Sustainable Building Certification Manager

Paladino and Company Published: June 27, 2022
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Corporate Sustainability / Certification / Design & Construction

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Paladino and Company is a sustainability and green building consulting firm that aligns sustainability strategies to measurable business value for architects, developers, property managers, and real estate owners. We work through every phase of real estate development, and our services include sustainability strategy, execution, certification management, commissioning, and reporting. We are on a mission to inspire bold action to improve lives and save the planet.


We're looking for a goal-oriented and organized Sustainable Building Certification Manager to join our team. Our vision is a world where culture and ecology are in dynamic balance. Our mission is the rapid transformation of the built environment to a human-centric, carbon zero ecosystem.

The Role

Our ideal Consultant level candidate is skilled in the execution of LEED, WELL, Fitwel and Living Building Challenge green building rating systems. This certification expert has a crystal-clear understanding of the workflow, the tools and processes employed, and the defined deliverables. The position has a strong internal peer group and a culture of collaboration to tackle innovative design, emerging technologies, and complex project teams.

The growth opportunity of the role is working on a variety of high-performance building projects and deepening your technical subject matter mastery. The primary workload is certification management with an opportunity for a curious and eager learner to make strides in the areas of decarbonization, LCA analysis, health & wellness, and ESG strategies. The Consultant is actively peer coached in gaining alignment with client values to achieve the project vision.

Our Culture

Learning and inspiration are the end goals for our culture. Key behaviors of the role are consistency and dependability. Whether leading their own projects or contributing to others’ projects, the Consultant is highly aware of their priorities and where they are on the schedule, and the percent completion of their tasks and deliverables. They are accountable and know how to effectively communicate. They excel whether working independently or collaborating as a 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

  • Deliver green building design and construction consulting
  • Perform technical analyses and produce recommendations
  • Prepare high-quality certification deliverables
  • Manage the scope, schedule, and budget of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Assign and manage subtasks to contributing team members
  • Support business development efforts through client service and networking
  • Contribute thought leadership through blog posts, lunch-and-learns, & conference speaking 

Subject Matter Expertise

  • Vertical market types – office, hospitality, retail, industrial, multifamily, higher education, civic
  • Real estate development through the eyes of architects, developers, and corporate brands
  • Project experience across concept design through construction administration
  • LEED BD+C experience plus an additional LEED product
  • Rating system acumen in 2+ specialized types: WELL, Living Building Challenge, GRESB, etc.
  • Desired technical skills – OneClick LCA, EC3 tool; concept design and integration; net zero carbon strategies, Sketch-up / visualization; performance-driven EPD product selection

Qualifications & Experience

  • Must have U.S. employment authorization that does not require employer sponsorship.
  • A degree in architecture, engineering, building science or related field
  • LEED/WELL AP with a specialty designation
  • 6+ years of professional experience in building design, construction, operations
  • Successfully managed and prioritized 10+ projects simultaneously
  • Successfully managed workflow assignments up and down a team
  • Effective communication and presentation skills through structured messages and storylines
  • Clear accountability skills/protocols to manage others

We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Outstanding benefits that include health insurances and company-matched 401k
  • Professional development allowances
  • Green Ambassador philanthropic giving and volunteering program
  • A talented, creative, passionate, and fun team
  • Remote work until safe office operations resume
  • Flexibility on work point location – the position will report to Seattle or Washington DC

Paladino celebrates diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer. The people who create our spaces should represent the people who use them. In addition to being an equal opportunity employer, we are strongest and most innovative when our team reflects the diversity of our community.

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