QA Rater/Field Inspector (Philadelphia)

Are you looking for a collaborative work environment, colleagues who are passionate about energy efficiency, and the opportunity to use your own energy and creativity to make a positive impact on the world? Performance Systems Development is seeking a high-performing Quality Assurance Rater/Field Inspector with a proven track record of using a consultative approach to successfully conduct home energy ratings, residential energy audits, quality assurance reviews, and field inspections to join our team.

The QA Rater/Field Inspector will work in a dynamic team environment on the Quality Assurance of residential energy efficiency (EE) programs in Pennsylvania, with regular travel to neighboring states. As a QA Rater/Field Inspector for PSD, you will work closely with a group of highly skilled professionals to conduct QA ratings/field inspections to the requirements of various utility programs. Inspections will primarily be scheduled during weekdays, but some evening and weekend appointments may be required. This position is based in our Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, office.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Perform comprehensive quality assurance inspections on homes participating in various utility programs. This entails collecting data to include: blower door testing, duct testing, health and safety testing as well as other measurements. Record, process and maintain detailed records of the work performed in the field. Construct and review energy models. Report findings via company’s tracking system. Submit timely data collection files for review by senior staff. Manage time effectively and within project budget constraints. Submit time and expense reports promptly and per client and company requirements. Access scheduling software to download week’s audit/inspection schedule, and report on audit/inspection progress and/or issues during the week.
  • Provide training, technical assistance, and support to raters, builders, auditors and contractors participating in programs while nurturing and developing these business relationships.
  • Coordinate and deliver building science training, classroom instruction, and community outreach to contractors, trade groups, and consumers with varying levels of knowledge.

Minimum Requirements: Experience in home construction and/or the HVAC industry. Previous experience using building diagnostic tools. BPI Building Analyst certification is required by time of employment. Demonstrated ability to

-      pay close attention to, and accurately record, detail

-      manage and organize work-flow for efficiency

-      work independently and in a team setting

-      maintain relationships with PSD staff in remote locations

-      ability to communicate effectively with all types of people and communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences

-      possess a valid driver’s license

-      pass a criminal background check


Preferred Requirements: Individuals with a building science background, including energy efficiency certifications (RESNET, BPI); green building certifications (NAHB, LEED); and/or related areas. Experience with residential building modeling software (REM/Rate, TREAT, Manual J, etc.). Experience delivering training or classroom instruction. RESNET Certified Rater, Quality Assurance Delegate certification, or significant home energy rating experience, strongly preferred.  Spanish or other language skills, a plus.

Physical Demands: Frequent use of the computer requiring periods of sitting and close audio visual concentration. Ability to lift 50 lbs. Ability to walk through houses carrying equipment and crawl through small spaces.  Local travel across eastern PA on a daily basis; overnight travel at least one week per month required.

Work Environment: Field work is performed both outside and inside of buildings in varying weather conditions. Field work will include accessing attics, basements, crawlspaces, and other locations associated within the built environment. Office work is performed in an open and collaborative environment.

Salary: Competitive salary; commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience.

Benefits: Health Insurance, 401K savings plan, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Holidays, and a generous Paid Benefit Time program


Apply To: please refer to Job Posting Number 4. Candidates interested in staff positions only; no recruiters, 3rd party agencies, or outsourcing firms.

About PSD: We are nationally recognized for our work in the building science and energy efficiency (EE) industries. We focus on the development and delivery of creative and powerful solutions for energy efficiency programs and professionals. Our company provides a whole-systems approach to EE strategies through our work on advancing energy policies, designing and delivering cost-effective EE programs, and building software tools to improve data tracking.

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Diversity and Inclusiveness: PSD strives to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. We highly encourage qualified applicants regardless of age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any combination of these or related factors, to submit an application for consideration.

Performance Systems Development of NY, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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