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Raimi + Associates

Sustainability Analyst

Employment type
Full Time
3 months ago
Los Angeles

About Raimi + Associates

Raimi + Associates is a multidisciplinary planning, policy, urban design, and applied research firm with offices in Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Riverside, CA. We are advocates, collaborators, organizers, and pioneers committed to creating healthy and resilient places. To address the complexity of communities, R+A integrates interrelated disciplines — land use and urban design, sustainability and green building, climate action and adaptation, public health and equity, and community engagement — into planning and applied research efforts.

About this position:

We are seeking an entry-level or intermediate-level analyst with 2-4 years of experience and a strong sustainability focus to join the growing practice in our Los Angeles office. The position offers the opportunity to take on a range of project types, including LEED for Homes, LEED for Neighborhood Development, LEED for Cities, WELL, and EcoDistricts implementation and certification, climate action plans, adaptation strategy development, sustainability plans and analysis, and other community planning work across all offices. The candidate will contribute to technical analysis, policy writing, and community engagement.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter and systems thinker that is able to see the ecological and sustainability potential of urban environments; has excellent analytical and writing skills; enjoys a casual and fun work environment; and is able to be flexible and remain organized and focused within the fast-paced demands of consulting. People of color and candidates with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and relevant examples of work products (10 pages max) as soon as possible to [email protected].

Anticipated Responsibilities

  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis, including greenhouse gas analysis and climate vulnerability assessment
  • Writing, research, and policy development for sustainability, climate action, and adaptation plans.
  • Developing and assisting with public engagement activities, including workshops, focus groups, and advisory committees
  • Writing and organizing proposals
  • GIS analysis and map-making
  • Graphic design and document layout
  • Administrative tasks, such as updating project web sites and writing meeting summaries
  • Supporting, LEED for Homes, LEED for Neighborhood Development, LEED for Cities, EcoDistricts, and potentially WELL Building or Neighborhood certification and implementation processes


Desired Skills and Experience (we understand that not every candidate will have every potential skill)

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Planning, Environmental Studies or Science, Ecology, Geography, Resource Management, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, or closely related field
  • Minimum of 1-4 years of relevant work experience in the planning, environmental, and/or sustainability fields; significant proportion of the experience must be work completed in California
  • Understanding of quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and demonstrated ability to collect, analyze, and present results effectively. Proficient with Excel and other analytical tools
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite for graphic design, document layout, and diagram development
  • Experience with GIS and mapping tools, such as ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, Tableau, and/or Urban Footprint
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with LEED, Enterprise Green Communities, Living Building Challenge, EcoDistricts, or other green building or sustainability rating and certification systems
  • Experience working on climate action plans, adaptation strategies, sustainability plans, and/or community plans (e.g., General Plans, Specific Plans)
  • Experience working on public engagement programs in diverse communities
  • System thinker
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Fluent in spoken and/or written Spanish


Salary and Benefits

Generous benefits package includes a competitive salary; fully paid medical, dental, and vision; vacation and sick days; retirement account and company-sponsored contributions; and time and resources for professional development.

Raimi + Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diversified workforce. Selection is based on merit without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.


To apply

Interviews will begin the week of January 7, 2019; position open until filled

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and relevant examples of work products (10 pages max) as soon as possible to[email protected]