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McKinstry Building Performance Analyst in Seattle, Washington

Building Performance Analyst

Location WA - Seattle

Job Family Design, Engineering, and Modeling

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Build the future, spark innovation and align your career with purpose.

McKinstry is innovating the waste and climate harm out of the built environment and creating lasting impact. Together, we’re building a thriving planet.

Buildings are a leading contributor to the climate crisis, generating nearly 40% of total global energy-related carbon emissions. We’re making a lasting impact on our industry and within our communities by addressing the climate, affordability and equity crises through:

  • renewables and energy services

  • engineering and design

  • construction and facility services

To get where we’re going, we need big thinkers, problem solvers and collaborative mindsets. Does that sound like you?

The Opportunity with McKinstry

We are adding a Building Performance Analyst to our growing Zero+ Planning group in Seattle. Position responsibilities include:


  • Analyze and report on existing building energy performance; includes benchmarking, weather regression and other forms of savings tracking.

  • Analyze utility usage patterns of facilities to establish a baseline and track reductions due to the implementation of decarbonization measures.

  • Work with multi-disciplinary project teams (architects, MEP engineers, general contractors, etc.) on new construction projects to establish project goals and help the team in achieving those goals. Work across the typical new construction design process (i.e. Concept Design to Construction Administration) to deliver on project goals.

  • Work with owners (see examples of clients below) of existing building portfolios to establish decarbonization goals and establish pathways to achieving goals.

  • Understand systems that impact building energy usage and carbon emissions, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, renewables, and architectural. This is at the building, portfolio, and district level.

  • Develop energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures at the building, portfolio, and district level. Assist internal mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design teams in scoping measures.

  • Perform whole building energy modeling via software such as IES VE for new construction and existing buildings. Maintain energy models across the life of a project.

  • Perform detailed building-level and district-level energy calculations using hourly spreadsheets and data analysis tools.

  • Rank and prioritize decarbonization measures for owners and project teams, understanding their priorities and existing conditions.Provide input on the impacts of different decarbonization strategies and/or design changes


  • Communicate complex technical topics for non-technical audiences via graphical reporting and dynamic data visualization tools.

  • Develop long-term decarbonization roadmaps for building, portfolio, and campus Owners to identify paths towards achieving their long-term decarbonization goals.

  • Develop compliance documentation for whole building energy modeling (e.g. Local Energy Code, LEED, Living Building Challenge, etc.).

Coordination and Communication

  • Work directly with clients throughout the life of the project. This includes regular meetings, milestone presentations, and general coordination.

  • Coordinate across various internal groups at McKinstry, such as Technical Services, Energy, EcoDistricts, Renewables and Electric Vehicles.

  • Work with construction, cost estimating, and design teams to establish pricing for decarbonization measures.

  • Assist McKinstry’s implementation/construction side in implementing decarbonization strategies.

Clients-We work with a broad range of clients, including:

  • External Clients – Universities, local governments, private developers, private owners with multiple buildings/venues across the country, architects.

  • Internal McKinstry Partners – Energy and Technical Services, EcoDistricts, Design Build New Construction.

What You Need to Succeed at McKinstry

  • BA/BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or equivalent field of study or equivalent work experience required.

  • Proficiency in interpersonal verbal and written communication (especially technical writing) required.

  • Experience with whole building energy modeling software such as IES VE preferred.

  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel, including use of Pivot Tables and/or Macros preferred.

  • Experience with graphic design software such as InDesign preferred.

  • Some data analysis and/or experience with Python preferred.

  • Experience with data visualization tools like Tableau and PowerBI preferred.

  • Experience in evaluating construction drawings preferred.

  • Some construction or engineering-related work experience preferred.

PeopleFirst Benefits

When it comes to the basics, we have you covered:

  • Competitive pay

  • 401(k) with employer match and profit-sharing plan

  • Paid time off and holidays

  • Comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision with low or zero deductible options and low out of pocket maximums

People come first at McKinstry, and we go beyond the basic benefits with:

  • Family formation benefits, including adoption and IVF assistance

  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave

  • Transgender inclusive benefits

  • Commuter benefits

  • Pet insurance

  • “Building Good” paid community service time

  • Learning and advancement opportunities via McKinstry University

  • McKinstry Moves onsite gyms or reimbursement for remote workers

See benefit plan documents for complete details.

If you’re driven by our vision to build a thriving planet together, McKinstry is the place to build your career.

The pay range for this position is $28.73-$43.08 per hour; however, base pay offered my vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This is a non-exempt role and will be paid hourly. A bonus may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. Base pay information is based on market location.

The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.

McKinstry is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks.

Applicants for this role will only be considered if they possess current US Work Authorization, and do not require employer-sponsored VISA support to begin or remain in this role.