Architecture & Engineering Project Assessor, part time as needed (BVTA)

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Date: Jun 19, 2024

Location: Remote, Remote, US

Company: Bureau Veritas

A WORLD LEADER IN TESTING, INSPECTION & CERTIFICATION SERVICES

Bureau Veritas offers dynamic, exciting employment opportunities with an attractive salary/benefit package and an opportunity to play a vital role with a global organization. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.

Bureau Veritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics.

This position is responsible to ensure equal opportunity in employment in that all persons are treated equally and on the basis of merit, in decisions regarding selection, placement, promotions, training, work assignments, transfers and other personnel actions.

City: Remote 

State: Remote

Responsible for leading the direction, completion, and outcome of all assigned building assessment projects and related services in accordance with ASTM standards and/or client specific scopes of work. This requires using knowledge of buildings, construction, and technical standards.  This role will discuss the project site with site contact and municipal facilities.  The Project Assessor will be required to travel to client project sites. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other job-related duties may be assigned in conformance with state and federal regulations.

 

Core:

  1. Conducts client facing on-site assessments and prepares written report that accurately describes onsite assessment findings including but not limited to: Property Condition Assessments, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, asbestos/lead/radon sampling, seismic reports, structural surveys, roofing surveys, ADA checklists, pre-construction document reviews, construction monitoring, and other property related services.
  2. Reviews available previous assessment reports, historical and regulatory records for the property and for the surrounding area and reports data in accordance with ASTM criteria and client’s scope of work, making all reasonable efforts to identify the historical use of the property and surrounding properties using their specialized knowledge.
  3. Owns the communication with local Building, Zoning, and/or Fire Departments to determine if there are/are not any outstanding violations on file against the property and/or corrective actions required.
  4. Travel by Plane, Motor Vehicle, Train (50% of workweek) to client sites across the U.S. Common patterns of travel include one day on-site followed by one day at home.  Overnight stays away from home may be required, along with weekend travel.
  5. Owns the project-by-project communication across the leadership team and keeps them informed of any actual or potential issues, including continuing updates of when reports will be e-mailed/shipped to the production team.
  6. Onsite duties and responsibilities include:
  1. Conducts various types of building assessments including but not limited to: Property Condition Assessments, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, asbestos/lead/radon sampling, Seismic Reports, structural surveys, roofing surveys, Facility Condition Assessments, energy audits, accessibility assessments, mechanical equipment evaluations, ADA checklists, pre-construction document reviews, construction monitoring, desk reviews, report reviews, and/or document review  with the ability to accurately identify client/project specific needs.
  2. Conducts a physical survey of the accessible and visible major building equipment and systems (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing), structure and foundations, representative interiors, common areas, exterior walls, windows, flat roofs, low-sloped roofs, and pavement with the ability to accurately identify client/project specific needs.
  3. Observes property’s easily visible and accessible mechanical systems, components, equipment, and conditions, for the purpose of identifying significant physical deficiencies.
  4. Obtains areas/measurements and quantities to adequately justify estimated costs to replace or remedy physical deficiencies and to estimate replacement reserve expenditures.
  5. Conducts interviews with the owner (or their on-site representative), tenants, service providers, local government agencies, and other individuals knowledgeable about the subject property.
  6. Provides photographic documentation of the site.   
  1. Prepares a written report (using a computer, iPad, or other electronic device) that accurately describes onsite findings, taking into consideration any specialized client scope requirements. Uses information collected from the onsite assessment, including field notes, photographic documentation of the site, interviews with property owners, occupants, key site personnel and local government officials to write the report.
  2. Ability to modify scope and technical writing needs based on the scope of work or service being executed, which will vary widely from project to project based on the property being assessed, the geographic location and site conditions.
  3. Ability to leverage professional/technical expertise and judgment in developing the project plan and assessment.
  4. Reviews pertinent property records as furnished by Client and/or property contact. Documented information will consist primarily of project contact supplied leasing literature, receipts from repairs and/or improvements, pending proposals, schedule of landlord’s responsible operating expenses, available relevant construction drawings, etc. 
  5. Reviews repair/improvement costs incurred by tenants/ownership along with the following documents (if available): certificate(s) of occupancy, maintenance reports and logs, elevator safety inspection reports, Building and Fire Department inspection reports, and warranty information.
  6. Acts as technical lead, providing guidance and technical direction for specialized projects and protocols.
  7. Meets or exceeds performance objectives for productivity and report quality.
  8. Complies with federal, state and local legal requirements by studying new and existing legislation, anticipating future legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on necessary action.
  9. Protects operations by keeping company information confidential.
  10. Delivers outstanding customer service through timely response and proactive solutions to clients’ needs.
  11. Demonstrates BV’s guiding principles in support of the company's strategic goals.
  12. Follows all documented policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and Work Instructions applicable to the position and support of BV's quality standards and strategic initiatives.
  13. Maintains safe and clean work area by complying with all procedures, rules, and regulations.
  14. Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

