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Senior Project Engineer - Building and Construction

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Intertek, a leading provider of ATIC (Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification) Services, is looking for a Senior Project Engineer to join our Building and Construction team.  Ranked #15 on the 2020 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 Senior Project Engineer position will have an extensive and solid background and interest in building enclosure consulting for new design, construction and/or diagnosis of existing building enclosures. They should also have an interest in leading project teams, developing a client base, building the local BSS team, and contributing technically to our overall, international, BSS team.

A senior project engineer has full responsibilities of the project including management of project teams, mentoring of junior team members, maintenance of client and project team relationships, management of safety and responsibility for client deliverables, including technical content. A senior project engineer must maintain professional relationships and involvement in their field of technical expertise through professional associations, committee work, and industry involvement.


  • Perform business development activities, building business and clients in the regional area and assisting with national, larger pursuits outside of the local area.
  • Establish and grow the local BSS office by balancing staff workloads and bringing in new work such that staff are adequately utilized
  • Hire, train, and manage new building sciences team members.
  • Provide new design consulting and peer reviews of plans and specifications for building enclosures
  • Perform review of architectural drawings, shop drawings and submittals pertaining to the building enclosure
  • Perform field performance testing and water leakage testing of roofing and waterproofing systems, windows, curtain walls, and other building elements.
  • Provide construction administration services, including mock-up testing and shop drawing reviews, and conduct factory inspections and site visits.
  • Perform forensic investigations, documentation of existing conditions including wall claddings, windows, curtain wall systems, roofs, skylights, plaza waterproofing and below grade elements.
  • Provide remediation design of building enclosures.
  • Assisting in meeting profit center financial goals.
  • Assist Director in profit center financials (e.g. forecasting)
  • Provide support as the primary client contact for projects and develop client relationships
  • Prepare professionally written technical reports for design and construction phase services
  • Litigation support for projects involving all of the issues discussed above
  • Develop the scope of services and prepare proposals
  • Assemble and manage project teams
  • Provide on-the-job training and mentoring
  • Participation in professional organizations, author papers, attend conferences, and/or perform work on technical committees
  • Contribute positively to team morale
  • Contribute to the servant leadership model


  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering or Architectural Engineering plus 10 - 15 years of industry experience, preferred
  • Professional engineering registration, preferred
  • Technical knowledge of building construction
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of building enclosure systems
  • Experience in managing a range of small to large projects
  • Office and personnel management experience
  • Ability to successfully perform business development activities, and establish building sciences services in the regional area
  • 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
  • Ability to nurture client relationships
  • Consistent and professional interaction and communication with clients and project team
  • Active in professional organization(s)
  • 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
  • Participation/leadership in national associations is a plus

Preferred Skills:

  • Field experience with diverse building types
    • Air barriers
    • Roofing
    • Fenestrations
    • Waterproofing
  • Safety Training/Scaffold Certification
  • Computer modeling (e.g. energy modeling)
  • Building enclosure testing
  • Property / façade condition assessments
  • Experience in difficult access/industrial rope access/rock climbing
  • AutoCad/Revit/BIM/Sketch-up proficiency
  • Interest in taking a leadership role within the organization

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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