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(#R3203) Designer - Renewal - San Francisco

Thornton Tomasetti applies engineering and scientific principles to solve the world’s challenges. An independent organization of creative thinkers and innovative doers collaborating from offices worldwide, our mission is to bring our clients' ideas to life and, in the process, lay the groundwork for a better, more resilient future. We provide support and opportunities to our employees to achieve their full potential and cultivate a rewarding career.

Our Renewal practice investigates existing buildings’ envelope problems and provides evidence-based solutions. We access the exterior building envelope to perform observations utilizing the boom lift and suspended scaffold access. We prepare drawings and specifications for the required roof and façade repairs and provide technical support during the bid and construction phases, with frequent site visits to review the quality of work and conformance with contract documents, as well as special inspections. We assist property managers, building owners, and design professionals with a wide range of engineering and architectural issues. The majority of our projects involve historic buildings and structures, but we also assist with contemporary buildings.

The role:
The ideal candidate will act as a team member on various projects, including participating in field forensics investigations, analyzing existing buildings, writing reports, developing repair drawings and specifications, and technical consultation (such as envelope detailing) on new building structures. The candidate must be comfortable working at heights.

  • On-site inspection/investigation including surveying and documenting observations, photographing and sketching
  • Perform, observe, and document testing protocols
  • Research the historical background of diverse building types, technical issues, and code issues
  • Organize field data to facilitate analysis and problem-solving
  • Analyze building envelopes, disabled access and energy code compliance, structural details, site work, and a variety of cross-discipline issues
  • Maintain project records
  • Develop technical and investigative reports to support forensic findings and prepare materials related to presentations
  • Participate in construction phase services
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires visual acuity and listening ability; individuals must have the dexterity to operate typical office equipment and field equipment and ladders.

  • Professional Degree (Master’s preferred) in architecture, architectural engineering, or related
  • Up to five years of experience, with existing buildings preferred
  • Field experience with diverse building types preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills
  • Good organization skills
  • Ability to attend meetings at various office, field, and construction sites

The rate for this position generally is $75,000 - $85,000 annually. This range is a good faith estimate provided pursuant to the California Pay Transparency Law. It is based on what a successful California applicant might be paid and assumes that the successful candidate will be in California or perform the position from California. Similar positions located outside of California will not necessarily receive the same compensation. Actual pay rates may vary from the range, as permitted by California Equal Pay Transparency Law. Compensation offers will be based on various factors, including operational needs, individual education, qualifications and experience, work location, and comparison to employees already in the role, as well as other considerations permitted by law. A potential new employee’s pay history will not be used in compensation decisions.

Depending on your employment status, benefits may include:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Disability and other voluntary benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical & Childcare
  • Paid Time Off, Family Leave for New Parents, Volunteer Time
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Commuter Transit (where available)
  • 401k retirement savings with Company matching on employee contributions and/or qualified student loan repayments
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • And other various wellness, diversity/inclusion and employee resource programs and initiatives

Thornton Tomasetti is proud to be an equal employment workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Thornton Tomasetti are considered without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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