Building Performance Data Analyst

  • Seattle, WA
  • Full Time
  • Data Analytics
  • Mid Level

ZGF is seeking a talented and professional Building Performance Data Analyst with 3+ years’ experience to join our team in Seattle, WA office to support and provide direction on projects in pursuit of sustainability goals within the firm. This position focuses on collecting and managing building performance and sustainability data for the measurement and advancement of the firm’s work through a variety of tools, such as energy and carbon modeling. Key responsibilities include collecting and reporting project energy and carbon design performance; supporting firm-wide sustainability initiatives; coordinating with a multi-disciplinary team and communicating performance outcomes to a range of stakeholders.

As a Sustainable Design Analyst, you will….

  • Lead the collection and reporting of project energy and carbon design performance, internally and externally
  • Report project energy and carbon progress regularly to firm leadership and staff
  • Educate project teams about building energy performance and goal setting
  • Document and socialize design strategies for optimizing energy performance to meet AIA 2030 commitment targets
  • Develop protocols and processes to collect ongoing water, energy, and associated carbon data from ZGF projects
  • Support other quantitative and qualitative data collection initiatives
  • Create clear data visualizations for a variety of clients and other stakeholders
  • Report analysis results clearly and succinctly to a variety of audiences in and out of architecture
  • Perform detailed analyses on specific projects of interest, including calibrating actual data on the basis of climate and occupancy patterns, and correlating predicted building performance, including occupant satisfaction, with actual utility performance
  • Support the development and maintenance of relevant databases
  • Work with broader data/research team to develop and maintain data pipelines and related resources to ensure quality, accessibility and visibility of work product
  • Interact with project teams and clients to recommend and deliver appropriately designed analysis and interventions
  • Research and socialize industry trends in and out of the AEC industry


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in degree in building science or sustainable building design, a quantitative discipline or related field
  • Proven experience in design, data collection, analysis, and reporting of applied research
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection and management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Preferred qualifications:  Proficiency with Microsoft PowerBI, Tableau, D3 or other comparable visualization platform; SQL knowledge or related experience with database design and maintenance
  • A collaborative and team-oriented disposition; a sense of humor and grace under pressure; persistent, tactful, and enthusiastic
  • Ability to thrive on an entrepreneurial team
  • Sound professional judgment, strong work ethic, positive and client-focused attitude

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  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Portfolio

ZGF Architects LLP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We invite qualified candidates to apply online posting cover letter, resume and portfolio.

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