Architectural Intern - Energy Trust

   Job Code:  860
 Employment Type:  Temporary
    Location:  Portland, OR


Otak Architects is seeking a part time intern to run energy use intensity analyses of past and current Oregon projects and report findings into the AIA 2030 Challenge DDx database. The intern selected will work closely with design staff in determining project energy performance and will gain experience in energy analysis and its role in high performance design. The intern will also gain knowledge of the processes related to the AIA 2030 Challenge and will have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow interns to improve the efficiency and accuracy of reporting to the database.

This position is sponsored via a grant from the Energy Trust of Oregon and the intern selected will be required to present at an event at the end of the internship to explain their experience and findings. This is a paid internship at $20.00/hour. The position will require a minimum of 15 hours a week from January through March of 2019. Students available to work up to and exceeding 25 hours a week will be strongly preferred. Familiarity with Revit, SketchUp and Sefaira are also desired qualities of perspective interns.  Additional grant requirements:
What you'll do:

  • Gain experience with documenting energy use intensity.

  • Run energy analyses of all past and current Oregon based projects using Sefaira via Revit and SketchUp.

  • Provide a report of the findings for each project and upload the information to the AIA 2030 Challenge DDx database.

  • Coordinate with fellow interns at other firms to explore ways to improve the data reporting process and expedite energy analysis within the design process.

  • Coordinate with Energy Trust of Oregon to compose a presentation explaining your experience and findings

  • Present your findings to the AIA at an event concluding the internship.


What you bring:

  • Experience with Revit, SketchUp, and Sefaira preferred

  • Knowledge about sustainability and integrated design

  • Knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Project Delivery methods

  • Excellent organizational and file management skills

  • Clear and comprehensive communication skills.

  • Must be pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree in Architecture


Why work at Otak? 

Otak is different. We imagine, plan, and create exceptional places that add to the communities where we live, work, and enjoy life. Our planning, design, engineering, architectural, and project management professionals take their responsibility to future generations seriously. We value sustainability, social equity, and community involvement.

Our staff is connected, engaged, and fulfilled in their professional and personal lives. There is a sense of community and collaborative spirit in both your professional (most projects are cross-discipline) and personal life. We laugh about it, but if Otak were a car, it would most likely be a Subaru: adventurous and dependable, but also fun with a loyal and spirited following.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  Otak is leaning in on diversity through our Equity and Inclusion initiative.  We are actively exploring ways to accelerate professional and leadership advancement for women and the under-represented.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability where appropriate.

Sound like an opportunity to add to your resume?  Join us!  Please apply online and include a cover letter that sells your skills with your resume.




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