Sustainability Associate in Falls Church, VA at HITT

Date Posted: 12/3/2019

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Sustainability Associate

HITT is seeking a sustainable construction associate to provide management to green building projects. The sustainable construction associate’s primary role is to work closely with operations and design teams to support, manage, and submit LEED project documentation.  This role will also be responsible for educating and engaging others in sustainable project execution– both internal and external to HITT. Additional tasks include helping to support internal HITT tool and resource development, as well as corporate responsibility projects and initiatives. The position reports to the Sustainable Construction Manager.

Candidates must be passionate about environmental sustainability as well as workforce engagement and enjoy working in a team environment.  The ideal candidate is a self-starter and strong project manager, detail-oriented, organized, high-performing, and have excellent interpersonal skills.  Key to this position is the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.   


  • Act as subject matter expert for project teams, educating others on sustainable construction program requirements and best practices for successful project execution
  • Review product submittals, document compliance, complete calculations, and develop and submit documentation for green building code and third-party certifications such as LEED
  • Act as HITT’s liaison to external LEED Facilitator on projects, attending progress meetings as required
  • Participate in key construction progress meetings to ensure timely access to information and to report sustainability tracking efforts as needed
  • Actively pursue technical knowledge related to all aspects of green building rating systems, sustainable construction approaches, environmental management, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external project teams to execute projects, programs, and solve green building related project issues
  • Educate project teams and subcontractors on green building requirements and execution
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Construction Management, Business, Marketing, Sustainability, etc)
  • Interest and experience with green building rating systems
  • Current LEED AP BD&C or ID&C accreditation preferred but not required.
  • 1-4 years managing LEED CI, LEED NC, and DC Green Code projects.  Experience and working knowledge of LEED v4, Well, LBC, Net Zero Energy, and other third party green building rating systems preferred but not required
  • 1-4 years’ experience working in the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) field preferred but not required
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, self-starter comfortable working with limited supervision
  • Confidence leading teams and collaborating with all levels within an organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative thinker with a positive can-do attitude
  • Demonstrated strengths in problem solving and project management
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required, LEED Online proficiency desired. 

HITT Contracting Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.