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Burns & McDonnell Staff Interior Designer - Sustainability Specialist (Multiple Locations) in Arlington, Virginia


The Staff Interior Designer - Sustainability Specialist works with clients and project teams to establish and achieve goals related to sustainable building design and construction.

  • Comply with federal and state high performance and/or sustainable design standards for client projects.

  • Assist project design and construction teams in compliance with the "Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings" and guide projects through associated third-party certification programs.

  • Assist project design and construction teams in compliance with commercial green building rating systems, including LEED, and guide projects through associated third-party certification programs.

  • Present new trends, data, and sustainability goals to internal and external clients.

  • Assist with developing innovative strategies to improve performance and sustainability in building and construction and provide measurable metrics and help implement best demonstrated practices.

  • Assist with sustainability initiatives through integrated design to achieve energy savings, protect and conserve water, enhance the indoor environment, reduce environmental impact of materials, and address building resiliency.

  • Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Responsible for diversity initiatives.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design or similar field and 4 years of experience Interior Design or similar field of study required.

  • 3 years related professional experience in sustainable design field is highly preferred. Federal projects including DOD and DOE project experience is a plus.

  • LEED Accredited Professional with BD C specialty is preferred.

  • A strong understanding of environmental/sustainable design practices, regulatory requirements, and current trends in the profession.

  • Ability to apply intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments and devising new approaches to problems encountered.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge with BIM-Revit, Sketchup, and Photoshop.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Interior Design specifications, calculations, industry standards as well as visual, written and oral skills.

  • Expert in the use of computers for making architectural drawings, calculations and 3-D visual simulations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of architectural principles and theory associated with project design and construction document production.

  • Must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

  • NCIDQ Certification required.

  • Valid driver's license required.


Job Architecture

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-VA-Norfolk, US-VA-Arlington

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 234081

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JJ #A&F