Sustainability Consultant – German Speaking

Baumann Consulting is looking for a Sustainability Consultant for our US Team. This position will be based in Washington, D.C.

Baumann Consulting, Inc. (Baumann), with offices in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Frankfurt (Germany) provides consulting services for sustainable and innovative building solutions for the US and international markets. We provide sound engineering practices and creative solutions based on German Quality and American Innovation. Baumann offers broad expertise for consulting services in the field of commercial, institutional, educational, and industrial buildings. Our services cover the entire life cycle of buildings, starting with energy audits and feasibility studies, the development and evaluation of design concepts, through commissioning, M&V, and monitoring of the performance of buildings and systems.

Our mission is to deliver solutions for a carbon-neutral real estate industry.

We are looking for a Sustainability Consultant with Strong German Language Skills to join our team in Washington, D.C. You will be an integral part of our Sustainability Team in the US and Germany.

In the role of a Sustainability Consultant, you will be expected to develop and document sustainable solutions for projects and coordinate them with the project team. Using prescribed methods, you will produce green building assessment reports and present materials to project teams and clients. It is expected that you will exercise good judgment and seek the guidance of supervisors and/or other team members when less common methods or procedures are necessary. Your supervisor will screen assignments for unusual complexities and assist with the selection of non-routine techniques and procedures to be applied.

Your typical duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following: 

  • Green Building Consulting services for LEED, WELL, Fitwel or other certification systems.
  • Develop and document sustainable solutions for projects and coordinate them with the project team (e.g. architects, MEP designer, contractors, and clients, etc.).
  • Produce green building assessment reports and present materials to multi-disciplinary project teams and clients.
  • Actively engage in marketing and business development for the company through expanding your professional networks, involvement in professional societies, client outreach, writing blogs, publishing and presenting technical papers, and other applicable activities and initiatives.
  • Adhere to Baumann’s business standards, quality procedures, and record keeping policies.
  • Foster a pro-active and collaborative communication and work-style with co-workers and project partners.
  • Work as part of multidisciplinary teams (including, but not limited to attending meetings with architects, planners, contractors, and clients, etc.). 
  • Work on international projects that require communication with multicultural project teams. 

In general, we request a high degree of flexibility from our employees to conform to the nature and variety of our project portfolio and the structure of our company. The position requires the ability to work independently and in a team and gives tremendous room for growth within the company. The position may involve domestic and international travel. 

  • Attained technical degree in the field of architecture/building services engineering/sustainable building or a related subject area
  • 3-5 years of proven professional experience in the field of sustainability certifications
  • Existing qualification as LEED GA/AP, desirable
  • Good knowledge in project management of planning and construction projects
  • Very good written and spoken German and English, German Language skill is a requirement. 
  • Competence to work on international projects and in teams
  • High level of initiative and a clearly structured, results-oriented work style
  • Willingness to travel on business

Baumann Consulting is an equal opportunity employer with a great work atmosphere and excellent benefits including: 

  • Flexible work time and home office
  • 8 paid holidays plus 4 weeks of paid Vacation and Sick Leave, increased to 5 weeks after 2 years
  • Creative/research time budget
  • Continuous professional development support and allowance
  • Company-paid Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Company-paid ST/LT Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with Employer contributions
  • Company-paid Commuter Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account

Are you a good fit for this job? Apply Now! Please send your resume and a cover letter to:

Torsten Biernat, SVP, Director of Sustainability for Baumann's Washington DC officeContact Torsten BiernatSVP, Director of