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Staff Engineer (Building Science & Enclosures)

NOVA is seeking an engineering or architecture professional with experience in building sciences, investigation, and design and repair of building envelope systems. The intent of this position is to support existing business and assist with growth and diversification of our current business.

General Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Participate independently and as part of a team in the performing various building diagnostics, including: but are not limited to, building envelope assessments, roofing- façade- waterproofing condition assessment, litigation support, field testing, and distress studies.
  • Perform and/or direct field investigations, including moisture intrusion, non-destructive testing and fenestration/façade testing.
  • Assist with design construction documents related to roof replacement, building enclosure refurbishment, glazed assembly replacement, and associated building enclosure remediation work.
  • Participate in development of peer reviews of construction documents, protocols, Scopes of Work, and other similar documents associated with building envelope design and repair/restoration.
  • Work closely with project teams and clients in developing construction documents (e.g.: plans, sections, details, technical specifications) related to building envelope assemblies.
  • Participate in technical tasks related to Building Enclosure Commissioning.
  • Prepare technical reports, develop technical presentations, and participate in the development of other technical content in conformance with NOVA’s quality and professional standards and policies.
  • Assist with business development including establishing new clients, furthering relationships with existing clients, participating in professional organizations, and actively participating in the implementation of marketing strategies.
  • Participate in complex building enclosure/facility projects.
  • Project management on small-to-mid size projects including establishing project teams, objectives, schedules, project-specific safety plans, and management of project deliverables.
  • Develop scopes of service, establish project budgets, prepare proposals, and participate in client presentations.
  • Actively participate in technical and professional associations.
  • Play a leadership role in NOVA’s market for building enclosure consulting and testing services group.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture or similar demonstration of industry knowledge and experience.
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Engineering Intern (EI) required.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

Desired Qualifications:
  • RCI designation as an RRO, REWO, RRC, RWC, or REWC.
  • Air Barrier Association of America “ABAA,” ABAA Inspector, Certified EIFS Inspector, AAMA Fenestration Master, AAMA Fenestration Associate, Certified Thermographer, or similar certificates are a plus.
  • Working knowledge of building enclosure systems, including more in-depth experience in one or more of the following: roofing, wall claddings, glazed assemblies, waterproofing, hygrothermal modeling, and building enclosure diagnostic testing. Must have a working knowledge of basic structural systems.
  • Experience in building enclosure restoration and consulting involving managing bulk water, water vapor transmission, air leakage, and thermal transmission.
  • Experience working on elevated work platforms and walking surfaces including ground supported and suspended scaffolding as well as aerial boom and scissor lifts associated with access of mid- to high-rise building facades and roofs.