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Director of Building Science

Company: Northern Impact
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

National Award-Winning Studio & Winner of Design Firm of the Year is actively seeking a Director of Building Science to join their Sacramento/Berkeley, Atlanta, Orlando or Tampa office. The award-winning architecture + design firm specializes in K-12 through college/university, healthcare, sports and corporate business sectors across the U.S. The company has won over 500 design awards and is recognized for shaping learning environments for students and the community. It's well established culture has also led the firm being named to the list of "Best Places to Work." For over forty years, the multidisciplinary studio has created a client base of more than two-hundred clients, a list that includes university systems, hospital system, school districts, and Fortune 500 companies.
The company's building science team is seeking two (2) Directors to lead the delivery of building envelope consulting services for their Northern California offices and Florida or Georgia offices. Services include wind infiltration, forensic investigation, roof replacement, and repairs. The successful candidate will support and lead the Northern California team or Florida/Georgia team with roofing and building envelope projects.
Prioritized Essential Functions
Primary duties consist of work that requires advanced architectural and engineering knowledge acquired by a prolonged experience and course of specialized intellectual instruction in roofing and waterproofing. This position requires to be in and around construction sites and established buildings.
With light supervision and heavy decision-making:

  • Produce work that is original, intellectual in the field of building envelope consulting.
  • Produce work that consistently meets and maintains the standards set by the company for high quality construction.
  • Be able to react to clients needs.
  • Supervise Field personnel and monitor field and construction activities to ensure a quality product is delivered to the client with the highest level of service and timeliness.
  • Communicate both in person and in writing with business clients, management, members of field and the company divisions, project team, contractors and consultants.
  • Investigate by both destructive and non-destructive means and recommend course of action, perform inspections and observations at existing facilities with respect to roofing or construction issues.
  • Establish and monitor project files and review/create/maintain Project Directory.
  • Monitor and maintain all documentation during construction phase, closeout of project, warranty review, etc.
  • Develop and maintain new clientele while providing individual facilities management and new construction project assistance.
  • Devote approximately 90% of work time to activities essential to and necessarily incident to the company's business operations.
  • Support team efforts and report to the President of the building science division on all project-related issues and team matters.
  • Perform such other work as to support and complement the President in overall client projects and team management.

    Other Responsibilities

    • Consistently use supervisor and decision-making abilities while exercising discretion and judgment.
    • Assists in the accomplishment of the company's goals.
    • Helps other employees to accomplish the company's goals.
    • Performs other duties as may be assigned by department supervisor.

      Physical Requirements

      • Must be able to work in construction setting. Be able to set up and climb ladders and maneuver in and around buildings.
      • Have the ability to use cutting tools such as core cutters and utility knives, pliers and screw guns for removing equipment/doors, hammers for driving probes and breaking into walls.
      • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

        Knowledge/Skillset Required

        • Minimum of five (5) years work experience in an architectural/engineering consulting environment and/or
        • Minimum of five (5) years work in construction industry.
        • Bachelor's degree in Architecture or Engineering preferred.
        • Proficiency with Autodesk Suites (Revit, AutoCAD) preferred.
        • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize multiple projects and adjust work accordingly, often against tight deadline.
        • Strong supervisory skills.
        • Strong organizational skills.
        • Ability to interact with clients, senior management, external client organizations and vendors.
        • Quality minded and self-motivated.
        • Communicates tactfully and effectively, verbally and in writing, and maintains effective work relations with those encountered in the course of employment, familiar with modern office methods, practices, procedures and equipment, as well as filing systems and business letter writing and competent in correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and arithmetic.

          Bachelor's degree in Architecture or Engineering is preferred; Associate's degree in related field plus 3+ year's experience will be considered. 5+ year's experience in architectural, engineering, construction field(s) is preferred.
          This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbent will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by the supervisor.
          Please Note:
          Delays may be experienced if uploading portfolio pdf. Do not exit out of page during upload. We look forward to receiving your application!

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