Career Opportunites at MKA

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Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc. believes in the value of developing a strong professional team able to apply creative, critical thinking to practical applications. We seek experienced professionals to join our team.

Career Opportunities Available:

Austin and Houston Offices

Professional Engineer

Seeking licensed Professional Engineers to perform forensic investigations of structural system failures in our Austin and Houston offices.

Candidates must have the following minimum qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering
- Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas; licensed or ability to become a Licensed Professional Engineer in other states
- 7 years of engineering experience
- Experience in commercial, industrial, single and multi-family, high-rise, etc.; a candidate with a construction background is a plus
- Be versed in repair implementation with a detailed understanding of construction means and methods
- Ability to communicate orally and written with other staff members and clients
- Experience with various roofing systems a plus

Post a detailed, chronological resume to Kevin McMahon at kmcmahon@mkainc.com.

Columbus and Detroit Offices

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

We are seeking licensed Mechanical and Electrical Engineers for our Columbus, OH and our Detroit, MI office. Candidates need to have a minimum of 5 years experience in the design and/or construction industry.

Post resume to: John Hospodka at jhospodka@mkainc.com.

Dallas Office

Construction Cost Estimator/Quantity Surveyor

Seeking a Construction Cost Estimator/Quantity Surveyor for our Dallas Office.

- 5 + years of experience (variety of public and private projects)
- Education in cost estimation is preferable
- ASPE and AACE International memberships are desirable
- Experience in property loss estimating is desirable
- Extensive experience with Xactimate, Microsoft Excel and Word, on-screen takeoff software and other construction database estimating software
- Excellent math and computational skills
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Post a detailed, chronological resume to Craig Hanes at chanes@mkainc.com.

Roof Consultant

A successful candidate will meet the following requirements:

- Minimum 5 plus years experience in roofing environment
- Experience with various roofing systems for commercial, industrial, single- and multi-family, high-rise buildings and structures
- Ability to investigate roof failures and identify causation
- Ability to develop cost estimates desirable
- Experience in property loss and construction defects desirable
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Membership with RCI a plus along with Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) or Registered Roof Observer (RRO) status preferred
- Must be willing to travel within Texas and the United States

Post a detailed, chronological resume to Craig Hanes at chanes@mkainc.com.

Denver Office

Scheduling and Cost Engineer

Candidates will be expected to create/manage/analyze CPM schedules and have the ability to analyze costs and complex issues for commercial buildings, institutional and heavy civil projects. Candidates will also be expected to prepare detailed technical reports.

Candidates must have the following minimum qualifications:

- BS in Engineering or Construction Management
- Minimum 5 years' experience in the commercial building or heavy civil construction industry
- Significant on-site project experience required, preferably as a Project Manager or Superintendent
- Detailed knowledge of scheduling programs such as Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project
- Extensive experience with Xactimate, Microsoft Excel and Word, on-screen takeoff software and other construction database estimating software
- Excellent written and verbal skills required

Applicants preferred experience includes:

- Builder's Risk Insurance and/or construction contract dispute experience
- PE (Professional Engineer) or PSP (Planning & Scheduling Professional - AACE) certifications
- Working knowledge of AACE (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) Recommended Practices

Post a detailed, chronological resume to Chris Hrach at chrach@mkainc.com.

Las Vegas Office

Construction Consultant - Specifically with a roofing background

- Minimum 3 to 5 years experience
- Experience in property loss and construction defects is desirable
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Willing to travel within the United States

Post a detailed, chronological resume to Ashley Allard at aallard@mkainc.com.

Cost Estimators/Quantity Surveyors / Property Loss Estimators

Seeking Estimators with minimum of 8 years of experience. Education in Cost Estimation is preferable (QS, R.I.C.S. or similar). Experience in property loss estimating is desirable. Membership of ASPE and AACE International are desirable. Travel required.

Post a detailed, chronological resume to Ashley Allard at aallard@mkainc.com.

Junior Architect

The successful candidate must be self-motivated, detail-focused, a solid team player. Candidates must have experience working on residential construction. Must be organized, detail oriented, have strong written and communication skills and be able to self-prioritize tasks. A Bachelor's degree in Architecture from an accredited program is a plus.

Post resume to: Ashley Allard at aallard@mkainc.com.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Seeking a Mechanical Engineer with the following experience in insurance and litigation related work.