This job does not have specific supervisory responsibilities.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university in related field; minimum of three years of related experience. In lieu of degree, five years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Non-field roles: None required.
  • Field roles:
    • Valid driver's license required with no significant MVA points/violations (clean driving record).
    • Personal credit sufficient to charge business travel expenses of up to $3,000 required.
    • Current Registered Architect or Professional Engineer preferred for Asset Management and Architecture & Engineering Departments.
    • Current AHERA, Asbestos Inspector Certification, or OSHA-40-hour certification preferred for Environmental Division.

 

Language Ability: Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and standard operating procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, peers, and technical field staff.

 

Reasoning AbilityAbility to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 

 

Technology Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in operating a computer, having knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheet software, and project management software, to include Quire and AssetCalc, Microsoft Suite and business specific software and other project specific applications. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to operate an electronic tablet in the field for live data collection.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities:

  • Understanding of construction materials and methods, environmental concerns, cost estimating, and the industry standards.
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders within the organization and business units.
  • Time management skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to motivate, develop, and direct people
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Ability to successfully work from remote location.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job.
  • Must have a cell phone and supply your own internet service.

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the onsite/field duties, the employee is required to:

  • Walk (material part of an 8-hour workday, up to 3 to 4 continuous hours at one time.)
  • Stand (material part of an 8-hour workday, up to 3 to 4 continuous hours at one time. )
  • Sit, Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl to observe basement and grade-level crawl spaces, and/or to read equipment data plates when necessary (at least once for each building assessed)
  • Climb and balance Stairs (at least once for each building assessed)
  • Climb and balance various types of ladders to access flat roofs/hatch access (at least once for each building assessed)
  • Repetitive use of hands/fingers for keyboard interaction (frequently)
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Talking (communicate with onsite contact)
  • Vision (close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus)
  • Lift and or move (occasionally up to 40 pounds)
  • Operate an electronic tablet in the field for live data collection.
  • Operate a computer (up to 100% of workweek)
  • Operating a motor vehicle
  • Travel by Plane, Motor Vehicle, Train to client sites across the U.S. 
  • Work Environment: The employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions, moving mechanical components and assemblies, frequently exposed to work near energized electrical components and assemblies. The employee is occasionally exposed to work in high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold (non-weather), extreme heat (non-weather), and risk of electrical shock. The noise level at the project site is usually moderate.

 

While performing the office/offsite duties of this job:

The employee is regularly required to use hands. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the home or company office environment is usually quiet.

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability. 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.

 

Benefits:
At Bureau Veritas, we are dedicated to ensuring our employees receive fair and competitive pay, accompanied by comprehensive health and wellness benefits. 

This is a part-time as needed opportunity, you will be hired to BV for projects and workloads as needed to help us support our clients and give our employees with flexible work.

Here's a breakdown of what we provide:

Company Retirement Participation

Pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and market location.

This information is transparently provided in adherence to several state and local Equal Pay and Pay Transparency Laws.

If you are an individual with a disability and you would like us to assist you with searching the Careers Page site for employment opportunities and/or assistance with completing your profile and application, please contact us at 1-888-357-7020 or email us with your request to NorthAmericaTA@bureauveritas.com.

We are happy to assist you and encourage you to consider Bureau Veritas for your next great career opportunity!

 

If you would like additional information regarding Bureau Veritas' federal obligations in regards to equal employment opportunity, please click the link below:

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters

 

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