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Career Opportunity

Job Title
Research Engineer - Building Science and Sustainable Construction
Date Posted
February 28, 2019

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


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Master’s Degree (Bachelor's degree in Civil/Structural Engineering or an equivalent discipline with commensurate experience).
  • Advanced knowledge of building science and construction technologies for single-family and multifamily applications.
  • Understanding of disaster resistance and structural performance of residential systems.
  • Knowledge of building codes and design standards.
  • Practical knowledge of the residential building industry, construction processes, and market trends.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills (development of written products, presentations at conferences).

Additional preferred set of skills

  • Understanding of construction costs.
  • Energy modeling experience.
  • Experience with commercial construction.
  • Adept at networking and relationship building in the residential construction industry field.


  • Conduct research and analysis for government and industry clients with focus on advancing construction technology in the areas of energy efficiency, disaster resistance, durability, and green buildings.
  • Critically assess and evaluate the positive and negative effects of proposed and existing residential building code regulations/changes and non-regulatory alternatives.
  • Develop written products including research plans, project reports, and proposals.
  • Actively participate in establishing research agenda for high performance construction.
  • Evaluate innovative building technologies through laboratory testing, field studies, and analysis.
  • Participate in codes and standards development forums.
  • Present at conferences and industry events.

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.

Please send cover letter, salary history, and resume to careers@HomeInnovation.com and reference job code #19-02 VK.

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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