- Must be a Degreed BSME -- Professional Engineer -- licensed in NV, CA, AZ or ability to obtain license
- Mechanical Engineer with Residential and Commercial HVAC Design and Construction Experience
- Knowledge of Mechanical and Plumbing Codes
- Ability to investigate in-depth failure analysis and identify causation
- Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Must be willing to travel
- Must be able to work in a team environment
- Licensed HVAC, Plumbing contractor a plus
- Ability to estimate the cost of systems and/or repairs a plus

Post a detailed, chronological resume to Ashley Allard at aallard@mkainc.com.

New Orleans Office

Professional Engineer

Seeking a licensed Professional Engineer to perform forensic investigations of structural system failures.

The candidate must have the following minimum qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering
- Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Louisiana; licensed or ability to become a Licensed Professional Engineer in other states
- 7 years of engineering experience; 3 of which providing Forensic Structural Engineering services
- Experience in commercial, industrial, single and multi-family, high-rise, etc.; a candidate with a construction background is a plus
- Be versed in repair implementation with a detailed understanding of construction means and methods
- Ability to communicate orally and written with other staff members and clients

Post a detailed resume to David Stieffel at dstieffel@mkainc.com.

Princeton Office

Construction Cost Estimator/Quantity Surveyor

Seeking a Construction Cost Estimator/Quantity Surveyor for our Princeton Office.

- 5 + years of experience (variety of public and private projects)
- Education in cost estimation is preferable
- ASPE and AACE International memberships are desirable
- Experience in property loss estimating is desirable
- Extensive experience with Xactimate, Microsoft Excel and Word, on-screen takeoff software and other construction database estimating software
- Excellent math and computational skills
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Post a detailed, chronological resume to Heather Rabenberg at hrabenberg@mkainc.com.

San Diego Office

Professional Engineer or Engineer-in-Training

Seeking a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) or Engineer-in-Training (EIT) to perform forensic investigations of insurance claims and construction defect litigated matters in our San Diego office.

Candidates must have the following minimum qualifications:

- Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering.
- Licensed PE or EIT in the state of California or ability to receive PE license within two years.
- Three years of professional experience in engineering or construction fields.
- Experience with commercial, industrial, residential, public sector, etc. construction projects.
- Be familiar with repair implementation with a working understanding of construction means and methods.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing with other staff members and clients.
- Experience with civil structures a plus.

Post a detailed chronological resume to Nathan Ash at nash@mkainc.com.

Seattle and Portland Offices

Architect

Seeking licensed Architect to perform forensic investigations of building envelope failures in our Seattle and Portland offices.

Candidates must have the following minimum qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree in Architecture (5 years) - Licensed Architect in the state of Washington; licensed or ability to become a Licensed Professional Engineer in other states
- 5 years of experience
- Experience in commercial, industrial, single and multi-family, high-rise, etc.; a candidate with a construction background is a plus
- Be versed in building various envelope assembly components
- Experience in property loss and construction defects
- Ability to communicate orally and written with other staff members and clients
- Experience with various roofing systems a plus

Post a detailed, chronological resume to Sheri Maine at smaine@mkainc.com.

Seattle Office

Construction Cost Estimator/Quantity Surveyor

Seeking a Construction Cost Estimator/Quantity Surveyor for our Seattle Office.

Candidates must have the following minimum qualifications:

- 5 + years of estimating experience (variety of public and private construction projects)
- Education in cost estimation is preferable
- ASPE and AACE International memberships are desirable
- Experience in property loss estimating
- Extensive experience with Xactimate, Microsoft Excel and Word, on-screen takeoff software and other construction database estimating software
- Excellent math and computational skills
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Post a detailed, chronological resume to Sheri Maine at smaine@mkainc.com.

Professional Engineer

Seeking licensed Professional Engineer to perform forensic investigations of structural system failures in our Seattle office.

Candidates must have the following minimum qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering
- Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Washington; licensed or ability to become a Licensed Professional Engineer in other states
- 5 years of engineering experience
- Experience in commercial, industrial, single and multi-family, high-rise, etc.; a candidate with a construction background is a plus
- Be versed in repair implementation with a detailed understanding of construction means and methods
- Ability to communicate orally and written with other staff members and clients
- Experience with various roofing systems a plus

Post a detailed, chronological resume to Sheri Maine at smaine@mkainc.com.




Submit Your Resume:
If you are interested in additional employment opportunities with our firm, please send your inquiry or resume to John C.R. Hastie at jhastie@mkainc.com or mail your resume to:

Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc.
100 Pringle Avenue, Suite 340
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Fax: 925.934.1389

 

 
 

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