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Building Envelope Engineer

Building Envelope Engineer/Consultant

KTA-Tator, Inc. (KTA) is a 100% employee-owned consulting engineering firm internationally recognized as a leading expert in asset protection.  KTA’s Commercial Services Group provides building systems consulting services through a variety of offerings, including building envelope diagnostics with an emphasis on moisture intrusion, masonry, and paint problems, specifying repairs, and providing quality assurance (QA) services during remodel and paint projects.

Our Commercial Services Group is seeking a disciplined self-starter to manage and perform technical assessments of commercial buildings, and manage client needs from proposal development through final deliverable and invoicing.  This is a future anticipated need for a full-time position based out of our corporate office in Pittsburgh, PA or satellite office in Dobson, NC, with the flexibility to perform some work remotely. Initially, extensive travel will be required to become familiar with KTA’s service offerings. Once fully acquainted, travel demands will lessen and be only for specialized assignments for shorter durations. In twelve months, you will know you are successful when you have:

  • Explored client building needs, verified understanding of their needs, and prepared responsive proposals that provide solutions to building envelope and moisture intrusion problems;
  • Performed professional level onsite building envelope consulting and diagnostic assessments, moisture intrusion surveys, failure investigations, coating condition assessments, and paint and building repair QA assessments;
  • Coordinated with peers, external consulting engineering firms and commercial building owners to gain insight and determine the root cause of problems identified;
  • Prepared written technical reports based on the field assessments including scopes of work, specifications, and recommendations for remediation of building/coatings issues, with minimal guidance;
  • Effectively managed building inspection staff and reviewed their reports and client deliverables for accuracy;
  • Managed project assignments on time, on scope, and within budget in conformance with KTA’s scope of services and corporate quality standards.

A Bachelor’s degree (or specialized experience) in Building Science, Construction Management, Engineering, or related discipline is preferred. Technical experience in the application of building science principles and a strong understanding of commercial building maintenance and remodel strategies, and determining cause(s) of moisture intrusion is desirable. Our ideal candidate will have experience with Microsoft Office products (Excel and Word), reading and taking measurements, blueprint reading, and will be mathematically inclined. This position  will work independently and have the freedom to explore different avenues of commercial building assessments and develop their skills for career advancement. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.

Physical requirements include ability to hear, speak, smell; vision (close, distance, color, depth, ability to adjust focus); ability to climb and work from heights, safely lift 50 pounds, walk on uneven ground or terrain, work outside (including inclement weather); manual dexterity (handle small objects, instruments, or gages).

KTA is a casual, friendly workplace. We have flexible work hours, have fun, and work hard. We offer great benefits and are 100% employee owned. The employees of KTA are dedicated to making each other, the company, and our clients successful.  At KTA, you’ll work with and learn from the best in the industry!

KTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. While all candidates will be considered, KTA especially encourages female, minorities, veterans, and candidates with disabilities to apply to this and all job postings. KTA is a Standing Firm Company. AA/EEO


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