LEAP is Hiring! Seeking Home Energy Analyst for New Richmond Area Office.


The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) is a community nonprofit organization that facilitates the adoption of clean energy technology, primarily via energy-efficiency improvements in existing homes and buildings, as well as solar power community campaigns. Our primary activities are assessing buildings of all kinds, providing recommendations for efficiency improvements, coordinating access to contractors and utility and government rebates, and promoting solar power as applicable. LEAP’s headquarter office is located near downtown Charlottesville, with a satellite office in Fairfax, and a new satellite office in RVA to open in early 2021.


LEAP seeks an established or quickly-rising star in building science and residential energy efficiency to serve our diverse clients with energy audits, diagnostic testing of homes, direct installation of basic energy-saving measures, and quality assurance inspections.

This is an opportunity to explore a wide variety of housing stock while helping members of the community save energy – and to grow your career in this exciting field. You’ll directly engage with building residents and owners, contractors, partner organization personnel, community leaders, and LEAP staff. This work will be focused in the Richmond area – with occasional travel to other areas of the Commonwealth.

LEAP is a collegial, fun place to do important work in a highly collaborative environment. We are engaged with our community and our world to bring the many benefits of energy efficiency and renewables to as many people as possible.

Skills Needed

  • Experience in building science, home performance, and/or residential energy-related trades
  • Knowledge background in various aspects of residential construction
  • Detailed knowledge of energy efficiency and commitment to ongoing learning
  • Physical fitness sufficient for: scaling ladders; accessing small, dirty, hot, damp, awkward, precarious areas of buildings; using basic power and hand tools; carrying up to 50 lbs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Project management for individual homes including multiple contractors
  • Comfort interacting with a great diversity of clients and partners
  • Clean VA driver’s license
  • Honesty, punctuality, and professional manner and appearance

Preferred Experience

  • Reliable transportation large enough to carry a ladder and equipment
  • Virginia Residential Building Energy Analyst license – or ability to obtain immediately
  • Experience with Dominion Utility and Weatherization Assistance Program energy-efficiency programs

Pay and Compensation

  • Salaried position starting between $40,000-$60,000, depending on experience as well as held certifications, such as BPI
  • 15 days of Paid Time Off, along with paid holidays
  • “Gold” Anthem Health insurance (90% of employee’s premium paid by LEAP). LEAP also contributes to employee health savings account, along with other benefits.
  • Retirement account with LEAP matching of 3%
  • Every other Friday off
  • Paid training and professional development opportunities

Send resumes to info@leap-va.org or call 434-227-4666 to express interest in the position. 

We will stop accepting resumes and expressions of interest once the position is filled, so don’t wait to get in touch!

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