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Career Opportunity

Job Title
Building Science, Research Engineer III - Sustainable Construction
Date Posted
September 9, 2020

Home Innovation Research Labs is looking for an inspired building scientist/building construction engineer to join our research team responsible for programmatic efforts in the fields of energy efficiency, energy modeling, technology innovation, and green building in residential construction.


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
  • MS Mechanical, Civil/Structural, or Electrical Engineering (BS with commensurate experience).
  • Have demonstrated ability to support, lead, and manage both government and industry complex research projects to completion on time and within budget.
  • Strong communication skills (development of written products, presentations at conferences).
  • Advanced knowledge of energy performance of residential buildings and their mechanical systems.
  • Energy modeling experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of building science principles as applicable to building enclosure.
  • Knowledge of building codes and design standards.
  • Practical knowledge of residential building technologies, construction processes, building codes and design standards, and industry trend.
  • Knowledge of sustainability principles and green programs.
  • EIT certification or registered Professional Engineer preferred.

Additional preferred set of skills

  • Experience with multifamily and commercial construction.
  • Adept at networking and relationship building in the residential construction industry field.
  • Familiar with the standards development process.
  • Demonstrated hands-on field engineering experience (i.e., construction site, laboratory, or manufacturing environment).


  • Conduct research and analysis for government and industry clients with focus on advancing construction technology in the areas of energy efficiency, durability, cost effectiveness, and green buildings.
  • Conduct energy modeling and review energy models performed by others.
  • Provide technical support for high performance certification programs (NGBS, Energy Star, etc.)
  • Develop written products including research plans, project reports and proposals.
  • Evaluate innovative building technologies through laboratory testing, cost evaluations, field studies, and analysis.
  • Participate in codes and standards development forums.
  • Assist with standards development efforts following ANSI procedures.
  • Present at conferences and industry events.

Please send cover letter, salary history, and resume to careers@HomeInnovation.com and reference job code #20-03 JP.

Home Innovation Research Labs is a full-service consulting, product testing, and accredited third-party certification agency dedicated solely to issues related to the home building industry. Through an interdisciplinary research approach, we help to find a home for innovation in the residential construction industry.

Located just outside Washington D.C. and Annapolis, MD, Home Innovation Research Labs offers competitive salaries, a generous 401(k) plan, health, dental, life and disability insurance, two weeks paid vacation to start, personal leave, in-house fitness gym, flexible work hours and much more.

Home Innovation Research Labs is an equal opportunity employer, and will employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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