Sustainability Analyst

Posted Dec 15, 2022 Chicago or Darien, Illinois

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Expires Feb 28, 2023


At Wight & Company we create impactful and sustainable environments that inspire the human experience. We are a design focused, interdisciplinary firm with a passion for sustainability. Wight & Company is currently in search of a Sustainability Analyst with a strong professional drive, great passion, and self-direction, to join our collaborative and engaging practice in the Darien or Chicago office location.

Our passionate sustainability group is looking for a full-time employee to grow into our team. You will be involved on all project types including corporate, PK-12 Schools, Governmental and multifamily residential projects. Your role will be to champion embodied carbon reduction efforts across disciplines, perform LCA analyses, and research and promote responsible material use on projects (healthy materials, low carbon, circular economy, etc.). You will also support all types of sustainable efforts including, but not limited to documentation and certification administration for Net Zero, LEED, WELL Building Standard, and Zero Energy projects.

This role requires the ability to work independently, with the sustainability team as well as integrated team participation and support in the larger organization.


  • Run LCAs on projects at various stages and make recommendations to the team
  • Track and document Healthy Materials for various certifications
  • Communicate with product Reps and maintain Library
  • Research appropriate materials selections
  • Compile data and performance information in presentation form
  • Collaborate across disciplines and departments to assist in well-coordinated projects
  • Track and document LEED and WELL Building Standard projects


  • Passion for sustainability
  • 3-5 Years’ Experience in sustainability
  • Knowledge of LCA programs (OneClick, Tally or other)
  • Knowledge of Healthy Materials – Mindful Materials, HPD, EPD and tracking
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Architecture, Interior design, Engineering, or similar
  • Experience working on Institutional, K-12 Schools and Governmental buildings is a plus
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and excellent graphic presentation skills
  • Problem solving skills, attention to detail, and motivation to learn
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Capable of handling multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to work well independently and collaborate with a team

Wight & Company offers excellent benefits and a wonderful work environment. For more information about our company, visit our website at

Wight & Company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Please view the following links for more information – EEO, EEO Supplement, and Pay Transparency.

Wight & Company values diversity in our workforce. We are committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation to assist with completing the electronic application, please call us at 630.969.7000 and ask to speak with a Human Resources representative.


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