January 31, 2018

Building Enclosure Consultant

Detroit, MI
Experience: 8+ Years

Building Enclosure Consultant
Detroit, Michigan

SmithGroupJJR is an international idea-oriented design firm that is committed to creating inspiring places that enrich the human spirit. We believe that extraordinary projects are created when the design process is based on the principles of exploration, experimentation, innovation, sustainability, research, and collaboration. Our expertise in providing thoughtful and innovative solutions keeps SmithGroupJJR at the forefront of architectural, engineering and planning firms
around the world. According to the 2017 Building Design + Construction magazine “Giants” ranking, SmithGroupJJR is the 7th largest architecture/engineering firm in the U.S. The Detroit, Michigan office of SmithGroupJJR, named one of Southeast Michigan’s Top 100 Workplaces by the Detroit Free Press for 5 consecutive years (2013-2017) is looking for an Architect or Engineer for the Building Technology Studio to join our team. Our practice offers local, national and international projects of all sizes including opportunities with our other offices.

What the Building Technology Studio does:

We provide focused and specialized multi-disciplinary services to architects, building owners, developers, contractors, product manufacturers and attorneys. For over 35 years we have offered comprehensive professional services for building enclosures, including professional service evaluations; forensic investigations; traditional and specialized system and component design; construction quality management; peer review; maintenance evaluations; pre-purchase assessments; existing facility evaluation and design; construction dispute support; and consultation in the building sciences.

Working with us you will:

Work in specialized areas of technical design, evaluation and testing for exterior building enclosure systems: including roofs, walls, windows, curtain walls, skylights, and waterproofing.  The work is varied and performed on existing and new construction for most building types throughout the USA. Headquartered in Detroit, the Building Technology Studio provides services to all SmithGroupJJR offices as well as other architects, manufacturers, owners and contractors and materials manufacturers.

An ideal candidate has/is:
+ 8 or more years of technical architectural experience, preferably in an Architectural or AE firm.
+ Looking forward to working in a collaborative environment with opportunities for growth.
+ Active in Professional Organizations related to the field of our Studio practice.
+ Ability and interest in publishing and presenting within SmithGroupJJR and professional organizations regarding our Studio practice areas.
+ A Registered Architect or Engineer.
+ A practice-integrated background and interest in building science.
+ An interest in new computational tools, modeling, and evaluation processes for energy efficient design.
+ Capable and experienced in participating or running in-depth field surveys, forensic investigations, and testing.
+ Able to investigate and evaluate new materials and technologies using an organized process.
+ Capable of working on concurrent, multiple projects.
+ Comfortable working from heights and on active construction sites.
+ On-site construction experience in our areas of concentration preferred.
+ Successful track record of developing and maintaining client relationships, identifying project opportunities, strengthening business ties, and brining in and winning work.
+ Demonstrated effectiveness in working in a team setting, communicating with others, customer satisfaction and technical excellence.
+ Familiar with Revit
+ Proficient with Microsoft Office programs.
+ Adept at problem solving.
+ Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal and time management skills.
+ Ability to demonstrate these skills in their application submittal and interview.
+ Ability to travel locally and nationally is required.

SmithGroupJJR offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer 3 weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 8 federal holidays. We also offer an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays) to help with work/life balance.

Interested in joining us? Get started today by clicking the link below and please provide us with your resume, portfolio, and cover letter with your salary requirements.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

SmithGroupJJR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.