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Building Enclosure Consultant- B

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH138333
  • Location: USA, New York
  • Sector: Build, Site Agent and Engineering, Built Environment
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 15/01/2019
This vacancy has now expired.


A leading Sustainabilty firm hiring a Building Enclosure Consultant to contribute to its growing enclosure consulting team in New York.
We are seeking a motivated, organized, and dedicated individual to learn, grow, and thrive with us. The ideal candidate should be passionate, experienced, and knowledgeable about high-performance buildings, in particular the building enclosure systems. This firm works on a variety of building types, from historic properties to new and retrofit Passive House projects. Our approach is science-based, technically comprehensive, and practiced with a designer's eye. Our enclosure team works directly with our commercial and residential sustainable building teams in providing building owners and clients the firms Whole-Building-Approach. This is a growth opportunity in a compelling environment with many high-profile projects.
This position reports to the SVP.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


  • Perform existing building enclosure condition assessments and reporting.
  • Review and mark-up architectural drawings throughout the design process, from schematic design to CDs.
  • Provide preliminary specifications for cladding, water-management, air-barrier, and thermal systems.
  • Develop sketch details for enclosure systems, including waterproofing, air-barriers, thermal -barriers and cladding.
  • Attend design meetings and provide on-going support to the entire project team.
  • Perform site inspections, prepare and issue site inspection field reports.
  • Perform analysis during design phases and diagnostic testing at construction phases.
  • Review construction administration submittals and shop drawings.
  • Assist the team in project management and support day-to-day operations.
  • Communicate effectively and promptly with colleagues, clients, and project teams via email and telephone.


  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Depending on project and skill sets these may include:


  • WUFI and THERM analysis and reporting;
  • Design concept and analysis results presentations to client and design team.


  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    Below is a list of the minimum requirements for the position:

    • Bachelors degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related;
    • 4+ years of relevant experience in building enclosure systems;
    • Expertise in building enclosures, in particular thermal and moisture management systems;
    • Expertise in both AutoCAD, and Sketchup;
    • General understanding of energy use in buildings;
    • Outstanding organizational skills;
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs (in order of importance Excel, Word, PowerPoint).


    Preferred Knowledge, and Skills:

    • Familiarity with Passive House, other certification programs, is a plus;
    • THERM and WUFI analytical programs.


    Personal Qualities:

    • Excellent work ethic;
    • Willingness to learn and be a self-starter;
    • Outstanding attention to detail with strong oral and written communication skills;
    • Ability to multitask and manage time efficiently;
    • Ability to work independently when required;
    • Well-developed interpersonal skills, maturity, credibility, confidence, and integrity;
    • Collaborative nature with a strong focus on teamwork.


    Other Duties:
    Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.

    Physical Demands:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to type, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand.
    When in the field the employee must frequently lift or move objects up to 40 pounds; must be able to climb stairs and endure typical construction site conditions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

    Travel Required:
    Occasional overnight travel may be required (less than 5%). Frequent local field visits in the NYC Metro area will be necessary (estimated 10-20%). A valid and clean driving license is required.

    Working Environment:
    Most of the duties will be performed in an office environment. The remainder of the duties will be performed in the field, which will involve trips to projects sites for observation, testing, and training.

    Performance Standards:
    Performance will be evaluated against this job description, competencies for this level, and mutually agreed goals.

    Spencer Ogden is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.