Sustainable Buildings Materials Analyst

Brightworks Sustainability, LLC Published: June 24, 2022
Second Location
Portland, OR 97209, United States of America
Skill Level
Entry Level
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Other
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One of the first sustainability consulting firms in the United States, Brightworks Sustainability has enjoyed a position of leadership and innovation in sustainability since its founding in 2001. We help our clients establish and implement operational sustainability programs that reduce their environmental footprints, advance their sustainability journeys, and increase their operational performance.  

Brightworks’ creative and multi-disciplinary staff offer expertise in the following areas:    

  • Sustainable and Healthy Buildings  
  • Sustainable and Healthy Materials  
  • Energy Analysis and Optimization  
  • Building Performance, Operations, and Maintenance  
  • Corporate Sustainability and ESG Programs 

Leaders in their industries, our major clients include Apple, Bank of America, Brookfield, Facebook, The Green Cities Company (Formerly Gerding Edlen), GUCCI, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Uber, and UCLA, among others.   

Your Experience As A Member of Brightworks’ Team   

Our team members routinely cite the following aspects of their experience at Brightworks as most valuable to them:    

  • Making a difference  
  • High degree of flexibility 
  • Learning and growth  
  • Amazing colleagues  
  • Great clients and projects  
  • Recognition for performance  
  • Competitive compensation  

You will be treated as an important strategic contributor, and you will be expected to make important contributions to the business while growing professionally, intellectually, personally, socially, and financially.  

A certified B Corp since 2010, Brightworks Sustainability is committed to benefiting society while serving its customers. From 2012-2017, Brightworks received B Corp’s “Best for the Environment” honor. From 2018 to the present, Brightworks has received B Corp’s “Best for Workers” honor.   

Compensation / Total Rewards    

Our salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, we provide generous employee benefits that include:  

  • Flexible schedules  
  • Medical  
  • Dental  
  • Vision  
  • Life and short-term & long-term disability insurance  
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  
  • Paid time off  
  • Paid holidays 
  • A funded professional development budget  
  • 401(k) plan with many sustainable & socially equitable fund options  
  • Company 401(k) match  
  • Sustainable commuting subsidy  
  • Employee Fitness Benefit  

About This Position 

Brightworks Sustainability’s Building Materials Practice covers all aspects of materials in the built environment. This includes optimizing material choices to reduce exposure to chemicals of concern, to reduce impacts from embodied carbon, to optimize material selection for end-of-use (circularity) and beyond.  

We are seeking an enthusiastic, qualified Materials Analyst to join our team. The Materials Analyst position is involved in modeling, research, analysis, and coordination for our Embodied Carbon and Healthy & Sustainable Materials programs. The position will have a strong emphasis on embodied carbon analysis using life cycle assessment (LCA) and a candidate with strong interest in Whole Building LCA (WBLCA) is desired.

The Materials Analyst role will involve working primarily on varied client projects at the building and portfolio scale, with a focus on performing WBLCA analyses, interpreting the findings, and developing reduction strategies for our clients.

The employee filling this position will work directly with Materials Specialists and senior staff to support project analysis, as well as with project teams and other internal Brightworks’ Practice teams. This position reports to a Materials Specialist and will work closely with Senior-level Technical Specialists and Managers to support our clients in shaping their approach to building materials selection and procurement.

Example Responsibilities

  • Review and interpret design models, design drawings, specifications, and submittals
  • Check and sort through a Revit model and isolate systems to check the quality for WBLCA use
  • Document material quantities, product data, and material details as you move data from Revit to OneClick online
  • Select appropriate LCA data and/or EPDs for all materials
  • Use OneClick LCA and/or Tally Revit plug in to run the WBLCA
  • Evaluate, summarize, and communicate WBLCA results
  • Research and recommend potential solutions for reducing a building project’s embodied carbon


  • Strong interest in developing a focused skillset in the embodied carbon of materials of buildings
  • Understands buildings and can efficiently read and pull details from design drawings, specifications, and submittals
  • Understands and has experience with the various types of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
  • Education, training, or experience in Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Design, or other related disciplines
  • Fluency with data management and proficiency in Excel
  • Strong communication skills, ie. presentations, graphics, reports, etc.
  • High attention to detail and quality of documentation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Revit
  • Experience with EC3
  • Experience with LEED or ILFI WBLCA credits
  • Experience with LCA and/or Tally Revit plug in
  • Understands LCA methodology and best practices
  • Experience Whole Building LCA scripting


This position may be filled in Brightworks Sustainability’s New York City or Portland, OR office. Other Brightworks Sustainability office locations may be considered.

The salary range for this position in New York City is $75,956 - $102,882. Other office locations may be regionally adjusted.

Job Application Questions

Tell us a little about yourself, what motivates you to work in the green building and sustainability field and any relevant extracurricular or volunteer work.

How many years of experience do you have working in a professional office environment?

  • 0, 1-2, 3-4, 5+

What is your level of experience with Whole Building LCA work to-date?

  • Some exposure; 0-2 project and interested in learning more
  • Moderate exposure; performed for 3-9 projects
  • Advanded exposure; performed for 10-19 projects
  • Deep Expertise; performed on 20 or more projects

What tools have you used to perform this work?

  • Tally
  • EC3
  • OneClick
  • Others

Equal Employment 

We are committed to an inclusive workforce that fully represents many different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints. This is demonstrated by the representation of women in leadership roles, as well as a workforce that is strengthened by the significant contributions of our many employees from a variety of backgrounds, including our Latinx, LGBTQI+ and AAPI communities. We remain dedicated to enhancing our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Belonging (IDEB) strategy that fosters connections and creates a welcoming environment for all. 

We invite and encourage ALL diverse candidates to apply to join our team. 

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