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TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineMarch 21, 2024
College Degree Required?No
Salary RangeSalary range of about $50k to $58k DOE


Viridiant is a growing, non-profit environmental organization that works to advance sustainable, affordable, and energy efficient construction. The new Technical Advisor (TA) located out of NOVA provides hands-on technical assistance to participating builders and developers during design and in the field throughout construction. This role is part of a cross functional, collaborative construction project team. Projects range from 6 months to 24 months in NOVA. This non-supervisory position has the potential to grow with continuing education / certification and successful work performance. The TA reports to the Deputy Director located in Richmond, VA.

Viridiant offers an energetic and friendly work environment with the opportunity to have a positive impact on the building industry and environment. For nearly 20 years, the organization has been contributing to the community with a budget of approximately $1.6M and a fulltime staff of 13, as well as 15 independent field contractors. This is a unique opportunity to be part of cutting-edge, high-performance buildings and technologies! See for more information.

Job Duties

• Performs field construction inspections, including code compliance testing.
• Analyzes and verifies green building program measures for programs such as EarthCraft, ENERGY STAR, Enterprise, NGBS, and Zero Energy Ready Home.
• Manages a workload of approximately 10 multifamily and commercial projects, and single-family projects as needed.
• Performs diagnostic testing such as blower door, duct blaster, and ventilation.
• Provides construction technical assistance and guidance to builders and developers.
• Completes administrative tasks including data entry, scheduling, and site visit reports.
• Perform additional responsibilities related to the success of the organization.

Skills Required

• Minimum High School diploma; some college preferred.
• Minimum 1 – 3 years in the construction industry; Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the work.
• Ability to read plans.
• RESNET (national) HERS Rater or RFI certification minimum plus architectural and energy modeling & analysis (software) experience preferred.
• Knowledge of residential energy-efficient construction and green building practices, including diagnostic testing preferred.
• Ability to self-manage daily scheduling of site visits and follow up tasks.
• Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
• Organized and able to prioritize tasks with minimal direction.
• Enthusiastic about educating builders on Viridiant’s services and encouraging builder participation in programs.
• A sense of urgency is a must.
• Skilled with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as experience with CRM software (e.g., Salesforce); able to readily learn new software programs; uses company laptop / iPad.
• Primarily at construction / renovation work site so the physical demands include, but not limited to standing, walking, climbing ladders, sitting, using hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
• Valid Virginia driver’s license; DMV record in good standing.
• Typical workdays and hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm; Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties and business demand; minimal overtime.
• Nominal time in office after an initial Richmond-based two-week orientation.
• Promotes and adheres to the organization’s mission, vision and values, policies, and applicable laws in a fair and equitable manner.

Work Schedule

Typical workdays and hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm; Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties and business demand; minimal overtime.

Additional Info

Competitive Compensation Package includes a salary range of about $50k to $58k depending upon experience and extensive benefits such as health, dental, life insurance, LTD, paid time off, paid holidays and retirement contributions! Professional development opportunities.
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Warren Whitney (The Firm) is an equal opportunity employer. The Firm on behalf of its client will not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical condition), disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, citizenship, or any other class protected by applicable law. The Firm reserves the right to alter, change, modify, and/or terminate this job posting at any time without notice, or obligation, to any party.