all project phases. Document and communicate discussions and resolutions with project team members to align deliverables with project scope.
  4. Review documentation and deliverables by others for completeness, clarity, and quality.
  5. Articulate building science principals and green building program requirements to project teams.
  6. Train contractors and trade professionals on high performance construction techniques.
  7. Follow company quality processes to deliver projects that exceed our client expectations resulting in long term relationships beneficial to the client and company.
  8. Support the senior staff in drafting proposals to help win projects and meet the company’s profitability criteria. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous rating experience as a LEED Homes Green Rater, Green Point Rater, and/or NGBS Green Verifier
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience, with a preference for 5 or more years of experience, with design and construction of residential buildings.
  • Advanced knowledge of building science and systems.
  • Evidence of careful attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, proactiveness, and strong time management.
  • Clear, diplomatic communication skills – written, spoken, and by phone.
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Bluebeam, and online programs such as Google Sheets, Google Drive
  • Work experience, specialized training, or bachelor’s degree or higher in architecture.


This position may be filled in any of our Brightworks Sustainability Portland, Berkeley, or Los Angeles offices. Please indicate your desired office location in your cover letter.

NOTE: All Brightworks employees are currently working remotely until further notice. All onboarding and training will be conducted remotely.

About Brightworks Sustainability:

Recognized for subject matter expertise, wide-ranging technical resources, and creative problem-solving, Brightworks Sustainability is one of the most trusted sustainability consulting firms in the United States. Founded in 2001, Brightworks helps clients in over 25 industries establish and implement sustainability programs that increase their operational performance and reduce their environmental footprints.

  • A certified B Corp, Brightworks Sustainability is committed to benefiting society while serving its customers.


  • Our salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • We provide generous employee benefits.
    • Our comprehensive benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, and short-term & long-term disability insurance, as well as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
    • We offer a 401(k) plan with many sustainable & socially equitable fund options and a company match. We subsidize sustainable commuting options and offer an Employee Fitness Benefit. Other benefits include Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, and flexible schedules.

Brightworks Sustainability is an equal opportunity employer.

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