We are an architecturally focused building envelope consulting firm based out of Seattle Washington. We provide the needed construction documents (drawings, specifications) and construction administration (including site inspections) for a wide range of new and existing construction projects. We have developed a practical and effective approach to ensuring the durability and sustainability of building design. We practice in Washington State, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, and California.
We are a small firm & we like it that way! This allows us to be more responsive and have a strong sense of identification with our projects.
Our recommendations will always be in our clients’ best interests. We work collaboratively and take a solutions-focused approach, valuing positive relationships and long-term economic solutions above all else.
We are agile and ever-evolving, pioneering new ways to solve our projects problems, even for issues our clients may not be aware of yet
It's our attention to the details of project budget, timelines and keen project management that ensure all teams meet their project goals and intent.
We are passionate about continuous improvement, leaving no stone unturned in the search for the best solutions to the project challenges.
We are seeking someone who:
Is productive, proactive, takes the initiative and enjoys being part of a team.
Has advanced writing skills and is very organized. This position requires someone who is able to coordinate and organized many projects at once.
Has the ability to self-direct, strong background in project/construction management, and client relations
Someone who likes to share and teach the team, as well as someone who likes to learn.
About the Position
This position requires a person with the ability to work remotely and travel to our numerous projects during various stages of construction mainly in the greater Bay Area. This position requires someone that can work independently and able to work out of a home office space. This will be a hybrid role, with a mix of site observations and responding to RFI & Submittals.
Representing our firm in the field and interacting with contractors, clients, code officials in a respectful and professional manner.
Reviewing construction drawings, specifications, manufacturers installation instruction, RFI’s and submittals for projects you have been assigned.
Traveling to construction projects on a daily basis predominately in the Bay Area with occasional travel to Sacramento.
Performing site inspections and provide accurate details of the events of building envelope system(s) including but not limited to: below-grade waterproofing, podium deck waterproofing, weather resistive barrier(s), windows/doors, roofing, window testing etc.
Producing technical reports outlining daily construction activities observed onsite, compliance of the system to the drawings and specifications including photographs with annotations within specified deadlines. This position requires someone with a strong understanding of basic grammar, editing and typing (Microsoft Word).
Observing field testing of windows, doors, waterproofing, etc.
Using Bluebeam to produce redlines on drawings to accompany our reports.
Attending preconstruction meetings, documenting what was discussed and providing meeting minutes.
Must be able to comfortably navigate construction sites, have reliable transportation, and clearly communicate with construction personnel.
Climbing scaffolding, ladders, stairs towers as needed to access work areas.
Reporting back to senior managers on a daily basis to update the status of the construction.
Identifying mistakes on submittals from the client or contractor and advising ways to resolve the error. Always reporting to the respective Project Manager in this case to verify remarks are accurate and valid.
Additional responsibilities include:
Each site observation will require technical pictures and text report.
Required to schedule their site visits with the project teams.
Internally schedule and coordinate our testing teams as needed.
Must be comfortable working from heights, climb ladders and lift 50lbs
Preferred degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, or building science
Minimum of 3 years related work experience.
Successful candidates will have a strong command of grammar, Microsoft Word (and suite) with the ability to efficiently proofread and edit reports.
Existing internet with a download speed of over 100 MB for downloading of reports, drawings, etc. Basic internet with the lower end speeds will not work for this position as you will be up and downloading lots of data.
The ability to read and understand construction documents, including drawings, specifications, industry standards, manufacturers installation instructions.
Ability to use Bluebeam to mark-up drawings to locate action items, areas inspected, etc.
Ability to set up a basic spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel.
Must live within 15 miles of the general Bay Area
Reliable Vehicle & Current Driver’s License
Reports to: Sr. Associate, Construction Division and Vice President
Target Billing Percentage: 90%
Advancement, Raise & Bonus guidelines for this position
Demonstrated ability within posted experience, skills, and education.
Performance at or above required competency levels for the position.
Successful ability to self-direct
Successful ability to keep current on field reports within the turnaround time, miscellaneous administrative duties (timesheet and expense tracking) and good attendance
This is a full-time salaried position; we offer a fun work environment, with competitive compensation and benefits.
Please send your salary requirements with your resume. Please include a cover letter with all resume submissions.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!
Work authorization United States
Compensation: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. We offer a full benefits package and opportunities for professional growth.
Commitment to Diversity: We seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Equal employment opportunity and respect in the workplace are fundamental principles at our firm. We prohibit and do not tolerate harassment, intimidation, bullying, discriminatory, or retaliatory behavior. All aspects of your employment are based upon your personal capabilities and qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex/gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, disability, age, military status, marital status, partnership status, status as a victim of domestic violence, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other protected class as established by federal, state, or local law.
Job Type: Full-time
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Bonus pay if guidelines are met
Sometimes Remote / Bay Area
On the road
Waiting period may apply
Remote interview process
Personal protective equipment provided or required
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place