1+ months

Sustainable Design Specialist

San Francisco, CA

We are currently seeking a Sustainable Design Specialist to join our team.  As a Sustainable Design Specialist, you are responsible for providing energy and environmental analysis for planning, architecture, and interiors projects as well as contributing to marketing pursuits, participating in sustainable consulting services, and managing environmental certification of projects.


  • Support Sustainable Design analysis, conceptual Energy Modeling, Sustainable consulting management, sustainable project management, proposal preparation, LEED Project Administration and Support compliance reporting.

  • Consulting with multiple internal design teams on LEED and sustainable projects.

  •  Assist clients, engineers and contractors with sustainable design implementation.

  • Support consulting with exterior clients on building and non-building projects and collaborating on firm wide sustainable design and consulting projects. Projects will include LEED-NC, LEED-EBOM, LEED-CI, and LEED-HC.  Projects will also include development of sustainable design and operations guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Support implement office green operations plan

  • Support sustainable design education program and LEED AP credential maintenance

  • Takes personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices.

  • Mentors team members.

  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.

Required Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of sustainability, building science, integrated design and LEED guidelines.

  • Proven presentation and communication skills to both team and client.

  • Experience with management of team/resources to undertake multiple projects or facets of various projects.

  • Strong organizational skills to manage documentation and information and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work in team environment and work on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and the Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop, Revit, Sketch-Up, Rhino and/or related software.

  • Experience and skills relating to energy and environmental performance:  Conceptual Energy Modeling; Daylight Analysis; Renewable Energy Systems and feasibility analysis required. 

  • Proficiency in use of Design Analysis software: Vasari, Ecotect, DIVA, Radiance, DAYSIM, COMFEN required.

  • Proficiency in use of Energy Analysis software: EnergyPlus, eQuest, EnergyPro, IES preferred.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor degree in architecture, engineering, or sustainable design required, Masters degree preferred.

  • 3 years experience.

  • LEED AP with specialty required. 


HOK is a drug-free workplace.  HOK is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law. 


Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Job Location

San Francisco, California, United States

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