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Project Specialist, Building and Construction

Intertek Blue Bell Full-Time
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Ranked #14 on the 2018 ENR list of Top 500 Design Firms, and with more than a hundred offices across North America, the building and construction team provides the architectural, engineering and construction (A/E/C) industry with a full suite of capabilities both in the lab and on site. From testing, inspection and certification services to building sciences solutions, the company delivers Total Quality Assurance to the built environment.


The ideal candidate for this Project Specialist position will have a background and interest in building enclosure consulting for new design, construction and/or diagnosis of existing building enclosures.


Project Specialist responsibilities will include assisting with small to medium-sized projects managed by a Project Manager. The work will include building enclosure consulting for new design and the evaluation, investigation, and design of repairs for existing buildings. A project associate must maintain professional relationships and involvement in their field of technical expertise through professional associations, committee work, and industry involvement.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist with new design consulting and peer reviews of plans and specifications for building enclosures
  • Perform initial review of architectural drawings, shop drawings and submittals pertaining to the building enclosure
  • Assist with/perform/witness field performance testing and water leakage testing of roofing and waterproofing systems, windows, curtain walls, and other building elements.
  • Assist with construction administration services, including mock-up testing and shop drawing reviews, and conduct factory inspections and site visits.
  • Assist with/perform forensic investigations and documentation of existing conditions including wall claddings, windows, curtain wall systems, roofs, skylights, plaza waterproofing and below grade elements.
  • Assist with remediation design of building enclosures.
  • Prepare professionally written technical reports.
  • Prepare sketches and details using AutoCAD or hand-written techniques.
  • Litigation support for projects involving all of the issues discussed above.
  • A strong interest in problem solving, building enclosure design, historic facades, modern curtain walls, integrated design of facades, building energy performance or material science is preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering or Architectural Engineering plus 1 to 3 years of industry experience preferred. Relevant coursework, internships and professional interests will also be considered.
  • Ability to obtain registration within five years preferred
  • Ability to study and obtain professional certificates including but not limited to thermography, registered roof observer, certified energy manager, and LEED.
  • Interest in increasing technical knowledge of building construction building enclosure systems
  • Field experience or strong interest in working onsite
  • Ability to read and understand architectural drawings and specifications
  • Ability to perform office tasks and physical labor tasks
  • Ability to perform work from ladders, boom-lifts, scaffolds, roofs, etc.
  • Ability to efficiently work on projects independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills
  • Consistent and professional interaction and communication with clients and project team
  • Ability to travel outside local area, depending on local work load and project locations
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screening
Preferred Skills:
  • Field experience with diverse building types.
  • Investigation of existing walls for leaks and other performance issues.
  • Familiarity with ASTM testing of exterior walls for air and water infiltration and mock up testing.
  • Safety Training/Scaffold Certification.
  • Experience in difficult access/industrial rope access/rock climbing
  • AutoCad/Revit/BIM/Sketch-up proficiency
  • Active in professional organization(s)
Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 43,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.

A career with Intertek means joining a global network of professionals dedicated to bringing quality and safety to life. Our vision is to become the world’s most trusted partner for Quality Assurance and we offer our employees the chance to make an impact with attractive growth opportunities in this industry on a global scale.

We offer a salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and more.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Intertek is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, all hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

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