Next Step Living, Inc.

Home Energy Advisor Lead

Job Summary


Next Step Living, Inc.











Close Date:




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Fairfield, Hartford, and/or New Haven Counties




Home Energy Advisor Lead - CT

Location: North Haven, CT
Job Code: 172
# of Openings: 2


Job Title: Home Energy Advisor Lead, Connecticut
Reports To:  Director of Field Operations
FLSA Status: Exempt           
Location: 100% External


TO APPLY: Please provide both a cover letter and a resume - please paste in your cover letter and then attach your resume separately.



Summary: Come join a fast-paced, ever-evolving growth environment dedicated to helping homeowners spend less to be more comfortable in their homes. Successful candidates will be responsible for leading a two person team, consisting of a Home Energy Advisor Lead and a Home Energy Advisor Technician, conducting comprehensive and precise residential home energy assessments in accordance with the standards in the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and Next Step Living practices. The Home Energy Advisor Lead will educate home owners in energy efficiency practices – both basic weatherization improvements as well as deeper energy saving measures. They will promote and encourage the adoption of sound energy efficiency recommendations, install Instant Savings Measures at the time of the assessment and provide the opportunity for home owners to learn more about deeper energy efficiency offerings. Home Energy Advisors Leads must be able to travel daily to customer homes to perform home assessments in their personal vehicles.



  • Conduct whole-home energy assessments in residential homes covering the entirety of the home, including difficult to access attics, basements and crawl spaces. 
  • Conduct combustion safety testing and infrared scanning to evaluate existing conditions and recommend energy efficiency improvements. 
  • Complete blower door and duct leakage testing.
  • Install instant savings measures such as compact fluorescent lamps, efficient showerheads and faucet aerators, pipe wrap and assist with air sealing, duct sealing and insulation
  • Complete detailed and accurate data collection, measurements and recommendations for improved home efficiency.
  • Interact with homeowners and tenants, answering questions regarding energy efficiency and move customers to adopt the best recommendations to improve their home.
  • Promotes and encourages adoption of energy saving measures recommended based on the home energy assessment, including weatherization, windows, heat pump and solar.  
  • Manage the Home Energy Advisor Technician, determining the most effective efficiency improvements to implement during the home energy assessment.
  • Position requires flexibility to work evenings and weekends    

New hires begin as Trainees while they complete classroom and field training. Upon successful completion of the training, Trainees are promoted to Home Energy Advisor Leads and begin their individual home assessment schedule. A Trainee completes classroom training on program rules, general building science practices and Next Step Living protocols and procedures.  Then they shadow a Home Energy Advisor Team in the process of conducting routine home assessments for up to four additional weeks.   





  • College degree in a technical field or building science is preferred.
  • BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Professional certifications are strong preferred.
  • Understanding of building structures and construction practices strongly preferred.
  • Commitment to superior customer service is a must.
  • Goal-driven and desire to succeed in a metric-driven environment.
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate technical and program concepts to home owners, and other interested parties or organizations.
  • Mastery of basic geometry and mathematical calculations.
  • Computer proficiency, including experience with Windows-based office applications is required. Familiarity with computerized energy efficiency software is a plus.
  • Must be comfortable with physical demands, in addition to heights and confined spaces (as required when accurately scoping for work).

Must pass extensive pre-employment national criminal background check and drug screening and have a valid driver’s license with at least three (3) year’s clean driving record. 



Next Step Living is a residential energy efficiency and renewables company that believes good things happen when you save energy in your home. Often with a few basic fixes, you can reduce your utility bill and make your home more comfortable at the same time. Energy efficiency also means cleaner air and local employment.


Next Step Living was founded with three core values in mind.  It is these values that drive NSL to continually succeed in fulfilling our commitment:




We are professional in every aspect of our organization. This begins with our staff in the field whose expertise is only matched by their respect for the homeowner and love for their work.  Furthermore, our professional approach as an organization enables us to build trusting relationships with companies, communities, and utilities.


Data Driven

Whether we are saving money or saving the climate, our work is important and we must take a rigorous approach to every aspect of our service.  A scientific understanding is the basis behind the analysis we perform, the recommendations we make, and the savings we achieve.


Customer Connected

Every home we serve is an opportunity to educate and excite somebody about the possible economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency.  We hope that when our customers think about how they improved their home, community, and planet, they will also think about their positive experience with Next Step Living.