Entry Level Architect

We are seeking to add a highly-motivated junior-to-mid level licensed Architect to our team of multi-disciplinary consultants. Individual will have knowledge in the behavior of building enclosures and their components for use in forensic analyses relating to residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.  Experience in performing failure cause & origin analysis on building systems, authoring technical reports, and construction litigation is desired, but not required. Building element types include, but are not limited to, cladding; wall enclosures; exterior decks, balconies, and walkways; roofing systems; and fenestration components.

Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Perform forensic investigations of building envelope failures.
  • Diagnose failures in building envelope systems and recommend solutions for remediation of those failures.
  • Field work to document as-built conditions and damage to building systems as a result of natural (wind, water, fire, earth movement, etc.) and/or human induced origins (design and construction errors/omissions). Natural events can include large catastrophes such as regional floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires and earthquakes.
  • Utilizing building codes, technical knowledge, and understanding of construction practices to establish repair scope recommendations as well as cause and origin analyses.
  • Evaluate design drawings and documentation.
  • Communicate with clients, interface with code officials and contractors to address construction issues to provide detailed reports.
  • Willing to travel, as needed, on short notice at times.

Education and Experience requirements:

  • California Licensed Architect through NCARB’s ARE examination.  Multiple state registrations (or ability to obtain) a plus.
  • Knowledge of national building and construction codes (IBC, IRC, IEBC, etc.)
  • Familiarity with performance and testing requirements, details and specifications for building enclosures.
  • Understanding of material selection as it relates to long-term durability and performance of building enclosures.
  • Field experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States and have a good driving record.

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